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Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #163 — Own Your Mess!

I was at home on the stage. Playing a character wasn’t enough. I wanted to conjure them, I wanted to inhabit them, I wanted to bring them to life. And I was pretty good at it.

The sad part was the “why” of it all. I believe that the reason I was so good at acting is I wanted to become those characters instead of being me … instead of being the mess that was at that age. And who wasn’t a mess in high school?

Truth be told, we’re all a mess, all the time. Messy is a core part of being human…

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert

Then why do I spend so much energy trying NOT to look messy? My morning routine is not routine. I wrestle with mindsets that don’t serve. I battle with my negative internal narratives. I doubt my gifts. I love my way. I relearn lessons. I procrastinate. I take criticism personally. And sometimes I cry at Hallmark commercials. I am a glorious mess. (And I don’t edit my emails!)

AND, in the next moment … I create my life, I shift my mindset, I move fluidly from Saboteur to Sage, I lean into & expand my gifts, I dive into intentional action, I execute like a madman, I celebrate even the harshest critiques, and I hold & support people with amazing strength as they walk through their darkest night!

That’s the awareness for me … my strength and my power come from fully embracing my humanity — my messiness — in all of it’s glory.

Spoiler alert … that’s true for you, too.

Tell me about your mess …


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