For so many years, I played small.
I hid my light to make others feel better about themselves.
When I was younger, whenever I encountered others that were standing in their power and being their unique, unapologetic self, it made me feel insecure and bring up all my flaws and defects.
So like the “good girl” I was, I made it my job to hide my light so that I would never be one to make someone else feel bad about themselves.
And because I was such a people-pleaser, I went out of my way to complement and assist others in living their purpose.
The eternal number 2.
I was a legal assistant, then a paralegal, then an assistant manager.
NEVER THE BOSS!
I didn’t deem myself worthy of being the boss, I didn’t believe I was good enough or smart enough.
And I believed that people that were successful and had a lot of money were just better than me.
The older I got, the more I realized that a lot of the people I knew that had money WERE IDIOTS!!
How can that be? It made no sense.
Years ago I worked at this title company and the partner was this alpha-female. I just knew she did not like me.
One day she was mailing out a letter and the city it was going to is Stuart, Florida. But she had spelled it STEWART. I pulled her aside and said “I think you have the name of the city spelled wrong.”
And she said to me “I have been living in Florida for 18 years and I live 20 minutes away, I know how to spell STEWART”.
She knew I had only been living in Florida for a year, what could I possibly know.
I said “OK, sorry.”
A few days later she gets a phone call. I could only hear her side of the conversation but it was perfectly clear.
I heard her say, whisper actually, “No, of course I know how to spell STUART, my assistant sent that out.”
I almost fell off my chair!
Wouldn’t you know it, when business began to slow down a few months later, I was the first one to be laid off.
Congratulations Jane for speaking up, looking out and being efficient! Way to go Jane for showing your intelligence and dedication above and beyond your job description!
This is your reward: unemployment!
One of the hardest things I’ve had to overcome was my feeling of low self-worth. It’s what led me to play small my whole life.
I had to first believe I was worthy and deserving of the life and lifestyle I was dreaming of and then I had to find a way to make it happen.
I realized I was waiting for someone to give me permission. Some one to tell me it’s OK to pursue my dreams and that they are valid.
Well, guess what? Your dreams are valid, you are deserving and you don’t need permission.
In case you still feel like you do, here is the permission slip you’ve been waiting for…
Your playing small does not serve the world!!
We are all meant to shine!
No more waiting for permission, no more hiding my light!
I want it all and I will not settle for less!!
What about you??
Are you ready to step into your power and become the divinely empowered woman you know you are meant to be?
Wouldn’t you love to thrive in every area of your life: your relationships, your career, your emotional well being?
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