feeling stuck

18 dirty words that suck the life out of you (you using any?)

Feeling stuck is a by-product of giving a lot of time and attention to your B.S. Inner Critic.png

Take a look at this list of dirty words!

Fed up

Sick and tired

















I am in the middle of an assignment for a course I’m taking and these are the words the women I’m interviewing use to describe how they feel (or for some, how they felt before we worked together.)

I relate to these dirty words well. They’re the ones I used years ago before the shit hit the fan, I crashed, and then climbed my way out of hell into the energizing, beautiful light. 

Feeling stuck (or insert your own dirty word) is a by-product of giving a lot of time and attention to your B.S. Inner Critic.

Your Inner Critic…

Tells you to play it safe

Tells you not to try because what if you fail? Or succeed? 

Tells you to question your abilities and worth

Erodes your confidence in both directions (you’re doing too good and who do you think you are…or you’re not good enough)

Says that being perfect and in control are the only ways to success and then uses them to negatively motivate you

Tells you your successes and milestones are never enough

Compares you to other women

Equates your worth to how well you please and meet others’ needs (of course before meeting your own)

Makes excuses and justifications for why you’re where you’re at

Says that you should be further along or know how to do it already, just like everyone else

“What-ifs”, “shoulds”, and “worries” you to death 

Always make you feel like shit, decreases your energy, and keeps you feeling stuck

Your Inner Critic’s job is to keep you safe but her demented spin actually keeps you from your dreams, living bigger and bolder, speaking up for yourself without guilt or shame, from being confident in your skin, and from your mind-blowing career or relationship.

The very first step you must take to quiet your Inner Critic? Be aware! You can’t course correct until you recognize her destructive pattern.

Quieting your Inner Critic helps you gain back your life! 

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My catalyst moment -- When my washer flashed F.U.!

what you focus on grows

Have you ever heard my ‘F.U.!’ washing machine story? 

It was a catalyst moment in time fo-sho.

I was going through my divorce, just starting my business (AKA: not making hardly any money) and stressing about everything. Did I have what it took to grow my business? Where could the kids and I afford to live? How I was going to support them? Should I get a ‘normal’ job and scrap my business dream? 

 Add in all of the guilt and shame that surrounded my decision to get a divorce coupled with my paralyzing ‘what-if’ fears about money.

Fear and lack thinking lead to more fear and lack reality…

My ice maker quit. 

My microwave broke. 

My coffee pot started caffeinating the counter. 

And the last straw? I heard my washing machine making a funny sound so I went in to see what was wrong and when I looked at the instrument panel it was flashing ‘F. U.!’ at me. 

Yep. I’m not making that up. 

My washing machine taunting me was the last straw and I decided in that moment that I was done playing small and being afraid. It came clear to me that I had become a shell of myself. Where’d the Kelly go that was fierce? Decisive? Confident? 

It was time to tack my power back.

Despite my severe financial crunch I got all of my appliances fixed because I was ready to show the Universe that I was done cowering. 

The Universe is always going to give you what you focus on and up until my ‘F.U.’ catalyst moment I was telling it to give me lack.

But you know what? When I decided to rise up and take my power back the Universe also rose up to support me.

I quickly hired a coach and started waking the hell up to life! Over-thinking turned into bold action taking and lack turned into “I’m worth it!” My confidence and income grew as a result and by sticking with my business dream I am now living my dream! I get to coach women who are ready to take back power over their lives and it’s freaking awesome! 

Here’s an important question for you to ponder:

What are you focused on? Lack? Fears? What-ifs? Or are you focused on actions? Possibilities? Growth? 

I learned a foundational philosophy during that grim time in my life and it’s this:

What you focus on grows and where your energy flows and the Universe will always match your energy and your focus. 

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