Dear Super Girl:
Three weeks from today, I’ll be speaking at the Women in Business conference hosted by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. The event itself is focused on reaching, achieving and celebrating. And I am the speaker centered around the achieving portion of the conference.
That makes me giddy! This opportunity, like so many others I’ve received in the last 25 months, comes at the perfect time!
I think girls and women alike are prone to putting more focus on the things we have YET to achieve. I know it took me years to see that about myself. And while that ego and fear-based viewpoint will still stand in my way at times, I’m able to recognize when I’m being way too hard on myself.
The speech I’ll give in three weeks is something I’ve been working on for the last three months. It’s the first time I’ll get up in front of a live audience and talk about the old reoccurring thought patterns I had to shed, release, forgive and move on from before I was able to achieve the beautiful accomplishments I have in this journey.
I’ll give you a sneak peek. One of the themes I carried into adulthood from my childhood was this: I believed I was unworthy of greatness. And that theme carried on from one element of live to the next. The second theme that hung on me like dead weight was that I believed I had to earn whatever it was that I was working toward achieving. I never knew how to just receive and celebrate that gift.
It’s no coincidence that Severson Sisters is an empowerment organization. And, it’s no coincidence I created Severson Sisters as a non-profit. Now, in my professional live I am always in celebration because every single dollar we receive I cheer for. And I’ve worked extensively on myself to see how worthy I am to be where I am. It took a lot of work and a lot of time to get here though.
I love that my portion of this event in three weeks is focused on achieving. I filled my story with take-away pieces the audience can adopt in their life to help them break through any of their own blocks to achievement. It’s true that my story does have dark spots but I live in light now. The story I’ll share will hopefully shed more light on their journey than darkness.
It’s honestly only in the light that we’re able to truly see what it is we can achieve.
And I’m honored to tell my story.
Sending you all my very best Super Girl energy for a very light kind of day!
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