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Recap: Monica Cost Empowerment Series: Ending The Waiting To Your Beginning

monica-cost-empowerment-seriesLast night I had the pleasure of beginning the Monica Cost Empowerment Series. Monica is author of the book “The Things I Used to do to Sneeze!: How to Live an Authentic Life with Awesome Sensations.” As I participate in these special series, I will be sharing my notes taken from the hosted “Power Calls” with you.

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This week’s topic: “Ending the Waiting to Your Beginning”

 

We always have the best intentions of living our best life. BUT: most times we need help with staying focused to achieve such a life.

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The key to staying focused is true fulfillment. And it is authenticity that makes true fulfillment in life possible.Additionally, authentic living reduces regret.

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 The Journey to Authentic Living

 

As children, we are told what our priorities are. As we become adults, as rarely do a ‘self-check’ to see if our priorities are the same, or if they have changed as we have gotten older.

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Most times, our biggest priority is acceptance.

 

Although it is human nature to want to be accepted, most times we chase the labels that society has tied to acceptance in such a way that it causes us to lose our authentic truth. As a result, we oftentimes forget to set standards on the process of how we are going to achieve those labels; which leads to us either doing things to hurt ourselves in order to achieve labels, or chasing inappropriate labels altogether.

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In this life, we must understand that labels are constantly changing all of the time.  Additionally, chasing labels can be debilitating. This is the reason we must fully know and understand our “Why.”

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Having achieved labels does not equal authentic fulfillment—or even real success.It will cause you to wait—or delay—you making real moves and progress towards your authentic life.

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In summary, to reach an authentic life, we must work to transition ourselves from:

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LOMB: Land of Make Believe – a place where we chase the label, instead of the truth through our values.

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LOAT: Land of Authenticity and Truth – place where we are led by our authentic values instead of the chase for labels.

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 Here are seven steps to begin the process:

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1. Identify what your top five true values are in general (envision your life)

2. Look at the seven areas of your life and locate your core values there (aesthetic, relational,

spiritual, emotional, professional, financial and parental, if applicable)

3. Locate areas where you are not experiencing your values.

4. Make a list of what it would take for you to experience your values in that area.

5. Rank the areas from the least fulfilled to the most.

6. Begin to dig into your most unfulfilled area and commit to telling yourself the truth.

7. Locate and accountability partner to assist you in sticking with your values in every

decision.

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Through this process, you will come into self-knowledge that will continue to build momentum.

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Additional tips:

- Referring to your values everyday will keep you going if you commit to living them out.

- When you find yourself unfulfilled or stuck, take a look to see which value is not being met.

Then, work with your accountability partner to get back in line.

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To learn more about Monica Cost and her book, “The Things I Used to do to Sneeze!: How to Live an Authentic Life with Awesome Sensations,” visit:  www.monicacost.com. You can also purchase her book >>Here<<

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Makeba Giles is the author and creative director of MELISASource.com, an inspirational blog featuring articles of motivation and empowerment inspired by current events and real life.
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  • Arelis Cintron @DjRelAt7
    23 January 2013 at 7:21 am - Reply
    • MELISASource
      27 January 2013 at 1:38 am - Reply

      Greetings Arelis! Yes absolutely! ~Thank you so much for sharing here with me! :)

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