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I had a big AHA moment before 2019. I realized that…you don’t really know who I am!

We’ve not spent much time together outside of emails. This hit me as I was looking at all the emails I’ve written to promote Lifestyle LIVE—the live event happening in February.

I want to be totally honest, transparent and vulnerable with you. I realized that all my Bootcampers and Accelerators are signing up and jumping on board to attend this live experience. But with everyone else, it’s been crickets…which got me thinking! What is missing? What is not coming through?

And that’s when the AHA moment hit me…

It’s the magic that happens when we work together.

The magic that happens when we come together, live and in-person.

Even though we’ve not spent much time together, outside of emails, I want to give you a taste of the magic. I want to give you a taste of the magic that our Bootcampers and Accelerators get.

I want you to have that as well.

This is why I’m creating a live event—so we can experience this together. And if you get your ticket before January 18th, you’ll get 25% off. Buy your ticket now!

But beyond just the live event, I want to give you a taste of the magic, so you can experience it for your business. As a result, I’ve created this Taste of the Magic email series…and I’ll be sending you a little taste every other day throughout January. Pay attention to these emails to get better results for yourself and your business!



Today, I want to talk about the cornerstone of my coaching business—and why you need to let your light shine in 2019!

The cornerstone of how I serve people (and why) and the cornerstone for everything in my life can be summed up by this quote:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

 

We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

 

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

 

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

 

-Marianne Williamson

I’ll break down the different parts that inspire me and why…

(Sidenote: My dad used to do this with his sermons btw….he’d take a particular scripture and each Sunday, he’d take one sentence from that scripture and dissect it and dive into its meaning. I always LOVED it when he did those types of sermons. I won’t write an entire sermon here, I’ll just share snippets of what inspires me about each statement in this quote):

“It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”

>>> In this world that we live in, we’ve learned how to navigate the darkness….we know literally how to flip a switch or light a candle and instantly bring light to darkness… There are many resources, occupations and modalities that help us understand the shadow, the darkness, the devastation (to a certain degree). What has been lacking is an understanding of the vastness and potential of our light.

And because this is so unknown, it’s frightening. Especially for women! We’ve been taught, or others have modeled for us, to not let our light shine…

“Sugar and spice and everything nice” right? Nope! In studying the psychology of color and being an interior designer, I learned early on that white is the collection of ALL colors…and black is the absence of it. Our light is not just the pleasantries—our light is the TOTAL COLLECTION of ALL OF YOU! Every attribute, every emotion, every quality… and it’s because we’ve never been shown how to handle it that it frightens us.

We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.”

>>> So many women, and people in general really, play small in an effort to help others feel bigger and good. It’s a backwards attempt at raising others up… but your playing small keeps your gifts and talents out of this world. It provides a hole in this world that only you can fill…

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

>>> Leading by example is the best form of leadership there is! Leadership through vulnerability and transparency provides courage to others that their journey is possible and that they, too, can do it!

My wish for you is that you let your light shine in 2019!

Here’s to your success,

Melinda

P.S. Want more magic in your life and your business this year? Remember, you get 25% off your ticket to Lifestyle LIVE! through January 18th and you can claim it now, here.


 

> Taste of The Magic series: “Why Trust is the Key to Building Your List
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