Living BIG!

For the last three months I’ve been seeing a Life Coach. To be honest, I was doing this for work and really didn’t feel I needed a “Coach.” After all, I felt like I had accomplished so much and for the most part, life was good. What could she possibly tell me that I didn’t already know? But I decided to go in to this with an open mind and just see what God had in store for me. I’m glad I took the journey to self discovery.

The first meeting was a little awkward because I wasn’t sure what she really wanted to know. She made me feel at ease by asking about my passion and what was important to me and soon I felt myself relaxing. My inner thoughts wondered what she thought of me. Why is it that my initial thought was that some how I wasn’t good enough? She quickly picked up on it. I never realized how often I do this to myself.and I have a feeling I’m not alone. I know there are so many others who join me in this,“Let’s see how much I can make myself feel so small” mentality and you’re probably like me and don’t even realize you are doing it. This was my light bulb moment and for the first time I realized that I’ve been living small and I decided that I needed to make some changes. So I did…. I want to share them with you in hope that you will empower yourself to live life and not allow things, circumstances or stress to steal it from you as I feel that’s what happened to me. I’m not sure when I turned over this power but somewhere along the way I lost myself.

Here are some of my take aways…..

Live my values
Embrace who I am…and love her!
Be fabulous
Don’t settle for small…dream big.
Own my life and my thoughts
Write down my accomplishments and celebrate them
Practice gratitude
Make my space fun, relaxing and enjoyable
Give myself permission to stop and enjoy the moment
Be positive
Love deeply
Forgive often
Clear clutter
Take a deep breath
Embrace beauty
Ask for what I want
Trust myself
Define what success means to me
Celebrate success
Try it anyway
Love what you do
Be healthy
Write down my goals
Reward myself

I want to end with this quote…..

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” Actually who are you not to be?” YOU are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won´t feel insecure around you. We are born to manifest the glory that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”- Marianne Williamson, Return to Love, 1992

I hope you feel empowered to be great and live fabulous! You are amazing and there is nothing keeping you from greatness…except, maybe yourself.

-Teresa Oechsli

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