People say JUST BE YOURSELF so casually like it is easy or something!? But what does it even really mean?
I shared a little bit on Instagram about our RV trip and some thoughts I had on bringing ME into the role of mom, a role that doesn’t come easily or naturally to me. It made me start thinking about how sometimes we attach ourselves to roles in a way that makes us take action from the “shoulds” of the role rather than acting from OURSELVES!
But one of the most frustrating thing about this whole conversation is that in allllll the talk about being yourself, no one addresses what to do if you don’t even know how to do that! But you know that’s not how we roll! So here are 4 WAYS TO BE YOURSELF MORE!
1.You have to know yourself!
What do YOU believe? In Awesome on Demand and at the Alison’s Brand School work shop we do exercises to really explore these questions and it helps so much! How can you be you if you don’t know you, right!? We also have an awesome worksheet you can get FREE to help guide you in the process! Text bestyearever to 31196! So many tools!
2.Accept there is no arrival.
You will always be transitioning and required to take some steps in the dark. When you wait to arrive at something, or you think you have arrived and then something changes, you box yourself in and take away your freedom to let yourself continue evolving. There is no timeline or required destination to be you!
3.You can’t control everything!
Dang it! You have a responsibility to show up, that’s it! You can’t control anything else, and you can’t expect to show up perfectly.
4.Own your story!
You have a right to your story! What YOU focus on will shift what others focus on.
When we practice these things it won’t matter which role you are showing up in, you will be comfortable and confident in your ability to bring YOURSELF to that role, rather than allowing the role to dictate your actions. There are so many helpful insights and more in depth discussions around each of these in the episode, I hope you’ll go listen!
Only YOU can be YOU, and you’re already as awesome as you need to be!
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