I am the first example of how I want people to treat me. My mentor Lisa Nichols says this and it is so profound, so important. I show you how I expect to be treated. Wow. So you mean if I talk bad about myself, don’t care for myself, let myself down, don’t fully show up for myself, lie to myself, then that is what I am teaching you to do for me also? Unfortunately, yes. But the good news is that if I am treating myself well, I also teach the world how to treat me well, too.
How can anyone know that you deserve and expect and receive excellence if you do not receive it from yourself? They can’t.
So when I look around and say, wait, why is this happening? Why I am I feeling some disrespect, some ungratefulness, some oppression here? The first place I need to look is in my mirror. How have I shown the world that this is okay and how do I make it clear going forward that it is not? It is a process of exploration, discovery and sometimes, even spelunking. Now, I serve as a tour guide to help others on this journey to uncover what they cannot yet see.