Step one on the journey of finding fulfillment and living your passion and purpose has to start with falling in love with yourself, otherwise you will find yourself on the endless treadmill of seeking happiness outside of yourself. I had been on this endless quest and I have watched a lot of my clients do this. So I asked myself, how does one really fall in love with oneself and get off the endless treadmill? I know what you are thinking – wow that sounds a bit egotistical to fall in love with yourself. So let me clarify – I don’t mean falling in love with yourself in a narcissistic way – I mean in a way where you fully know who you are, appreciate who you are, celebrate who you are, accept who you are, and express and share who you are with the world in a joy-filled and confident way.
Since I kept seeing this being a huge struggle for a lot of people, I decided to share my own journey and the steps I took to help others fall in love with themselves by writing a book called “Falling in Love With Me: A Personal Journey and a Guide to Falling in Love with You.” I wrote it with my character Tinkerangel, which is really just a representation of who I am.
A friend of mine gave me that name. She said, “Marcy you are like a fairy that goes around sprinkling happy dust on people to help them on their journey and then you are also like an angel who wraps your wings around people to support them.”
Wow, I thought that was an accurate description of who I am and what I love to do. I like to be my Tinkerangel as much as possible because it helps me dream bigger, live my own passion and purpose in such a more expansive way, and also it is more fun. I have exercises in that book to help you discover your character as well.
The steps I identified on this journey are the following:
L – Let Yourself Find Out Who You Really Are
O – Open Yourself to Allow More Into Your Life That you Really Want
V – Value and Appreciate and Honor Who You Are Every Day
E – Enjoy and Express You
It may seem like such a simple step, but so many times I see people/clients stuck with this. This has been a big area where I have helped clients get unstuck and the amazing part is when people take this step – I mean really fall in love with themselves – everything becomes easier. They are clearer on who they are, the value they bring, what they want to do, what they love, the people they want to surround themselves with, the types of business they want to create, the type of the job they want, the type of relationship they desire, and how they want their life to look. From this clarity, everything falls into place and miraculous and wondrous things unfold.
Don’t hesitate – take the time to fall in love with you to create a fulfilling life filled with dreams come true. I wish this for you and everyone.
Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and to visit my websitewww.careerswithwings.com.
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