Forgive Yourself
Jun 20

4 Reasons to Forgive Yourself

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Forgiving Ourselves

We all know how important it is to forgive others in order to move on from the past.

Forgiveness is a challenge. It can take years, or sometimes even a lifetime or longer to forgive. But, many of us find it more difficult to forgive ourselves than to forgive others.

Unforgiveness creates anger, resentment, stress, sleep issues, and even physical problems. What someone did to us may become so engrained in our thoughts, that we actually end up repeating that same offense ourselves. Having the power to forgive gives us the power to move out of the past and into the present.

Forgiveness gives us the power to move out of the past and into the present and gives us control over our lives.

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ~George Orwell

4 Reasons to Forgive Yourself

1. Release

Living life with unforgiveness of ourselves is like living life believing that there is a looming hammer over our heads waiting to drop down at any moment.

When we release ourselves and no longer feel like we are going to be punished spontaneously and brutally, we release that throbbing worry and live a life of freedom.

2. You deserve it.

We are all human, which means that we all make mistakes. It’s inevitable. It’s been said that the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes, but I am going to add one more lifetime guarantee: screwing up.

We will all have to forgive ourselves at some point for making a mistake, doing something wrong, being human, and simply screwing up.

3. Healing.

We can’t give what we don’t have. In the same way that we are guaranteed to make mistakes, those who we have relationships with will make mistakes as well. We can forgive others once we forgive ourselves, and that results in healing and peace.

4. Growth.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” Ghandi

We don’t always need to be strong, but we always need to be growing. Growth and development should never stop. And, I think that’s what Ghandi meant in this quote. By constantly growing, we can achieve our goals and create a life that we love.

Relentlessly eliminating unforgiveness

We need to relentlessly eliminate the unforgiveness in our lives if we want to be free. Freedom is priceless. And, living a life a grace, mercy, and compassion starts by directing that to ourselves first.


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Jun 14

7 Signs That Your Priorities Aren’t Straight

By Bridgette Petrino | mind

We all want to have our priorities straight

But, for most of us, organizing our lives seems like an overwhelming task.

Remember, your priorities aren’t what you say, they’re what you do.

They are where you actually spend your time and energy, not where you want to spend your time and energy.

Many times, we are so busy that we don’t even realize that a change is needed. We are spread so thin that we do a lot of things adequately, but nothing exceptionally well.

And, then we wonder why we’ve hit a plateau.

It seems so overwhelming to CHANGE this routine. But, simply recognizing the need for change is the first step.

7 signs that you don’t have your priorities straight

1. You are busy all the time but nothing ever seems to get finished.

2. You have been working towards the same goal forever but can ever seem to achieve it.

3. Exhaustion is a way of life.

4. Stress is a way of life.

5. You have it “all” on paper, but you still feel unfulfilled.

6. You are maxed out doing #allthethings but none of the things that bring you joy.

7. You feel like you are just going through the motions and wondering “is this as good as it gets?”

Creating a life you love

Are your priorities lined up with your time and energy?

Getting our priorities straight creates true lifestyle changes. Because otherwise, we are just putting a band-aid on a bullet hole.

When we get our priorities straight, we feel ownership and responsibility in our lives. We can’t always control our circumstances. But, we can control our priorities.

We aren’t going to change by wishing and hoping. We must take action.

And, creating a life that you love starts there. <3


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Jun 08

Why your mom was right about living life to the fullest

By Bridgette Petrino | empowerment , self

Live your life to the fullest

We’ve all heard it before. Live life to the fullest. Seize the day. Carpe diem. And, we partially nod our heads and agree, but we partially roll our eyes…

Time flies. If your mom hasn’t already told you, a teacher, a mentor, a coach, or a parent has told you.

It’s become so cliche.

And, once we have kids life speeds up. The days are long, but the years are short. At some point, we realize that we have limited time to influence them.

I know that we tend to put ourselves after our kids because we want to do the best for them. We want them to have it better than we did. And, we love them.

Plus, we don’t know how else to do it. We are thrown into motherhood with no experience and no owner’s manual.

All of a sudden, life is overwhelming and many times we thrust into survival mode.

But, what we often don’t realize is that by us improving our lives and living happier and more fulfilled, our kids will too.

