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This week in a meeting I was having with Barbara Huson she brought to my attention that sometimes I speak as though I don’t have much to offer. In the past I have presented myself as though I am not a powerhouse who has helped thousands of people improve their financial circumstances and grow their businesses. Instead at times I have compared myself to others and presented myself as less than I am.
 
We all go through challenging times in our life – times of burnout; times of grief and loss; times we feel empty and disconnected as we long for clarity, direction, and love.
But sometimes the challenge is with the work we do in the world. The work that has defined our identity and shaped who we are, no longer feeds our soul.
 
You became a creative professional and somewhere along the line you may have lost your own authentic voice. 
When you are in touch with what your heart desires your life becomes art. Your inner spirit is alive again. You remember who you are.
 
We all go through challenging times in our life – times of burnout; times of grief and loss; times we feel empty and disconnected as we long for clarity, direction, and love.
But sometimes the challenge is with the work we do in the world. The work that has defined our identity and shaped who we are, no longer feeds our soul.
 

Barbara read me a wonderful quote from Conversations with God by Neal Donald Walsh.

“A true Teacher is not the one with the most knowledge but one who causes others to have knowledge” 
This reminded me of the gifts I have to offer.

I started this comparison practice very early in my life. I was taught not to brag, show off or even discuss my accomplishments. My mother thought that was rude. She felt there was always room for improvement and she encouraged me to focus on my faults rather than the things I was good at. 

This resulted in me endlessly criticizing myself, often without even realizing I was doing it. Sometimes in my mind and sometimes I would say things like “You are so stupid, why did you do that?” out loud to myself. I would judge and ridicule myself in ways that I would never do to someone else.
I now see how this has affected the level of my success throughout my life. 

Earlier in my life I let many opportunities pass me by thinking I wasn’t qualified enough or that I didn’t have enough to offer. I would look at a job listing and pre-decide that I didn’t have the qualifications the company was looking for. Sometimes I would question my skills and wondered if I had the ability to help my clients, causing them to seek coaching elsewhere. It’s even limited how much I let myself dare to dream, and at times I have settled for less than I should, thinking that is all that I deserved.

For many years now I have been asking myself, “When am I going to have enough education, skills and abilities to satisfy myself? When am I going to stop settling for less and start opting for more?”
Over the years I have developed the habit of watching and listening to myself to make sure I see and speak only the best about myself. If I hear myself thinking negative thoughts I usually can turn them around immediately. There are still some times though when those sneaky thoughts happen and I am totally unconscious about them.
I have started a new ritual,  a Daily Incantation. This is a statement that I say out loud to get me in the right frame of mind for the day and remind me of who I really am. I say it as many times as I need until I feel empowered and that life is going to go exactly as I want. I have included mine below.
 Create your own. 
Say it to yourself daily and watch the magic begin, helping you to have more prosperity, joy and love in your life. I have found this tool to be so helpful.
My Daily Incantation
Today is a winning day for me. 
The past does not equal the future. 
All I need is within me now. 
My life is important. I can change the world just by being me. 
Everything happens for a reason and a purpose and it serves me well.
I am a Champion and a leader.
I succeed at all I do by following my joy not my “shoulds”.
 Letting things come to me effortlessly is my creed. 
I am confident and relaxed and attract amazing people into my life, I am irresistible. 
My clients and students love the products and services I provide and tell their friends. I am known throughout the world as the person to work with if you want to succeed in growing a creative business and have financial security and abundance.
I honor my worth. I am a Money Magnet attracting infinite abundance for everything I need and want. I create money easily and effortlessly. I believe in my unlimited prosperity. I regularly surpass my financial and business goals. 
All my needs, desires and goals are met instantaneously by infinite intelligence for I am one with God and God wants me to be joyful and prosperous. His wealth flows to me in avalanches of abundance.
I contribute and add value to the world everyday. I help other’s achieve their dreams. I am the Rainbow Maker.
Perfect health is my divine right, and I claim it now. Every cell of my body vibrates with energy and health.I am the essence of beauty, long and lean. I take care of my body, inside and out. I feel and look great.
I choose love, joy and freedom.I open my heart and allow wonderful things to flow to me.I love myself for who I am. I attract only healthy, empowering relationships. I give and receive love effortlessly and easily.I am worthy of love.
I am a Champion and a leader
All I need is within me now.
Everything happens for a reason and a purpose and it serves me well.
LOVE,
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