Have you ever gotten a cup of coffee that was lukewarm and not sent it back
(even though you REALLY wanted to?)
Have you ever said YES to an extra assignment at work
(even though you were already on a tight deadline?)
Have you ever spaced out on something important but never called to fess up (because you were embarrassed or feared the reaction?)
If you said yes, I totally get you.
I've been there myself.
And this week is all about changing up your game.
Or as my old roommate Esther used to say, "Flip a bitch, girl!"
(She's from Chicago...not sure if that means anything but thought I'd throw that in :)How I Met Esther
We were living in East Side San Jose at the time, fresh out of college and thrown to the wolves so to speak, teaching high school and middle school English through a program called Teach for America. It was a 2 year commitment and visions of "Dangerous Minds" and "Stand and Deliver" were part of our daily mantras before we suited up and walked in each day, armed and ready to take on our nation's troubled youth. (hey, we were 21. we were both starry-eyed and driven. Never mind that some of my students were just a few years younger and twice as tall. :) On nights when I wanted to give up and cry, Esther would shrug it off and sound off her pearls of wisdom and knock some sense into me.
Needless to say, the "flip a bitch" expression became a staple in our humble household and now, looking back on the experience, here's what I think Esther really meant by that...
__________________________________What She Taught Me: Verb: FLIP A BITCH*Literal translation: "Make a U-Turn"
(And she DID, sometimes when it was illegal. She drove a huge SUV and was 5 feet tall. She was a fierce Chicana and didn't take shit from anyone! I was glad to be on her good side most of the time:)*My Interpretation: "Give yourself permission to make a new choice"
Sometimes in life, you have to go back to the drawing board, make a U-turn, reflect on past choices and act from a new place so that the next time you round the corner, you travel light and worry-free.
It takes courage, sensitivity and trust to go back, dig up some of the weeds and wait for the new flowers to come in. It takes tremendous commitment and forgiveness (of yourself and others perhaps.)
But if Esther taught me anything, it's that no one except YOU is going to make the changes you need to make. No one but YOU has the power to let go of whatever you feel is holding you back from shining brightly and standing in your power. And you know the exciting part? YOU get to reinvent your story however you wish. One choice at a time. It starts now.
Are you on board? Good! Keep reading.
________________________________YOUR TAKE ACTION TUESDAY TIP:
AFFIRM: "Today, I choose to align with people, places and situations that help me SHINE and SPEAK my truth."
**If you're a rockstar Goddess, I would challenge you to write the statement above each morning for the next 7 days and speak it aloud to yourself in the mirror before beginning your day.
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(And if you actually use the expression "flip a b*tch" this I find it helps to put your hand on your hip.)
Ok, it's 11:11 on my clock. Spirit says, "Keep your head held high and your thoughts positive."
Make it a great day and pass on to friends and family. xo