Doing the difficult things

My counselor always wanted me to do difficult things. These were hard things that I was avoiding because it was easier NOT to do them, even though I knew I would happier if I did.

Things like having conversations that I didn’t want to have. Putting my foot down. Saying no. Setting boundaries. All of the things that I preach about now.

Those things made me uncomfortable, so I sacrificed the future benefit and relief for the present ability to stay moderately comfortable.

And, many times I would come in and my counselor would ask if I did my “homework” for the week. Did I tell this person that I wasn’t going to do BLANK anymore? Did I stop letting this other person do BLANK? And, my answer would be, “Well, kind of…”

I was so caught up in people pleasing, that I didn’t want to let my counselor down by not taking his advice. But, I also didn’t want to create any waves in any of my other relationships that desperately needed some boundaries.

I was underestimating my power.

The turning point

My turning point came when my counselor pointed out to me the example that I was setting for my kids. Because no matter what I told my kids, they were only going to copy what I did, not what I said.

They would end up with the same habits. The same relationships. The same fears. The same hesitations.

I knew he was right. I could see it already. My daughters were shy. They were people pleasers. They had anxiety.

And, that’s when I said, “Oh, hell no.” Maybe I didn’t believe that I was good enough in that moment, but I sure believed that THEY were.

So, it was time for me to grow up. Face the shit that I didn’t want to do. And, just start doing it.

The Aftermath

It didn’t take long. Once I started standing up for myself, THEY started standing up for themselves.

It has been INCREDIBLE to see.

This will literally be PRICELESS as they get older.

So, if you aren’t going to live your life to the fullest for yourself, do it for your kids first.

Improve your marriage so that your kids end up in an amazing marriage.

Build your confidence so your kids are confident.

LIVE YOUR FUCKING LIFE ON PURPOSE so that your kids will live theirs intentionally as well.

We all know it’s true. But, maybe like me, you need to hear it again so it clicks.

Because we only get to raise our kids once. So, why not give it all to them and to ourselves at the same time?


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Jun 03

8 Things to Give up In order to be happy

By Bridgette Petrino | self

8 Things to Give Up in Order to be Happy

  1. Guilt

Guilt is unproductive, but it is rampant. Making decisions based on not wanting to feel guilty will not make us happy.

2. Pleasing others.

When there is nothing to dislike about you, but there is nothing to like either. It’s impossible to please everyone. So, be real instead. People love that. Validate yourself instead of looking for it outside.

3. Saying yes to shit you don’t want to do.

The feeling of doing something that you said okay to do, but you really don’t want to do it is called resentment. Set those boundaries, practice saying no, and experience freedom.

4. Saying no to you.

Taking care of and helping others is great. Except for when you never take time for yourself. Remember, you can’t give what you don’t have. Make yourself a priority again. Then, you will be able to help and serve others in ways that you could never have imagined.

5. Clutter.

Clutter is all the stuff that you thought you wanted, but you actually don’t need. Excess is distracting and stressful. It’s more stuff to keep track of, clean, and store. Let it go and feel happier.

6. Being busy. All. The. Time.

Being a badass is not doing #allthethings and being able to #slayallday – it’s making time to be present and having the ability to be flexible. Can we just be un-fucking-productive for 5-minutes? That’s living.

Can we just be un-fucking-productive for 5-minutes? Click To Tweet

7. Being a slave to our phones.

We actually don’t need an app for everything that we do. Sure, they are convenient sometimes. But, when we depend on our phone for every, single thing that we do we are not only selling ourselves short, we are causing ourselves anxiety.

Figuring out our way to the nearest convenience store on our own, or asking a stranger for the time, is actually good sometimes. So, delete 10 apps from your phone. Like, right now. I guarantee you will feel relief and a sense of happiness.

8. Holding back from pursuing our dreams because of fear.

It doesn’t actually matter if you achieve your dreams. But, pursuing them will make you feel alive and happy. It’s about the journey, not the destination.

Less is more.

Reduce or eliminate these eight things from your life, and I promise you will feel happier.

So, what did I miss? Let me know in the comments.


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busy overwhelmed
May 30

Why being too busy is as useless as an over-saturated sponge

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Overwhelmed is the new black.

Busy seems to suit everyone these days. If we aren’t completely overwhelmed right now, we are just coming off of a period of being overwhelmed. And, we will likely feel overwhelmed again soon.

