In support of G Day, an event that celebrates and empowers girls ages 10-12, Sandra Garcia, President and Director of Good Media at Concious Public Relations Inc., shares how her relationship with fear affected her as a young adult. Thank you for sharing your story, Sandra. For more G Day stories, visit the G Day blog.
It was 1993 and I was in the sixth grade, probably 11 at the time. I was not an athlete, like my sister. I was the nerd. I was reading and writing at an above-average level, and teachers groomed me into excelling in Academics.
We’ve all heard about the power of words; but how conscious are you about your choice of words, the way you use them and the effect they have on your world.
Online and offline, without awareness, words can drain your energy, hurt others, and make you ugly (ya, ugly. Don’t believe me? There’s proof below).
If you wanna use words as a tool for human connection, inspiration, creativity, and problem-solving…read on.
The Do’s & Don’ts Of Word Usage
1. Don’t gossip. There’s nothing worse than using other people’s sad stories as entertainment.
Do discuss ideas. The more wacky and “unrealistic” the better.
Be a leader not a follower.
Be a follower. Its the smartypants way to prepare yourself for your leadership role.
If someone is where you strive to be, it makes sense to watch her closely and find out what worked for her. Being a skilled follower saves time and prevents costly rookie mistakes.
How To Be A Skilled Follower
First off, leaders aren’t just the ones sitting at the top. If they’re ahead of you, they’re leading the way. It pays to follow the lead of those at different phases on the same journey. Each one will provide you with valuable insight.
I like to put these leaders under three key categories:
So, you may have noticed that the last time I blogged was …uh…Mother’s Day…
I have thought of my readers and my blog every single day since then. I struggled with the fact that I deserted you for a whole season. But I’ve come to trust that this break was so very necessary for myself, my family, natnanton.com and the cosmos.
I feel like the progress made in these few months that have passed is what I’ve been gearing up for in the last three decades.
I’ve been busy doing some major demolition work; I finally tackled the gigantor brick wall build-up of unresolved emotions.
When disaster strikes, we find ourselves asking “why”. Why does a superstorm have to hit the innocent, helpless premature babies in New York? Why does an earthquake have to hit Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere?
The answer is one that is uplifting, life-changing, and personal to each person affected.
Yes, uplifting. I truly believe that disasters are divine intervention in disguise.
Unless it speaks to your soul, ignites your passions or helps you grow, your chosen entertainment is holding you back.
Distracting you from living a life you deserve. Delaying you from fulfilling your purpose.
Sounds dramatic, but it’s as simple as this: if it doesn’t uplift you, it brings you down.
On August 11, 2012, I ran my first half-marathon. I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew was that I wanted to perform at my best (and as you can see in the photo below, I was happy with my performance). While making my manual for race-day success, I realized that so many of the same strategies can help me achieve my best self in life and motherhood.
Children celebrate their achievements. They smile big and hand out high-fives when they first learn to spell their names. They run around giddy with excitement when they count from 1-10. And nobody seems to mind. In fact, adults realize the importance of celebrating along with them.
Unfortunately, at some point, we learn to suppress that behavior and replace it with “modesty”. From my personal experience, women tend to be especially modest about their assets, achievements, and abilities. But does this behaviour really benefit anyone? I am convinced that modesty is more damaging than anything else.
Training for a half-marathon is no joke. Especially for a first-timer like me. Twenty-one km is a great distance to cover by foot and the only thing that keeps me going on the 9-km training runs, is my playlist.
Little kids love animals. They are so intrigued by fuzzy caterpillars, real-life teddy bears and everything in between. They share a connection with creatures. Unfortunately, at some point, some of us learn to fear animals…beyond our survival instinct. That was me. I didn’t come close to anything that moved.
I'm Nat Nanton, founder of Tutu Mama. Becoming a mother has made me commit to living my greatest life. If you can relate to that, you're in the right place.
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