A Message of Inclusivity For All Women

Inclusion of women, Megan Hall, no descrimination

Have you ever attended an event and felt like you didn’t belong? Maybe your beliefs or how you look didn’t align with those around you? Me too! Many women I know identify as Christians.  Christianity is not something I identify with personally. There have been many times I feel like I don’t belong in those circles because my beliefs aren’t in alignment with theirs.

We all should have the right to be ourselves and have our own beliefs without being judged or feeling less than for it. Unless of course your beliefs involving harming others in any way, that’s where I draw the line. I don’t agree that anyone should feel like they don’t belong because of their beliefs, sexuality, or appearance. Just imagine if you or I were born in a different country,  different family, or  different time period our beliefs would be completely different then they are today. We would be completely different individuals. That’s why inclusivity is so important.

My message is about love, kindness, empathy, compassion, and  inclusivity because in such a diverse world there is no place discrimination. We don’t know what it’s like to be someone else because we aren’t them. Life is not one size fits all. There isn’t always a right or wrong answer to everything. This world isn’t just  black and white, it’s a whole spectrum of colors.  The time has come for us to come together as a human race and love each other as we are.

I read a comment on Facebook where someone stated that all Muslims or those of Islamic descent are terrorists.  I cannot understand how there are people who are so closed minded that they will condemn an entire group of people for the actions of a small faction. What if we were them? What if we were born in that area of the world? Do we honestly believe that we wouldn’t hold their beliefs as well?  There’s a very good chance that we would hold the same beliefs therefore experience the same discrimination as well.

In my work I meet my clients where they are and guide them through the steps to their ideal life. Why not give them all the same steps? Because we are all unique individuals. What works for one person may not work for another. My ideal life probably doesn’t look like yours. That’s OK. That’s what inclusivity is all about. Meeting people where they are. That doesn’t always mean we will understand them or agree with them. Honestly that’s not for us to judge.

Whether you are black, white, brown, bi sexual, homosexual, heterosexual, Christian, Muslim, atheist, or something that I have not mentioned I love you. Always be you! Don’t let anyone tell you that who you are and what you believe is not OK. All I ask is you please be accepting of others as well. Be kind to them. Strive to be empathetic and compassionate with everyone. Never ever let who you are or what you believe be the vehicle that makes you feel “better” than anyone else. We are all in this together.

Join us in The Inspired Women Community to get support on your journey.

XoXo

Megan

 

Creating Confidence

Creating Confidence, Megan Hall, Speaking

Confidence is not something we are just  born with, we can learn and develop it over time. Through our every day interactions we are creating or diminishing our confidence in ourselves . We may have been hindered in our ability to be confident today because of our environment growing up but that does not mean we are a lost cause. We all still capable of creating confidence and it won’t take as long as you think.

Growing up I was confident in some areas and less confident in others. I would say my total confidence level was a five or six out of ten. Nothing super low but nothing outstanding either. No one would have described me as confident back then.

I hit my lowest confidence level ever seven years ago right before leaving an abusive relationship. I was probably at a one maybe a two and if you gave me a few drinks possibly a four. It was only liquid confidence because once I was sober I was back to a one or two. To be honest I barely even had the confidence to leave that relationship.

I was so not confident that when I finally left that relationship and was looking for employment I only applied to fast food places and groceries stores. Even though I  was an intelligent person having  attended a wonderful university and was a very qualified person my lack of confidence hindered me from applying other places. I was over qualified for the job I received at Burger King and within months was being considered for  a management position.

Today I have been called confident on multiple occasions and feel confident 95% of the time. I learned quite a few lessons on creating confidence while going from not very confident burger flipper to confident entrepreneur in the last seven years.

Here are a few lessons I personally learned about creating confidence:

1. People can effect our confidence level if  we allow them the opportunity

2. Once we’ve created confidence that doesn’t mean we will remain confident. Without consistently working on our confidence levels we could easily lose our confidence in ourselves. 

3.  Mistakes can effect our confidence level if we don’t process them them correctly.

4.  Confidence isn’t something we have or we don’t have we can create confidence within ourselves at any time . 

5.  No one can else can make us confident. We must create our confidence ourselves. 

You might be thinking “I want to be more confident but I don’t know how.” I’ve been there too. I use to think if I just spend enough time with confident people it will rub off on me. It certainly didn’t hurt but that’s not what helped me become more confident.

