Power of Connection
After wasting a bunch of years filled with self-doubt, over-drinking & walking around mad at the world…
I finally committed to becoming the BEST version of myself possible.
But it’s hard….especially to do alone.
then I thought….I’m not the ONLY one trying to figure all this out~
So I’ve decided to find and connect with other women like me –
who’ve had enough of “lingering in the gray area”
Tell me – what comes to mind for you when you read that phrase: “best version of yourself?”
- Successful business
- Successful marriage/relationship
- Healthy & fit
- Plenty of money
- Happy, healthy family
- Making a difference/impact/serving
- Giving back
- Doing what makes you happy each day
- Living 100% authentic life
Yes – you are right!
Connection to Self
Does spending time alone make you excited or sad? For some people, spending time alone can be a gift.
For others – the thought of being alone – especially with their own thoughts….is terrifying.
Self-proclaimed introverts need time alone to recharge. But that doesn’t mean they want to be alone all the time.
Because we ALL need time alone to get re-centered – to get away from the daily noise and chaos.
Self-Connections questions to ask yourself
- What are you doing when you feel your most authentic self?
- What breaks your heart?
- What / Who will you go to bat for? What do you absolutely NOT tolerate?
- What pushes your buttons and makes you angry? Why?
- What do you REALLY (secretly) want to do but are too afraid to take the risk??
- What do you feel your true calling is? How have you been pulled to make an impact?
Connection to each other
Being the best version of YOU is a start….but it’s not enough.
The GOAL then becomes: to “be the best we can be”
– because now – that needs to include the health and well-being of others.
Becoming the Best we can be TO each other, FOR each other.
Reaching and Helping each other in Community through Connection.
Connection in a Group
We each have our own secret “recipes” – how we’ve dealt with challenges, tragedies, births, deaths, endings, beginnings & by helping each other – we help ourselves.
We can shorten the path and reduce the bumps in the road for each other.
And as important and valuable as the CONNECTION is – there’s also Accountability in a group.
You’re going to show up because even if you don’t feel like it – you know everyone else is counting on you to be there and participate.
Connection to Your BEST Self
When you create deep meaningful connections – those people become your coaches, guides and cheerleaders.
- They won’t let you give up
- They won’t let you play small
- They won’t let you give in to Fear
- They keep sight of your dreams when you’ve lost it
- They remind you how strong and beautiful and necessary you are
- They’ll say, “Stop that”
Do you have 3 people in your life right now who won’t let you fail?
“To build a great authentic life, you need authentic relationships. Great relationships are built out of generosity and authenticity.” Keith Ferrazzi
Connection to Being Authentic
This is not about Hustle or Grind – but this IS about finding that “sweet spot” – where you’re not stuck reliving the past or worrying about the Future.
Feeling excited and Happy – being 100% present in the moment – every single day.
The other day I was sitting out back with Roxy – like we do every day during Happy/Yappy hour – and I was really feeling GRATEFUL for my life and the freedom I have.
Beautiful late afternoon – lots of shadows on the mountains and there was a beautiful “water show” – (big sprayers on golf course)
THIS life I’m living is the life I used to dream about.
What areas of your life have you manifested?
Being Connected = PEACE
Gosh – when’s the last time you used the word PEACE to describe your life?
Say it out loud – “PEACE” – and as you say it – close your eyes and feel it.
It’s that perfect alignment where there’s no struggle between your head and your heart.
It’s a refreshing level of contentment that comes from knowing
~ you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be
~ doing what you’re supposed to be doing.
Where is that place for you? (hint: your new friends are waiting to connect with you)
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