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Course Correction

It’s easy to slip into summertime diddle-daddle mode and hang out in that vast area outside our inner core; outside our realm of responsibility and control. Find yourself questioning the authenticity of others, their behaviour, words, or actions? Whoops! Colossal-waste-of-time alert! A self leadership lifestyle includes recognizing where we are directing our energy. We check in with our heart-centered awareness, consciously reposition our focus from cloudy confusion to clear intent, and make the shift from ego back to soul.πŸ’œ (Photo: Farsai Chaikulngamdee) #selfleadership

Wholesome Harmony

We may think that our dark side is our own dirty little secret but there are 7.7 billion others, even the saintliest among us, who have one too. Rather than rejecting our shadow, a crucial self leadership-step is to embrace it, get to know it, and learn to love and appreciate the guidance and growth it provides. Otherwise we would be attempting to move only part of our whole selves forward. πŸ’œ #selfleadership

Cleanse Our Lens

WAHOO! New science reveals that we’re not just an expression of our genes after all! In truth, our lives are all about our environment and our perception of that environment! With the awareness that our observations are key, all feelings of powerlessness are replaced with a sense of responsibility. Making the choice to purify our perception allows us to live in harmony with our environment and reap the benefits through life experience.πŸ’•(Photo: Bud Helisson) #selfleadership

Self Leadership Dialogue

Get your self-leadership-groove on by setting your internal dialogue to the tune of these affirming truths: β€œI am totally independent of the good or bad opinions of others. I am beneath no one. I’m fearless in the face of any and all challenges.” ~ D. Chopra πŸ’œ (Photo: Sergey Pesterev) #selfleadership

Reminder: Stay the Course

In the face of chaos and confrontation practicing self leaders ask, β€œIs this for real?” because we know that our ego has a habit of obscuring our soul’s clarity. Even the slightest undercurrent of negativity signifies that fear is clouding our vision. Unpleasant thoughts and feelings are natural human-made distractions. Making the choice to yield solutions by accepting what is while moving in the direction of intent, is self leadership.πŸ’œ (Photo: Kalen Emsley) #selfleadership

Reminder: Equilibrium

Occasionally, as we bask in the glory of a life rooted in self leadership, the ever-constant winds of change blast us with unprecedented intensity. Our roots become unearthed reminding us that resilience, rather than achievement, is the name of the game. We diligently accept what is while unmasking the inherent treasure of the tempest empowering us to behold, once again, a sunrise for a sunset.πŸ’œ (Photo: Cristina Gottardi) #selfleadership

To Lead Ourselves

Self leadership means to be empowered through deliberate living. It entails carefully choosing thoughts, words, and actions that support our holistic goals, dreams and desires, no matter the circumstances. It is the act of keeping our internal compass clear and focused by not getting caught up in the alluring ballyhoos of our external world. The result is the sweet scent of our best intentions coming to fruition.πŸ’œ (Photo by Seth Macey) #selfleadership

Reminder: Finding Answers

As self leaders we accept that perceived challenges exist in the physical world and that solutions are born from the non-physical. We understand that although answers to our problems are always available to us, there is mastery in finding them. Tuning into messages that are hidden behind our thoughts, emotions, and life experiences gives us insight. This practice of internal housekeeping helps replace divisiveness with unity, the essential ingredient in the receipt of answers. It’s necessary because as humans we tend to see the world from what is behind our eyes rather than from what is in front of them. ❀ (Photo by: Daiga Ellaby) #selfleadership

Reminder: Authenticity

Justifying our personal choices and actions leads us astray. This form of defense is an act of self sabotage rather than self leadership. What’s worse, choosing to mimic the wishes of others over our own limits not just ourselves, but all of humanity. Fresh, new ideas are born from self leaders who replace the need for approval with authenticity. πŸ’œΒ (photo by Cody Davis)