YOU

With the understanding that we’re all conditioned, and with the awareness that this conditioning leads us to behave in certain ways and pursue certain definitions of success, you’re ready to start letting go of that conditioning that others have put on you and start defining what kind of life you want to live FOR YOU.  In this section, you’ll find tools and articles to help you explore who you are, what you want, how you can get there, and how to let go of other people’s expectations along the way.

The Right Kind of Support

The Right Kind of Support

One of the biggest obstacles to defining your own version of success and pursuing it is often the lack of the right kind of support from those around us. Although it can be difficult to admit, sometimes those close to us aren’t excited about changes we’re seeking to...

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Opening Up to New Areas to Explore

Opening Up to New Areas to Explore

As mentioned in “Letting Go of the Way It’s Supposed To Be,” my first experience with a fortune teller was when I was seven years old at a Halloween carnival at my church. Since then, on occasion, I’ve visited other fortune-tellers, astrologers, psychics, and palm readers while on vacation or living in different countries. 

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“StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath

“StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath

Part of being Gutsy is knowing what you’re really good at. This is more difficult than it seems because often what we’re good at comes easily to us, and so we assume that it’s obvious and not hard and that everybody can do it. That’s not always the case, so I...

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What Makes You a Badass?

What Makes You a Badass?

One day in my workout class, the instructor asked each of us to introduce ourselves and to answer one question: What makes you a badass? I LOVED this question so much that when I threw myself a birthday party, I only invited people who I thought were badasses. As they...

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What Do YOU Want?

What Do YOU Want?

What do you want?  What do YOU want? What do you WANT?   Wherever you put the emphasis, it’s a tough one. For me, this has always been difficult because over time, I accumulated the baggage of other people’s expectations, internalized it, and carried it around. I...

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Let's Get Gutsy

Let’s Get Gutsy

OTHERS don’t define success for you.  YOU define success for you.

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