The Tension Between Freedom and Safety

Does it seem as if everyone you know is following the same pattern for their lives? If so, you might feel pressured into following the same formula. But you can’t let go of the feeling that there’s a different approach out there — and it might offer you everything you’ve ever wanted.

Life often presents a choice between safety and freedom. It may seem that society wants you to err on the side of safety and conformity, but you get to choose the balance that’s best for you.

6 Strategies for Moving Beyond Unworthiness

If you’ve read my article “Symptoms of an Unworthiness Mindset,” then you know how unworthiness can show up in your life. You may have identified some of the symptoms within yourself. Now, you’re ready to put your feelings of unworthiness behind you so that you can experience the life you want to have.

Unworthiness can hold you back from stepping into the reality that you want to experience in the world. Through a series of self-work steps, you can start to feel worthy, develop a stronger rapport within yourself, and choose a different way of showing up in the world.

These six exercises will help you move from an unworthiness framework to one that’s based on the foundation of worthiness.

You Are Already Winning

Does life feel like a competition in which you’re either a winner or a loser — and you really want to be the winner? You’re looking for all the signs that your needs are met, you’ve accomplished your goals, and you’ve made it.

But a zero-sum mindset will hold you back in the world. Realizing that you are already whole and complete can transform your approach to life. You are already winning and your personal growth is the prize.

What Does It Mean to Be Antifragile?

Are you stuck deciding whether to stay put in life or move ahead? Perhaps you’re afraid that trying and failing might break you. In other words, you feel fragile. But you can be the opposite — you can be antifragile.

Antifragility is a mindset that embraces shocks, challenges and failures as opportunities to grow and get stronger. With an antifragile mindset, you’ll have tools for pushing through blocks and opening yourself up to new risks.

Catching the Vision for an Entrepreneurial Spirit

The idea of becoming an entrepreneur seems like an exciting adventure. But then you read formal definitions of what an entrepreneur is, and they all sound so boring. Is that actually what it’s like to be an entrepreneur — a dull and monotonous life of operating a business and assuming all its risks?

Of course not! I invite you to shift your perspective and wholeheartedly embrace a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit.

A person with an entrepreneurial spirit is a problem-solver who wants to get things done. A successful entrepreneur sees a need, believes wholeheartedly in a solution to the problem, and shares that solution with others. Being a problem-solver is at the heart of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Acceptance Is Your Superpower

If you accept something, are you giving up and giving in? Rolling over and resigning yourself to a reality that you’d rather not experience?

When I bring up the idea of acceptance with my clients, I find that this is often their reaction. They resist the idea of acceptance because they’re afraid it will lead them to quit taking action in the world. I encourage them (and you) to take another look at acceptance and its place in their lives.

Acceptance is a powerful tool — a superpower that you can cultivate within yourself as a human. Through acceptance, you can achieve peace, freedom, resourcefulness, and honor your desires. Cultivating acceptance is useful in creating the reality that you want to experie

Am I on the Right Path?

When you’re on the precipice of growth in your personal life or your business, it’s exciting. But then, a voice pops into your head. Am I really on the right path? Is that a voice worth paying attention to, or are you just getting in your own way?

If you’re asking, “Am I on the right path?” then you’re looking to an external authority to make decisions about your life. That autonomy belongs to you, and you get to make decisions that are in line with your values.

Symptoms of an Unworthiness Mindset

If I asked you, “Do you feel worthy?” you might tell me yes. But it’s possible that you’ve got a sense of unworthiness lingering underneath the surface. Whether or not you realize that’s what’s going on, an unworthiness mindset could be holding you back in your business or your relationships.

Unworthiness can show up anywhere you’re trying to create results in your life.  It often manifests in sneaky forms. If you’re working yourself to the bone, procrastinating on next steps, or trying to beat yourself into action, check to see whether an unworthiness mindset is influencing you.

The Power of Play

Life seems like serious business. When it comes to work and relationships and everything else, it seems like you’d better take it seriously. If not, there’s a chance that everything might fall apart, right? Not so fast.

Playfulness can be an effective way to approach your life and work. Through play, you can stimulate your brain, reach higher levels of creativity, and develop a greater capacity for risk-taking. Plus, things are just more fun when they involve play!