The great granddaddy of Western Philosophy, Aristotle once said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Nosce Ti Ipsum, you might say.
Little did I know as I was watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer and chatting on MSN as a teen that my high school motto would pretty much become my raison d'être.
The first thing I do when I’m working with one of my coaching fam is empower them to get to know themselves. ON ALL OF THE LEVELS.
We SHOULD know ourselves better than anyone.
Makes sense, right?
We spend every minute of every day in our own heads.
Thing is, most of us are too busy DOING and AVOIDING and STRESSING to spend two tenths of a second getting to know who we really are.
We’re MISSING OUT!
Not only on knowing who we really ARE, but what we really WANT.
Penny – dropped.
Isn’t that a scary concept? You’re basically living someone else’s life!
The good news: it’s not all that hard to start to get to know yourself a little better.
The bad news: there ain’t any! Growth and good vibes only.
Block out a couple of hours, buy yourself a shiny notebook (NEW STATIONARY!) and pour yourself your favourite drink. If you’re boiling the kettle, I’ll have an English Breakfast tea, stevia and a dash of milk. THANKS!
Get comfy and start answering the questions below.
Write them down first, then answer in as much detail as possible. NO SKIMPING!
Don’t overthink things – just let the answers flow.
After you’ve finished, take some time to really consider and process the answers.
You may be surprised. You WILL be surprised!
Now what? Think about how knowing each answer will allow you take ACTION in order to improve any and all areas of your life! Thing BIG. GRAND PLAN TYPE STUFF.
What didn’t you realise before? How can you apply that new information to make you healthier and HAPPIER!
What do you love MOST about yourself?
What would be your dream job?
Is that achievable? Why or why not?
Where in the world would you most like to live?
If you could do ANYTHING for the rest of your life and money was no object, what would that look like?
What are your top 3 skills/strengths?
We all have bad habits – what’s one of yours and why would you want to ditch it?
What would the “perfect day” look like to you?
What scares you?
Who are the 3 most important people in your life?
Of course, I’m just getting you started. This is a journey of Mammoth Discovery!
What other things would you like to delve deeper on? What other questions could you to get you’re pretty little head around what REALLY makes you tick?
- Amanda Louise
P.S. Wanna REALLY get to know yourself? Of COURSE you do!
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There's a principle in screenwriting called SAVE THE CAT! It tells us creative folk that, in order to best paint the picture of our protagonist, our "good guy" in the story, we should have him/her so something NICE - an example being, saving a cat stuck up a tree.
That's where you first meet the hero and they are being set up as the hero.
You know the scene in Aladdin where he FINALLY snags that piece of bread in the street? Only to give it to another homeless kid? Or when he stands in the way of the guards whip so that he can't hit the same kid. Even though Aladdin is clearly a street rat...
HERO COMING AT YOU, VIEWERS! 🧞♂️
Why am I telling you this?
Because you need to be the HERO of your OWN STORY and SAVE YOUR OWN CAT!
There is something in this world, this universe,Wh that you have been called to do.
You may already know what that is, you may not. (If you're not sure, my upcoming online program I'VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU can help you with that.🔥)
WHATEVER IT IS - you must take ACTION TOWARDS IT.
You must do WHATEVER IT TAKES.
FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES.
UNTIL IT TAKES.
Because there's only ONE OPPORTUNITY.
Be the hero of your own story - SAVE YOUR OWN CAT(S)!
- Amanda Louise 🐑🖤
P.S. I'll put the deets for I'VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU in the comments below. We kick off Monday 11th of March! I've been out and about promoting the book at some Expo's in Brisvegas so the price is not to be missed!
Experimental rock god, Frank Zappa once said, “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your sh!t, then you deserve it.”
And true…to a point.
What if someone WOULD go against the grain if only they KNEW they could?
Maybe they just don’t realise they CAN – yet!
Have they ever been taught to question these things?
To embrace independent thought?
I know myself, if someone hadn’t opened the door for me, I would still be stuck in the same rut I was 5 years ago…
Thing was, my then partner, now fiancé, future husband got me to read The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris.
Tim teaches people how to free up their time so that they can undertake learnings, travel and projects they are REALLY passionate about.
His message is that you really CAN have it all. All he does is open the door – the rest is up to you and your imagination.
And that’s one of the things I love most about what I do – now, I open the door for people, too!
I point them in the right direction on the right path.
To happiness, joy and fulfillment.
All because someone opened the door for me.
And for that I am forever grateful.
So here’s to opening as many doors for as many people as possible.
Once the door is open, it’s up to them whether they go through it or not.
And then, as Frank said – if they end up with a boring and miserable life…
Then they deserve it!
- Amanda Louise