Breaking Through your Glass Ceiling

Removing the Glass Ceiling
One of my favorite sayings I picked up when I went to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition is “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway“. 
 
I think so much of our life is lived under a glass ceiling we create for ourselves… a wall of limitations that we agree to. Most of this comes from your past experiences, negative comments or hurts that get buried deep inside. They mess with our mind and create a breeding ground for lack and limitation. 
 
Do you detect this showing up in your life? At the same time has there been something whispering inside of you? Something that you know you want to do with your life? What is stopping you? Is it a glass ceiling or wall? 
 
We can’t change our past and we can’t ensure that our future will turn out how we want it to. We plan, God laughs, just remember to trust and explore the offers that come to you. Pay attention to the whispers and start operating outside of your mental walls.
 
Don’t get complacent or stay in “the safe zone” no one ever grows by staying in this zone. You must always push a little past your edge of comfort to grow. I am not saying to overwork, stress and burnout, but to be mindful of growth.
 
“The safe zones rob us of our greatest moments and memories.”
~John C. Maxwell
 
Too often you will hear people telling you that you create your life. Don’t be hard on yourself some of life gets created all on its own. It’s what you do with it that counts.
 
 
In life it really is all how you look at things which determines what you contribute to yourself and the world. Victim or Victor?
 
Have you ever heard of Horatio Spafford? He wrote the hymn, “It is Well With My Soul”. If you don’t know the tragic events that led up to him writing this beautiful song, you may find it remarkable:
 
“This hymn was written after traumatic events in Spafford’s life. The first was the death of his son at the age of 2 and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which ruined him financially (he had been a successful lawyer and had invested significantly in property in the area of Chicago that was extensively damaged by the great fire). His business interests were further hit by the economic downturn of 1873, at which time he had planned to travel to Europe with his family on the SS Ville du Havre. In a late change of plan, he sent the family ahead while he was delayed on business. While crossing the Atlantic, the ship sank rapidly after a collision with a sea vessel, and all four of Spafford’s daughters died. His wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, “Saved alone …”. Shortly afterwards, as Spafford traveled to meet his grieving wife, he was inspired to write these words as his ship passed near where his daughters had died.”
 
When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
 
Refrain:
It is well, (it is well),
With my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
 
Most of us don’t have sorrows of that magnitude, but to us they might feel like that. Each person’s suffering is very real and painful to them. We must all cheer each other on and support each other. Horatio and his wife later went on to start soup kitchens, orphanages and hospitals.
 
Use your pain as your platform, your mess as your mission. 
 
Unite that whisper you have inside with your work. When you inspire others you feed that part of yourself that is growing and healing. 
 
“In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying
so get in motion and grow.”
~Lou Holtz
 
I get so many requests from coaches and health advocates to give recommendations on building their businesses, on uniting their passion with their platform. Next week we are going to announce a new resource we are adding to the Academy, can’t wait.

Have an awesome loving inspired weekend.

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