My FB Lives from Tuesday (02/12/19) has been uploaded as a bonus podcast episode on Tap Into Your Power: The Amplify Project Podcast. On this episode, we're talking about the question "Does your story serve you?"
Once upon a time…
Say those four words and most of us will pull up a chair and eagerly anticipate what comes next. The brain is wired to love and enjoy stories.
Unfortunately, most of the stories we tell ourselves are harmful.
You walk into a room where two people are talking, and they stop. BOOM: enter made-up story.
“Are they talking about me?”
“What did I do?”
“I bet they know something I don’t know…”
Or maybe your type of story is the one you create that happens in the future:
“If I don’t land that client, we’re sunk.”
“How will I handle it if my mom doesn’t make it?”
“My husband is going to cheat on me because I gained all this weight, I just know it.”
Here’s the problem: we communicate based on our stories. And this is a problem because most of our stories aren’t true/never come true!
What wasted energy. If you want to TAP into your power you’ve got to get a hold of your stories and tell yourself some new ones.
In today’s podcast Kevin and I talk about why stories are so dangerous and how to STOP.
Does your story serve you? Give the podcast a listen and find out.
Interested in tapping into your power?
Coach Kevin is ready to help.
“You’re so stupid.”
“Why can’t you ever figure anything out?”
“How did you ever think you’d be able to pull this off?”
Sorry, I wasn’t saying those things to you. But I may as well have been. Because you’re most likely saying them, or something like them, to yourself.
We all have a voice in our heads, a voice that tells us we shouldn’t even try, that we’re going to screw it up, that it’s safer to just hang back and keep the status quo.
That voice is the Inner Critic.
And until and unless you get control of it, you’re going to struggle with tapping into your power.
Personal power is kryptonite to the Inner Critic. Because personal power means you’re willing to risk, willing to fail, willing to put it out there in a big way.
But this is exactly what the Inner Critic is afraid of. It doesn’t want you to get hurt; it wants to keep you safe.
That was all fine and good when we were children, but we no longer need to be kept safe. But the Inner Critic doesn’t understand that. So it keeps trying to limit you. And in order to do that the Inner Critic will wear you down until you have no more resolve left, which is required if you want to live your biggest, best life.
In today’s podcast we’ll talk about how to Identify, Quiet and Manage the Inner Critic. Unfortunately, you can’t ever get rid of it completely. But you can stop it from ruling your life and limiting your power. Give us a listen to learn how.
My FB Lives from Wednesday (01/30/19) has been uploaded as a bonus podcast episode on Tap Into Your Power: The Amplify Project Podcast. On this episode, we're talking about the question "What flaw do you want to embrace?" There are just some things in your make up that must be embraced in order to plug into, not erase, your greatest strengths. Then you can truly tap into your power and live your best life on your terms.
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The first time my coach asked me what I wanted, before I could stop myself I blurted, “What the hell does that have to do with anything?”
Uh yeah. I’s gots issues.
But so do you.
So do many of us.
ESPECIALLY when it comes to want.
Want feels so…indulgent. So…selfish. So…WRONG.
But here’s the problem: without WANT there is no WILL.
As you’re on your own power trip (yep, your trip to power, get it?), things will, well, trip you up. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.)
When those obstacles roll into your path, if your WANT isn’t clear, if it isn’t big enough, if it isn’t dancing wildly in front of you holding up flashing neon signs, you’ll give up.
Sadly, people give up all the time.
WANT = WILL. And to be a real Power Player (man, I can’t get enough of the play on words today), you’ve got to figure out what you WANT.
It’s not selfish. It’s not indulgent. It’s REQUIRED if you want to TAP into your power.
Today’s podcast goes into this in depth. Check it out.
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My FB Lives from Wednesday 01/23/19 has been uploaded as a bonus podcast episode on Tap Into Your Power: The Amplify Project Podcast. This week we discussed why you should screw your goals. We explore this question in order to move you towards living your most powerful life NOW.
When thinking about power, we tend to think of things outside of ourselves: a leadership positions, money, status, etc.
That’s not what power is.
Power comes from the inside. Which means you have power. Right now. This very minute.
You don’t need to have a leadership position, tons of money, high rank or anything else you’re telling yourself about power. Your power was given to you from the moment you were born. Power is your birthright. No one can take away.
In addition, your power isn’t something that waxes and wanes. It isn’t something you sometimes have a little of and other times have a lot. It’s constant. The question is, are you tapping into your power regularly?
In today’s podcast we’re going to talk about the three myths most people buy into when it comes to power, how power and authority are two completely different things and what power IS.
We’ll also talk about something both Oprah and Mother Theresa share. Don’t miss it!
Give it a listen, and then tell us what you thought,
On this FB Live, I talk about why I think powerful questions are so helpful in our journey of tapping into our power. We'll discuss what kinds of powerful questions you can be asking yourself as you start to create you own personal "power trip." (Get it...power trip...tap into your power. There's a theme)
It would be easy to look at my life and think I’ve always felt powerful.
I have a national communications company that I built from scratch, (I taught piano out of my home before launching my business), I have a supportive husband, a beautiful 3-year-old daughter, and a nice home. We have a downtown office that we own, a great team, and loyal clients.
I’ve got it all figured out, right?
Wrong. Waaay wrong.
What most people don’t know is that I grew up in a home filled with violence, I made mistake after mistake building my business over the past fifteen years, my husband was an alcoholic and I’ve suffered three miscarriages.
Most of my life, I have felt powerless. And for years I thought the key to ending my powerlessness was to achieve. So that’s what I did. But the more things I achieved, the unhappier I got.
I kept striving for outer perfection, never realizing that power comes from the INSIDE.
In today’s podcast you’re going to hear more of my story (and my husband’s) and learn the two things you can do RIGHT NOW to begin tapping into your power. These are the two things I had to learn before I started my power trip; and that journey has been freakin’ amazing. Join me.
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Sari de la Motte
Sari posts a weekly podcast with tips, tools, and inspirations for how YOU can "TAP into your Power." Plus, bonus FB Live Episodes taken from her weekly Wednesday Lives at 9:15am (Pacific) on Facebook