Can you believe I cried in public yesterday? Not once, but twice!! ?
I don’t think I’ve ever cried in public before…not that I can remember anyway. In fact, I just asked my husband Chris how many times he’s seen me cry in our 11+ years together, and he said two or three, and that at least one of them was out of frustration or anger.
Yesterday I didn’t cry out of frustration OR anger.
I cried because I connected…
on a very deep level, to a very painful childhood memory my coach was sharing on stage…in front of 800 people! Talk about vulnerable.
There I was, squeezed in the middle of a long row of women (who didn’t seem to be crying by the way), not able to hold back tears, no matter how hard I tried. So many emotions were flooding my mind, and my heart.
Not only did I feel for her as a little girl, but perhaps for the first time ever, I also felt for the little girl that was Me in her story.
My heart was racing, and I could feel myself starting to sweat.
I tried to get myself together, but the tears were flowing and I just couldn’t catch my breath.
What the Hell was happening to me!!?? Obviously something struck a chord.
And then I got it. Slowly at first… then like a ton of bricks!
There my coach was – standing all powerful and confident and accomplished and rich and generous and compassionate (all the things I admire and strive for in myself)…but also, completely vulnerable.
Wide open, for all of us to see.
It was clear in that moment, that it wasn’t just the story that got to me, it was the realization that you can be powerful and vulnerable too.
While intellectually I know that, the truth is that as a child I was never given that permission, and so I carried that into my adult years…never giving myself permission to be truly vulnerable, to share on a deep level what has shaped who I WAS, and what has driven me to become who I AM today.
So why do I share this with you?
For one, to be more vulnerable!
Because as soon as I have a Mindset Breakthrough, I take immediate action while the momentum is fresh. That’s a success strategy by the way!
And two, because I know you can relate.
I know you’re carrying around repressed pain or disappointment that you’re too embarrassed to share with the world because they might see you as weak.
I know you are juggling a lot of responsibilities and pursuing a bunch of goals.
I know you’re a superwoman in your mind!
But I also know that you’re exhausted with trying to DO it all and HAVE it all, and especially with having to look “so together” and “in control” all the time.
And so I want you to know that you don’t have to!
Like Shanda (and like me)…YOU can be successful, wealthy, driven, brave, etc, while still being vulnerable. It doesn’t have to be one or the other!
You can admit your mistakes and your fears.
You don’t have to hide your past or your insecurities because you think it makes you look weak.
When Shanda, was standing up there sharing her personal story, she wasn’t sharing it for attention. She wasn’t all emotional or preachy. She was sharing it to connect with all the powerful independent women in the audience.
She was being vulnerable with us so we too could be vulnerable.
And so I am.
Now it’s your turn!
What do YOU need help with in your life? Do you have a vision for yourself that you just can’t seem to move forward? Are you having a difficult time even envisioning your goals or dreams because you’ve been mentally or emotionally blocked for so long?
I’ve been there. I know how frustrating it feels, and how disempowering it is to fail. And I’ve learned how to flip my insecurities and frustrations into success and joy so many times my life.
Let me help you do the same!
Just put it out there! Share in the comments so or email me. Tell me (tell us) what it is you’re struggling with. Get it off your chest. You’ll feel so much better because of it.
Today I feel lighter and more vision driven then ever before. And it’s all because I DECIDED to let go and to let myself be more vulnerable.
You can too. I promise, I’ve got your back!
From my vulnerable heart to yours,
P.S. Imagine what your life could look like this time next year if you allow yourself to be vulnerable. If you ask for help and open yourself up to the possibility of a new way. You don’t have to do it alone. EMAIL ME now and remember, we’re in this together!