And greetings from Chicago, where I’m still on an inspired high after speaking at Paylocity’s ELEVATE Conference.
I was fortunate to have been participating in the action over the last few days, connecting with delegates, Paylocity team members, and fellow speakers – not to mention busily prepping my presentation – hence the reason I’m a tad delayed in getting this blog out to you today!
Today’s session was entitled ‘Bring on the BIGGEST You: How to Step Into Your Power.’ And the room was a-buzzing!
You likely know I’m all about empowering people – female leaders and professionals especially – to step up, stand out, and bring all of themselves to the table.
Too many of us are playing smaller than we know we can.
And, at our core (as with every living organism) we are wired to grow as BIG as we can and live as LONG as we can.
So why aren’t we doing it?!?
Life. Responsibilities. Limited resources and competing demands. Expectations. FEAR. ALL kinds of fear…
You and I both know there are as many fears out there as there are ice cream flavours (maybe even more) and at one point I had to stop the audience because hands were being raised left, right and centre sharing types of fear… we simply had too much juicy content to jump into!
Here’s the thing.
Because of our fears, we tend to overcompensate.
We read MORE books,
We listen to MORE people.
We get MORE certifications, qualifications, letters after our name.
We want to prove ourselves good enough, capable enough, successful enough ~ when we don’t already feel ourselves good enough, capable enough, successful enough.
Success doesn’t exist so long as you’re chasing it.
Success exists the moment you realize you’re already there.
It’s not about getting a raise or a promotion,
it’s about putting your name in the mix.
It’s not about having more letters after your name,
it’s about continuing to learn and grow.
It’s not about crossing the finish line.
it’s about signing up for the race.
So it’s time to STOP.
- It’s time to stop listening to the experts,
- It’s time to stop reading Success Magazine,
- It’s time to stop doing what everyone else is doing.
It’s time to stop chasing the carrot.
It’s time to start chewing it.
What do I mean by that?
Whether you’re seeking success, happiness, or another rung on the corporate ladder, you’ll only arrive once you realise you’re already there.
You already have all that it takes to bring the BIGGEST you to all you do.
Fear ‘aint going anywhere any time soon.
And so we may as well invite it along for the ride, and learn how to play BIG in spite of fear.
Having had the privilege of speaking to and working with thousands of women over the years, it really comes down to three things.
The biggest part of you is the part of you that is:
(I’ll even share some slides from today!)
GETS INTO ACTION
And this is what today’s presentation was all about.
We looked at what it means to be BRAVE at work, and how to be braver.
We explored what it means to be INSPIRED at work, and how to be more inspired.
We discovered what it means to GET INTO ACTION at work, and how to get into more action, one step at a time.
When you bring the BIGGEST you to all you do everyone, and everything, becomes BIGGER. And you’ll be able to enjoy:
The list goes on.
Life becomes, well, BIGGER.
You start to play a bigger game of life, and in return create a bigger life for yourself and all those around you.
And who doesn’t want that?!?
If you want to learn more about the content and the ideas discussed during this presentation, simply reply to this email and I’ll be happy to share!
And if you’re ready to GET INTO ACTION now, I shall leave you with these questions:
How are you brave? How will you be BRAVER?
How are you inspired? How will you be MORE INSPIRED?
How are you getting into action? And how will you get into more action?
Choose ONE action to take on.
Commit to ONE action to take on.
Take on that ONE action.
And then SHARE your action in the comments below; I wanna hear from you!
Because it’s time for you too, to bring the BIGGEST you to all you do.
Have a FAB week!
P.S. For all of my fellow Canadians, happy gobble gobble weekend! Be sure to be extra thankful this weekend! Wanna learn more about the power of gratitude? Read my post HERE!