Buying In To Yourself

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If you’re always on sale, then you’re not receiving what you’re worth. And if you’re always on sale then do people really appreciate you for your real qualities?

What if you didn’t sell yourself short?
What if your morals couldn’t be bought?
What if you didn’t sell out on your dream? or your gifts?

What if you bought in to the real value of yourself?
What if you received what you’re worth?
What if you invested in your dream? or your gifts?

I see it so often that people think they need to be everything to everyone. Not just in a business sense but in a personal sense too. But the thing is that if you’re everything to everyone, who are you for you? This is selling out on yourself and your own unique blend of skills and expertise. We think that we should just accept what we are offered for our skills and expertise but really, we diminish our own sense of self by doing this. I began charging a small price and would put out sales and special prices but you know what I received in kind for these offers? People who didn’t appreciate the process, people who didn’t appreciate my time or expertise and people who would expect more for less. What I put out there by trying to cater to everyone is exactly what I got – a diminished perception of my gifts.

Now I’m not talking about money here either. I’m talking about time, emotions, food and much much more.

Where have you sold out on a dream because you thought someone knew what was better for you?
Where have you bought into someone else’s perception of you and your abilities?
Where have you invested in someone else’s dream at the expense of your own?
Where have you chosen someone else’s time over your own?
Where have you invested bad food into your body when you know you were worth investing in high quality nourishing food?

What would it take for you to buy into your own gifts?
What would it take for you to buy into your own dream or goal?
How could you invest in these for yourself? (Food, money, emotions, mind set, time etc)
How much are these gifts and dreams worth to you?
How would they improve your sense of self worth?
And if your worth was improved, then how else would life generally improve?

It all has a flow on effect.

Buy into yourself and watch your investment pay dividends.

 

 

 

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Monday Mantra:: A perceived small change can make a big impact

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Known as a divine paradox. What looks big is small, what looks small is big. Just because something appears to be a mountain, it is very likely a molehill. What appears to be a small gesture can very well mean the world to someone. Never underestimate the power of small things.

One of my favourite quotes is:

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, then you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito.”

Adding what seems to be a small “one 20 minute walk per week” into your routine may well be paving the way for a big shift in your weight.
A small change in the way you talk about money can pave the way for a big energetic shift in your finances.
A small smile to a stranger has the ability to change their perception on their whole day.

The same goes when you’re on the receiving end. A small gift has the potential to change your life for the better, even if you can’t see it in that moment. A perceived small pay rise has the ability over time to change your perceptions on how you’re valued and have a flow on effect to those around you and possibly to a bigger pay rise next year.

The other week, I bought myself a bunch of flowers for completing a big transformative study week and everyday for  a week afterwards, I felt great walking into my kitchen to see a beautiful bunch of flowers on the kitchen table. It shifted my whole week into beginning each day with a positive thought.

What small thing can you do for yourself or for someone else today that has the potential to make a big difference in yours or someone else’s life?

 

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.