But It’s Normal… Right?
Recently I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Lisa Cox, one of the most inspiring women I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Lisa had a brain hemorrhage at 24 years of age which left her in a wheelchair with a brain injury, partial blindness and without 9 of her fingers and one of her legs.
The first time I met Lisa I was blown away with how happy she was. So excited to be alive and interested in everything people had to say! I asked her for her contact details because I had lost my phone in a dramatic mountain biking spill. She wrote it down on a piece of paper – and apologised for having messy writing!
I was mortified!
I hadn’t noticed she didn’t have most of her fingers…*slap head moment*.
I couldn’t believe she apologised for having messy handwriting, SHE WAS WRITING WITH BARELY ANY FINGERS!!!!
This struck me because over the last few months I’ve been coaching incredible women who just don’t see their value.
Lisa didn’t think it was a big deal that she was going to the gym, running a business, public speaking and still writing down her number on a piece of paper. She just does it, she has no choice.
Another client didn’t think it was a big deal she moved half way around the world and started a successful small business. It’s just what she does.
Many of the mothers I coach don’t believe that running a house, having a full time job and keeping healthy is anything special. It’s just what they do.
Here’s the kicker.
Your normal is someone else’s incredible.
Honouring where you are truly being incredible is so powerful.
Firstly it gives others permission to do the same.
Secondly it creates awareness of what you are actually good at, and will build your confidence.
By diminishing what we actually achieve we create a ‘normal’ of berating ourselves and our achievements.
When you think that the brain mostly processes information that is familiar, what do you think you’ll notice in your life?
That’s right, everything you stuff up!
That’s why you can be out for an evening and be witty all night, making people smile, charming and intelligent… and then you say one silly thing… just one and it ruins your whole night!
You go home and analyse it, you can’t sleep, you feel like a total doofus and you doubt your ability to be let out in public without supervision again.
We are designed to focus on the negative so that we don’t do things that might get us into trouble, or embarrass us. If we never step outside of our comfort zone we are unlikely to ever do anything that we can’t control…
So how does this relate to Lisa?
Because you are more powerful then you could even imagine. Your ‘normal’ is actually exceptional, but it’s not the end of your story.
You can always uplevel, bring your ‘normal’ to a whole new level.
Being aware of what you do naturally and how that inspires others gives you a chance to be incredible in other area’s of life.
You are doing great… never underestimate that xxx
Are you ready to take your good life to great? It starts with your mindset and that, my courageous friend, is my game. Pop your details in below and let’s have a seriously successful time together!