005-BeliefHere’s the deal about belief. It all starts with us believing in ourselves. Three of my closest girlfriends are stunning, brilliant and more importantly, wise, loving and have so much to offer the world. Do they know it? No! Why is that? Deepak Chopra says we have 80,000 thoughts a day and most of them are negative. Tony Robbins talks about them and Dr. Daniel Amen calls them ANTs – Automatic Negative Thoughts. I believe that women suffer from nasty negative brain talk much more than me; but I could be wrong.

Advertising, movies and society leave us feeling too tall, too short, too thin, too fat and our hair can be too straight, too curly, too light or too dark all within one day. It is essential for us to look inside and believe in who we are and what we have to offer if we want to change our lives.

We can create anything we want. What is it you want to do? Who do you want to do it with? What do you want to do every day? What do you want your life to look like? Find someone who is doing what you want to do and find out how they did it. That’s what I did. I chose mentors who inspired me. When I turned 50, I remember feeling like “the fat lady had sung” and that was IT! Little did I know that just a couple of years later I would find something that would light me up! Do I still doubt myself? Do the negative voices creep into my head? Sure! But much less often and now I recognize them immediately and like any garbage that shows up in my life: I take it out!

One of my newest friends, Cheryl Wheeler Duncan is a Certified Nutritionist, a black belt, a pilot, a successful Hollywood stuntwoman, a mother and a woman who now in her 50s is more passionate than ever to give back and help people lead better lives through nutrition.  Many years ago after “dying” during a dramatic stunt in Hollywood (and being revived), the path of Cheryl’s life changed dramatically. She is an incredible woman and teacher. I now choose to surround myself with people who support me and others in creating a spectacular life.

What do you choose to believe about yourself?

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