Fearless

9ec7a527c8b5e2e666e2874c2739f924Never be afraid to be who you really are. Never be afraid to ask questions. Never be afraid to stand alone. Never be afraid to speak truth. Never be afraid to be……

xo,

Barb

Are you inside or outside?

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When I came across this quote, it made me pause. I stared at it for a long time deciding whether or not I understood it….and if I liked what it implied. The longer I stared, the more it sank in, and this is what it means to me:

“walking inside your story and owning it” = humbleness, transparent honesty, admitting wrong, forgiveness……real life.

“standing outside and hustling for worthiness”= understanding who you really are, but not wanting to show that to anyone…rather the opposite……thus the constant game of appearances, scrambling, and defeat…..fake.

Don’t hustle for worthiness…..it is a hamster wheel. Instead, choose a life of intentional authenticity….no matter how soul baring that may be.

xo,

Barb

Do What You Say

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Is this not the truth? How many times do we hear ourselves and others talk big and do little? It is not cool……not cool at all.

Only say what you know you will do…..and do not let pride creep in and take over your words. That leads to empty words and promises….and ultimately a lack of credibility.

xo,

Barb

Vulnerability

6352b3054bc7fb6ca768d155b189fdf4When I first read this quote, I had to re read it….and then read it again. It is so true, is it not? Sometimes when we are in our most vulnerable places, it takes so much courage to be truthful both to ourselves and to others……to be uncomfortable and be ok with that.

What happens though….when we embrace the vulnerable place and remain humble and teachable…..is fierce.

xo,

Barb

That feeling

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This week, I have experienced that really awesome feeling…..you know….like when you get an email back from your editor about the 30 page document {that may or may not have taken 8-10 hours to produce} you sent her, and she has nothing to say but “this is great, wonderful, fantastic idea, amazing, cool!….” or when you email your web guy to add categories to your website, which he quickly does, and you have inventory loaded in one night that you have been putting off for weeks months!

Killing it…..that feeling. It’s a goody.

xo,

Barb