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Just The Tip Tuesday

Just the Tip Tuesday

Just the TIP Tuesday - Risk It All

Just the TIP Tuesday - One tip at a time

Bringing you weekly TIP’s on Transformation, Inspiration, and Purpose.

025. Risk It All

Happy Tuesday friends! Today’s TIP is “Risk It All

This TIP could not be more fitting for what I am currently going through in my life and maybe some of you can relate!

I actually had this topic cued up to share a couple weeks ago but I ended up waiting to share and I'm glad I did. This TIP has an entirely different meaning to me today and I feel like it's much more valuable to share now.

I truly believe there are no accidents. I just spent the last 5 days in a transformational training that focused on awareness and getting out of our comfort zones…a place I LOVE to hang out (or better yet live)!

Nine times out of ten, I'm playing it safe and making sure no matter what happens…I WIN! A big lesson I learned is whenever you “WIN”…you ultimately lose. And that folks has been the story of my life.

I decided this weekend, I'm going to start ‘risking it all’ because what do I have to lose, if I'm already losing?! That’s right, nothing. I can only gain from the experience, because either way, I'm going to learn a lesson and more importantly, I'll be my true, authentic self.

This wasn't easy for me to see and I couldn’t be more grateful for those incredible humans who created the space for me to open up and be myself. I know this is just the first step in a long journey, but hey, we'll never get anywhere without taking the first step!

Now, let’s go a little deeper into what it means to RISK IT ALL…or better yet, let me tell you how I risked it all (or had a risk it all moment). I shared things I've never shared with anyone in my life. Therefore, I risked being judged, feeling embarrassed, looking bad…ultimately I risked my ‘Image’…the very thing I'm always protecting.

In that moment, I realized, risking it all gives you COMPLETE FREEDOM.  It feels like years of weight fall off you in one instant. I felt peace. I felt like I wasn’t alone. I felt like I had broken out of my own prison.

And GUESS WHAT?!

An amazing thing happened later that day...a man came up and told me that the greatest strength/most attractive quality he saw in me was ‘vulnerability’ – something I didn’t thing I had an ounce of. It truly is a miracle what can happen when you open yourself up and RISK IT ALL!

Moral of the story…be YOU! Say what you mean and mean what you say. Be OPEN. Get out of your comfort zone!

In the end, "You can't say the wrong thing to the right person" – so speak your truth and the right people will stay...and the others will fade away!

 

With gratitude and freedom,

Lauren 

Lauren Schwab