Day 7 of 100 Days of Positive Self-Talk: Dancing with my Shadow

I am dancing with my shadow today and embracing her fully. I am loving her and telling her she is safe, it’s going to be okay!

Most importantly, I am bringing her into the light and allowing her to shine. 

It’s so easy to hide parts of myself and only talk about or focus on what I like or feel confident about. 

There are parts of me I love, quite a few. I am pretty darn confident in my skills and talents and work.

I am kind, creative, generous, welcoming, present and compassionate. I am also smart, graceful, funny. I have been described as an ignitor, connector and warrior. I am definitely a champion for creatives! 

Why then do I so often choose to focus on what I don’t love about myself? My belly and my thighs, the number on the scale, my lack of discipline when it comes to exercise, how I procrastinate or avoid doing paperwork… this list often feels endless and also empty. These are old stories, echoes of days past.

I am so done telling myself the same old crap. 

Through this 100 day project I am committed to rewriting and telling myself a new story. I am committed to reading and writing the good stuff. 

When the sad, negative and judgy shadow girl raises her voice, I will invite her to dance in the sunlight and remember that life is good and there is much to be grateful for.

Learning to dance with the shadow aspects of ourselves so we can fully integrate them into our story rather than alienating or allowing them to run the show has been integral to healing my own trauma and not surprisingly, it has also been integral to my success in business.

As a creative consultant and strategist for other creatives, artists and designers I have discovered that mindset is the number one block to success. It’s not strategy, time management or marketing hacks. It’s looking deeply at what is not working in our lives and getting the root of why. Often our most important work flows from fully integrating our whole selves, especially our shadow stories, into the creative work that we do.

Is is time for you to rewrite the story of your life?

I help creative entrepreneurs, artists and writers to finally break through the limiting beliefs and stories that have been stopping them from owning their artistry and confidently standing in their value so that they can build profitable, thriving and world-changing businesses. If this is you and you are ready to rewrite your story, schedule a complimentary Breakthrough to Creative Confidence consultation now.