Welcome to Wednesday Wisdom. No backstory. No context. Just pure wisdom.
Note: As I mentioned previously, I’ve discovered a treasure trove of wisdom worth sharing buried in My Daily Recaps. I’ve decided to make this a regular feature, and Wednesday feels like the best day for it, in part because I can call it Wednesday Wisdom. And I love alliteration.
Welcome to Wednesday Wisdom. Here are 11 wisdom bytes culled from My Daily Recaps. I’d love to hear which resonate most with you.
1: Trusting Your Tools
No matter how good the tool, it’s not enough to trust the tool. The trust in yourself must come first. Trust in the best tools is not a substitute for self-trust.
2: Deep Play
The concept of “deep play” is just as important as “deep work.” Deep play is a form of constructive rest that requires full engagement in a way that is qualitatively different from the way you engage with work.
No matter how many people are talking about a topic, there are still people who don’t get it or who need to hear it from a different perspective. Your voice is important. We need more people to be sharing these important ideas, especially because not everyone’s delivery of the message will resonate the same way for all people.
4: You Add Value
Whatever you have to say or share, know that you add value. It’s a disservice for you to keep your voice silent. Especially regarding the things that matter.
5: Seeking Answers
The answers you seek are not in books or podcasts. They are within you. You must search internally for your truth and your path.
6: Seeking Validation
No external source can give you the validation you seek. You need to validate and value yourself. You need to trust in yourself, trust that you are enough, and stand in the value of your work.
7: Deep Friendships
There is no substitute for the deep friendships that we cultivate in our youth. Having people in your life who you have known for years and who know you for years, who know who you are at your core and who can remind you of that, means everything. Nourish those relationships, for they are the seeds from which all life grows.
8: The Transformation You Offer
Only when you are willing to take the leap and share your work with others will you be able to learn the truth about the transformation you offer.
9: Kindred Spirits
There are people out there who get what you’re about. When you tell them about your work or your philosophy they don’t bog you down with questions. You will find that you don’t need to explain to them what you mean. They get it. Those people who get it are not merely your ideal clients, they are kindred spirits. And those are the people you want to magnetize to you and serve. Stop searching for your ideal clients. Find your kindred spirits.
10: Finding Your Tribe
The more you get clear on who you are, and the more you stand in the truth of that, the more that you will find others who are like you. You can’t realize that you’re not alone until you discover who you are and own that.
11: Serving Others
You cannot serve with your gifts at the highest level if you are coming from a depleted place. Self-care and wellness are not indulgences or rewards. They are prerequisites.
Which of these speaks to you most today? Which ones would you want to explore deeper?