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… you have to go through what you DON’T.

Generally speaking, in order to get what you want in life, you have to pass through what you don’t. Sure, we all want certain things in life, but we don’t all get them because we want them or because we think we deserve them, we get them because we do the work to get them. Life doesn’t just hand you rewards, it wants to see if you are up to the task of earning them. 

If you are not where you want to be in life, acknowledge it and push through it; don’t succumb to it. Your life gives you cloaked opportunities for growth. It may seem like something is taking you down, but it’s only there to see if you can take yourself up and over it. 

Life is what you do with it. When you can face what you don’t want, the universe will always bring you what you do. And if you feel like you’re never going to get what you want — keep going, recognize that it means you’re almost there.

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a healthy ego… and NOTHING to prove.

So if you have something to prove, you may want to check-in with your ego.

Healthy egos create healthy humans. But in our fast paced society of competition and status, sometimes our egos default to the power outside of us rather than highlighting the power within us.  Our egos can become misguided and singularly focused on some notion of external power. But real power has nothing to prove. It just is. If your ego is healthy, you have NO NEED to wield your power over others, you are happy to use that power in support of others’ development. But when your ego is unhealthy, it needs to use it’s power outside of itself to control and manipulate everyone around you in order to feel safe and/or important, valued and validated.

How healthy is your ego? Where is your power center? Inside or outside? When you learn that a healthy ego is inwardly directed, you realize that you have it all within yourself. If people do not see how fabulous you are, it isn’t your job to prove it to them. It is only your job to prove it to yourself. So always put that external energy back into yourself and in time, everyone will see that you are “the REAL DEAL,” not only because you have everything to offer, but because you truly have absolutely no need to prove it to anyone. A healthy ego validates itself; it never needs validation from outside.

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My new book launches March 2015 and will be available on Amazon.com March 30th.

Well, it is finally here! My NEW BOOK, “Life Lessons: Everything You Ever Wished You Had Learned in Kindergarten: is NOW AVAILABLE on AMAZON.COM for pre-sell!! It will be available at Barnes & Nobles and other major booksellers and for E-readers in the coming weeks! Stay tuned!




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