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The Danger of DIY-ing
DIY-ing Your Confidence
There’s a lot more to having a superstar, high powered, unstoppable, kick ass confidence then simply hoping or believing it’s true. Like anything else worth having, it takes work. The confidence ladder is a hard one to climb, particularly for women, because we’ve been bombarded with messages that undermine every opportunity we have to feel fabulous about who are, just as we are.
The endless magazine ads, streams of reality shows, the non-stop makeup and weight loss ads serve to reinforce our self-doubts about our own beauty, intelligence, and value.
We’re like deer caught in the headlight afraid to make a decision or any substantial move in our life! Yes we know deep down we’re powerful, intelligent, capable, and at times able to leap a building in a single bound. But more often then not when it’s time to leap we freeze, we get stuck.
We’re pulled and paralyzed by the tension between what we want and were we’re at. For too many the tension becomes too great and instead of moving closer to our dreams, we lower our expectations or worse…give up entirely. This is why you can’t DIY confidence.
A mentor or coach can help push you when you feel like giving up on yourself and your dreams. Help you reclaim the self-love and self-acceptance needed to live your life’s purpose. Someone skilled to help you stay true to your why and engage in the reflexive activities needed to stay the course, exhale the bullshit, and achieve your goals.
If you’re struggling with F.O.G. (fear, overwhelm and guilt) it’s because you’re doing it yourself. Stop trying and let someone help you move the needle from the status quo.