Episode 184: Accept and Nurture Your Awesome

Episode 184: Accept and Nurture Your Awesome

No matter who you are, or where you came from, you are a beautiful miracle full of talents, ideas, light and potential.

There are a lot of messy things in the process of living that can make us feel unworthy, that easily create spaces of not-good-enough. One thing I know for sure is that those stories – those voices are NOT true. No matter who you are.

I’ve watched some of the most incredible people on the planet struggle with feelings of not being good enough, as I look on wondering how they could possibly even consider the idea that they weren’t incredible. If you’re one of those who feels unworthy in any way – because you were abused or unloved, because God didn’t answer your prayers, because some broken person or people told you you weren’t good enough, because you were the 7th grader that got shoved in the locker, because you didn’t get straight A’s, because you didn’t get the job, because you are ill and can’t do the things you wish you could do, because you have an addiction you’re fighting, because you have stories in your own mind – your own voice telling you and reinforcing that you are not okay, not enough. It doesn’t matter where the stories come from, there isn’t one of them that is true. 

Stay tuned today because I’m sharing 4 life coaches to help you let go of things you need to let go of, recognize things you can’t see in yourself, and help propel you forward into your best life story.

 

The first step IS to accept this idea that you are a beautiful miracle, full of talents, ideas, light and potential.. To hold onto it – even if you can’t believe it right now. There is no one here that isn’t good enough to be here. 

We were created by God, and that means we are good enough, worthy enough, and incredible. What you do from here – with all you’ve been given, is just the fun part. And yes, the messy part is inevitable, but once we start accepting ourselves fully we’ll also be able to watch how our stories shift.

Am I oversimplifying? Not regarding our value, but long held beliefs of unworthiness, of not-enough, are often not shaken easily. Just let the idea sit with you. One minute at a time. Start to make a place for it. 

If you are one of us that has past wounds that are contributing to that unworthy/not-good-enough feeling, the work before you right now, is to first heal those wounds.

As Oprah pointed out, “The healing of our past wounds is one of the most worthwhile challenges of life.” The good news is that it’s no one else’s responsibility to fix it, but our own. This gives us control and power, because we each get to be responsible for our own lives. 

“Buuuttttt…” you say, “what about when my ex-husband gave me an STD? What about when I lost my job? What about….”

Yes, sometimes other people use their agency to cause us pain and difficulty, but we ALWAYS have the choice of what we do with what other people shove at us. We can become bitter and cynical, or we can find learning and keep the joy.

As Viktor Frankl said, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Let’s start out this new year on the right foot – with the complete acceptance that we are worthy, fabulous, colorful, and messy and that’s just perfect. 

But, what do you do if you’re not fully buying into that? If you want a little help in remembering who you are?

In today’s episode I’m going to introduce you to 5 different life coaches, and you can see if one of them speaks your language. 

One of the difficulties I have with choosing my coaches is that I hate to waste money on someone I’m not going to connect with, and it’s always hard to know. Everyone I’m having on the show today I have worked with in one way or another and I can vouch for them. I’ll let you hear a little from them about what they do and you can see if someone strikes your fancy.

Listen to the episode to hear each coach discuss their services.

Contact Information for the coaches:

Emily Lee

Email: zonedincoaching@gmail.com

Website: physiologyoffaith.com/coaching

Text: 801-920-6191

Lara Johnson

E: lara@larajohnsoncoaching.com

W: larajohnsoncoaching.com

IG: @lara.t.johnson

Rebecca Thalman

Visionaryreframe.com

435-535-1071

Natalie Kristine Burrage

www.natalieburrage.com

IG: natalie_burrage

YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/lss7773

Email: nkbworldwide@gmail.com

 

Five Tips

  1. What we focus on expands – focus on the things you love about yourself and living.
  2. Let go of the past. All you have is the present in which to embrace living.
  3. When a negative story about you pops up follow it backward to see where it comes from. Often this is the easiest way to debunk it. 
  4. List the things you are grateful for everyday – that gratitude is powerful in changing your energy and what you attract.
  5. When experiences come up that make you face your weak spots, know that this is life giving you a chance to leave the past behind. It’s a chance to bring it front and center and deal with it so you can let it go. Choosing instead to embrace your magic self. 

 

My hope is that you already are aligned with your awesome intrinsic value. But, if you’re feeling like you need support, I hope one of those coaches peaked your interest. And if you’re not considering the support and guidance of a coach, maybe one of the 5 tips struck a cord and you can focus on that this week.

Your challenge is to take one small step forward into supporting your awesome self and accepting your own magic.

My call to action today is to let you know that GROUPS are the big things for 2021. With Covid keeping so many of us separate we are finding exceptional connection in facilitating a group platform for people who have a group they would like to do the 21 Challenges with. Go to loveyourstorypodcast.com and sign up for more information and I’ll work personally with you to get your group rocking and rolling on a group platform to do the challenges together. We’ll create connection in this disconnected world, better lives that make us happier, and we’ll do it in a supportive and accountable platform that makes the journey all the richer. 

See you in two weeks for the next episode. 

About the author, Lori

Lori is the host and producer of the Love Your Story podcast, a podcast dedicated to sharing candid interviews and conversations about living our best life stories on purpose. Lori pulls no punches in capturing interviews that shine a light on how we make it through the hard stuff – stress, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, rape, the death of children, abuse, divorce and the real stuff we have to deal with. But, she also shares interviews with Olympians and incredible athletes, life coaches, therapists, and people who are changing the world – most often these two categories are one and the same. She has a master’s degree in Folklore--her research focuses on the personal narrative. She is the author of six books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, including her latest, L.I.F.E. – Living Intentional and Fearless Every Day. She consults with individuals on a personal and business level in helping them find their stories, reframe the ones that are holding them back, and manage the stories they currently tell themselves in order to create the story they personally want to live.

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