No one likes making mistakes, especially me.
In fact, for years I did everything I could to avoid making a mistake. I stayed up late, meticulously reading web copy so I wouldn’t have a mistake on my new website.
I’d skip workouts and eat whatever food was easiest and fastest so I could work longer and harder, believing this would ensure I wouldn’t make a mistake.
I’d sacrifice time with family and friends telling myself it was all in the service of my business but what I was really doing was spending my time attempting to not make any mistakes.
I’d love to tell you that all of those late nights, hours and sacrifices worked and that I never made another mistake, but the truth is they didn’t.
I still made mistakes. Tons of them. Big ones.
And in return I not only had my mistakes to contend with, but I also jeopardized my health, and strained my relationships.
What I had to learn was that a) I was going to make mistakes, no matter how hard I tried not to, and more importantly, b) mistakes were the best way to learn.
Oh I know, I didn’t want to hear that either, but in the end, I’ve learned WAY more from my mistakes than I ever have from my successes.
The key is to actually learn from your mistakes. Most of us spend our time beating ourselves up when we make mistakes, missing the learning, and in doing so, compound the mistake.
I mean, if the mistake happened anyway, why not salvage something from the experience? Right?
I don't know about you, but this last week was a WHIRLWIND with project after project, prep for our attorney workshop, and...oh yeah...trying to stay on top of family and personal health. I'm glad the weekend is here and am ready for some self-care and some reading to relax, grow, invest in myself, and get powered up for the week to come. I hope you enjoy the tips, thoughts, and book I recommend, and find inspiration from our featured Power Organization.
What I’m going to ask you to consider is, what do you want to QUIT?
Even in my work with clients, we start by getting rid of things they’re doing that detract from their presentation vs. adding new things for them to do. The first step to cleaning up their communication is figuring out what to STOP doing before we talk about what to START doing.
You have power.
Without having to do anything, be anything or have anything.
You were born with power.
But most of us think power comes from outside: that we only have power when we’re in authority over someone else, or when we have a leadership position or a lot of influence.
This reminds me of the story I read in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.
Welcome to your first of my weekend newsletters! Each week, I'll share with you some inspirational thoughts for "Self-Care Saturday" along with life resources & tools in the feature, "Stuff I Love Sunday." Both sections are intended to power you up through the weekend, bolstering you for the week ahead.
We designed The Amplify Project to help you TAP into your power. We define power as the ability to live your best life on your terms. This, I firmly believe, includes building a life "you don't regularly need to escape from."
I know what that's like. I've been there. In the not so distant past, I was living a life that made me miserable.
It's not that my life was horrible, it wasn't. It was that it was shoved full of things I thought I should be doing instead of things I wanted to do.
This is the first blog post of 2019, but not only that, the first blog post in your journey to Tap Into Your Power.
I am SOOOO excited to begin this journey with you.
A little backstory: I’ve been working with people just like you for over 15 years, helping them hone their communication so that they could nail their interview, hit their presentation out of the park, or up their game in court.
My specialty is in messaging and delivery: I help my clients figure out what to say and how to say it by tuning into who they really are and then helping them get their nonverbal communication to match.
But something was missing.
People loved the skills I was teaching, but they often found it difficult to get the skills to “stick.” How we communicate nonverbally is ingrained in us since our development from childhood to now; but the skills just weren’t enough to change how people were showing up in their lives. Yes, skills could be applied to job interviews and presentations, but in order to make real, lasting change, something had to shift.
Sari's passion is to help you TAP into your power from the inside, out. "Power Tools" provides real talk that gives you tools and reminders for tapping into your power instead of giving in to your excuses.