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The Unapologetic You: Embracing Life Without Seeking Approval

You know that little voice in your head that whispers, “Are you sure you should do that?” every time you’re about to make a decision? Or how about when you’re itching to try something new, but you find yourself running a poll among your friends and family first? We’ve all been there, and let’s be real— sometimes it feels like you need a permission slip just to live your life.

Well, fuck that? Today, we’re crumpling up that permission slip and tossing it out the window. It’s time to hear your inner truth, trust your inner voice, make your own damn choices and embrace the bumps and lessons along the way. 

Let’s talk about that little approval-seeking habit. It might feel cozy and safe, like your favorite fuzzy blanket. But deep down, you know it’s holding you back from your full potential. It’s like having training wheels on a bike you’re more than ready to ride. So, let’s take those wheels off and see what we’re truly capable of!

Imagine how liberating it will feel to make a choice based on what you want, not what someone else thinks is best. That’s self-reliance, my friend, and it’s your ticket to self-discovery. You can’t change things you can’t see.  It’s about trusting your own voice and knowing that you’re the captain of your ship, steering it through the wild seas of life.

Think of decision-making as your inner fitness routine. Start with the small weights (like choosing a new wallpaper for your phone) and work your way up to the heavy-lifting decisions (like starting that new business, finally writing the book, or even booking that dream vacation). Each choice you make flexes those muscles and gets you ready for the big leagues.

Seeking advice is cool, as long as it’s from folks who encourage you to find your own answers. A good mentor should guide you but not give you the answers – always reminding you that the answers must come from within.

When you start believing in your capabilities, something magical happens. It’s time to say goodbye to the days of seeking permission and hello to a world where you’re confidently calling the shots.

Click play and dig in to my live show episode below, I’ll provide thoughtful and actionable advice on how to build your inner voice, trust it, and stop waiting for other people to make decisions for you or give you permission.

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