What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger
Authenticity, CARE, self-worth, self-help, survival guide
I learned how to survive off of pure will and tenacity at a very young age. Let’s just say that being authentic was never encouraged. Not in childhood, not as a teen, and certainly not into adulthood. In fact, now that I’m over 40 and I’ve got a case of the fuck-you’s, I think speaking my truth is the most courageous thing about me. I’ve got the street smarts, relationship recovery and life experiences to hold my own in any thought provoking conversation. Having been in sales for 20 plus years, I have found attracting money has never been an issue. Mostly because I tend to put myself in uncomfortable situations that most would rather not. This leaves an opportunity to carve out a niche (or two or three) and generate new buckets of revenue.
I’ve done it, I’ve enjoyed it, but I have to tell you the one thing that made it so much harder than it needed to be: People. They seriously can suck the life out of you sometimes. If we are the sum of the 5 people we hang around then why do we subject ourselves to all these other humans and give any weight to our encounters? If we truly CARE about ourselves wouldn’t our Standards be higher and our Boundaries be stronger?
So, I came up with a little street smart survival guide and it saves my ass on the daily. It is my communication map, relationship blueprint and my newfound clarity STANDARD. Listen, life is an adventure. The goal is to infuse your work and relationships with joy, richness and life. Infusion happens when we are tuning into the vibration of our authentic selves. Authenticity comes from honoring yourself more than another’s ego or opinion of you. All we need is a lesson in the basics of dealing with humans and communicating our needs with them.