This week, I am faced with one of the many challenges we all face at one point or another in life – the fear of losing those we care about because of something we say or do.
“So, what’s the occasion?” you may ask!
This week, I officially become a first time author as…
…is launched to the public!
Absolutely, I’m excited, thrilled, proud, grateful…..everything that comes along with an accomplishment – especially one that raises my B.A.R. (Beliefs.Actions.Results)!
This powerful book is filled with 365 uplifting and inspiring personal stories from 250 beautiful souls from around the world and I feel so very blessed to be among them!
We share those moments in life that changed everything for us including:
- Discovering our purpose
- Experiencing a spiritual awakening
- Leaving a job/relationship/home/religion to follow our soul’s whisper
- Bravely opening up to love
- Receiving messages from beyond
- Tapping into our inner strength
- Finding the beauty and wisdom in all of life, even in the difficult moments
- And much more
(I would be filled with gratitude if you would consider supporting us by purchasing a copy by going here: 365 Life Shifts. Once you purchase, you’ll be offered the opportunity to download over 70 life-changing gifts donated by the authors!)
Okay, so what does all of this have to do with my fear of losing the people I care about and how can all of this help you (even if you don’t buy the book?)
Part of writing a book is letting people know about it, right? You can’t very well help others with the content you provide if no one knows about it!
So, as I sat down today to write a newsletter to my valuable community, post an announcement on social media and send an email out to my personal contacts, my voice of self-doubt crept into my consciousness….
- What if people feel like I’m pushing my accomplishments on them just so I can make a few dollars?
- What if my friends roll their eyes in disgust feeling like I’m bragging?
- Do I really have anything to contribute that can make a positive impact on the lives of others?
Sure, there are moments even I question my self-worth. I know the information and experiences I share make a huge, positive impact, so why do I do that to myself?
We all tell ourselves stories….and many times we leave out the crucial facts. When we don’t have all of the information we’d like to have, we fill in the blanks with the worst case scenarios. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?
Have you ever received an email from someone letting you know of a great accomplishment they’ve had recently? I get emails and see social media posts like this all of the time….and you know what my reaction is in almost all of these scenarios?
Pure joy! I’m ELATED when I see someone I care about winning! When others are creating success, I feel genuine happiness for them. So, why do I think others wouldn’t want the same for me?
It comes back to self-worth and the stories I allow to rent space in my head – the ones I create to fill in the gaps.
I’m just Mindi Burke from small town Pennsylvania. Why should anyone care about what I have to say? What could I ever hope to contribute?
The facts I chose to omit are that, in the past, I’ve put myself and my goals or dreams out there and, for the most part, people are extremely supportive! I’ve received some great feedback and even offers to help me achieve them!
One of my favorite quotes on this topic was shared with me by my mentor, Bob Proctor years ago. He said
“People always think they can’t change the world, but I’ll tell you something……one person changed MY world!”
So, here I am….doing what I can to change worlds – for anyone who will listen! :o) I’m silencing my negative stories to make way for the possibilities of the support and encouragement I know is out there!
Sure, there are some who will roll their eyes and be skeptical of motives, but remember….they all have their own experiences, conditioning and beliefs. There is a reason they feel the way they do, so take care not to judge. We all do the best we can with the skills, knowledge and awareness we have at the time.
I invite you to go on a unique “fact finding” mission…..one where you take the time to investigate the entire truth and include all of the facts in the stories you tell yourself – without allowing for perception or subjective thinking to skew the outcome.
Give those you care about the opportunity to support and encourage you – to share in your joy and accomplishments. You may just be pleasantly surprised!
It is my true hope that you will check out 365 Life Shifts……not just to share in my joy but because I believe this book can and will provide you a high level of vibrational energy to elevate your mood and thinking.
You are appreciated!