Today is my birthday!
And I am going to model for you what owning it looks like because it is time for you to own it, too! *
For many years, I've been like, "Meh, birthday. Whatevs."
Today, I woke up and was like, "Yeah, it's my f%##^ birthday!" I'm excited, pumped, and thrilled. I'm happy to be on this earth (thank you, Mom and Dad, for giving me the pleasure of my life).
I am proud of what I've accomplished and the person I have worked to become these past 48 years. I am honored to do the work I do and to be surrounded by amazing people doing amazing things (y'all know who you are).
I am grateful and humbled and totally owning that today is my BIRTHDAY!
Now it's your turn.
Watch for that that little voice creeps in and says, "You can't own it. It's cocky. Or self centered. Or egotistical." To that voice I say, "Shut up. A rising tide raises all ships.Your joy and pride does not diminish others. It invites them to their own joy and pride."
What is something you want to own today?
Declare it to me (hit reply to this email), to your Facebook friends, to your family, shout it to the universe, for the quieter among us - share it with your best friend or own it in your heart and strut around your office like a badass.
Life is to short to play small. Play big! It's bubbling in you like my birthday bubbled over in me this morning. Let it out. Own it.
*a part of me is mortified and would rather hit delete than send this newslettert! Just so you know, I'm as normal and vulnerable as you are.