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How can I be the best version of myself?
Is that a question you’ve asked yourself lately?
We spend far too much of our time worrying about living up to other people’s expectations without pausing for a while to consider our own.
What values do you hold in high regard?
What traits do you most admire in others?
How can you spend more time living and breathing as the best version of yourself?
As a small-business owner (or heart-centred entrepreneur, as I like to say) I used to spend far too much time trying to create services and packages that would appeal to all different kinds of potential customers. If someone suggested a different angle I hadn’t thought of, I’d add that too. And I got tired. Exhausted. Burnt out.
As the old saying goes, I was trying to please all of the people, all of the time and winding up not pleasing anyone! Least of all myself.
Something had to change.
Through various twists and turns, challenges and plot twists, meetings with inspiring thought leaders and taking the time to tune into what was really important to me (aka core values), my life slowly began to sparkle.
It felt feel really good. Great, in fact.
It was as if all the magic I’d believed in as a child had landed in my lap.
It wasn’t luck though, or even hard work.
The magic appeared because I’d become aligned to my inner voice and started to truly understand that it wasn’t what I did in my work (and personal life) that was important, but how and why I did it.
Asking myself the question: ‘How can I be the best version of myself today?’ soon became a daily habit.
For many months, I wrote down my thoughts, used oracle cards and my favourite rose quartz crystals, and allowed my inner voice to guide me.
You see, it wasn’t about creating a new e-book about a certain topic, or putting out a special priced offer on a new course, what really mattered was the passion at the core of everything I touched with my love and energy.
I realised that helping other people to shine brilliantly – to be the best version of themselves – was the really important thing to me.
This was (and still is) my why.
It didn’t matter whether I helped people gain business clarity during a quick 20 minute video call or supported them by writing their website copy, sent a quick ‘how are you feeling today?’ message or offered a short training session in their Facebook group.
How I delivered each of those things – from a place of love, compassion, kindness, empathy, experience and integrity – was integral to my personal fulfilment and, ultimately, more business success.
When you begin each day by thinking about how you can be the best version of yourself, you remove the need for expectation. You’re not expecting other people to act or talk in a certain way, you’re focused on how you can be better.
Once expectation is out of the way, it’s far easier to live from a place of love.
There’s no longer any need to act from fear, sadness or anger.
Whether you’re a business owner or not, we all make thousands of choices every single day. Choose the things that are in alignment to your core values, your inner voice, your ‘why’, and together we can create a ripple effect that makes every home, every school, every workplace and every community a more nourishing place to be.
How can you be the best version of yourself today?
Are you a passionate heart-centred entrepreneur interested in finding out how I can help you to shine brilliantly? Then hop on over to my Work with Me page to find out more.