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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to deal with Ankle Biters

I choose to live my life with a belief and a mindset that everyone is filled with greatness.  We were all born to shine and contribute our unique gifts to the world.  No one is better than anyone else just like no one is worse than anyone else.  We are all born with a blank canvass of possibilities.  We have all been given the miraculous gift of life and the ability to choose what we fill our black board with. We all have the same brushes and we can all choose to define ourselves and the bigger picture of our lives.  We can all choose to defy gravity by creating ourselves or we can choose to be held down.  We have the choice to live with greater purpose and meaning or suppress our passion. We can choose to let in the light or remain in the shadows.  I choose to soar to the stars, to taste my one precious life and to love unconditionally.  I choose to selflessly pour myself into others, inspiring them to do the same.

As you strive to break through the atmosphere and the temporary barriers that are holding you back, you will need to cultivate a new mindset - disciplining your disappointment and dealing with the ankle biters that want to keep you down.  Recognize that their energy and lack of control is not yours. You only have the ability to control how you respond.  During those tough moments, ask yourself: "What do I know for certain about this moment?"  The following tips will help you regain and remain in control of your responses:

My TOP 10 TIPS for responding to Ankle Biters:

1. Shift someone's anger and whining by asking them what they are most grateful for today.
2. Avoid negative people at all costs - they are like energy vampires that want to feed off of you.
3. Don't respond to a negative post or email you are only giving away your energy.
4. Avoid looking for what isn't there...replace it with higher levels of gratitude for what is!
5. Replace a negative comment with 5 positive comments, it will shift the energy of the outcomes.
6. Avoid wasting energy in trying to control other people, instead create a new perspective about them.
7. Listen with the intent to understand rather than the compulsion of replying.
8. Instead of listening to them complain, redirect the conversation to a positive outlook for the day.
9. Think about the tone and expression of your response/message before you deliver it.   
10. You don't need to be right, you just need to protect your energy by staying in control of your response. 

You don't need to know what the hell you're doing...

For the past several months, I've been working dilligently on my new book: 'I don't know what the HELL I'm doing but I know what I want.'  The more I spend time with highly successful people and continue to step into my greatest life, the more this concept resonates with me. You don't need to know what the hell you're doing. You don't need to wait until you're certified or when you have all of the details figured out. You don't need to wait until you have enough money saved or when your finances are all aligned. You don't need to wait until the kids are older or when your spouse gives you permission. You don't need to wait until you have 1000 likes or when you make the cover of a magazine!  You don't need to wait until the promotion comes in or when your boss recognizes your talents. You don't need to wait until the weekend or when you have more time. You don't need to wait until the seasons change or when the stars align. 

All you need is you and an unwavering belief that you are meant for more. You are meant to defy gravity by leaping out of bed each morning ready to embrace the miracle of life. You are ready to shine a light on your beauty and your greatness for others to see. You are ready to inspire others around you to no longer hold back from living an extraordinary life. You are ready to live with greater passion and purpose. You are ready to decide what you want most knowing that you deserve to receive unconditional love. You are born as a child of light. You are born with limitless potential. You are born with the ability to advance the human race. 

You don't need to know what the hell you are doing. You only need to know what you want. The world needs BIGGER dreamers. Decide what you want to most, take action and create your life. The World will be Helped by You.