Ever play that tape in your head?
I know this story because I lived and live it. I play this tape all too often and I am closer than ever to fulfilling my destiny. We all are. Because a minute ago we were just a little further away.
Let's face it, we're all trying to fit into a box even when we're not. What if the key to fitting in the box is to recognize the box is not the right shape and standing outside is part of the picture. The only way to stand outside (would love a good diagram right now) is to have confidence that you have the right to, you will survive, you may thrive and that everyone out there is just making it up, until they're not.
The only time I've ever felt aligned in success is when I've stepped outside the box and done life my way. A way that is inspired from my heart, passion and commitment.
My work is intimate. I get close to my clients, understand their deepest desires, their fears and their yearning to actualize their Soul's Agenda for this lifetime. I feel their deep craving to have it all organized and done, to be measuring the impact already. This yearning to be there with a sense of not there yet. Confidence connects us to our inner power that doesn't play that tape, it stays focused and moves toward the target.
I've learned in my own journey that my journey is different than everyone else's and guess what, so is yours. We're all unique and we're not really meant to fit into this society because honestly, it is quite broken. We're meant to disrupt the paradigm, change the game, stand on the soap box and speak our truth.
The ONE THING- that holds back some as others soar is CONFIDENCE.
Confidence is many things, a complex web of interconnected subconscious programs, conscious stories, beliefs, mindsets and understandings about the world.
Having deep relationships with people who have played the roles of economic hitman, who have directly been responsible for globalized imperialism, who run companies and governments and make decisions daily that affect the fate of many, I've come to know one thing and one key thing we all need to learn very seriously- CONFIDENCE.
These folks pulling big strings, making big impacts - and in my opinion not of the best kind- have a level of confidence in their mission, in themselves and in how things work that they don't have to be right, they don't need approval. They do their mission and they do because they believe they can. Period.
Confidence corrupts and confidence heals.
We need more confident healers restoring the world, regenerating the economy, closing the loop on waste and stopping the pillage of our natural world which disproportionately impacts vulnerable people who never benefit from the pillage.
What would a flaming heap of no hold back uninhibited confidence do for you today? What about this week? What's it worth to you to increase your confidence? What's it worth to you to make that impact? If this is at all resonating then I encourage you to find your way to the confidence fountain today. Who can you reach out to? Do you have someone who will give you that boost consistently? We all need to be reminded that the worst problems we have in our world came about because someone had the confidence to make it up, lead it forward and cross some boundaries on the way.
Why not you and your worthy mission?
I'm heading to Ecuador and Colombia this fall for a research and collaborative expedition. You see, Indigenous people in the Amazon are dealing with vast exploitation. Their land and cultural existence is at stake. As already so many have been blown the impact of oil and mineral extraction and mining on their lands and those remaining need our support.
Imagine the world is our body. The equatorial belt is a critical band that houses immense biodiversity and it's all up for the taking, auctioned off (the story under the story* see below) as prepaid concessions to pay back massive debt these countries have been blackmailed into. I"m not a conspiracy theorist. I'm a historian, factualist and futurist.
All the data in the world is available to prove what we each want to prove. Those with the most confidence speak theirs as truth. I'm excited to go and experience truth first hand- unfortunately again. And share with you positive solutions we're working on to build a sustainable just and beautiful world for the common good.
In the meantime....
✔ Dream big because the world needs your big dreams!
✔ Confidence corrupts and confidence heals. We need more confident healers on the planet, building solutions, creating restorative capitalism, inserting ideas, innovating a regenerative economy. Dream big because someone else will and they may not have the best intentions.
✔ I come across so many kind hearted empathic people with brilliant ideas yet they don't have the confidence to be the one, to execute, to create and unfold their big ideas.
✔ There will always be an agenda. Yours is just as important. The most confident get their agenda front and center. If yours ought to be then let confidence rain on you today.
✔ Stand up, speak out, be heard, be seen, say what you mean, be direct, call it like it is, see the story under the story, do you, be all of you, reach higher, and know your dream is worthy, you are worthy.
✔Confidence means you give yourself permission to make it up, not be perfect, and KNOW that other folks are probably making it up too, until they're not.
✔ So give yourself permission to make it up until your not. Dream big, the world needs your dreams...
Need confidence? Have a mission that needs a boost?
Stephanie Trager, Esq.
Chief Catalyst at Intentional Paradigms
Executive Coach- Keynote Speaker -Strategist
Sustainability, Communications, Business, ESG, CSR
Leadership for a Better World
*Founder Trager Law PLLC - Growing, scaling, and protecting small
businesses and thought leaders as they ripple their impact. ~ A.K.A The Shaman Lawyer Business Coach