THE BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED IS THIS

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Tamara Donofrio | 0 Comments

The best advice I ever received is this...Be Yourself!  This is such simplistic advice, but so powerful!  It’s imperative whether in business or personal relationships.  People will see and feel if you are not being authentic.  Being a bullshitter never translates into true success personally or professionally.  

So get rid of all the self doubt, the shoulds and the what will people think crap in your head!  Say to yourself...what do I want?  What works for me?  How do I want to live my life?  Then go do it!

A great friend gave this poem to me when I was going through my divorce.  I refer back to it when I’m feeling lost or not sure what path to take...

The Journey

One day you finally knew

what you had to do, and began,

though the voices around you

kept shouting

their bad advice--

though the whole house

began to tremble

and you felt the old tug

at your ankles.

"Mend my life!"

each voice cried.

But you didn't stop.

You knew what you had to do,

though the wind pried

with its stiff fingers

at the very foundations,

though their melancholy

was terrible.

It was already late

enough, and a wild night,

and the road full of fallen

branches and stones.

But little by little,

as you left their voices behind,

the stars began to burn

through the sheets of clouds,

and there was a new voice

which you slowly

recognized as your own,

that kept you company

as you strode deeper and deeper

into the world,

determined to do

the only thing you could do--

determined to save

the only life you could save.

Listen to that voice.  It’s YOU telling YOU what, how and when.  So go be YOU and watch what happens.  I promise you won’t regret it!

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