“How do you release your magnificence?” That’s the question that was asked of me recently in a coaching session. The simple answer is easy, you just do it. The simple answer is the one that many people find the most difficult. The reason being we frequently don’t own our magnificence; we keep it buried somewhere in a backpack or deep in a dark closet somewhere. Owning the gifts, strengths and talents that you were either born with or have developed over the years allows you to flourish, engaging in a life that is abundant in many ways.
Here are some ideas.
1. Go back. Yes, go way back and remember what you enjoyed doing the most as a child. Good chance you’ll discover a thread that links you to your adult experience.
2. Slow down and pay attention to your words. We often share a passion, an idea, a dream when we are speaking; we’re just not listening to ourselves.
3. Notice situations where you are happiest, where you feel like you are energized by what you are doing or who you are with.
4. Ask others for feedback if you’re feeling stuck. That means people you can trust, people that love you and will deliver their insights about you in a positive fashion.
5. Find places to safely express yourself. They are out there.
6. Be in control of the direction you are headed. This is different than being controlling.
7. Be positive and own your magnificence by using “I am” statements. I am an artist. I am a sculptor. I am a banker and I love helping people with their financial well-being. I am scientist, a passionate teacher or a committed social worker.
8. Get comfortable with flattery and compliments. When someone tells you something positive about yourself. say “Thank you. “ instead of dismissing the compliment.
9. Heighten your awareness regarding old beliefs, old stories that you have carried with you from your childhood or life experiences. Notice if there is any shame lurking about and work with a professional to let go of that baggage.
10. Remove the word “should” from your vocabulary. When we think we “should” be doing something, it’s usually not going to be something we’re very excited about.
Be a beacon of light and share your magnificence. You light the way for others when you release your own gifts to the world.