Allowing the emergence of who you are becoming

Your circumstances will conspire to support your growth I’ve been practicing taking up space in my life by not showing up in many of the places where I am in the habit of showing up. ⁣ Friday afternoon the line to our WiFi was cut. No WiFi = no internet ⁣ I work from home so this means no email, no zoom, no YouTube, no access to online documents and projects, and no access to social media which IS part of my job. ⁣Since Friday...

Succeeding without losing yourself in the process

"Women are the greatest untapped natural resource on the planet." -Regena Thomashauer For years I believed I needed to be something and someone other than me in order to succeed. ⁣ ⁣ I didn’t think me as ME could succeed. ⁣ ⁣ I mean, why would I? ⁣ ⁣ Everything I was consuming was telling me directly or indirectly that I had to be different than me to “win”. ⁣ ⁣ The people I saw modeling success were doing so from a...

Force vs. Power

There’s a difference between force + power. ⁣ When it comes to leadership, much of what we see modeled is FORCE. ⁣ It’s domination⁣. It’s hierarchical⁣. Power is different. ⁣ Power doesn’t need to force. It flows. ⁣ Power doesn’t have to demand. It commands. ⁣ Power is self-connected, self-led and exudes an essence sooo wildly + inexplicably magnetic that other people cannot resist her presence. ⁣ There is no force...

Are you alive in your life?

Burnout is a silent killer of women. ⁣⁣At a certain point, you wake up - suddenly alive in your life and ask your self, your god, your universe, “Is THIS all there is?” ⁣⁣This question typically comes after years of waiting. Self-sacrificing with the belief that turns into a hope that turns into a wish that turns into a resigned state of being that one day… ⁣⁣One day it will be YOUR turn. It will be time for your dreams. Your...

You can unlearn their stories

It’s real easy for me to seek outside myself for the answers. What should I wear? What should I say? What books should I read? What should I eat? What course should I take? Who should I follow? What should I study? Who should I trust?My questions all some version of “What’s the right thing to do?”One of my biggest drivers is to not be wrong.In that state, I was at the mercy of everyone else while simultaneously reinforcing the (total...

Why am I so tired?

I don't understand why I'm so tired... ⁣ For years, I needed to find a reason to explain the way I felt. ⁣ ⁣ ESPECIALLY if the way I felt meant that I didn’t want to work. ⁣ ⁣ Do you relate?⁣ ⁣ It was as though the fact that I was feeling tired wasn’t a good enough reason to rest, so I needed to search for some sort of justification. ⁣ ⁣ I see this a lot with entrepreneurs. ⁣ ⁣ We have so many tasks⁣ ⁣ We have...

Who am I if I’m not doing?

I was afraid of who I'd be if I stopped "doing"   I was a zero sum thinker. ⁣ ⁣ 𝘇𝗲·𝗿𝗼-𝘀𝘂𝗺⁣ ⁣ /ˈˌ𝘇𝗶𝗿ōˈ𝘀ə𝗺/⁣ ⁣ 𝗮𝗱𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲⁣ - relating to or denoting a situation in which whatever is gained by one side is lost by the other.⁣ ⁣ My thinking, the byproduct of my wounded masculine, patriarchal programming had me convinced that life was a competition with only 1...

Whatever it takes

You will miss the journey in your race to the finish line I spent much of my life rushing to a finish line that didn’t exist + while missing the journey that did⁣⁣I was working for my worthiness like it was a thing waiting for me at the end of my never-ending to do list ⁣⁣Earlier this year, my body let me know she was done tolerating what she’d been tolerating (amazingly well!) for so many years ⁣⁣She got sick⁣⁣My diet had...

[ < permission to be me > ]

i spent years... so many years... S O M A N Y Y  E  A  R  S trying to become working to embody P E R F E C T I O N i'd convinced myself i fully believed P E R F E C T I O N was the thing i needed the finish-line i had to cross H  A  D    T  O  and IF if i could cross that line if i could make it i would be enough finally worthy of attention of approval of love i was exhausted continually performing in an act a show that never closed...

Do you trust yourself to try?

One week ago today, I was one day home Having arrived late in the evening from my most recent trip to California Transformed, but in ways not yet fully detectable by me Aware of a stirring Unsure what it meant or what to do with it Have you ever been in that space Felt the longing... Pulling toward something new... Knowing you don't belong where you are And yet... Unsure Uncertain Unclear       What does it look like? What's my...

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