by: Tabitha D. James
It's my ultimate hope that you are allowing yourself to simply "be" in this season. Rather you're crushing goals, working on the front-lines, consuming time with home projects, juggling being a chef and home-school teacher, personal trainer, stylist, Zoom meeting MASTER or merely trying to figure it out day-to-day; allow yourself to be!
A motto I love to share, "run your race at your pace" -- for now and for always!
I want to ask you a question . . . "Who are you running with?" --
Tab, what do ever do you mean? I mean . . .
Who's on your team?
Who are YOUR folks?
Who has your back?
Who has your front?
Who checks on you?
Who do you check on?
Who can you count on for a smile?
Who do you know you can call when things get rough?
We are the sum of the five people we spend the most time with; let's not forget that. Even during social-distancing this holds true; maybe more than ever as we journey with the varying phases of emotions, changes and shifts. Our surroundings ALSO include those we connect with via phone and internet. Audit your circle and find your peace.
You deserve to have WINNERS on your team, people who will bless your name in private, people who will hear your cry without telling your sorrow, people who will cheer for you along your journey . . . You get my drift! Often times we'll get stuck holding on to folks "just because" - - - as we reclaim our time and reconnect with our true core, we are to also realize who we are allowing to have more of us than necessary. Furthermore, reach out to those who are your WINNERS, a simple hello goes a LONG way, you never know what's happening on the other side of that message!
As a coach, a daughter, a partner, a mentor, a friend, a connector . . . A PEOPLE PERSON-- cutting ties AND appreciating the RIGHT team members have previously been a huge challenge. I've fallen guilty to keeping people on the team knowing that they need to go. Want to know what has helped me sharpen my cut-off scissors? Realizing MY OWN WORTH; everyone doesn't deserve my energy, my greatness, my heart, my presence. Guess what? Many don't deserve yours either!
Read that, remember that, say it to yourself and OWN IT!
The more you disconnect with the wrong team members, the more capacity you have to embrace the joy of being connected to loving, caring and supportive beings. Cheers to auditing your team and reconnecting to your core!
Extend grace and love during these uncertain and interesting times! Your smile, warm message or simple prayer may be the answer to someones cry!
I’m Tabitha, a small-town girl from South Carolina who enjoys positivity, opportunity and good coffee. Through my speaking, writing, products and services, I simply aspire to inspire. We all have the power to UNLEASH our unique greatness in our corners of the world!
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