This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!

All the external issues that all really come down to me and my perception

It’s been quite the week. I have been working lately on my personal brand which has so far been all up in my head and has just started to become a process in working with an amazing photographer, Heather Pennell, and equally amazing branding expert, Azalea Moen. I had to get going on it quickly because of my fading wedding hair colour, but I feel like the timing is right because the Universe seems to be constantly pushing me in uncomfortable directions, which is probably how we know we are where we’re meant to be.

Leo and I got our wedding photos back and spent a good part of last weekend reliving those amazing moments. I felt emotionally torn between that “sweet spot” and the fact that I had to do some overtime work so that I could prepare work for the team this week. It turns out that the work didn’t take hours, it took less than an hour, so I was suffering mentally for nothing, as per usual.

There was a lot to do this week, but I’ve been an ace at crossing all the daily tasks off. We often underestimate the time it takes to do things, and I need to remember to give myself more props for this. Yes, I have access to ice cream and chocolate, but I have been holding the sweets off for the weekend and instead drinking a nice glass of OJ. More bonus points for me.

I have also been having a hard time seeing a particular person in a positive way and I have been asking my guides for help with this. The message was pretty clear yesterday and it was that we need to treat each other equally. We need to treat adults as kindly as we would treat children. Because we are all equally children acting in adult bodies. I need to think about people more kindly and the same way I actually talk to them in person. Because I just can’t be cruel in person anyway.

I also realized that it comes down to how I see myself. The other person can be seen as a reflection of me, which is 0% accurate and why I am struggling. If others are perfect, I am perfect too. But who wants to be perfect? Perfect is boring. As The Gifts of Imperfection taught me, vulnerability allows for more connection. And I have been really praying for more connection in my work lately.

I love working from home, but in times like this it would be nice to have a drink with my team and hash stuff like this out.

Have you learned something new about yourself through reflection on others?

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