Monthly Archives: July 2017

6 Easy Things You Can Do To Increase Your Sense of Self-Worth and Self-Love

What is something our readers can do today to increase their sense of self-worth and self-love?

(a snapshot of what you’ll learn in the Online Edition of the Lines In The Sand course)

First, we have to realize that self-worth comes from within.  You won’t find it in having a big house, a fancy car, a lot of money or a bunch of friends.  These are external people, places, and things that may bring temporary satisfaction, but in the long run, it is how you feel and think about yourself that matters most.  Today I would like to share six powerful habits that will help you improve your self-worth and self-love.

  1. Eliminate negative self-talk.  Would you talk to your best friend or someone who you care about deeply the same way that you talk to yourself?  Of course not.  You must stop having unconstructive conversations with yourself.   Instead, start to recognize and appreciate all the things about yourself that you like.  Write these things down, add to the list often, and revisit it frequently to remind yourself of your positive attributes.
  2. Stop comparing yourself to others. This is probably one of the most destructive behaviors you can participate in.  Your life is your journey so keep your focus on your journey, not anyone else’s.  It doesn’t serve you in any way to think you need to measure up to anyone else.  If you want someone to compare you to, compare yourself to your BEST self.
  3. Surround yourself with masters. There is an
By |2017-10-30T10:14:49+00:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Lines In The Sand, Thoughts from the Barn|0 Comments

Five Essential Tips to Avoid Getting Punched In The Gut

Have you ever had that ‘punched in the gut’ feeling?  Yes?  Me too.  As I reflect back on those times in the past when I felt like someone hit me square in the belly, temporarily taking my breath away and leaving a lingering heaviness that never sleeps, it occurs to me that the common thread of these incidents is a betrayal.  And the perpetrator of the act is either a narcissist or a master manipulator.

The good news is, it has been years since I have felt this way.  The bad news is, that monster raised its ugly head this past week and those dreaded emotions came storming back setting up shop in my ‘punched in the gut’, gut.  The details and the circumstances that surround this situation are irrelevant, but the lessons learned are paramount, and I want to share those with you now.

  1. Always trust your gut:  Your intuition is one of the most powerful tools you have and it can be trusted.  If your gut tells you NOT to do something, then don’t do it.  You are blessed with this sixth sense of awareness and it is truly a gift.  Use this amazingly accurate tool to your advantage.
  2. Forget what people say, watch what they do: If someone tells me that they are ‘all that and a bag of chips’ I immediately become concerned.  People who are really good at what they do don’t have to tell you about it, they simply show you.
  3. People get defensive when
By |2017-10-30T10:14:49+00:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|0 Comments