First I want to express my gratitude for all the loving comments and emails I receive regarding my posts. Thank you for reminding me of the difference that sharing vulnerably makes. Your responses reminded me of something my coach Mona said to me nearly 10 years ago when I was writing my first book . . .
I was in her office talking about how my goal was to be a best selling author and have millions of readers. As my ego was running off on its high horse, she stopped me by saying, “CHRISTINE: If you help one person, you’ve done your job.”
One person?!? How was I supposed to get on Oprah if one person read my book? She explained to me that being attached to the results and numbers would actually minimize the impact I could make. And that truly if I helped one person, I made a difference.
Many of you shared with me that you judge yourself for not doing enough or making enough of a difference. If you relate to this, you may be minimizing the difference you are making which inspired today’s vlog.
The impact you make cannot be measured or evaluated by a number. The impact you make is something you feel when you offer a piece of wisdom, comfort someone who is suffering, make someone laugh, vulnerably share your experience, or show up at what you judge as your “dead-end” job with a positive attitude.
Do not underestimate the difference you make. Do not downplay how your love and kindness matters. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that you need a big platform or specific career to make a big impact.
I want to hear from you! Leave a comment about the impact you are making so I can celebrate with you.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
P.S. I have a new podcast where I coach people LIVE on the air. Head over to Over it and On With It and listen in for inspiration and action steps.
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