Ep #218: Living Up to Your Potential

I recently posted a quote on Instagram saying “I have decided that I no longer want to be all that I can be. And I for sure do not want to live up to my potential.” And y’all, I got some responses from people that just did not agree, telling me that I should retract the post and highlighting all the reasons why I was wrong.

There is so much socialization and patriarchal conditioning that impacts what the world thinks we, as women, are supposed to do.  Other people decide what our potential is and that we should live up to those expectations, and that we aren’t inherently worthy unless we are doing so. But as humans, we are capable of a lot, so do we really, truly want to be living up to everything we are capable of?

In this episode, I’m talking more about reaching our potential and what that means for us as women. I’m encouraging you to consider what it means to reach your potential and whether there is anything you want to change for yourself, and why I truly believe that you get to be whoever you want to be, on your terms, in a way that is healthy and sustainable for you.

What You'll Learn From This Episode

  • The difference between not reaching your potential and being mediocre.
  • How lowering your expectations of yourself can actually leave you feeling more happy and free in your life.
  • Why the way I want to live my life doesn’t look the way the world wants me to live.
  • The cost of living up to other people’s expectations.
  • Why I am no longer signing up for self-abandonment and self-abuse.
  • Some of the things I have had to learn and unlearn around my potential.
  • How trying to live up to my full potential has affected me negatively.
  • The importance of being free to make your own choices about your potential.

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I help creative women (and a few really progressive dudes) design profit-generating, soul-fulfilling businesses that let them own their schedule, upgrade their life and feel more alive than ever!

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