My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Rediscove(RED) ~ Rediscover you. Admire yourself more often. You are as beautiful as your heart remembers. ~ (Product)RED

My niece, Budda Girl, gave me a thank you gift for making her ladybug cake. It's a new little book of inspiring quotes and "Words of Hope and Courage" directly related to one of my favorite causes - The Red Campaign. I LOVE the Red Campaign! I think it's genius! Wow! How did Budda know that about me at her wise ol' age of 5? And more importantly, how did she know that something so thoughtful would be so meaningful to me especially at this time of my life? That's one smart cookie! :o) Thoughtful too.

I opened the book last night before going to bed and turned instantly to the quote above. There are dozens and dozens of inspirational words in this book and I turned to this one first. I chalk it up to another God Whisper. It's a good reminder don't you think? And timely.

Rediscove(RED) ~ Rediscover you. Admire yourself more often. You are as beautiful as your heart remembers.

At the beginning of the week I was challenging what I have come to know to be true about myself (at work). Am I really as good as I say I am? Did they really mean that when this or that happened or was said? Was I really in charge of this and that and doing it really well? Did I really inspire, drive, touch, and move people the way I experienced that I had? If I did all of these things, and did them well, why am I not working for a great company yet?

And I know I did. I stopped to remember my heart or rather, I rediscove(RED) it. It's OK that I haven't found that great job yet ~ after all, there aren't as many great leaders and companies out there as there are "perfectly fine" ones. And I don't want a "perfectly fine" one (again). I'm not applying for "perfectly fine" jobs - I'm seeking companies who have leaders that want fantastic people surrounding them and not as a marketing tool, as an authentic way of their being.

I'm in love with the new show "Undercover Boss". I cry each and every time I watch it. It's a wonderful show, especially for people like me who love work, about the leader of the company going undercover and working IN their own company; generally as an entry-level person. I would love to work for some of these people. The gentleman who runs Waste Management is an inspiring person who cares way past his desk. The CEO from the episode last week (the Herschend Company) is a christian who resigned from his position as CEO of Saturn because he no longer wanted such an unhealthy work/life balance for himself, his wife, and four daughters. He was such a lovely, authentic, heart-centered man and he brought me to tears when he showed his heart. Maybe the people that work there used to think their jobs were "perfectly fine", but I bet after the lessons these CEO's learned by being in their own companies it will make a difference.

I think they both/all stopped to rediscover their own hearts and in the process, I believe, will impact many others. I'm going to try really hard not to get down about how much the phone ISN'T ringing. It's all part of my (RED)O -- a starting over and it is "the bravest kind of starting there is". No really -- it's in the book!

Oh, and Lisa, thanks for having Nutu(RED) me with this gift from Budda. :o)


  1. YA MA!!!!!! I love the Inspi(RED) stuff. That quote is amazing. I love ur blog and I love u. If I were an employer, I would hire u. :)

    Love ur crazy awesome daughter,
    <3 Caroline

  2. "You are as beautiful as your heart remembers"

    Love, love, love that!! And after meeting you "in person" today (you are so too cool) I don't think your heart should have any problem remembering......