Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!  This day and weekend has come to be associated with cookouts and fireworks…We’re really celebrating a country’s declared independence from tyranny, depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on! 🙂  England does not celebrate this!

I propose we begin to be independent of seeking others’ approval.  In my coaching business, I see many paralyzed by the fear that someone will be upset if I take this action…and often wind up not taking it and resent the other person.

I’ll give you an example.  You finally get up the nerve to tell your family you’ve decided to start a business on the side while continuing to work.

Well-meaning naysayers will feel the need to tell you that’s crazy-you’ll be too tired.  Our family doesn’t do that and so on…Some will allow themselves to be convinced…and give up their dream before it’s even begun!

A few will go against the family/friends’ pressure and strike out on their own…Neither is ideal-you either succumb to peer pressure.  Or go against the norm and feel like a” lone wolf.”

Sometimes, you just need to “rebel” from the status quo.

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