It seems that being busy is the norm. It’s what we do.

Hustling has turned into a verb that has an elite connotation to it. And, being “unavailable” is a status symbol.

We #slayallday and do #allthethings and proudly announce it from a place of dignity.

Most, if not all of us, fill up our day until we are totally full.

Life is like a sponge.

No, really. Hear me out.

When a sponge is dry, it’s useless. And, when we have nothing going on in life we are bored and feel as though we have no purpose.

So, we add water – or “life” – into our sponge. When we add the perfect amount of water to the sponge, it works well. It cleans nicely and does its job.

In the same way, we add things to our lives to give us purpose and joy. Such as having a job, kids, marriage, hobbies, and volunteering.

But, sometimes we add too much and we get oversaturated. Our plates are full. And then one thing happens, like our kids get sick, something unexpected comes up, there’s a change of plans, we say yes to one more thing, and that one last drop of water renders our sponge useless.

The sponge is dripping wet. Shit starts falling through the cracks. We forget stuff, we are constantly running late, or we complete something half-ass because we didn’t have the time and/or energy to finish the job.

When a sponge is oversaturated, it just moves stuff around and makes more of a mess instead of actually cleaning. Everything it touches is now messy instead of clean.

That’s when you know it’s time to squeeze out the excess.

Knowing when to wring it out is key

The usual outcome to overwhelm is exhaustion and wondering why we never have any time for ourselves or the relationships that actually matter to us.

So, we have to know when to wring out the sponge. Get rid of the excess. Take some things off of our plates. 

The real way to be badass is being able to prioritize our time by saying yes to some things and no to other things. That includes making time for yourself. Every day.

Instead of #slaying and #hustlingeverydamnday let’s just be un-fucking-productive for 5 minutes.

That is being brave and bold. Not constantly battling life and being an oversaturated sponge.

PS – Have you taken the Brave & Bold Challenge yet? Your life is waiting.

May 24

Is visualization a real thing?

By Bridgette Petrino | mind

Visualization materializing across countries and decades

I tend to be pretty skeptical when it comes to terms like visualization, intentions, and affirmations. But, I have a story that might change your mind – if you are a skeptic like me.

Twenty years ago, while I was in high school, I made a note in my journal at the time that I would have a daughter named Lilia.

Here’s what was happening 20 years ago. It was 1996. The only reason I remember the year is because it was the summer Olympics, and one of the most exciting women’s gymnastics competitions for the US, maybe ever.

I mean, recently has been pretty exciting too, but the ’96 Olympics was the era of the “Magnificent 7,” Bela Karole, Shannon Miller, and Kerri Strug landing on an injured foot and winning the gold medal for one of the most dramatic finishes in all of Olympic history.

The drama and excitement that year was absolutely incredible.

I loved it so much that I literally taped the entire competition (on a VCR) and watched the same routines over and over and over. I would get home from school, make myself ramen noodles, and sit and rewatch the same routines again and again.

Okay, so back to the visualization story…

In addition to the incredible US team that year, there was also an amazing gymnast named Lilia Podkepeyeva from the Ukraine.

I loved her. And, even though she wasn’t American, I was rooting for her all the way! Lilia ended up winning the Individual All-Around gold medal that year. She was the greatest in the world.

I loved her grace, style, form, and even her name.

I didn’t want to forget her name or the excitement of those Olympics. So, I wrote in my journal “My daughter’s name will be Lilia.”

But, I did forget. I have no idea what ever happened to that journal.

Decades later

After a while, I stopped rewatching those ’96 Olympic routines and moved on with my life. I went to college, got married, and ended up pregnant with twin girls. We had two daughters in 2008 and we liked the idea of using family names for our children, so we used a variation of our grandparents’ names and we named our twins, Alexandra Carmen and Genevieve Annmarie.

And, then I got pregnant again. I laughed that we were having another girl because I thought we had used up all of the family names. But, then I thought of my husband’s grandmother who was named Lillian. My husband and I both liked that name. And, suddenly I remembered back to writing that name in my journal decades ago.

So, we decided to name her Lillianna after my husband’s grandmother. And, not by coincidence, also the same name that I wrote down decades ago.

So, my answer is yes. Yes, visualization is a real thing. Intentions are powerful. They work.

What do you want in life?