I want to teach you how to create confidence with ease. That’s why I am hosting a ” Creating Confidence” Live Masterclass. In this two hour Masterclass I will teach you ten ways to create more confidence in yourself and uplevel your life. Find out more and grab your spot today by visiting  https://meganhallmotivation.com/creatingconfidence.

I can’t wait to help you create more confidence and work towards that life of your dreams. Remember  You Are Enough. 

XoXo

Megan

My Inner Critic Is A Mean B*tch

Marriage. Megan Hall Motivation, Inner Critic

My inner critic convinced me I was headed for divorce court this week. Let’s rewind to Sunday morning last week. I woke up on my couch, with a headache, reeking of acai berry absolute vodka, and knowing that the night before didn’t end well. I had blacked out.

If you aren’t familiar with black out drunk that means you drank too much that you brain literally blacks out everything that happened past a certain point. It just cannot process it into memories due to the alcohol. This is not the first time this has happened to me and it never ends very well.

For many years while I battled my inner demons this was a regular occurrence. Over the last three-ish years I’ve worked so hard at overcoming my inner demons and had been doing quite well up until that point. I knew  what my triggers were and knew when I should or should not drink. Saturday night I didn’t listen to any of that.

One of my triggers is feeling uncomfortable. If I am uncomfortable I should not drink. I was attending a party where I wouldn’t know most of the attendees. The people I did know I felt liked my husband better than me. Hello ego. Overall it wasn’t my jam but I knew it was my husbands so I attended.

First mistake… drinking liquor. It never ends well. Second mistake… not listening to my intuition about drinking. That never ends well either.  Third mistake… not leaving when my husband did. Fourth mistake… continuing to drinking. Fifth mistake…. well that I don’t remember but was just told about it later.

Black out drunk Megan is an evil b*tch. I don’t say that because my inner critic is mean I say that because it’s the truth. She’s mean to everyone. No one is safe. She taps into your inner fears and critical thinking and says it to your face. This is not one of those drunk people tell the truth moments. Black out drunk Megan talks right out her ass. Think of her as my evil twin. Unfortunately my husband took the brunt of her verbal abuse Saturday night.

When he told me on Sunday what I did/said I was shattered. Not only shattered by what that person inside me did to someone I love but by the anger that laced his words. I thought we were over. So many times in our marriage I hurt him. In the beginning of our marriage I didn’t even have to black out to be mean. I had so much hurt inside that when I drank I let down my walls and it all came pouring out.

Over the years I had done so much work on myself that we haven’t seen that mean person at all. I have embraced my genuinely positive, kind side. That’s truly what I align with. It makes me feel good to be good and do good. I thought I had overcome my inner demons and I had evolved into an amazing person.

I was shattered on Sunday and was every day after. My inner critic is a mean b*tch and she berated me every single day.

she Would Say:

“You f*ck everything up.”

“Why are you such a piece of sh*t?”

“No one wonder no one likes you.”

“Who would want to work with someone who can’t even take care of herself.”

“You are going to destroy everything.”

 

The words kept swirling around in my mind as I sank deeper and deeper into the dark hole of depression.

By Thursday I felt like a floatie someone had let loose in the ocean. There I was bobbing alone in this vast nothingness with no land in sight. I was a pink floatie btw. My husband and I hadn’t talked. I didn’t know what was going on. My week consisted of watching The Office and doing absolutely nothing. I was going through the motions. Hell I am proud I picked my kids up from school every day because I didn’t want to do anything.

My mental and emotional anguish manifested into physical symptoms late Wednesday night. Not only was I empty inside but now I had a fever and  a sore throat. I cleared my schedule again on Thursday which included seeing some of my very close friends. In order to move forward I needed to talk to my husband. I felt like complete sh*t.

So there I laid in bed last night. I asked him to put his phone down so I could talk to him. Then I asked the question that had been bouncing through my mind for five days. “Are we getting a divorce?” My inner critic had been telling me for five days that we were. I was convinced that my marriage was over. My greatest fear was going to come true. I would be left alone, have to go back on welfare, and work a job that sucks the soul out of me just to make ends meet.

It had been a very lonely, terrifying, depressing five days. He very seriously said “No” and of course I said “Are you sure?” to which he responded “Yes I am sure.”. Then for the next hour I cried while I trying desperately to explain how I was feeling and what was going on in me. He also explained what he was feeling and revisited what was coming up for him Saturday night. My inner critic started berating me again about what a horrible person I was so I cried some more.

