{How Do You Shine?} Day 4 - You are miraculous

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The odds that you exist at all are basically zero.... more than 1 in 400-quadrillion.

Which means?


'Miracle' defined: 
- surprising
- inexplicable
- outside natural laws
- improbable
- extraordinary
- divine
- wonder
- marvel
- phenomenon

You're a phenomenon. A once-in-the-universe event, so why in the world SHOULD you be like anyone else?

The thing that makes you different is exactly why the world needs you and exactly why you're here right now.

So act like it.

"The things that made you weird as a kid make you great today." - James Victore


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{How Do You Shine?} Day 3 - Speak Up

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I was nicknamed "sweden" in college because I played the neutral zone.

Every political test I took, I scored right in the middle.
I pissed people off because I took both sides of an argument. 

I was also the kid in class who knew the answers and was afraid to raise her hand.
I didn't want to be wrong.
I didn't want to be embarrassed.
So in order to avoid looking stupid (and being called on), I hid in the back row.

And I hid my real opinions in order to be liked. 

Which meant no one respected me, no one asked me, and I disappeared in conversation. 

It's ruined friendships, it almost ruined my marriage, and 100% affected my business. 


I've lived most of my life in the middle. 

And what I've learned is that it's a GREAT way to never get noticed, be criticized, be uncomfortable, and avoid growth. 


And that's not what I'm here for. 

I've never won a popularity contest, so why start now?
Also - who cares? What is this, middle school?


You can't complain that no one hears you or listens when you don't speak up. You can't complain you don't have clients when you're afraid to speak truth and polarize someone.


Your impact only goes as far as you're willing to put yourself out there to be seen and heard. 

Keep camouflaging the real you? You disappear all together.

It serves no one. 
You lose respect. 
People don't trust you.

---> When what you really want is to be the go-to source. 

No one hires you to be their friend.
People hire you for results. 

So start acting (and showing) that you know what you're doing. 

Grab attention - in your voice AND visuals.

Make waves speaking truth AND showing the real you online. 


Guess what? The real you *probably* isn't a gold scripty font. Just a hunch. Quit trying to look like everyone else. 

Get UNcomfortable with your brand - get outside the damn box and lets make something amazing. 

Your message matters. 
But your branding matters more. 
People see you before they hear you. 

Design is never an afterthought in any other market. It shouldn't be an afterthought in your business either. 

Intent on reaching millions with your message? 

Your playing small does not serve the world.

Draw your line in the sand today. RISE to the next level of yourself and be seen. 


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{How Do You Shine?} Day 2 - Stop setting yourself up to feel like shit.

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Comparison breeds self-judgment, stress, anxiety, and kills joy.

Not to mention all the time & energy you're wasting.

You shine brighter when you STOP comparing, stay in your lane, and only focus on how far YOU'VE come.

It's apples to oranges.

You're a unique specimen with a unique purpose. You only dim yourself by making unfair comparisons with others when they don't have the same purpose, passions, or skills.

Just like your business, your brand, and everything else you create, you're one-of-a-kind.

Time to act like it.

Be the best at being YOU. (No one else can do it)


Personal branding is how you show your uniqueness online.

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- Erin 

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{How Do You Shine?} Day 1 - Your gifts.

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“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

— Jon Bunyan

Your business runs on your passion. The thing you're best at. You read the books, nailed that zone of genius and are out there sharing it with the world.

How can you shine BRIGHTER with your own skills?

Our gifts or talents are ours, but they are not just here for us. They're given to be shared with others.

When we unselfishly share, we find deeper fulfillment. We don't wait for recognition, we simply find the joy in doing what we do best and know others (and ourselves) are benefitting.

Our gifts or talents are also our strengths.

Gallup conducted research on people who use their strengths every day and how it affects their performance and overall, their quality of life.

The key points they found in the research are as follows:

a. Improved health and wellness
b. Experienced less worry, stress, anger, sadness or physical pain
c. Boost positive emotions
d. More energy to face the day
e. Higher engagement level on the task at hand

(Of course these are the results - that's why doing what you LOVE feels so good)

> How can you go to that next level in your own work?

For me, it means quality over quantity. Slowing down to create amazing pieces of art and design, instead of rushing to just share anything and everything. It means posting less in order to show better work. My best work.

Which is something I never gave to myself at a job - there was always a deadline or a boss who only liked it one way.

And I stopped allowing myself the freedom of creativity. Sketching ideas. Leaning into them. Really playing with concepts as I did in school, and letting amazing ideas flow.

You can't do that in the corporate world (a huge reason you left). But you can in YOUR world.

> How can you imagine your skills differently in your life right now? Because you get to create it.

> Do you need to slow down so you can use them properly? Do you need to show up in new places so people can find you easily?

> Take 5 minutes and ask yourself where you're NOT showing your gifts the way you really could.

Tell me in the comments where you're committing to make one shift in how you SHINE:

- Erin 

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How Do You Shine?

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When’s the last time you celebrated your uniqueness?

Or felt gratitude for the power inside of you?

Have you truly embraced the gifts and talents you were born with?

Or do you keep it a secret, afraid of how big it is and how everyone might judge you for shining so brightly?

There’s a part of you that’s still hiding, that nobody sees, waiting to be set free.

And you know it’s holding you back.

You were born to change the world.

You have a one-of-a-kind calling and sharing it with the masses is what you’re here to do. You already know that; it’s the motivation behind your business and every amazing client you serve.

You also know the only way to serve more aligned clients is to become more of who you already are.

No more resisting and avoiding.

No more hiding in the shadows, thinking you don’t deserve more.

Let’s celebrate the hell out of what you were created for.

Over the next several weeks, I’m going to be sharing how to show up as the brighter YOU in every area of your life. We’re tapping in deeper so that you can go higher in all areas of yourself:

- Self-love and appreciation
- Self-confidence
- Self-worth
- Your untapped potential
- Your unique talents
- Courage to be more you
- Connection with your tribe

Because when you do all of this, the universe responds.

The layers of YOU are essentially endless, which means there’s more work to be done. The more you connect to your deeper self, the better you show up for your own clients.

It’s time to stop being afraid of what you know you can do.

The part you’re avoiding? Is the piece the world needs.
Release fears. 
Banish shame.
No more hiding. 
Just total freedom and wholeness.

Own it. Share it. Be it.

Show them what your soul is made of.

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Own who you truly are and show the world.

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