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You Were Meant to Stand Out

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

you were born to stand outDr. Seuss had it right when he said, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”  The problem is that so many of us are afraid to stand out because of the beliefs that were formed in our subconscious minds when we were young.  We may have been belittled or led to believe that we just weren’t enough, and we’ve carried those beliefs over into adulthood.

We’re afraid of what others will think of us because of what we think of ourselves.  We lack self-confidence and fear that if we stand out from the crowd, we’ll be ridiculed and judged by others, and more importantly, those that we care about.

Let’s face it, when you get down to it, all any of us wants is to be loved. (more…)

Do You Worry What People Will Think?

By Julie Van De Wyngaerde |

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Do you ever worry about what other people will think of you?

I’m talking about if you stepped up in a BIG way, and stood out from the crowd doing whatever it is that you’d LOVE to do (if no one was looking…lol).

Come on now…be honest.  Does that scare you a bit, and do you find that you do stop yourself short, from fully expressing yourself sometimes, in fear of what other people will think of you and being judged?

Yep, this is a BIGGIE!  I don’t know that I’ve ever met anyone on this planet that doesn’t struggle with this one, even if they’re not aware of it. (more…)