Playing Small

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The Queen of the House

Hi there 🙂

It’s a week until Christmas and I hope you are planning to spend time with family and friends or something else special (not work!). I will be doing the same and taking two weeks off from writing to enjoy some downtime. But I will be ready in 2016 with new stuff!

In honor of the upcoming New Year celebration, I thought I’d break from writing about leadership and make this one maybe a bit more personal and hopefully inspirational. Although, it’s still really about leadership. You’ll see..

Don’t play small in 2016.

Ring your own bell, Toot your own horn, It’s alright to be proud of yourself.

Stand up and let others know what mountains you have moved – inspire them to move mountains with you.

I leave you with a quote from Marianne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Happy Holidays – stay safe, enjoy life, and practice gratitude. Here’s to your brilliance – may 2016 be the year you shine!