My wish for you is to know you’re enough and allowed to be magnificently DARING with your life!
Remember when you were a child and your imagination ran wild with all the possibilities available to you once you were finally all grown up and lived in an adult world? If you were anything like me, perhaps you spent hours in your room, conjuring up pretend worlds to meet your every desire.
Who do you want to be when you grow up?
When I think back on that time as a wee one, I am most struck by my sheer belief in the unbelievable.
What is it about growing up that inserts asking for the things we desire in life to be a requirement? What makes growing up insert prerequisites for the things we want with words like “deserve”, “allowed”, “enough”?
I don’t know. And I spend most every day coaching people and their dreams. But mostly I spend my time on what keeps you from saying YES to your dreams.
While today I don’t desire to be a famous author or fly around the world in my own private jet, I do feel a kinship with those who are being brave with their life. People who are seeking something with their life that has a purpose only they can really tap into. This purpose doesn’t have to be a lofty one, involving status, material goods, and lots of money….although there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. 🙂
It’s not what you do, it’s why you do it.
I call these people Courageous Changemakers.
I define them as people who are creating change and impact THROUGH their life and work.
How do you know if you’re a Courageous Changemaker?
Your platform is just the vehicle. Whether you’re a stay-at-home dad, coach, teacher, carpenter, advocate, writer, media person, yoga practitioner, or business owner, your chosen platform isn’t where you stop or what you want to be known for. It is the thing that delivers what you want to be known for.
You want your life to count for something. Whatever it is you are dedicated to doing, you are connected to it, it also gives your life meaning, purpose, and connection.
You are deeply interested in your growth and the growth of others. You are curious about your life and the lives of others. You actively want to grow and uplift others to grow alongside you.
You are a steward for kindness and compassion for all. You feel connected to people and your empathy runneth over. You want your work, choices, and ways of creating change to be through compassionate action toward yourself, the earth, and all people.
You are a “possibilitarian” at heart. You are driven by what could be. At times you feel your vision for others and our planet feels overly optimistic but you simply refuse to believe now is all there is. You are the defenders and uplifters of possibility.
You are generous. If you think what you know or have learned could truly help someone then you will share it, write it, speak it, or give it away in some way.
You see your life as a journey, not a destination. Your goal, in many ways, isn’t accomplishable. This can feel defeatist or it can be empowering. If the goal isn’t to get it done but rather to continue the ripple, then your life must be lived sustainably. You want to have adventurous experiences, travel, learn, live fully, be grateful, share your resources of time, energy, and money, and live with intention.
For you, I share my personal daring manifesto.
(Print it out here)
- I want you to TRUST yourself and your choices.
- I want you to create your life and uncreate anything no longer serving you.
- I want you to travel, play, explore, and create your own grand adventure.
- I want you to feel creatively and financially free and worthy of that freedom.
- I want you to nourish your mind and body so that you exude love of life from the inside out.
- I want you to demonstrate with your life your values and deepest held beliefs about what you’re capable of.
- I want you to love and allow yourself to be loved wholeheartedly.
- I want you to overflow with gratitude for the community you surround yourself with.
- I want you to know you are worth fully knowing and choosing every day.
- I want you to know that your one wild and magical life matters and in choosing to matter you teach others to do the same.
- I want you to know you are valuable and your calling is a beautiful gift to you and all living things.
I want you to know you’re enough and allowed to be magnificently BRAVE with your life!
I am worth being brave with my life.
Daring Journal Prompt:
My daring manifesto for 2022 would say….
Love and blessings for a healthy, inspirational and hope-filled 2022!
P.S. I am here for you, as your coach, guide, mentor, and more. Let me know how I can support you to be your best daring self!