October 24, 2021
This morning, I changed my mind about what I wanted to talk about today. Hey, I’m a Libra. That’s what we do. It’s about the whole scale thing.
But seriously, it’s kind of a big deal for me to do that and it’s not something I usually do because I spend a lot of time preparing for each episode. I do research, I prepare a script and then record and edit.
I invest a lot into each episode. It’s something I enjoy but when I choose to scrap a topic at the last minute that means I can’t just record and edit. I need to take the time to get immersed into a NEW topic, then prepare a NEW script and THEN record.
So, it’s kind of a thing.
But I think it’s important to be flexible. To listen to what my intuition is telling me about what would be best to share with all of you. So, when that inner voice pipes up, I listen.
Many times, a last-minute shift will be inspired by work I’m doing with my clients. And this week is no different.
This week something unusual happened. And that is, the same issue cropped up for three of my private coaching clients. The same issue. In the same week.
Now granted, the specific situation or the way each client experienced the issue was different but, in each instance, the root issue they were dealing with was the same. And their self-coaching and homework in between coaching sessions was the same.
But as I sent the last client their follow-up recap and homework, it made me think about how many people I’ve managed who’ve struggled with the same thing.
How many friends or colleagues?
And honestly, how often I struggled with it.
As I considered that, I realized how pervasive the issue actually is and how fundamental it is to helping enable the goals we have, the success we want and honestly, who we want to be in the world. So, I knew it was the thing I needed to talk about today. Because I intuitively believe it’s something most of us need to hear and consider how to put it into practice in our own lives.
So, in this episode, we’re going to talk about Self Appreciation. What it is. Why it’s important. And how to put it into practice.
So, let’s dive in.
First let’s look at a simple definition.
Self-Appreciation is about consciously acknowledging the things about yourself that you like or appreciate.
These can be traits, accomplishments, contributions, whatever.
Doesn’t really matter WHAT it is. The important thing is that YOU see it and appreciate it. AND, that you view it solely through the lens of YOU, meaning you don’t compare YOU with the things we appreciate and observe about others.
Self-Appreciation is about you and you alone.
Give the episode a listen.