My name is Leah and I am a rabble-rouser.
I like to stir things up! I like to make you think, I want you to question stuff, I want you to try on a new perspective every now and again. I encourage you to try new things, things that interest you – and maybe some things that scare you.
I will challenge you to learn what feels good to you and to notice what does not work for you.
I want you to embrace the parts of you that are different, and instead of making them wrong…I want you to learn to love them. It’s all good here!
I want you connect deeply with yourself and make that relationship the most important one in your life.
What if you made your happiness your first priority?
Hell, I want you to take full responsibility for your own happiness (Oh My!) and let other folks be responsible for their own happiness too.
I want you to fly your freak flag high and proud, so all your peeps can easily find you.
Why do I want these things for you?
Because, this is where the juicy goodness lies……and maybe you want more of that?
That juicy, yummy, delicious goodness that makes your heart overflow, that makes life feel deeply meaningful and fun!
It is where the magic is and the easiest way to jump into your ever abundant flow.
Do you want some?
It’s waiting right there for you.
The surest way to bring more juicy goodness into your life is by deepening your own relationship with you. This is the most important connection that you can create; otherwise, how do you know what brings you happiness, meaning and success?
This is trickier than it may sound for many people, especially the freaky folks.
We live in a society where there are lots of expectations and pre-packaged beliefs around how we are supposed to live and who we are supposed to be in this world. When you don’t fit into the mold, it’s easy to feel like there’s something wrong with you. It’s easy to feel unworthy, undeserving, resentful – and a whole lot of other unpleasant emotions. It’s really easy to start making yourself wrong for being different.
The worst part is that you tend to settle for whatever comes your way because you think that you can’t have anything else. You’re so busy trying to be something that you’re not, there is no space to ask yourself “What would feel good to me?” or “What works in my life?”
But these questions are the key to bringing in more juicy goodness.
I know this sounds simple, but it can be very difficult to do. So many of us never learned how to ask themselves these questions.
When we’re young, we set our course for who think we are supposed to be in the world. This course is not necessarily based on who we are, but rather who we think we should be. So we spend our time trying to force ourselves in to a life that doesn’t fit rather than exploring and discovering who we really are and what feels good to us.
We end up in jobs that are dull and meaningless, in relationships that feel crappy, and feeling unsatisfied. In order to make ourselves feel better, we shop, eat, have sex with the wrong people, read self help books, and usually blame everyone else for our misery. We spend our time looking outside ourselves for the solution – but it is right there inside of us waiting to be discovered!
You are the only one who knows what is right for you. The key is being committed to deepening your relationship with yourself.
How do you do that?
Make a commitment to knowing yourself better. Get in the habit of asking yourself some of these key questions:
“What makes me happy?”
“What already works for me and feels good in my life?”
“What do I enjoy doing?”
“What do I want from _________________?” ( my career, relationship, health, sexuality, or any given situation)
“How do I want to feel when I _______________?” (am at work, in relationship, walk down the street, anything that you do)
“What would feel good to me right now?”
If you really want to get intimate with yourself, whenever you are feeling bothered, upset, irritated, or uncomfortable, ask yourself, “What about this is making me feel uncomfortable?”
Listen to the answers to all of these questions! Then, go out and use that information to create a life that is designed to suit your unique style. Surround yourself with people and things that support your happiness. Nurture your relationship with yourself as if you were your favorite lover. Give yourself everything you need to be happy and feel great.
You’ll be surprised at how easy it becomes once you get in the habit of asking yourself what you need. As an extra bonus you will discover that all the people around you will benefit from your happiness. Soon enough you will all be surrounded by all the juicy goodness that life has to offer!
Leah Shapiro is Head Rabble-Rouser at Defy the Box. She is not your typical Life Coach. “I teach you to be 100% you in your full freaky glory, and I show you how to use what makes you different to bring success, fun and meaning into your life.” All freaks are welcome!
Download a free copy of Leah’s special report : The Secret to a Life Full of Juicy Goodness!