Ever since I was a little girl, I felt like I was unique. I didn’t look like my sisters, I didn’t act like my sisters, I didn’t question people’s actions or words…I just lived like a spectator and yes at times, a bit of a door matt. I just never rocked the boat. Even as an adult I find I don’t rock the boat, but I do see where many of my other attributes have so divinely positioned themselves to help me establish a life that is full of value, full of dreams and full of hope. Along the way, I had to travel a bumpy road to see that I needed to slow down once in a while. While keeping an eye on the bumpy road may seem smart, we don’t want to be surprised by another bump, it can also hold you back from looking ahead, beyond the horizon. I hope this message is like a lens for you to help YOU remain looking forward, chin up and on the horizon closer to your life purpose and supported by your passion.
I have many mentors and supporters in my life and each one offers me a glimpse into what is possible. They offer insight into what isn’t working and what I can do to improve upon things. I honor each of them, but today one of my mentors really struck a cord in me and why I’m here to IGNITE you. I’m a researcher by nature and don’t hold A LOT of stock into ways of the mystical world, but then someone comes along and their message or insight into my life send goose bumps throughout my whole body. Sharri Staley, a master numerologist gifted me today and with that gift, I see how I can add more value to the people in my life including my clients.
My mission is to ignite the next wave of transformational speakers and in order for me to be effective in this area, I have to continue to hone my craft, work on my knowledge base and grow as a person. Today Sharri showed me where more work needed to be done, and that was in the area of personal value. Yes, I know my clients value me, my family, my kids and my husband, but how much did I value myself and is there any room for improvement? Ahhhhh, YUP! There is plenty of room. So this was my challenged for today: Look at my life and find every area and every time I was of value. Geesh! Really?! So I ventured to my patio and began to mediate, which lasted only a few short moments before I was prompted to write to you. From the beginning of my time (at least as far back as I can remember) I saw how I allowed my value to be swayed. Here is what I chose to do and I will make sure all my future speaking clients go through the same activity. Why? Because a burning message with influence is rich in character, content, courage and inspiration when the groundwork is established.
Here are three specific incidents in my early childhood when I never saw my value, but I do now:
Age three while doing ballet, I lost control of my bladder and peed on the floor. I asked to go to the bathroom, but denied the freedom to do so. I used to see this from a victim standpoint, but now I see it as a young girl taking a stand and doing what she had to. I was strong then, even through the laughter, I was a victor I still didn’t have to clean it up.
Age five I was told to help change my sister’s diaper, and back then they were cloth. I felt like I was no longer important. But I see now, with my empowered lenses that I bought at the dollar store (inspiration doesn’t have to be expensive) I see my value. I made the choice and ran away to the side of my house. I packed my own bag, I packed my own food and I walked out the door. ME on MY OWN. Back then I wanted to be heard, but now I realize how much power I had that day. I didn’t want anyone to come get me until I was ready and I was respected. I made the choice to go back in the house and no one denied me that power. Of course I had to get a can opener because I forgot one for my Spaghetti O’s. But I made s statement that day: I DO MATTER! I say that’s value.
Age 8 I frequently remember doing things alone. One of my “break the boredom” activities was to go to the café up the road and get a coke and fries. I always seemed to have done this on my own. Ahhh, poor girl. I know it may seem like it and back then it seemed like my closest friends were always off doing things together, without me. Hmmmm, Nope! No victim here! Look at it this way: I wanted the coke and the fries, Oh yes indeed, but I didn’t have a job. But remember I said I was a researcher. It comes in handy when you have to go through the house and look for $110 in change so you can ride to the café and get a treat. Each time I was successful. My value here is that I always found a way to work things out. If I wanted something I made it happen. If I knew I had the power and skills to manifest what I needed. There is tremendous value in that. Do you see the layers of YOUR life filled with gold?
One of the most fulfilling aspects of my signature program is that I ask my students to dig deep and keep digging. They look at experiences and lessons and now thanks to my personal mentor Sharri Staily, they will see the gift of their value. THAT is what makes for great speakers.
I would love to hear more about YOUR story. Feel free to share it.
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