I love this quote. And I do believe it can be misunderstood.
Some take this to the extreme and actively seek opportunities to be abrasive "just because." More like a defense mechanism. Like "nobody said you had to like me so f--- you first. I'll piss you off before you have a chance to reject me."
That's not coming from confidence though.
When I honestly embody this quote, my energy is soft about my differences. I can know I am safe in all my quirks and imperfections and allow myself, the parts of me that just want to express, to come to the surface.
I can follow my intuition and know that who I am and how I behave ain't gonna fancy everybody. And from that space know that it's aight.
Not everyone is going to, should, or needs to jive.
That's when this quote has its most genuine power.
I accept me and it's all good if you do or don't.
Do you accept yourself?
I didn't think I would organize a MeetUp group again, but I have such a strong desire to facilitate regular Moving Workshops that I have to create my own opportunities.
Somewhere 2007-2010 I ran a meetup group called YoungFemMillionaires, for women with 7-figure aspirations. I shut that group down years ago and have now created the L.A. Women Feel Good Kick Ass Meetup.
We'll meet at least once a month and address a topic related to building confidence and successful living. What makes it a Moving Workshop, or DanceShop, is that it fuses the personal development group coaching experience with dance.
I facilitate the dancing to ZUMBA and Deep House tracks. So we work out, express ourselves creatively, discuss confidence personal and professional success, share what's up, have fun. The awesome blend of mind and body.
What?!? I can't wait.
Interested? Joining the MeetUp group is free.
And if you know someone who would be ALL OVER THIS, please share this with them.
Two words. Hell no!
We give ourselves so many reasons why we can't or shouldn't do the things we really want to do. "Too old" is the reason I'm addressing today.
If still pictures speak a thousand words, then moving pictures must be golden.
Are you too old to do something about your dream? I'll let the short documentary video below answer that. This video was co-created by L.A.-based photographer, videographer, and editor Paul Antico. I was so compelled by the topic that I attended Paul's screening for this documentary last week. At a dance studio nonetheless.
In under 5 minutes, watch this 70-year old woman fulfill her dream of dancing ballet and going en pointe!
As you watch this video, I invite you to ask yourself where in your life are NOT pursuing or fulfilling a personal or professional dream?
After you watch this video, if you are ready to do something about that dream, visit the Work With Me page on this website. As a Certified Dream Coach®, I specialize in bringing your dreams from in your head to out in the world.
Words to Live By
Be super kind to yourself.