Y’know something I don’t mind much?
Being different. Thinking differently than those around me on certain issues. Having a superpower for “reframing” (seriously. Try me. I can rewrite any script, self-talk loop, headline, whatever).
Based off some of your spectacular and heartfelt comments on last week’s BonBlast there’s confirmation we tamp down the full expression of our enoughness in an attempt to fit in growing up… and we just keep doing it ’til that moment when we realize we’ve gotten so freakin’ far off the mark from who it is we’re supposed to be that we declare ENOUGH and begin excavating what we’ve hidden even from ourselves.
There’s a saying that the definition of Hell is meeting the version of yourself that you could’ve been.
That’s why I find it stunningly beautiful when someone chooses the joy of fitting OUT for a change. It’s as though we’re making sure we never experience Hell that way.
Now, I’m not talking about being different for the sake of being different. Being contrarian because it’s fun to cause trouble for others. Being a rebel no matter what it is you’re rebelling against, always. No, no, and no.
I’m talking about having those true, authentic, unique to you GUT INSTINCTS and then going with them no matter what.
Y’know, like being in Fiji with dozens of women who are taking selfies in the glorious sunset — but spotting a pole and going in for a quick trick — because who doesn’t love taking flight and seeing the world upside-down when the opportunity is RIGHT THERE?
Like breaking into song, randomly, while out in public — because it just feels so good to do so.
Like listening fully as someone shares her thoughts and feelings and then connecting with her not by sharing a similar story from your life but instead asking, “What do I have to offer right now?” I mean, actually asking someone how you can best be of service in their life.
Like stopping the endless scrolling on social media to drop in on the online profile of someone who’s NOT posting, letting them know, “I’m just thinking of you.”
There are so many opportunities every day to do one little thing just a little bit differently. I’d love to know about ways you choose to fit OUT rather than doing the thing that everyone always does, every time.
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Before I close off, I’ve got three quick shares. 🙂
1. I’m hosting an online party and I want you to join me — and I want you to bring friends. It’s the first-ever SMFA Summit and you can learn all about it, meet my very favorite people who are guests in this inspiring offering, and sign up for FREE at SMFAsummit.com!!
2. You can’t possibly be surprised that the series that won an Emmy for innovation in 2019 would be finding innovative ways to continue production right now, but it is, and that means I’m casting again. Congratulations and thank you to the SMFA ninjas who’ve already self-taped and been cast in Artificial for season 3! Talk about the joy of fitting out!
3. I’ll be hosting a livestream at 12pm PDT Tuesday the 12th on Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope c/o Twitter to chat about the joy of fitting out, innovations in casting, and the SMFA Summit! Join me, won’t you?
Thanks for reading, rockstar. Sending you so much love now and always.