I encourage you to write it down. Believe it with all of your heart. And, then let it go to the point that you forget you ever even wanted it. <3


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May 22

How to be Fearless in Spite of Your Fears

By Bridgette Petrino | empowerment , self

Be Fearless: Face your fears first

Scientists estimate the probability of your being born at about one in 400 trillion.

One. In. FOUR HUNDRED TRILLION.

Who can really say how accurate that is? But, let’s face it, the probability of our existence must be pretty low. Like at least lower than the chances of winning the lottery, right?

And, the chance of whatever you are afraid of actually happening is probably about the same.

So, we have to believe that basically, you are a miracle. You may not be rich and famous, but you are magic. And, you weren’t meant to play small.

Fears can hold us back from doing the BIG things that we were supposed to do. Because, yes, we ALL have a purpose and a BIG reason for being here.

And, the thing is, we all deal with fear. It is a basic emotion and sometimes it is necessary for our safety. We need fear.

But, then there are other times when fear isn’t necessary at all. But, it’s still there anyway.

When we think of being fearless, we often think of conquering our fears.

But, before we can conquer our fears, we must first face them.

Before we can conquer our fears, we must first face them. Click To Tweet

So, recognize your fear and put a name to it. Because no matter how irrational a fear can be, it still feels 100% real. And, that’s okay.

Maybe you are afraid of public speaking, flying, crowded places, death, the unknown, 0r rejection.

Whatever it is, realize that fear is a basic emotion, and we are actually allowed and supposed to feel fear. So first, name that fear.

And remember, fear is different from worry. Worry is going through the what if’s of the future. Fear is a present emotion.

Next, determine why.

Figuring out why we are afraid of something helps us feel validated and detach from the fear.

Maybe it was a traumatic experience. Or, a news article that we read. It could have to do with our upbringing or even a lack of control.

Remember, you are not the only one with that fear. Instead of trying to reject it, validate it.

Validation is so underrated. Allow your feelings to be validated.

Tell yourself, “Yes, public speaking feels scary.” 

Because, as irrational as your fear may be, there is probably a very rational reason that you feel that way.

Give yourself space and permission to feel that.

Being fearless isn’t conquering your fears, it’s having the courage to go through the healing process.

Then, conquer it

Once you’ve named your fear, given yourself space and validation to feel the fear, and figured out why you might have that fear, then it’s time to conquer it.

So, tell yourself, “Yes, public speaking is scary. But, it is safe for me to speak.”

Start with one small step. You don’t have to overcome the entire fear at once.

Because, it’s not what you know, it’s what you feel. You know that public speaking won’t actually kill you, but you don’t feel like you will make it out alive. Big difference.

If you are afraid of flying, maybe you first go to an airport. Then, maybe you get on a plane and get off.

Oh, and celebrate those small steps! Instead of telling yourself all the reasons that you shouldn’t feel afraid, focus on the steps you are taking.

If your fear is public speaking, maybe you first speak to a very small crowd of 2-3 people. Or, record a video of you speaking.

Take small, manageable steps. Forcing yourself to do overwhelmingly scary things will feel much more traumatic than fearless.

Being fearless is being vulnerable. It’s not being ashamed of your fears.

Use your fear as the catalyst for creating monumental change in your life.

Because you were meant to live big. You are destined to be fearless.


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May 17

9 Reasons Why Practicing Inversions Makes You Hot

By Bridgette Petrino | body , empowerment

What even are inversions?

An inversion is inverting your body so that your hips are over your head. Types of inversions include headstands, handstands, shoulder stands, forearm stands, and anything in between.

Only about a year ago, I tried my first headstand. I started getting into Yoga and I thought headstands looked cool, so I decided to learn how to do them.

For my first few attempts, I started up against a wall. It was difficult, and the top of my head kind of hurt, but I felt amazing and empowered being able to balance upside down. I was immediately addicted.

Then, I started searching all kinds of tags on Instagram for the coolest poses that I could find and try. The rest is history.

Now, I practice inversions almost daily. Not gonna lie, it has somewhat turned into an obsession trying to see how much further I can stretch without falling or how much longer I can balance.

They are challenging, they are cool, they are badass.

9 Reasons Why Practicing Inversions Makes You Hot

1. They display confidence.

Most people have never even attempted a headstand because they think that they could never do it, so by simply doing something that many people have never even tried, you automatically look confident. Confidence = Hot.

