My Self-Awareness Journey
Let’s talk about self-awareness; how it is a light that comes in when you don’t even know you have been in darkness, that it seems as selfishness to others but disguised as self-care from you to yourself.
No one can be of use if they are an empty well. Empty: Defined as containing nothing; not filled or occupied.
For me it took years to become self-aware. Have you always taken care of others? Then that is what you “DO” (meaning… I’m a go girl) naturally, as a result you forget to take care of yourself; you may even forget that taking time to care for yourself is an option, a non-negotiable.
I think it is different for everybody because of our personality and demographics. In hindsight; the applause of taking care of others must have been a form of martyrdom (family and friends) subconsciously a way to gain approval and fit in and even though I did it from a place of not wanting anything back.
I have always wondered if people told me and I just kept doing my thing.
If you are taking from somewhere else to help others, or you feel like you are cheating, that is a disservice to those people: work, children, health or our marriage.
Everything we do must be done with an eye for balance; it doesn’t need to be balanced though, and that’s because once we feel the engagement or the flow is off we can reevaluate and re-adjust to get back in line, i.e. take a tire.
Now I know what works for me and how I can do my best work to help people, places and causes. To give from a well that is not empty.
Me being aware of my weakness is being aware of my strength too.
Change Watch: How can you be more Self Aware?
Encouragement from an optimistic single mom.
Life changed for me in 2008, and since then it has been an adventure.
I have learnt to love the road I am on, and smell the roses while driving on it too.
I believe that standards of living can change without a moment’s notice, affecting our old way of life.
That Passion can die, and be reignited again.
I found my passion and It’s writing and the story behind it.
I’m super passionate about hospitality, leadership and finance.
I am a single mom of boys who wants to change the world through a smile and genuine service.
I own up to the fact that I make an awesome follower.
I encourage and I inspire. I write, I blog, sometimes – I lead well, and sometimes I follow badly. But the important thing is to get started.
I recently met Simon Sinek, the Start with Why Guy and and so continue to inspire the world.
Email me for a free 20 minute chat or to help you on your way to your Why.
from my heart, xoxoxo