The past couple of weeks I have reflected on my amazing journey in 2016. It has been, transformational, educational, challenging, insightful, hopeful, inspiring and "yes,” occasionally, emotional and overwhelming (even Coaches experience these feelings).
Three years prior, I launched Discover Clear Vision as a part-time coaching practice and knowing that one day I will transition from my corporate career and have a full-time coaching practice helping women discover their inner beauty and power from within.
March 2016, for budgetary reasons, my management position of eight years came to an end. I recall getting in my car for the drive back home, giggling and saying "Thank you," "Thank you," Thank you." Going From a six-figure salary to a few figure salary, I had no idea how I would manage, but, I knew I would! I knew a higher and powerful loving presence was closing doors and opening new doors much more rewarding than I could even grasp! But, if I did not have a strong personal foundation Spiritually and emotionally I would not be where I am today! My foundation then and now helps me to stay in awareness of when negative thoughts creep their way in; I consciously, refuse to listen to the inner saboteur's negative chatter (although challenging at times), I lean into God and assured, I will navigate through this without compromising who I am. I was also reminded of the inspiring words from various Spiritual Leaders, that we are all "Spiritual Beings, having human experiences." By living each moment in the present as our authentic selves willing to take risks (in spite of what the inner saboteur says) and not living in the past /future from ego, we can rise above adversities and experience joy, success and unconditional love for ourselves and the world.
In the article below, I want to share how you can live more of who you really are; your Authentic Beautiful Self. Imagine what it would look like starting 2017 as your Authentic self, unleashing the radiant force that lives within you and utilizing it to overcome the seemingly impossible, to having the love, joy, and success you want from life.
My intention for you in 2017 is to strengthen and reinforce your personal foundation, to be more of your Authentic Self, to know your own value, to have a life of living opposed to surviving, unlimited joy, love, and peace.
As a small token of my appreciation for you, I would like to help support you by starting the new year with a sense of purpose and empowerment. I am offering for a limited time FREE my webinar "Authentically You!" to help support you on this amazing journey. Check out the Upcoming Promotions & Eventssection for more information and click the Sign me Up button to secure a seat in this powerful free offering!
Happy New Year!
Blue Skies, Peace, and Blessings, Wanda
Authentically Living & Taking Risks
By Wanda King
Seeing and Living More of Who You Really Are is your key to unleashing the radiant force that lives inside of you, and utilizing it to bring you greater success, recognition, financial success, happiness, and fulfillment.
What could be riskier than diving out of an airplane or climbing a glacier-covered peak or accelerating a race car into a curve at the Indy 500?
For one person it might be quitting a secure, well-paying job to go back to school. For another, it could be speaking up for themselves, or following a dream to be an artist, or beginning a new relationship with someone.
Though it may not appear so at first glance, psychological risks that summon us to put our personal values and beliefs on the line may ultimately feel more dangerous than those of physical derring-do. Yet these are the challenges that we are asked to face time and again if we are to continue to grow as individuals. Each time we take a risk that contributes to our personal growth or enhances our self-esteem or enriches our lives, we make the choice to stretch ourselves, knowing there are no guarantees.
Growth-producing risks generally fall into three categories.
These are the risks you take when you want to get ahead, learn something new or make a distant dream a reality. You take on the venture with hopes of enriching your life. Maybe you want to change careers, or become an artist, or learn to speak French, or live a healthier life. On one side of the risk is the person you are and, on the other, the person you want to become.
All commitment risks have emotional stakes whether you pledge yourself to a person or a relationship or to a cause, a career, or a value. According to Joseph Ilardo, author of Risk-Taking for Personal Growth, if you avoid making emotional commitments, you all but guarantee that your emotional growth will be stunted.
Communication risks fall into the category of self-disclosure. Anytime you tell someone how you really feel you’re taking the chance of self-disclosure. When you open yourself up to others and reveal who you really are, how you feel and what you want and need, you make yourself vulnerable. It is impossible to be assertive without doing so.
All risks carry with them the possibility of failure. Often significant sacrifices must be made before any real benefits are realized. Routines may have to change; the familiar may have to be released. You may be rejected or humiliated. In the case of commitment to a value, personal safety may be in danger. Consider those who stand up for what they believe in or put their own health and well-being on the line in the name of a cause. Challenging yourself is often the key to personal growth and development.
Are you a risk-taker? Ask yourself the following questions:
Does every decision involve endless debates with yourself?
Do you accept less than what you should because you’re afraid to speak up?
Do you have difficulty making emotional commitments to others?
Do you make up excuses that stop you from taking advantage of opportunities for self-improvement?
Does fear of disapproval keep you from doing what you’d really like to do?
A “yes” answer to these questions indicates a reluctance to take risks, which may mean you tend to play it safe and reject change.
Consider this: to fulfill your potential, to discover your real self and live an authentic life, you must take risks. And while security may appear to be the absence of change, the only genuine security lies in taking risks.
When you are more authentic, you are also more vulnerable; there’s no denying this fact. Still, isn’t risking a little vulnerability worth the potential gain of becoming:
More confident in yourself?
More willing to pursue your passions?
More free of other people’s opinions?
More connected with yourself and others?
More in a state of peace of mind?
More accepting and appreciative of your true self?”
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Do you ever feel like you’re living someone else’s life? It’s almost like if you were to say what’s really on your mind, or do what you really want to do that everything would fall apart?
These are primary indicators of an all-too-common malady called “living inauthentically,” and I can promise you, if left untreated, it only gets worse. If you’re not living your life connected to your core self, you’re hurting yourself…and everyone around you. Over time, the strain of living two lives will wear on you, causing unhappiness, stress, and even illness.
Of course, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. So while I’m at it, I’ll tell you something else you probably already know. Once you start embracing what makes you different and appreciating your unique gifts and talents, not only will your life get a lot easier, happier and more fulfilling, you’ll also probably become a lot more successful.
So if you’re spending your time and energy trying to be someone or something else, you’re only contributing to disharmony and misery. However, once you start looking for what you and only you can offer, you’ll plug into the perfect natural order of life, and all of life will rejoice.
This is exactly why I’m inviting you to participate in my newest Webinar "Authentically You!" - Seeing and Living More of Who You Really Are.
From this inspirational, educational coaching program, you’ll discover…
What authenticity REALLY means
How to feel more confident, more often
The TOP 3 obstacles to living authentically…and how to overcome them
How to free yourself from other people’s opinions and expectations
The secrets of feeling more connected to yourself and others
How to gain greater clarity and peace of mind about who you are, what you want and where you are going
How to quiet the inner critic and boldly pursue your passions
How to gain TRUE RESPECT from your friends, family, boss and co-workers
And much, much more.
Focus On Authenticity: Seeing and Living More of Who You Really Are is your key to unleashing the radiant force that lives inside of you, and utilizing it to bring you greater success, recognition, financial success, happiness, and fulfillment.
And because I believe so deeply in the importance of living authentically, I am offering this course for a limited time only FREE
I look forward to having you in this powerful transformational training!
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