For those of you who don’t know me well, I grew up in London, UK. Yes, I have a British accent. Sometimes this accent works to my advantage, for example one friend said to me “You could swear and it would sound polite.” Ordering water in a restaurant is challenging because the waiter usually looks at me puzzled and then I attempt to make my request with an American accent, still unsuccessfully and then my husband steps in to assist me.
I had a realization this week. It’s time for me to move on from being “America’s Intuition Coach” for several reasons:
#1 I’m not American
#2 I get this cringing feeling inside when being introduced on radio shows
#3 I don’t want to label myself anymore so I can be compartmentalized in the appropriate box
#4 I’m limiting myself with this title because I’ve outgrown it
I want to acknowledge that presenting and identifying myself as “America’s Intuition Coach” for the last four years has had the following benefits:
#1 It gave me the courage to speak confidently on the topic of intuition
#2 I felt valuable and qualified when fear was lurking in the recesses of my mind
#3 It gave me purpose and helped me remove my focus from fear about competition
#4 I took action outside of my comfort zone
So what next? I will be Joanna Garzilli. I am Joanna Garzilli. So how does this relate to you?
Right now you may be employed, unemployed, self-employed. You are an entrepreneur, actor, coach, author, graphic designer, accountant, mother, TV producer, healer, personal assistant etc.
Have you noticed how you can have an awesome connected conversation with someone and as soon as you both start talking about your career, labeling yourself that your energy either elevates or deflates?
You’re having what looks like a simple conversation about what you do for work but your subconscious mind is making judgments, scheming, fearing, competing, engaging, detaching and getting confused. You are checked out and you don’t even know it. What’s your elevator pitch? It may roll off your tongue perfectly but do you feel aligned with the perfectly scripted label you’ve given yourself? Is that really you? Is that what you truly do? And you love doing it, really?
Today, I’m asking you to drop the façade. I’m not saying go all “New Age, let’s not talk about what we do, let’s have no identity because then we won’t be One with the Universe”. I’m saying, be present with yourself first and when the question arises in new conversation, “What do you do?” Take a conscious breath and pause if you need to. Make sure you are grounded in your body and if you aren’t, at least you are aware, that’s progress.
Today, I’m asking if you can keep you real. Not superficial like some internet marketers and spiritual gurus who tell you in books and at seminars that the key to your success is being “authentic”. They are doing the best they can to be authentic but let’s face it, you don’t necessarily have to be psychic to feel when someone is being inauthentic.
You are enough as you are. Whether you have millions in the bank or are ten thousand in debt, your office space feels like a jail cell or being unemployed feels like being abandoned in the desert, you have a big family with too many responsibilities and not enough time or you have too much time on your mind and life looks free but you feel a longing to share your heart with another.
You are enough.
Love & miracles,
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