2. Practicing inversions looks fearless.

You look like a risk-taker. Especially when you start practicing them in tricky places, like the edge of a pool. Basically, you look like a badass, and that’s hot.

3. Abs.

Getting into and holding these amazing poses while you are upside down requires incredible core strength. Increase core strength gives you defined abs. I have definition in my abdominal area that I have never had in my life.

4. Improved posture.

I talked about abs and core strength. Well, your core includes your back too. And, by practicing inversions, not only will your back muscles become more defined, it will also improve your posture. Standing up straight and tall is always hotter than slumping and hunching.

5. Inversions look super cool and impressive.

Seriously, if you start busting out handstands in random public places you are going to look like a rockstar. People might stare and think you are a little crazy, but most are going to think you are really cool.

6. Toned arms.

You might be thinking that headstands will hurt the top of your head. But actually, most of the weight should be in your arms. It’s just like holding an elbow plank, but you are inverted instead of having your feet on the ground. Sculpted arms and shoulders is hot.

7. Legs are strengthened.

This is another surprising “side-effect” of practicing inversions. Once you start getting into forearm stands and handstands, you will be kicking off of the ground with your legs. And landing with all of your weight. And, flexibility is required for the inversion variations. So, your legs will be strengthened and lengthened by your practice.

8. It’s fun.

Let’s face it, having fun and being carefree is hot. Inversions are fun. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself smiling when you fall down.

9. Take an amazing selfie without doing your hair or makeup.

This might be my favorite reason right here. You can literally roll out of bed and still take an amazing selfie without even needing to do your hair or makeup.

Other Benefits Besides Looking Hotter

Back when I first started practicing I fell. Often. Well, I still fall, I am just a little more graceful about it now. But, when you get some hang time in a pose that you’ve been working on for weeks, it is so empowering.

In addition to looking hotter and feeling empowered, inversions require so much awareness and focus that it becomes an active form of meditation. The mental strength and ability that is required to trust and believe in YOU is greater than the physical strength that is needed.

Overall, it is an awesome cardio, strength, and flexibility workout that is fun and pushes your limits.

So, try it out, and post a pic in the comments below. Use the tag #inversionsmakeyouhot

PS – Want to get started learning how to do inversions? Check out this video tutorial for beginners where I show you exactly how to do it! 

May 16

How Disappointment Can Help You Predict the Future

By Bridgette Petrino | empowerment , self

Whenever a Hallmark Holiday rolls around, the word disappointment starts trending in the social media feeds.

There is so much hype before holidays like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, even birthdays, and this buzz gets our expectations high.

Every advertisement is telling us that we are going to be celebrated in a huge way. There are endless cute stuffed animals, greeting cards, and trinkets available for our families to purchase in order to show their appreciation for us.

And, we are inundated with the preconception that this year it’s gonna be HUGE.

But, then the holiday rolls around and our high expectations oftentimes don’t line up with reality. And then, we deal with disappointment.

Predict the Future

So, if you were disappointed last time, chances are that’s going to happen again, and again, and again. Unless you change something.

What do you change?

Well, you have to be absolutely 100% crystal clear on what you are expecting.

Let your family/kids/spouse know exactly what you want for Mother’s Day, or your birthday, or Valentine’s Day. Or, even a regular Friday night.

As much as we’d hope that others can read our minds, they can’t. And, if you were really hoping for a handmade card and your husband gives you breakfast in bed instead, you are going to end up disappointed. Both are great gifts, but in order for you to feel appreciated, your expectations need to be met.

History Repeats

Do you find that oftentimes you feel disappointed after special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and your birthday?

Let me take it even further. Do you feel under-appreciated? Or, maybe you feel like you do so much for others and they just don’t reciprocate?

I think William Shakespeare said it much better than I ever could. Simply put: Expectation is the root of all heartache Click To Tweet

If you were disappointed last year, that will probably happen again this year. If you were let down last time, it will likely happen again next time.

Unless you change something.

Be clear with your expectations

One thing we must not forget is that people are predictable.

And, let me be the first to admit that I had to take a good deal of time to learn this. Oftentimes I would say I wasn’t expecting anything big, or that I didn’t care about my birthday, but in reality, I wanted to be recognized and appreciated. I think we all do.

