They really work

You guys! Affirmations really work! Despite my mockery of Stuart Smalley on SNL (“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people LIKE me!”) they are so powerful. I told you in the last newsletter that my therapist suggested I create some affirmations to help with my low confidence level, and I did.

Jennie, our illustrious virtual assistant, whom we adore, told me that she works on one affirmation at a time. They say if you practice something for 10,000 hours you’ll become an expert, and so, repeating affirmations will then cement them as fact in your brain. So I wrote one of them on little pieces of red paper with a gold Sharpie and hung them around the house.

They say, “I am creative and have an interesting and unique perspective and ideas to share with the world. People will seek out my perspective.” This lets me know that I can go ahead and stop second guessing my ideas and doubting my relevance to the world.

And you know what? It’s working! I’m churning out better writing, I’m showing up more authentically in my relationships, and I’m stepping more fully into my role as boss lady, owner of a magazine. You would not believe this, but it has taken me until now to make myself understand that it’s me being me, and I’m cool! 

It’s funny because when I hear other people tell me about their affirmations, I’m like, “Well, of COURSE that’s true for you!” Isn’t it tragic that there are so many people out there who think – no, BELIEVE – that they are less than? 

C’mon ladies! Go tell someone that they are awesome!

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