You-The bright light in the middle of chaos!
Serenity in chaos.
The more of a Sassy Bitch you come, the more the fur flies, the walls become bigger to climb over and the problems more do or die. Sounds rather dramatic, doesn’t it? The good part is, the fun quotient soars as well! Let’s get back to the chaos example. When you’re in your Sassy Bitch, your Drama Queen is the one napping. The Sassy Bitch doesn’t fan the fires of drama. She has surrounded herself with people who take action instead of PANIC. They know exactly what to do when the shoe drops. And sometimes? She needs that and releases control so she can attend to other things. Like dealing with her food poisoning.
Yeah…so here’s the story. Saturday night I had a show with my improv group. Theatre is packed and we have half an hour before curtain. I find out one of my musicians is sick and can’t make it. I have a back up musician, but he didn’t bring his guitar. So I’m down one man and one guitar. Calmly my other guitar player and another member of the group know exactly what to do and proceed in Mission A: Find Guitar For Show. Mission B: I kept to myself. I had food poisoning. I had to get a grip on the urge to throw up my lunch. All while being the Sassy Bitch in charge. No one ever knew I was sick, we found a guitar and we had a very good show.
One of the hardest things to do is lead by example when you’re a leader. You are the glue to everything. You can’t get sick. You have to motivate and make sure everyone is ready to kick ass. You have to surround yourself with people who will have you back when you have the urge to take a back seat and just be sick. This is never doubting yourself and people earning your trust. And doubt will crop up. I have a fun little exercise that really helps when doubt crops up. It’s a little mantra. It’s a little beauty treatment. It even helps when you are PMSing like there is no tomorrow. Here is what I say:
I am fabulous! (can be said throughout the day)
Worry creeps in and I say:
I let you go because I choose to be fabulous!
There is so much power in your choices. Choices are habits. If we choose to worry, that’s what we get. More of it. Choose Fabulous. Because THAT is what you are. Do this every time you feel doubt and worry quivering below the surface. Let me know how it goes. For more “fabulous” encouragement, read these articles:
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