Life is a feeling process. So we have to feel our way to our path to progress. In today’s world of hyper-communication, with social media dominating our lives it is so easy to get lose our sense of self. Our internal GPS system is constantly rerouting us to follow our new favorite celeb crush, reality star, or virtual mentor. It can be so easy to mimic someone else and so hard to be ourselves in a world of conformity and trends. Self-doubt and worrying about what everyone else thinks about our choices. We are all so very unique and our gifts and talents are just as beautiful as the next person, but creating our own path to the next level can be a lil’ scary.
When you feel afraid learn to dance with your fears. If you’re “scurred” to take a leap of faith, take it. If you have to take some precautions or do little prep if it makes you feel better. Then, do it! Jump in with a confidence in your abilities. I had the idea to launch PM about two years before I did anything with it. I told myself, “Trina, you don’t need to start another project.” I asked myself, “Is there really a need for another life coach or self-help guru?” “Will anybody want to hear what I have to say?” There were tons of other questions that were drenched in self-doubt and excuses too. The day the site went live I felt as sense of joy I cannot explain.
Have you ever almost missed a flight? Maybe traffic was bad or you over slept, but it’s that feeling of making it to the gate just in nick of time to board. It’s kinda like that feeling when you finally sit down on the plane and it’s like I made it! That’s basically how I felt. I’d made it to the place, to the space where I belong. While I do have remodels in this industry that I follow and there are methods that I practice my path is my own. I’m discussing the same thing as other gurus and coaches, but I’m doing it Trina’s way. I’m creating my own path down the yellow brick road and you can too!
Tips & Tricks to help you CYOP:
About a year ago, my life coach. (Yes, I had a coach. It was so worth the time & money.) She suggested, I send out a question to my closet friends and relatives asking them what they think of when they think of me. I did it. The responses were so spot of with what I’m doing. They affirmed my purpose. Sometimes, others can give us more insight into ourselves than we can because we can be blinded by who we “think” we are and miss out on who we really are to those who know us best.
Once you know yourself. Then, embrace and own it! Own who are. If you’re goofy own it, if you’re a fashionista own it, if you are the amazing idea girl own it, if you’re good with numbers own it, if you’re a caregiver own it. You get the idea, right? It’s important to embrace what makes you special because it is so much a part of creating your own path.
Find a way to take what you learn from successful people and make it your own. Tweak things to fit your personality, beliefs, values and sense of humor. This can be used in your personal life, with your career in the corporate world or if you’re an entrepreneur.
Just live in your light!
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