Sneak Peek of Day 5’s Agenda:
- My balance collision: How I juggled Hollywood and motherhood.
- Learn my go-to tactics for prioritizing professional and personal commitments.
- Learn how to tune out the expectations of others and forge your own path.
- The quote I love, that gave me motivation when pursuing my dreams.
Read the full video transcription:
You’ll have to start making sacrifices, but you really can have it all, but you can’t do everything.
You have to start letting go of control and perfectionism. In other words, you have to learn how to develop balance, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
So, this is what happened for me on our show, Extreme Weight Loss. So, for five years, I was a taker of opportunities because I knew what I wanted, and I was well aware that this overload of opportunities was exactly how I was going to get there.
Now, I’ve got to be honest: The average side of me was scared to death, and I wanted to turn down most of these opportunities that forced me to grow and forced me to be uncomfortable, but the other side of me, well, I wanted to maximize the power of living an “and” life. I wanted something bigger. I wanted better. I didn’t want to be average. Now, at first I was zero part of the show on camera, but I was running all the guts of it behind the scenes.
I mean, one that really rang true for me is, “What if the people in my life think I’m silly because I’m pursuing dreams and I’m trying to do something great?” I was so scared of people thinking I thought I was better than them.
Now I love, I love this quote from Marianne Williamson. It encompassed and really gave me the motivation when I needed it most. It gave me assurance that I was doing what was right when I was pursuing my dreams and it goes like this:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. (I get super emotional during this quote). There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within each of us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
You’re going to want to put that quote on your wall somewhere. You’re going to want to read it every day of your life.
Here’s the thing, guys: Balance is what allows you to enjoy every part of your life. It’s what allows you to live a rich and full and beautiful life. And it’s so important because balance lets you enjoy every part of your life.