This morning I woke up and the depression had lifted. There was no more emptiness and  I felt human again. I don’t know what the future holds. What I do know is this:

  • This experience does not define me as a person
  • I am not that evil b*tch
  • This does not effect me being a good coach to other women
  • I still have a lot of work to do on myself
  • This is not the end but a new beginning and a new lesson
  • I will only grow stronger, braver, and better
  • This shows that honest communication is crucial even though it may hurt
  • I will  never give up on becoming a better me

If you have made mistakes in your past forgive yourself. You cannot go back and change them. What you can do it focus on building a better future. Take ownership of your life and take the first step toward that future.

If you need support on your journey join us in The Inspired Women Community. Those ladies really helped me make it through the last week. We will help you too.

XoXo

Megan

 

 

 

Dealing With Depression

Dealing With Depression, Megan Hall Motivation

 

Most of my life I have struggled with depression. As far back as I remember I would regularly experience a deep sadness and not come out for a long time. Growing up on the outside I looked like a normal child but on the inside I felt nothing but a deep despair.

I can remember not being around people, not because I was introverted but because it was exhausting to put on a happy face when inside I just wanted to cry. I would often hide out somewhere and read a book because in those books I could lose myself. Feeling empty inside was an almost daily struggle.

I don’t want to say that I was always depressed. Depression definitely came and went but when it came it stayed awhile. “Hello depression my old friend”. Depression drove me to thoughts of suicide on multiple occasions. It even caused me to go on depression medication in college which was not good for me. As it turns out I don’t react well will depression medication it actually makes me worse instead of better.

Now it’s hard for people to believe I ever struggled with depression because I am so happy and bubbly all the time. Truth is I still struggle . I have to work really hard not to be sucked down into the black hole of depression. It’s particularly tough on dark days where the sun hides all day. I need my sunshine!

How did I go from suicidal tendencies to positive care bear?

There are a few things that have helped:

  1. I got help. That means I started working with a counselor. I don’t sugar coat life and I let it all out even the dark stuff.
  2. I worked on me. Personal development is my best friend. I am constantly learning and growing.
  3. I leaned on others. When I am starting to feel that black hole sucking me down I verbalize it. It doesn’t have as much power when I talk about what I am feeling.
  4. I took care of the other parts as me. I focus on total body health, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
  5. I thought happy thoughts. In reality I avoid things/situations/people that trigger me if I am not feeling 100%. That especially means alcohol because it’s a depressant.

On many occasions people have said to “just shake it off” or “just get over it” . Unfortunately depression doesn’t work that way. The good news is by being aware and taking care of myself means I can live a life that’s not plagued by depression. That doesn’t mean every day will be wonderful, that means more often than not it is.

If you need help with the steps above check out these blog posts: 5 Ways to Maximize Personal Development5 Ways To Cultivate Positive Relationships, & Overcoming Adversity.

Remember YOU ARE ENOUGH!

XoXo

Megan

Overcoming Adversity

We all face adversity in our lives. No one is immune to it. No one has a perfect life. If we all are experiencing adversity then how do some people move past it quicker than others? The answer is resiliency. Those people who are more resilient will overcome struggles and adversity with greater ease than other people.

Resilient is often a term used for military spouses because our life is filled with adversity and struggle. Things that would normally knock people on their ass for days are part of our norm. That’s not saying that all military spouses are resilient or that their aren’t people out there who experience more adversity or struggles. I share that to show that resiliency is like a muscle and like any other muscle the more you use it the stronger it gets.

Before becoming a military spouse I had my own fair share of adversity. Some of those things left me empty and on the edge of completely giving up. When I left my abusive relationship in 2010 I had literally nothing; no self esteem, no car, no license, no place to live, NOTHING except two daughters to care for. I wanted to end it all, it was not the first or the last time I had this thought, but being a parent to my two daughters was greater than my want to end it all. Adversity on multiple occasions had chopped me off at the knees and made me not want to live anymore.

Since the last time I contemplated suicide I have faced some adversity that would have previously left me rocking in a corner with a straight jacket on if I didn’t end my life first. So how did I build up this resiliency? There’s a couple of things that have helped.

  1. I learned to take care of myself. I mean really take care of myself, make sure that my body, mind, and soul were functioning well so when adversity hit I wasn’t already at half capacity.
  2. I focused on what I could do instead of marinating in what I couldn’t do. Control the controllable, we can’t change the past but we can build a better future.
  3. I continued learning and growing. I worked with a counselor, and several coaches to help me be the best version I could be. I read and listened to information so I could strengthen my mind.
  4. I leaned on people around me. I had hard conversations. I let people in because we can’t do this all alone ESPECIALLY during times of adversity.
  5. I went through it. I didn’t run away from adversity, I experienced it. I felt everything I had been through. I forgave and I learned.

