Do you ever wonder where inspiration lives? I’ve spent the last few weeks searching for it, running away from it and being shrouded in moments of joy and sadness. I don’t wake up every morning jumping from my bed on a quest to be inspired and to provide inspiration to others, but throughout the course of a day that’s just what happens.
I received a lovely message from a new friend who thanked me for sharing my experiences (you know who you are and I am grateful that you found me). She helped me understand that although I may feel alone on this journey, people are watching what I am doing and being inspired. It’s really a weird thing sometimes. I do what I do because I am moved towards it or I am avoiding a consequence.
I often think about if my actions will have a negative impact on people’s perception of me, my family or my business, but I don’t stop to wonder if they will inspire someone. I’m working to create original content that will inspire people to make positive changes in their lives and the lives of those in their surrounding communities. I guess I’m now understanding that inspiration starts with the air I breathe, with the actions I take or avoid every day.
This includes the food choices I make, the way my home is maintained, the positivity or negativity I spew on my social media sites. I know I’m responsible for the energy I carry around with me (thanks, Oprah) but I guess I didn’t consider how far-reaching it can be. When I am truly being 100% honest, and not limiting myself based on fear, I can tell that I am a powerful woman who is a force to be reckoned with. I have not even begun to access the ridiculous gifts I have within me.
I find it scary to admit that. I used to think that might come off as arrogance, but since I have not been prepared to own my gifts and make the most out of them, it’s hardly even recognized. I’ve coached friends that the world is waiting for them to step up and share their voices. Encouraged them to realize the blessings they are in an often weary world. As I go into a few days where I will need to step up and talk about myself, my business and my vision for my future, I offer myself that same coaching.
I get to speak up passionately about who I am, what I can do and what I have to offer this world. I get to understand that there are people waiting to hear my message and desperately seeking what I am selling. I don’t need to beg, borrow or steal. My greatness is unique and priceless. What I get to do is to refine my approach so I can line up with the abundant forces of the Universe, share my blessings far and wide, make a positive impact and be handsomely rewarded – financially, spiritually and emotionally.
Guess, what? You get to do all those things to. Why not join me?