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Have you ever been put down with the question, “Who do you think you are?” Have you halted your own growth because of the opinion of others or your own limited knowledge? We do this in countless ways, but we need not do this. Join Lee Ann for a very personal pep talk–one that she gives herself! Find out what Jesus, Luke, Robert Kennedy and Marianne Williamson have to say about your fear and self-doubts.
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Lee Ann raves about Marianne Williamson on this weekly podcast. If you haven’t read any of Ms. Williamson’s work, start with her first bestseller, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. You’ll thank us!
“The same wind blows on us all. The difference is the set of the sail.”–Jim Rohn
You’ve seen hundreds of articles in your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter news feeds about all that you need to do to kick-start your 2017. You’ve read all the grab-you-by-the-shoulders headlines: “Why New Years Goals Don’t Work,” “21 Ways to Make Your Life Infinitely Better in 2017,” “5 Tips to Make You a Better Investor in 2017,” “3 Simple Steps to Building Consistency,” “Your Successful 2017 in 7 Easy Moves,” “Habits to Help You in the New Year”…Ugh, the list is endless! And what’s worse, we actually read this stuff and think, “Well that person must know something I don’t…” Then you read the articles and realize on second thought, “They don’t know anything more than I do! It’s just more (can I say this to you?…)…CRAP!”
The Myth ~
We aim for self-sufficiency like a prized trophy. We do so with the help of mythology.
The American Prairie plays a significant role in our contemporary understanding of self-sufficiency. During the 1840s and 50s, when gold-diggers, land speculators and homesteaders headed West, a large number of people and families staked their claim to a piece of America smack-dab in the middle of the country, where there was an expansive sky, plenty of fertile soil, herds of buffalo and sweeping winds. Families dotted the landscape in their sod homes and simple cabins, often with their closest neighbor fifteen miles away. This environment gave rise to the idea that self-sufficiency was honorable, noble and somehow grand because one counted only upon one’s own wits, resourcefulness and skills. Continue Reading