But, saying one thing and thinking another doesn’t usually work out.

My family can’t read my mind. I’ve learned to be clear with my expectations instead of wishing and hoping that someone would know what I was thinking.

Because we all feel appreciation in different ways. Personally, I love gifts. Receiving gifts is my “love language.” So, I have made sure that my husband knows this. He could go out of his way to make me a nice dinner and clean the whole house, but it wouldn’t really matter to me. However, if he surprises me by even just bringing home a leftover piece of cake from his office I feel so appreciated. Now that he understands this, he makes an effort to surprise me with little gifts from time to time.

Teach your family and friends how to love you best. They want to do that.

To prevent disappointment, my best piece of advice is to make sure that your kids/spouse/whoever know EXACTLY what you are expecting. It’s okay to tell them. It’s okay to want to be celebrated.

Don’t apologize for the things that make you feel happy and don’t downplay your need to feel loved.

You are worth it. <3


PS – Have you taken the Brave & Bold Challenge yet? Your life is waiting.

May 08

11 Things You Can Stop Apologizing For

By Bridgette Petrino | empowerment , self

How often do we start our sentences with “Sorry, I …”

Or, maybe you aren’t starting your sentences with “Sorry…” but you are feeling bad or guilty for saying no or disagreeing with something.

Apologizing for our opinions and our priorities is not necessary, and it opens us up to guilt and judgment.

11 Things You Can Stop Apologizing For

  1. Not wanting to do something.

Sometimes we are asked to do something that we don’t want to do. For whatever reason. That’s okay. Instead of saying, “Sorry, I can’t do that [insert explanation here.]” We can simply say, “thanks, but I can’t.”

2. Not being able to do something.

Maybe you wanted to do something, but then you got sick or something came up. You don’t have to apologize for that either. You are allowed to live.

3. Not wanting to pay for something.

We are allowed to prioritize our money in a way that is best for us and our family. No need to say sorry for that.

4. Not being able to pay for something.

You don’t have to apologize or explain why you can’t afford something.

5. Having an opinion that’s differing from someone.

Do you feel bad when you disagree with someone? Don’t. It’s not a big deal! Have an opinion.

6. Not responding to someone’s text/message/email right away.

Oh, this is a good one. We actually aren’t required to respond to every message that we get within .02 milliseconds. In fact, I’ve started blocking my time to answer messages and emails. I will respond to urgent ones right away, but most messages can wait.

7. “Bothering” someone by asking for help.

Asking for help is good. Most of the time, people want to help. So, if you need help, ask. And, don’t feel like you are bothering the person or like you need to repay them in some way.

8. Your kids.

Let’s not apologize for our kids. Unless they are really young, they ought to be apologizing for themselves if they made a mistake. Not only does it teach them responsibility, it is a relief when you apologize for doing something wrong. So, let them benefit from that.

9. Your kids, again…

If they aren’t really doing anything wrong, they are just being kids, then let them just be normal fucking kids. Making a little noise in the grocery store isn’t a big deal. No need to look around and apologize to everyone in the aisle.

10. Not liking something.

So, maybe you try a new food and you don’t really like it. That’s okay. You are allowed to have opinions and likes and dislikes.

11. For being YOU.

The most important one on this list. Let’s stop apologizing for being ourselves and for our story.

The closer I get to being me, all the time – not just behind closed doors – the more people like me. The more that I strip layers down, be raw,  and unapologetic (while still respectful, of course – there’s a difference) the more successful that I am and the happier that I am.

The closer I get to who I really am and the less that I apologize, the more successful & happier… Click To Tweet

Some people don’t like me. It stings sometimes. But, in order to attract the right people, you need to repel the wrong ones.

Even if people don’t like you, they can tell that you are being YOU. As much as we think we are fooling people when we leave our house and look like we actually have our shit together, people see through that. So, even if they don’t necessarily like you, or agree with you, the fact that you are confident enough to be YOU is attractive.

Stop fucking apologizing.

You are entitled to have an opinion. To disagree, to like some things and not others, to prioritize your time, and to not be glued to your phone.

Remeber, apologizing opens you up for guilt and shame.

You can reinvent yourself every, single day if you want. Be a Pheonix. And, don’t be sorry about that.

So, what did I miss?

And, after reading this list, what are you going to stop apologizing for?

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