Hi everyone! I have a challenge for you at the bottom of this. It’s a one-day challenge. Keep reading afterward but here’s a vlog for you:
Today we’re saying goodbye (just for a day or for a fleeting moment if not forever) to the way we put ourselves down and hammer into our heads how much we suck.
“Well I think I’m pretty okay,” you might be thinking to yourself. But let’s be honest here – there’s probably SOME area where you beat yourself up, right?
I do it in both my business and personal life. I see you guys doing it all the time – here, in emails, on your own blogs. Men and women – all ages.
And I’m so sick to death of all of us wallowing in our negativity that I’m declaring this one post a “negative-free zone.”
So I want you to tell me all of the things you do well – maybe not PERFECT but damn it, you’re doing good at some stuff. Why are you a good person? Why are you a worthy marketer? Why should people look up to you in your niche?
Please enlighten me. Because we have all downed ourselves so much that sometimes it’s hard to breathe – and today we’re going to celebrate how absolutely awesome we all are.
Here’s why I’m wonderful:
I am first and foremost an amazing Mom. I protect my kids. They feel extremely loved with me. I am always looking out for their future, helping them learn from the past, and trying to set a good example along the way.
I was a great wife. I did everything I should have done – I baked meals, I rubbed feet. I left love notes. I concentrated on other people’s happiness. I gave it my all.
I’m a great marketer. My ethics can rival anyone’s in the business. I’m true to myself and truly caring about others. I don’t sacrifice my morals to get a quick buck.
I implement stuff I buy religiously. If I’m scared of technology, I eventually push past it and do it anyway. I answer every person who emails me personally. I foster a great sense of community here. I do things that help change lives behind the scenes.
I have beautiful blue eyes and a smile for anyone who needs it. I hold doors open for everyone. I am kind to cashiers and service people. I pay it forward in life all the time.
Why are you wonderful?
First, I want you to practice writing a comment with no buffers like “Well even though I’m…. I can still…” because they you just put yourself down right before you gave yourself a compliment.
It’s kind of like kicking someone in the gut and then helping them stand back up.
Once you write down all the ways you’re wonderful – because we haven’t ever celebrated that here – we usually focus on our fears, our failures and how to get over them, etc. – I want you to be VERY vigilant today about interrupting your self talk.
If you catch yourself saying, “Oh I’ll never understand this!” immediately say, “Yes I will – I am a determined person who can get this.”
FIX the negative self talk today. And if possible, tally it up to see how often you put yourself down verbally, in writing, or even in your head. Even small digs. Not just the “I’m such a failure” drama. At the end of the day come back and talk about what you discovered with your discussions about yourself.
Just for a day – let’s try it. I’ll do it too.