I am not saying when you experience adversity after doing all of that you will just bounce right through it. It will hurt, it will make you sad, and it will kick you in the teeth. You, however, are stronger than any adversity you can face. Take away the lesson you can learn from your adversity and continue to grow and strengthen.

This is your life. You have the steering wheel. There might be rough roads, no roads, and broken roads. You determine how you will deal with each of those. Will you allow one moment of your life to effect the rest of your life? Or will you decide to say “Not today Satan.” and move forward. Always ask yourself “What can I do about this?” You can either take an action or change your mindset there is no “I can do nothing.”

Always remember YOU ARE ENOUGH! This life can be tough but it’s yours to live.

XoXo

Megan

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Am I Messing My Kids Up?

Whew being a parent is hard. Even if you grew up with the best parents, which most of us didn’t, you still wonder if you are doing this parenting thing “right”.  There is so much conflicting information out there on what to do that it’s really easy to get confused.

I didn’t grow up with the best examples of parenting. There were times I can say that my parents were really awesome but there were many times that not so much. I don’t want to have the effect on my kids that my parents did me. I want them to grow up saying “My mom was a good mom.” Are you feeling me on that?

The problem lies in all this information. Like the book that stated kids who come from a household that doesn’t have both their biological mom and dad can make things harder on them. Or the article that talks about how having a baby via c-section can mess up their gut microbiome. Those are MY KIDS, well two out of four are the first sentence and all four are the second.

It can be really easy to beat ourselves up over all the things we’ve done “wrong” versus focusing on all the things we’ve done right. Some of these things are out of our control like whether we have a c-section or not. Some of these things we could control but made the best decision we could like leaving an abusive relationship. All in all as long as we aren’t abusing our kids physically, mentally, or emotionally, we are all doing pretty damn good.

Here’s a few ways I work through my fear of messing up my kids:

  1. I ask myself ” Am I doing the best I can with the tools I have available?” If I say yes I release the fear, if I say no then I pivot and change what I am doing.
  2. I remind myself that I cannot go back and change the past but I can build a better future. Then I take that first step towards that better future.
  3. I apologize to my children when I mess up or for the mistakes I’ve made in the past. This shows them that adults are not perfect and we all make mistakes.
  4. I continuously learn about how to be a better parent but I take every bit of advice with a grain of salt. I identify what works best for my family and utilize it.
  5. I work on forgiving my parents for all they did wrong and focus on what they did right. I use what they did wrong as learning tools for what not to do with my kids. I try to do more of what they did right with my family.

Being a parent is messy. There is no “perfect” parent out there. Most of us are just doing the best we can with the tools we have available. The amazing  thing is we can always learn new tools that will help us become better parents. Let’s drop the mom shaming and just support each other where we are at.

Every kid, family, parent, and situation is different. Do what is best for your family. You know what that is just trust your gut. This is coming from a foul mouthed, imperfect, loving, vibrant,  mom of four. YOU GOT THIS MOMMA!

XoXo

Megan

PS Come join us in The Inspired Women Community for more support on your journey.

Modern Femme Convention 2017… The Rebirth

This past weekend I attended the Modern Femme 2017 Convention. This was my second time attending this convention. My first time was so profound. It literally catapulted me into what I doing today as a speaker and a coach. I remember listening wide eyed as all the amazing women spoke about business and life. The coaches in the coaches corner literally changed my business trajectory.

A week after the 2016 convention I was asked to come speak at the 2017 convention. I was blown away. I thought “Really? They really want me to come speak?” It took me almost a year to get use to the thought that I would be speaking at the same convention that changed my life. Then a month before this years convention I was asked to coach in the coaches corner as well. Yep that same coaches corner that had helped me so much!

My goal going into the convention was to be present and pour into the women there. I told everyone I was going to give my all to the attendees. I wanted to inspire the women in attendance so they too would be able to experience what I had only a year before. I was going to support the women there so they felt inspired, confident,  and motivated to pursue their dreams.

I did exactly what I came to do. On Saturday evening after the closing remarks I had nothing left. I was exhausted and super emotional. I had spent three days just pouring into these women whether it was a smile, a positive word, coaching, listening, or speaking I gave them everything I had.

