“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

Marilyn Monroe


I love this quote for a lot of reasons. Mostly because, it’s the honest truth. I am in the process of launching my own company. I have put a lot on the line. To name a few, money, time and my business reputation. I am trying to figure out how to balance a lot too. I believe in my life’s purpose: helping women achieve balance between our careers, relationships, families and dare I say it, time for ME? I know there is a way to claim our lives, make the ultimate breakthrough and live a life that is fulfilling and free, every… single… day. But, here’s the deal. It’s not easy. Once you have tried everything else out there, whether it’s therapy, other self-development work, possibly even medication, there comes a time when you have to make a life-changing decision. And it’s yours to make and no one else.  Are you going to take the challenge, walk through your fear of failure and breakthrough that wall? Or, are you going to stay on the other side of the wall, looking up at it but never climbing over it?

Climb over it. Hurdle over it. You will make mistakes. You may fail but life is a process. If you are impatient, a little insecure and at times, hard to handle, then apologize. Let your loved ones, colleagues and yourself in on the secret. You are not perfect. None of us are.  Be genuine in your gratitude for all you have received and all you have invested. Be honest that you don’t have all the answers and need others to do what they are best at and support you.  Be ready for some people to stick with you and some people to go out on their own journey of growth. Mostly, realize that you are deserving of the opportunity life is giving you. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by despite the challenges or fear of failure.

Truly, it’s up to you to handle yourself. You can’t expect others to take care of your dreams for you. We, as women, have to accept ourselves at our worst and know that our worst is only one aspect of ourselves. Only by facing the challenges and being humbled by our failures, can we fully appreciate the process of our own lives. That’s when we are at our best. Can you handle that?


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