We Don’t See Things As They Are, We See Them As We Are

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Each day this month, I’m offering you 4 gifts: an image, a quote, an idea, and an action you might want to try. If this is helpful, enjoy! (And please share!)



“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
― Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) French-Cuban American Novelist


It’s a simple truth. When we feel confident, hopeful, good about who we are and what we can do, we tend to respond to things around us in a more positive way. As my client Kathy said as we worked together through her VIP Strategy Day today, we “rise up and bring others up with us”.

(I love that.)

When we practice self compassion, we focus on what we can do, not on what we can’t.

I myself am always a little surprised when something doesn’t work out, because my default belief is to expect that it will. It doesn’t always, of course. When I did my first webinar a few years ago it totally and completely bombed.

Did that matter? No. Because I learned a ton just from having tried. And that is what mattered most.


In your business right now, what is one thing that feels daunting, intimidating, impossible even? Write out your thoughts about it, and all the reasons it Feels So Big.

Then take a deep breath, pick up your pen again, and write that story in a new way. Write out what you’ve already done that perhaps you didn’t give yourself credit for. Write out what your first step would be if you were to turn this around. Write out what it will look like when it’s done and done well.

Because it will be.

Be well,


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