Being so in it meant my Self Care suffered. I didn’t sleep as well as normal or as long as normal. I barley ate anything. I definitely got my steps in but I didn’t take time to rest. I was soaking up the emotional energy of those around me and as an empath that can be very draining. When i spoke there was a fire in my soul and everything came out. I did what I came to do.

I have to be honest when I walked out of my presentation and not a single woman had signed up for the killer coaching deals I was offering I felt deflated. I cried. I thought  “I poured everything I had into the convention how could it not come back to me.”  As one friend pointed out I didn’t come there to sell but to serve. That was so true but it still hurt.

On Saturday night I found myself in my hotel  room exhausted, hurt, lonely, and sad. The damn dogs in the room next to me started barking again and I lost it. I went to the front desk to check out in tears because I needed to go home. It took me days to process what this convention meant to me as I recovered from my exhaustion and vulnerability hang over.

This convention was my rebirth. I witnessed my potential to touch and change the lives of other women. Those women in my session didn’t sign up with me not because they didn’t see value in it but they needed to be able to process the convention as well. Last year I learned how to build myself and this year I learned how to embrace who I am. That means embracing not only my genius but my mess too.

I was able to touch and change the lives of so many women. I was told I was a bright light that shone the way and that women looked forward to seeing me. I made things simple and easy. I was even given the hashtag #sunshineandglitter because that’s how I showed up. The topic of my presentation was “Surviving to Thriving”. I thought I was thriving before but today i am thriving on a whole different level.

It was my rebirth because I grew confident in my role as a badass life changer. I am embracing that.  I’m also working on not only embracing the good, but also the bad, and the downright ugly sides of my life because they all are a part of me. All I can say now is I did it, I did what I went to do and I feel so much better for it.

If you are a woman in search of a positive, supportive community then check out communities like Modern Femme Community or my The Inspired Women Community. Be open to learning, growing, and changing. When you are open to change  amazing things can happen. It was the same convention but two different experiences, both necessary and both life changing. Take a chance on something

XoXo

Megan

You Might Be The Reason Why You’re Exhausted

When I was a stay at home mom I frequently found myself burnt out and exhausted. I blamed my exhaustion on everyone and everything. The problem wasn’t everything going on in my life, the problem was me.

Why was it me? I never took anytime for myself. I was plagued with guilt every time I even attempted to get in some me time. When my husband would encourage me to go visit my friends and family to get a break while he stayed home with our four kids I would call him every hour on the hour just to be sure everything was ok.

I didn’t realize that I NEEDED to take time for myself so I had the energy to give to other people in my life.  The blame I placed on everyone and everything else was damaging my relationships with those around me. My marriage became strained because I was cranky and exhausted. I constantly snapped on my kids because I was so stressed out.

I struggled with depression most of my life. My lack of self care catapulted me into one of the deepest depressions I had ever experienced. Which left me crying in my bathroom shower wanting to end my life. I thought my family would be much better off without me. I felt useless and empty inside.

What did I learn from being exhausted, depressed, and empty?

  1. We need to focus on total body health. That means the mental, the physical, and the emotional health.
  2. Self Care is not one size fits all. What works for our mom, sister or best friend may not work for us. We need to find what works best for us.
  3. We are meant to feel good. If we don’t feel good something is wrong and needs to change.
  4. Self Care is not selfish it’s necessary.
  5. We need to make time for ourselves on a consistent, daily basis in order to thrive.

There’s not many times I wish I could go back in time because I fear the butterfly effect. One thing I wish I could share with my younger self is to make more time for Self Care. When we feel like crap our relationships suffer, our business suffers, and we suffer too. I did way to much unnecessary suffering.

If you struggle to make time for yourself I invite you to join the Prioritize You Challenge. In 21 days I will help you go from exhausted to energized. Remember you can’t pour from an empty cup.

XoXo

Megan

 

Find The Right Community For You

The power of a community can be life changing. Having a group of people who support you and lift you up is an experience like no other. Maybe you’ve found a community to belong to or maybe you’re wondering where these elusive communities are. The tips I share below will help you expand your community horizons and find your communities.

We don’t have to limit ourselves to one community. We don’t have to say “This is it folks I found my community, I’m done.” We can participate multiple different communities, they can fulfill different roles in our lives. It’s pretty impossible to find a community that fulfills all of the roles you need it to. We are all unique and have different interests that’s what makes the world so interesting and also why multiple communities can be really helpful.

