What’s Your Tagline?

Screen Shot 2015-08-15 at 11.03.57 PMThe tagline on my site formally read, “A Real Girl’s Journey to Happiness.”  Little did I know when writing that statement 2 years ago, it was setting me up for failure right away.

Happiness, I’ve learned, is not a destination, and framing my journey toward it set myself into what I call “milestone mindset,” you know the kind. The “I’ll be happy when…

 I make more money

 I loose 10 pounds

I get my dream job

I meet the love of my life

The journey becomes a checklist of all the “to do’s” before I allow myself to be happy. Setting up the perfect conditions where all can be well. For me, it is best to no longer frame happiness as a destination but rather to being instead.

Through a series of exercises and questions while working with my coach, I discovered the core values that I value most in my life. The most important, is being.

Being can mean a lot of things to many people. The dictionary defines being as “the nature or essence of a person.” Being means living freely, authentically and unapologetically as my true self, connected to all of my values. Being knows everything that ego doesn’t.

Living from a place of being no longer puts me in a “to-do” type mindset as happiness did. I find rather than leading me down a materialistic or circumstantial type mindset, connecting to being will never steer me in the wrong direction. It will always bring me back in alignment with what is most important to me.

Such a small change in my mindset has shifted my perspective enormously and has me question what other tiny changes I can be making to improve my daily life?

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What’s your tagline/mantra/words to live by? Leave a comment below and let me know!

  5 comments for “What’s Your Tagline?

  1. Elaine
    August 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

    My tagline/mantra would be Passion it drives me to constantly strive to evolve and become a better person and be the change that I want to see in my world!

    • AwakenMeCrazy
      August 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Love it! Also love your new endeavor on Periscope – “Ask the Expert” think it’s awesome!

  2. Brianna
    August 16, 2015 at 11:18 am

    My mantra recently is strength. I know that if I have the stength to overcome the certain negative aspects of my life this will get me to the place of “being” the person I want to be.

    • AwakenMeCrazy
      August 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Don’t think you could have picked a more accurate word for yourself. You’re the best, love you

  3. November 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    You have noted very interesting points! ps decent web site.

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