micro-blog: Confident Woman: When Self-Worth Meets Courage

micro-blog: Confident Woman: When Self-Worth Meets Courage

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The thing about women with confidence is that their power shows up in the subtlest of ways.

What do you envision when you think about a confident woman?

Maybe you picture a woman flaunting her body in a bikini, or a woman with a loud voice and strong opinions. Sometimes, that’s exactly what a confident woman is, but confidence wears many faces.

Today, I’m inviting you to broaden your perception of confidence.

A confident woman has nothing to prove.

She’s free to follow her path, loving herself when she makes mistakes, and believing in herself when she’s met with a challenge.

"No thank you.” falls gently but surely from the lips of a confident woman. Confident women honor their commitments, doing the work behind the scenes to cultivate a thriving life. 

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Confidence is when TRUE self-worth meets courage.

It grounds you. Anchors you. Reminds you of the wealth of value within. When you’re grounded to your truth, external events cannot steal your peace.  

The subtle nuances of confidence show up steadfast in the face of turmoil, and triumphant in the elevation of accomplishment. Confidence may sometimes be quiet, but it is always available to you. It is always accessible.

You can choose to move into deeper confidence.

You can start where you are, right now.

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micro-blog: Self-Love: Playing Big with Humility

Self-Love: Playing Big with Humility

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“The opposite of self-love is not humility. The opposite of self-love is self-loathing.” - Brooke Castillo

That statement holds so much truth for me.

As I delve deeper into self-love, I find myself holding space for others to do the same.  

May you see in fullness who you really are and commit to:

  • Letting go of seeing yourself through a broken lens - no more trying to prove/fix yourself.

  • Fully receive the love, gifts, help and pleasure in your life - no more earning love.

  • Stand in your power with *true* humility, self love and integrity - no more playing small and calling it humility. ⠀⠀

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It has never been your assignment to make others comfortable with the depth and breadth of who you are.

It’s okay to accept the compliment without minimizing it.

It’s okay to be appreciated without looking away.

It’s okay to be abundantly and fully you.

I’d have you no other way.

Now hop over to Instagram and tell me, what do you absolutely LOVE about the woman you are.

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Free Iphone Wallpapers to Help Keep Your Mind Right + 3 ways to stay in your joy

FREE IPHONE WALLPAPERS TO HELP KEEP YOUR MIND RIGHT

Have you ever been through a season where it’s really difficult to find the good? 

I know I have. 

The truth is, there is a lot in the world that breaks my heart. There is dysfunction in my family that I can’t fix  and there are situations I’ve had to let go of simply because I can't carry the weight.

I've learned though that no matter what is happening around me, I have the power to create the state I long to live in! I am in control of me and only me, and that is all I need to feel good in my own life. 

I’m done living in a state of heaviness and helplessness. What good am I to the world if I can’t see the hope, the love, and the good I already have?! The change we want to see in our lives, in our families, and in the world must first happen inside of us. 

Living fully alive isn’t about denying the bad, it’s about seeing the whole picture; the good and the bad, the duality of life, and choosing to give your energy to what gives life, not takes life away.

Here are my 3 favorite ways to stay in my joy when life is tough (PLUS a free wallpaper download!):

1. TAKE OWNERSHIP OF ALL OF IT

Your life is up to you. Many people live as a victim (I used to). When you live like life is happening to you, life feels scary and out of control. You become powerless to the actions of others, to the government, and to circumstance. When you consciously take responsibility of every aspect in your life, both good and bad, all of your choices, and stop blaming, life becomes much lighter. You and you alone are responsible for you. This mentality changed everything for me.

2. STAY IN YOUR POWER

What are you giving your energy to? I fall into patterns of scrolling Facebook, reading headlines, and getting flustered before I realize I’ve gotten sucked into the funnel of negativity. Start being aware of where your energy is going; stay present! What conversations are you engaging in? What are you reading? What are you dwelling on? 

If you find yourself constantly telling the same story over and over, complaining, venting, and ruminating on what someone said to you, it’s time to take back your power and be present. 

3. MEDITATE ON THE GOOD 

I try to infuse my days with as much gratitude and good thoughts as possible. Our reality is shaped by our beliefs, so why not choose to believe life is happening for us!? To do this,  I repeat affirmations, I focus my mind on truth, and I leave myself reminders everywhere. 

Choose to meditate on the good and learn to have your own personal joy no matter what is happening around you. To help you get started, I have 4 iphone wallpapers to center you on the truth of who you really are! 

 

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My step-by-step process for setting goals that will make you feel amazing!

My step-by-step process for setting goals that will make you feel amazing!

Last week I had the amazing opportunity of being featured on the local news! (Thanks Fox 5 + Janelle Brandom!!)During the interview I dished out a few tips on setting and achieving goals, and in my true nature, I wanted to expand on what I said and give you a my “get shit done” process!

This is exactly how I go about setting goals and making to-do lists in my own life so I hope it is helpful for you!

First, discover what you really want!

You might think you want a promotion, to get a different degree, or lose 10 lbs… but there is always a deeper reason why, a deeper desire behind the goal. When I work with clients I always ask, “how will achieving that make you feel? What will be different about your life when you get to that point?” 

A few tips to get right to the heart of what you really (deep down) want:

From here, it’s easy to work backwards and set goals that honor the true you!

Then, make an actionable, simple plan! 

This is all about bridging where you are to where you want to be. Most people get overwhelmed and try to do a radical life change, mapping out their entire year and giving themselves way too much to do day 1. As the old saying goes, most people over-estimate what they can get done in a day and under-estimate what they can get done in a year!

At this point, you already know what you want your life to be like, and chances are, you know the kind of things you want to feel a year from now. Let’s pull it back and focus on making the next 3 months practical and aligned with your big vision. 

My actionable 3 by 3 method:

  • Make plans for 3 big projects/goals every 3 months (i.e. Quarterly goals)

  • Map out all your other big ideas + plans for the other 3 quarters of the year, then set them aside! This way you won’t forget them, but they won’t be a distraction from the task at hand!

  • Break down your 3-month goals into weekly tasks- 3 big tasks a week to be exact!

  • At the start of each week, write out a to-do list of 1-3 things you can do each day toward your goal!

 

I keep it to 3 because it’s simple and keeps me from overwhelm!  (There’s nothing more defeating than a to-do list you can’t ever get done!)  

 

To sum it up: get clear about who you are and what you really want. Then align your life by making simple changes; taking small, actionable steps every day. 

Things to remember as you make goals for yourself this year:

  • Success that doesn’t make you fulfilled isn’t success at all!
  • Changing too much at once leads to burnout- keep it simple + strategic
  • Life change is hard, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help from an accountability partner, life coach, mentor, or friend!
  • You’re going to bomb from time to time. This is normal. Keep that shame-story far away and simply try again tomorrow!

I hope this was helpful to you! If so, go ahead and share with your girlfriends on Facebook! There’s nothing like having support from friends while you chase your dreams together. 

In love, Madison

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