There are so many types of communities. They can be in person like a club or team or like my Busy Women Meet Ups. They can be virtual like FB groups, membership sites, or The Inspired Women Community. They can be a bit of both, they meet up in person but have a virtual hang out as well. The skies really the limit when it comes to communities.

How can you find your communities?

  1. Make a list of your interests. This can be hobbies, religious beliefs, work, lifestyle, etc.. anything and everything that makes up who you are. A few of mine are: entrepreneurship, military spouse, parenting, and anything woo woo.
  2. Ask yourself what you want to get out of the communities. Is it new friends? Is it support? Is it resources? Is it a sense of belong or a new work out buddy? Define what you need.
  3. Start your search. Ask around for recommendations. Use a Google search. Use a Facebook search. Utilize websites like meetup.com or yelp. Find the communities that fill your interests and needs.
  4. Test the waters. Go try these communities out. If the community isn’t free they usually allow you at least one free meeting so you can try it out. Give it a chance before writing it off. If it doesn’t feel right then find a new one.
  5. Commit. Be present in the communities. Engage with other people in them. Be a part of it until it’s no longer serving it’s purpose.

Recently I started The Inspired Women Community, a Facebook community that provides support and resources for women of all walks of life. Sometimes we just need that extra support in our lives. This community was inspired by my podcast The Inspired Women Podcast. I wanted a more intimate way to connect with the women in my audience. If this is the type of community you would like to be a part of just click the link and request to join.

It can be difficult and scary to put yourself out there with a new group of people. I say give it two chances if you’re still not feeling it then don’t go back. Joining different communities gives us the chance to make new friends and expand your horizons. You never know what amazing things can come from connecting with new people.

Time to go find your communities. Remember YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!

XoXo

Megan

How I Became Brave Enough To Be Myself

Growing up I was a HUGE people pleaser. I just wanted everyone to love and accept me. Out of fear I would I would often pretend to be something I wasn’t. I yearned to just belong and little did I know I was just making myself more of an outcast. It’s really easy to be the outcast when people know your fake.

On multiple occasions this need to fit in got me in a lot of trouble. That came to a head when I got into college. When I was in college I was introduced to the bar scene. Suddenly I had all these “friends”.  People LOVED drunk Megan, the drunker the better. Pretty soon my school work and my daughter were coming second to my social life. It took me a years to realize that those people weren’t really my friends.

A few years ago after being the victim of some fellow military wives rumors and drama I realized something had to change. Why was I trying so hard to fit in with women who were just going to talk behind my back? What could I really lose by just being me? It couldn’t be any worse then what I was already going through.

By that time I had been a people pleaser for so long I didn’t even know who I was. I had completely lost myself during an abusive relationship. So much so that when I married my husband I only saw myself as a wife and a mom not a woman. I had completely lost who I was deep inside without all the labels.

How did I become brave enough to just be me?

  • I Took Time For Myself.  Before I would put everyone else first and myself last. That finally left me exhausted, burn out, and planning to end my life. When I started taking care of myself I became more in tune with who I really am.
  • I Asked Myself “Who Am I Really?”.  I dug deep on what I liked, what I didn’t like, and who I was once I stripped away all my “labels” like Mom and Wife. Who was I deep inside?
  • I Trusted My Gut. I was mindful if something felt right or didn’t feel right. This could be certain people or situations. My gut has never steered me wrong.
  • I Let Go Of The Fear Around What People Would Think. What if I offend someone? What if they don’t like me? If that happens it will not change my life at all. Other people do not control my life, I do.
  • I Made It A Point To Love Myself. That meant talking to myself in a positive manner. I started writing what I am grateful for daily. I make it a point to remind myself of all my positive qualities. I started treating myself like I was someone I loved.

There are still times I struggle to be me. I still worry on occasion what others will think and if they will accept me. I have learned that the greatest connections are formed when I am myself. That I cannot have positive relationships if I am pretending to be someone I’m not. My people will accept me for me and I am my happiest when I am myself .

Being inauthentic effects all of our lives from our relationships to our business. People can sense when we are being inauthentic, they won’t trust us when we are.  It’s impossible to create sustainable bonds because something will always feel off.  We can’t show up fully when we aren’t ourselves.

Need more help when it comes to just being you? Check out these blog posts: Trust Your Gut, How To Attract Your Tribe, &  I Once Was Lost.

Remember You Are Enough!

XoXo

Megan