Last night I went to see Marianne Williamson speak in LA. On the ride over my friend simply declared…
“I AM AWESOME!”
She wasn’t bragging or having a big ego, she was simply stating her truth. I smiled because you don’t usually hear people making this declaration but then I realized it’s the truth so WHY NOT say it? It’s empowering and energizing to share positive statements.
Many of us are trained to make declarations that are negative such as, “I’m not good at marketing,” “I can’t get a job,” or “I’m so unlucky.” Please stop this!
My friend followed up her “awesome-ness” declaration to share that she had just received a job offer in Real Estate after only three weeks on her job hunt! Clearly evidence that she is in fact AWESOME.
What do YOU want to declare?
I’m declaring that I’m “inspiring!” And that I have a thriving business that I love and a beautiful and loving relationship. Why not?
What about you? Are you a compassionate listener, brilliant business partner, wonderful mom, creative writer, talented teacher, or innovative CEO?
Declare it and own it! Now’s the time…I believe in you! And thank you Alicia for the inspiration and being awesome!
Alissa Finerman is an Executive Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, speaker and author of Living in YOUR Top 1%. She works with managers, C-suite executives and teams to leverage strengths, shift beliefs and achieve meaningful goals. Alissa has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked with Ross Stores, Petco, BNP Paribas, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Brookfield Property Partners, Neutrogena, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Dress for Success. To learn more about coaching with Alissa, please visit her website and follow her on Facebook
Tracy Dacko says
Great post, Alissa! I definitely agree that we need to declare our own awesome-ness more often! For most of us, it’s such an uncomfortable thing to do because we’re out of practice and are taught not to show-off or brag. Too many people reinforce negative messages daily and then wonder why they lack self-confidence.
I’m right there with you in your “I’m Awesome Revolution” and I’ll start by declaring my own awesome-ness right here and now:
I am creating great things and 2012 is going to be my best year ever! (OK, yeah, that still feels a little uncomfortable…but it’s a start!)
Best wishes to you for the holidays and a great 2012,
Alissa Finerman says
Thank you Tracy for declaring your awesome-ness, that’s so empowering! I love it! And yes, why not focus on all the positive things we are! Have an awesome 2012…keep us posted! A 🙂