Expert Columnist and Life and Business Coach Marianne MacKenzie shares how hitting rock bottom led her to create and Live a Radically Engaged Life™. In the first column of her multipart series, Marianne shares 3 guideposts to help you identify how you are currently living and showing up in your life and how to begin living as a Radically Engaged Woman™.
As we grow, stretch and step into the boldest vision we have for our lives it’s quite possible that old habitual self-sabotaging beliefs or habits will rear their ugly heads. The damage occurs when we allow that temporary self-sabotaging event to define us in some way and create a limiting belief about ourselves. Life and Business Coach and Expert Columnist Marianne MacKenzie shares the 3 steps that she uses with her clients to support them when self-sabotage shows up.
How often do you compare yourself to others? More importantly, how does it feel when you do? When we find ourselves in these negative spaces, it is never truly about the other person. It has to do with how secure we are with ourselves, and how connected we are to our truth. Measuring sticks are good for one thing: to help you remember how far you have come and how amazing you have always been. Here are a few of my favorite practices that help me let go of my measuring stick and embrace who I am. If they resonate with where you are on your journey, give them a try.
After years of self-exploration, learning, diving into deep self-care and practicing true self-love, I now know how wonderful like can be, and I am on fire to help bring awareness to people like me and teach what I’ve learned to others. If you’re highly sensitive or empathic, my goal is to help you discover your gifts, find your inner power, and celebrate yourself just as you are.
Have you ever pushed against life hoping for an easier path, only to realize pushing and resisting is actually making life harder? I can relate to falling into this trap throughout my life journey. Most often this vicious cycle has been the result of attempting to prove myself, or to overcompensate for the parts of me I hadn’t yet accepted. These 11 hints have become my telltale signs it is time to surrender and take the path of least resistance.
Many of us are caught up in the “making things happen” kind of mindset. We push ourselves and try to force things to happen. There’s a lot of tension and a lot of trying to control and manipulate things in a way to force them to happen. There isn’t a level of trust there.
To get into a truly creating kind of mindset we have to be willing to let go. We have to surrender a little bit and trust in the process. We have to trust that while something may not make sense right away, that it is going to all come together someway, somehow.