One no nonsense tip for getting unstuck

By Bridgette Petrino | empowerment

Dec 15

How to get from HERE (where you are now) to THERE (where you want to be)

Where in your life do you want to get unstuck? Your job? Your relationships? Your location? Your finances?

Right now, you are here. But… How are you going to get there?

Here’s my no nonsense tip. Get vulnerable.

Brene Brown says in her book Daring GreatlyVulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”

Never weakness.

I couldn’t agree more.

My story

Let me give you a personal example. Some of you know me, some don’t, but let me just remind you that I am very introverted.

Getting on live videos that get THOUSANDS of views is not easy for me. But, I do it anyway. When I actually stop to think about it, I freak out a little bit. BUT, I am having breakthroughs all the time. Because I am being vulnerable. 

I am willing to mess up and even fail. I am open to criticism and judgment. And, I keep going.

In fact, I just got invited to a weekend workshop in Florida next month. Not too shabby considering it’s going down to 14 degrees tonight here in Pennsylvania. Not only are they paying me to write for them, but they are sending me for free to a weekend workshop to help me improve my writing and my blogging skills.

Here is the craziest part about this.  I am NOT a writer. I mean, I am. Now. But, I didn’t go to school for writing. I wasn’t an English major. I didn’t study journalism. I went to college to become an accountant. 

And, I became a successful accountant, but I absolutely hated it.

When I finally took a risk and got vulnerable, that is when I started getting unstuck.

Own it

Whatever it is that you want to do. Whatever your “there” is, own that shit.

And, here’s another thing. I just bought a new bathing suit, because you know, a vacation calls for a new bathing suit, of course…  

Here is why this is a big deal. Because after I had my twins I wore a full-piece for the first time in my life. It’s only within the past year (almost a decade later) that I am back in a bikini again.

And, it’s not about being “able” to wear a bikini – it’s about being confident and comfortable in my skin.

I wore a full-piece because I felt like that’s what I should be wearing now that I am a mom. I covered up because now I have stretch marks and no one wants to see that.

Well, f*ck that shit.

I still want to look and feel good on the beach. Stop wearing bathing suits that are “appropriate” and wear one that makes you feel good instead.

No, my body isn’t perfect, but I feel more comfortable in a bathing suit now than I ever have in my life.

Get unstuck

Okay, this isn’t really about bathing suits… What I am telling you is that it’s time to stop hiding behind whatever it is that you are hiding behind and OWN your there.

So, what are you going to start doing NOW to get from here to there? How do you envision yourself? What is one step you can start doing now? 

And, most importantly, don’t fit into that mold. 

You do you regardless of the outcome. Click To Tweet

You have a story, an experience, to share that can help others. Our vulnerability, our willingness to be authentic, can help you and others so, so much. It will get you unstuck.  And it will get you from here to there. <3

PS – Have you taken the Brave & Bold Challenge yet? Now is your chance to get vulnerable and get unstuck. Your life is waiting. 


About the Author

Bridgette is Founder and CEO of Mommy Needs a Timeout. She empowers moms to reconnect with their identities OUTSIDE of being a mom, without the guilt.

  • LOVE this! It takes bravery…but living a life that MATTERS always does! xo

    • bridgettepetrinowp

      YESSSSS!!!! <3

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