I just finished a roadshow that had me away for 9 days.
My husband was hoping I’d come home from Calgary on the Friday for the weekend then back out for a Tuesday workshop.
With 3 kids 9 and under he thought this sounded reasonable.
I decided not to come home.
I am on a roadshow. Traveling to some of the most beautiful cities in western Canada hosting over 200 women along the way.
In every workshop my guests leave committed to doing something differently and I am reminded that we all have something to gain from taking inspired and purposeful action.
…. what’s the impact if you don’t take the actions you’ve been avoiding?
Life would have been so different had I known then what I know now.
Not from the work and life experiences I’ve gained over my time on earth, but how I would have navigated the thoughts in my mind.
Growing up I was consumed by what people thought of me.
I truly felt that everyone was judging me. That people were always watching me critically at school, in sports, at work and even socially.
I was always concerned about people figuring out that I wasn’t as smart, kind or as good of an athlete as they thought I was.
I know that I’m not the only person who felt this way.
I recently had a conversation with an awesome, confident, ambitious, strategic and hard working woman. She is a ‘go to’ person that everyone knows will get the job done.
She’s constantly accessing the landscape between where she is, where she wants to go and what she can do to make it happen.
She says yes to stretch opportunities.
She’s unafraid of taking action that’s outside of her comfort zone.
She’s always leaning in.
She needs to start leaning out.