I'm writing from sunny Sanibel Island where my college girlfriends and I just had our annual reunion.Being with them really got me thinking about who I am at my core. My true values. My authentic self. And how I've gotten off track lately.
Sometimes, my ego sets in. I feel like I need to change to fit in. Does this happen to you? Maybe you see yourself acting differently in front of some of your colleagues or you find yourself dressing up to go to a certain part of town.
Why can't we just feel good enough as is??
You are more than enough. I am more than enough. In fact, to live on purpose we have to be our real selves. Not a covered up version. The world needs our truth. Our pain. Our wisdom!! We need you living your exact core strengths in this world. We need you sharing your unique wisdom to support others. As I shared in a keynote address to Jo-Ann Fabrics' HQ last week, you have unique gifts that ONLY YOU can contribute. But we need the authentic you, the real you. Even if you consider that version of you “imperfect.”
Leave it to friends of 20 years to call me out and ground me back into my true self. Thanks to them, I taped this video for you about keepin' it real! I taped this without makeup, in jeans. The world needs the authentic, passionate, emotional, a bit dramatic, kind, compassionate, funny, loving, sensitive, completely imperfect “ham” that I am!And the world needs YOU too!
Here's to keepin' it real! May you live purposefully, love yourself and love life!
My college friends! (No, we didn't plan our outfits!)
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