It was not that long ago that the concept of self-care and inner energies was considered ‘new age’, something that only hippies practiced. Nowadays, it’s considered essential to practice self-care, listen to our intuition, and follow healthy boundaries when it comes to the people and things we let into our lives. And when it comes to reaching a point of fulfillment, I’ll let you in on a little secret: everything that you need is within you. Society doesn’t define you, another individual doesn’t define you, you alone are the person who decides, consciously, what you will make of your life, and how you will live through all the ups and downs that are part of our human existence.
I teach the importance of self-love to my clients as one of the foundational elements that they must have before they are able to receive their soulmate. You simply cannot sustain loving another person if you don’t first acknowledge, appreciate, and remind yourself that you are enough in this world, and that although you love someone else with all your heart, they do not validate your worth.
I loved getting into that “woo-woo” zone with Abby Wynne, a spiritual healer who has a scientific background to back up all of her teachings. What we uncovered in this episode may be exactly what you need to hear today to remind you that you are worthy of a life full of love and happiness.
Being an expert in relationships, I often talk about the importance of intention and doing everything from the heart. And while this is particularly important in relationships, it also rings true for another aspect in your life that you may not have thought of: you business, particularly your sales.
When selling to people, you need to come from the heart, meaning, you need to ask yourself: do I really care about how my service or product will serve this person, or am I just focused on getting the sale? If you put customer care and attention first, you’ll quickly see how your sales will skyrocket in correlation. It helps to remember that at the end of the day, you are speaking to another human being - one who has fears and doubts, goals and dreams, and may be seeking your help in dealing with their issues.
No one knows this better than Connie Whitman, a dear friend of mine who you wouldn’t even realize was selling something to you if she were to get you on a sales call. She’s that good, and totally genuine about it. You’ll learn a lot about the importance of listening and relationship building to grow your sales in my episode with Connie. Tune in!
There is one person that we often forget to put on our to do list: ourselves. Especially as women, we are not only culturally raised to be primary caregivers for all sorts of people, but internally we have our feminine instincts which tend to come from a place of giving and nurturing.
We need to remember that it is important to love ourselves as much as we love other people, and as much as we expect other people to love us. And regardless of who loves us, nothing will ever be as important to your inner fulfillment as how much you love yourself, and allow yourself to make mistakes, to achieve your dreams, to live your life unapologetically.
My guest today is a personal and professional development coach and a behavior scientist who helps people do well and feel well by taking in a whole person approach to wellness. You May have seen Dr. Dinorah Nieves on ABC's The Chew, Braxton Family Values, and other television shows. She’s here today to share how and why you need to love yourself without feeling any guilt.