How often do you “buy-in” to your fear? Isn’t it self-defeating and un-empowering? It can be down-right crippling. If you continually feed your fears, you are going to stay “small” and deal with non-serving beliefs about yourself. Kick your fears to the curb! You will always feel some “fear” in your life. Fear is normal and can actually help empower you to make wise choices in your life. But, when fear controls your life and holds you hostage—it is time to divorce your fears. Now you may be thinking that this is not so easy, but let me assure you—you can do it if you want to release your fears.
For example, I talked to a lady recently who felt inspired to be a motivational speaker. In fact, she was dreaming about it. Now, your dreams can be a powerful sign for you to take action. Her fear of standing in front of others and what they would think of her was keeping her from taking the action to fulfill her dream. This happens to many people and some people can “break-through” it and others need a little assistance. Did you realize our fears can be a form of “gremlin” that can actually protect us? That’s right! Let me explain. In the case of this lady, her fear aka “gremlin” was protecting her from being embarrassed in front of others and people finding fault with her. In reality, this kind of “protection” keeps us small and a “leader in hiding”. For goodness sakes! There are people out there that really need you and your services. They are only going to connect and resonate with you.
If you are noticing how your life or your business is unfulfilling or that issues are coming up that are making you uncomfortable, that is probably your sign that you are not where you need to be right now. It’s time to step up and “break-through” your self-made wall that is keeping you on the side of unhappiness and fulfillment. Don’t be looking for others to rescue you. They have their own issues to work on. You empower yourself when you do the work needed to step into the person you want to be on this earth. Now, let’s kick that door down! If you only realized you are giving away your personal power when you are constantly seeking answers from others. You are your own “expert” in your journey of life. Why not follow your own inner guidance and trust that you can positively change your life. Are you ready to kick that door down?
First, realize that living “small” and playing “safe” may have protected you in the past from being embarrassed or dealing with critical people. Just own it and don’t judge yourself. It served you in the past. However, if you are really ready to move on and be more empowered, you must have a “talk” with your fear aka “gremlin” and tell it that it has served you well in the past and has protected you. You may even feel thankful for the protection it served you. But, you are ready and willing to spread your wings and get the training you want, join a toastmaster’s organization or speak up for a raise in your job now. Tell your fears or gremlin “thank you and to hit the road now”, because you feel protected in your knowledge that you are able to move forward and that your inner guidance is now going to empower you.
Second, keep some kind of record so you can later realize how far you have come with your own personal-growth. Often times people take things for granted and fail to realize that even little baby steps are steps of empowerment and lead you in the right direction on your journey. I find that the more things you express gratitude for, the more grateful experiences will pop into your life. This has been proven over and over again. I could share so many amazing opportunities that have entered my life because I express “gratitude” daily. The heart puts out more energy than the brain does. Let your appreciation for your personal self-growth and gratitude come from the heart. Have fun with it and be creative! Some people will write notes and put it in a jar to read later. It can be helpful to read when you are having a bad day.
Most people can use a little more “confidence” once in a while. As a hypnotherapist, I created an MP3 called “confidence” that can be listened to in a comfortable place where you will not be interrupted. It is a guided meditation/hypnosis session that offers suggestions of relaxation and confidence. Hypnosis is simply a guided meditation. When you can access your subconscious through meditation/hypnosis, you are able to use mind over matter, with positive suggestions to help you achieve an outcome you desire. Be sure that you don’t listen to it while operating any heavy equipment. Always seek professional medical help if needed, this audio cannot replace medical care that you may need. Here is to more empowerment and staying on the journey to self-growth, self-love, and self-respect! You can access the “confidence” audio here: http://dawnmariewestmoreland.com/confidence-hypnosis/
Dawn Westmoreland knows what it’s like to be un-empowered and feeling like a “victim”. After blowing the whistle on her former government manager, Dawn endured two years of retaliation and bullying that resulted in her landing in a mental health ward for three days. Dawn checked herself out and promised herself that she would never be a “victim” again and she would help others who wanted to move forward in their lives. Dawn later settled with this government agency and began training to become a Life Coach that empowers professional women today. She is sought out by media and has finished over 30 radio/magazine interviews about her journey and how she is empowering women today. Dawn has begun writing her book about her story and tips for others to overcome their “old stories”. The Christian Science Monitor also has praised Dawn for her bravery and empowering women today.