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When I say Be You More, most people ask me what it means. I answer them with a question. What do you think it means? When I throw the ball to their court, they start thinking deeper and coming up with beautiful descriptions of Be You More.
Such as expressing myself better. Showing up as who I am. Finding out who I am deep inside. Feeling whole and complete. Taking off my literal and figurative masks and being proud of who I am. I am sure you can come up with a completely different definition yourself.
In my opinion, we, human beings, have replaced the "being" part of humanness with "doing" a long time ago. Though, with the help of a pandemic that stopped our world for a while, the "doing" was gone. We were all left alone with our "being." Something that we were not very comfortable feeling. When you do - do - do all the time, you lose your grasp on remembering how to be.
You know. When you take away a toy, what do children do? They find something else to focus on, don't they? And the unsolicited being alone with yourself, having much more time in your hands than you would like to, turned your focus, intentionally or unintentionally, toward your "being."
I cannot say it was the case for everyone, but most people turned to themselves. They started to ask existential questions like,
Lots and lots of questions.
They started to see through the veil they were covered by all along, maybe even all their lives. A glimpse of light began to appear - in other words, their "being." Some got there without guidance or help, as they were maybe already on their way, and having the opportunity to be with themselves accelerated the process.
But, understandably, for most, it was and still is a long and scary journey to understand what it is to Be You More and how to get there even if they wanted to.
There are many ways to activate and grow into your unique Be You More process that we implement at Be You More Coaching. And here I would like to share with you five of them.
1) Awareness – Defining who you are, where you are in your life journey now, and exploring where you want to go.
2) Acceptance – Showing compassion to yourself, loving yourself with all your flaws, and practicing forgiveness for yourself and others.
3) Courage – Setting exciting goals and taking consistent and courageous steps toward your destination.
4) Joy – Making joy, flow, connection, and playfulness a part of your journey so that what you do and who you become brings you happiness.
5) Expression – Being fearlessly vulnerable and authentically expressing yourself
The world needs passionate, happy people working together to make it a better place. Not people who just get by and get done with their day or even their life! Be You More and make your everyday worthy of celebrating, valuable, and joyful. Realize that it is up to you to make that happen and if you don't claim it yourself, no one else will give it to you.