Sep 9, 2019
HAPPY MONDAY MOTIVATION!
Welcome back to the weekly podcast, No More Excuses! Thank you for listening and for sharing this podcast with others! I'm excited that you are here and investing in YOU!
Last week's podcast was to get you thinking about who has helped build you up and build your confidence. And perhaps who YOU have helped do the same. As I mentioned last week as well, confidence can be and SHOULD BE contagious!
If you came up empty last week on WHO has helped you, are you sharing or asking for advice or input? Or perhaps you have in the past and all you received was negative opinions vs. genuine support? That happens some times. And then what do you do? You probably stop sharing. You stop trying to do something new. You may have ideas, goals and dreams hiding away for fear that this person was right and it was a "dumb idea".
Here's the thing you need to think about and determine: Was this person playing devil's advocate or just being negative? It's hard to tell the difference sometimes, because we all know that sometimes the truth hurts, doesn't it?
Listen in this week as I give you ways to try to determine that. And also, again look at WHO is in your world... your ENVIRONMENT. Do you need to do a little "spring cleaning" on the people in your life? Many times we have to let people know that their advice isn't what you were seeking, because their advice is just their negative opinion and it's not helpful.
We can't expect to always hear sunshine and rainbows from everyone, but we sometimes have to determine who we share what with for the sake of finding real advice! And, we all know that one person... don't we?! The one who isn't achieving much on their own, so their own fears get spread to you!
So, look deeper into that in your world. AND, if you've had an idea, goal or dream poo-poo'd, perhaps it's time to dust it off and find someone to play devil's advocate and help you really think about the HOW and get you to dig deeper to develop your WHY behind it. Share that dusty idea in the comments section or email me!
I look forward to hearing from you! And, as always, if you don't feel you have anyone you can share with, email me, as playing devil's advocate IS my "job"!
Have a great week,