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5 Things I Don’t Have Time To Tell You

5 Things I Don’t Have Time to Tell You

I’m sure if I went to a therapist and described how I spend my time, I would be diagnosed with adult ADD. I’m not making fun of anyone with that diagnosis. I just know that I can make a solid plan for my day and then I’m too easily blown off course.

The other morning I was on facebook and saw this picture.

crazy houses

My whole family took a look and declared that it was the BEST-EST housing situation ever. I’m sure this has something to do with the fact that there are 7 of us crammed into a 3 bedroom/1 bath starter home. We discussed plans for building our own trailer mansion some day. Don’t be surprised if I throw a picture of a similar pile of trailers up on my facebook page some day and say it’s my new home. You never know with my family.

I thought about how much I enjoyed the craziness of that home and went off in search of images of other crazy houses on Pinterest. I’m sure an hour slipped by, possibly more. I loved every minute but then I felt guilty for wasting time.

This morning, my goal was to sit down and write. We have a Girl Scout event to be at later today but I HAD plenty of time to sit down and write a well thought out, hopefully encouraging blog post. I started my morning by watching the video that I’ve dubbed The Self Care Video. I felt interconnected with everyone and full of love and all of the warm fuzzy feelings that go along with taking time to do Self Care.

I would’ve been able to move on to writing a blog post had I not caught a glimpse of a parody of Frozen’s Let It Go, called It Is Cold. That was it. Time disappeared as I watched several more parodies. My favorite one was Do You Want To Be My Boyfriend?

do you want to be my boyfriend
You WILL NOT regret taking a minute to watch it. It’s so funny and well done.

And that’s all I have time to share today.

I don’t have time to tell you 7 ways you could love yourself more

OR

about the awesome conversation I had with the librarian that started because she liked my new shirt! (Click on the picture to see more styles.)

I Am A Powerful Woman shirt

and her thoughts on what it means to be a woman…and she used my favorite word, BALANCE.

I don’t have time to tell you how I cleared off the National Women’s History Month book display in the children’s section because ALL of the books were AMAZING!!! I did give the other moms a shot at them (I really did) or about Amelia Bloomer who saved us all from having to wear corsets and 40 pound dresses.

And I don’t have time to tell you about Liz Ferro’s book Finish Line Feeling.

I will. Just not today.

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You Don’t Have to Apologize

Andy Andrews quote

You Don’t Have to Apologize
I have been known to take responsibility and apologize for many things that are not my fault. I was dubbed Sorry Sarah in fourth grade because I constantly said, “I’m sorry.”

It was not until I apologized for walking near someone in the grocery store (I wasn’t even in the way) that I realized I had a problem.

That day I got mad. I wasn’t less of a person. There was NO reason for me to lower my head and apologize for breathing the same air as this gentleman. It was on this day that my quest for higher self esteem began.

If you happen to think, “Hey! That’s me too,” I have good news for you!
You don’t have to apologize anymore, unless you want to.

Four Thoughts to Turn Your Thinking Around

I am very fortunate to have a therapist in my family, so I went straight to my mom and said, “How do I feel better about myself?”

I was going through a really tough time in my life. I was having trouble in my marriage. I felt like I had no idea who I was and why I felt so bad about myself—why I felt like less of a person.

My therapist mother told me to start with The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word

“Avoid using words to speak against yourself, or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love, always.”

Working on mastering the first agreement was what turned it all around for me and my self esteem started improving. When I noticed that I was beating myself up, I was able to correct it and use my words “in the direction of truth and love.”

You don’t have to apologize for taking up space when you realize you have value in the world.
YOU DO HAVE VALUE!

2. DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY

“Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.”

There is great relief in learning not to take the negative actions of others personally when their actions seem directed at you. It is their drama, not yours.

3. DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS

Don’t assume other people know what you are thinking and don’t assume you know what they are thinking.

“We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.”

4. ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

“Just do your best–in any circumstance in your life. It doesn’t matter if you are sick or tired, if you always do your best there is no way you can judge yourself. And if you don’t judge yourself there is no way you are going to suffer from guilt, blame, and self-punishment. By always doing your best, you will break a big spell you have been under.”

I am bound and determined that the words Sorry Sarah will NOT be on my gravestone!

“My life will not be an apology. It will be a statement.”-Andy Andrews

You don’t have to apologize for your dreams!

You don’t have to apologize for being you!

Grab a copy of The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) Break the old agreements you have with yourself and replace them with these life changing ones!

I would love for you to come connect with me at I Am A Powerful Woman.

Sarah
I Am A Powerful Woman

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Unleash Your Power

Every one of us is as POWERFUL as ROSIE is!

We are as capable and POWERFUL as the woman we admire most!

How exciting is that?!

Everything we admire about women like Oprah, Maya Angelou, Helen Keller, Princess Di, Rosa Parks, J.K. Rowling, Gloria Steinem, Mother Teresa–we have what each of them have or had inside of us!  We were all born with that very same capacity to do great good and creative things in the world and we can access it.  It’s inside of each of us right now.

Take a minute and let that in!!!

Now, grab a pen and paper and write down a list of the women you admire most and what they do or have done that makes them someone to look up to.

Look at your list.

Those women do not have more value in the world than YOU do because of their talent or things they have accomplished in their lives.  You have just as much value to me as any one of the women on that list, regardless of what you may have accomplished or what you have failed at.  It does not matter.  You have VALUE and YOU are loved! (and so am I!)

Now, write your full name at the top of your list!

This I Am a Powerful Woman mindset is a new way of thinking for me.  My life feels like  a THRILLING adventure because of it!  Because of the POWERFUL transformation I went through, I believe it is ABSOLUTELY essential to support you in achieving the same result in your life.  I cannot enjoy this new way of living knowing that you may be feeling as insecure, lonely, and overwhelmed as I was two years ago.  I was mostly miserable and now I am mostly exuberant!

I am not an expert in anything but my own experience.  My life from the traditional definition of success, screams struggle and impending failure.  That’s okay.  I’m on a journey and it’s really just getting started.  I’ve got BIG goals and my story is not complete.  I invite you to follow me as I continue to grow and to grow along with me into your own POWER!  I would LOVE nothing more than to be on this journey together!  Sign up below for my weekly newsletter.  You will get an update from me and I will pass along resources and programs that will inspire and be of use to you in your journey!

UNLEASH YOUR POWER!

 

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