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Are you ready to be brilliant?

     When I read this book, I couldn’t help but wanting to share it! This is a brief summary. However, you can click HERE and download the whole e-book, and  do the workshop!. I hope it inspires you as much as it inspired me.
   
      By Tara Sophia Mohr



1.Make a pact. No one else is going to build the life you want for you. Make a pact to be in it with yourself for the long haul, as your own supportive friend at every step along the way.

 2.  Imagine it. Start envisioning it. That’s the beginning of having it.

3. Gasp. Start doing things that make you gasp and get the adrenaline flowing.

4. Get a thick skin. Work on letting go of needing to be liked and needing to be universally known as “a nice person.”



5. Be an arrogant idiot. You know those guys around the office who share their opinions without thinking, who rally everyone around their big (often unformed) ideas? Be more like them. You can afford to move a few inches in that direction.

6. Question the voice that says, “I’m not ready yet.” Jump in the sandbox now, and start playing full out. Find out just how ready you are.

7. Don’t wait for your Oscar. Don’t wait to be praised, anointed, or validated. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission to lead. Don’t wait for someone to invite you to share your voice. No one is going to discover you. (Well, actually, they will, but paradoxically, only after you’ve started boldly and consistently stepping into leadership, sharing your voice, and doing things that scare the hell out of you.)



8. Filter advice. Recognize that some people won’t understand what you are up to (often because you are saying something new and ahead of your time). Some people will find you to be not their cup of tea. Some will feel threatened. Test advice and evaluate the results, rather than following it wholesale.

9. Recover and restore. Regularly do things that feel safe, cozy, and restorative. Acknowledge the steps you’ve taken. Watch your tank to see how much risk-taking juice you have available to you. When it’s running low, stop, recover, and restore.

10. Let other women know they are brilliant. Call them into greater leadership and action. Let them know that they are ready. Clear a path by walking it boldly.



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