Episode 36

Because I said I Would - Remastered | LAYC36

In today’s episode, I share from my secret arsenal of tools and techniques to move myself from resistance to accomplishment and keep a promise to myself – Because I Said I Would!

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Hello everyone.

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Well, I showed up again.

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There was some question earlier today in my mind, if I actually would, or could.

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I wasn't feeling like a dynamic podcast host earlier today.

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I feel a little tired a little exhausted from a lot of extra

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things going on in my life...

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As I make room for this podcast and some new programs that I'm offering.

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Truthfully.

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I really had to drag my ass out of bed this morning.

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And that's saying something, cause I'm a morning person.

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I'm not a night person.

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I do love waking up before the sun.

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I love beginning the day when it's quiet out there in the world.

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And I start to see the colors creeping into the sky.

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And I think about ... Wow.

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What am I going to do with this day?

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This time.

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This opportunity to grow again, evolve...

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Live my life as an entrepreneur, as a woman who has many encores ahead of me.

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But the confession is ... Today I didn't feel like any of that earlier in the day.

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I really truly was dragging quite a while...

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Then I realized...

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I made a promise.

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I made a promise to show up here every week and share intimately

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the truths of my life...

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Of growing up in my sixties, figuring out...

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Who I want to be next, and how I'm going to make that happen...

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Who I want to become with unlimited possibilities.

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But today was a day, I wasn't feeling all that spunky.

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And then I remembered...

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I have a secret weapon.

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Now, if you're watching this on video, you've already figured out, I bet

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what I'm going to say next, but if you are on audio, you will not know

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that I am wearing one of the most powerful t-shirts I have in my wardrobe.

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It was a gift to me from a dear friend, a Vitamin G in my life, Jackie Scully.

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And my t-shirt says, " Because I Said I Would."

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This is a t-shirt from a social movement, an organization

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called Because I Said I Would.

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I encourage you to check them out on the internet.

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There's some great TED Talks on this theme, and there's certainly some

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social programs and ideas that you may really find helpful in your life.

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But for today, I'm just valuing the opportunity that I have this

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t-shirt because it's kinda like...

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My super woman costume.

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When I am feeling less than invincible.

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If I put this t-shirt on, and I look at myself in the

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mirror, and I set my chin...

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I can pretty much talk myself into getting back out there and doing what

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I need to do Because I Said I Would.

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And the worst thing we can do is to let ourselves down.

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It's bad enough of how we tear ourselves up when we know

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we've let somebody else down.

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But I think far worse is when we let ourselves down because

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we've made a commitment.

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We made a decision.

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And, there's a lots of reasons that I want to some days just hide

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under the covers, eat snacks, binge watch Netflix, whimper a little...

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Have a little pity party by myself.

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And then I think, Oh, yuck...

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I don't like this here...

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It doesn't feel good at all.

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Yes.

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I need to allow myself time to process emotions to heal.

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Especially I need to get some rest, which is part of why I was cranky this morning.

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I haven't been sleeping very well for a couple of days.

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That's another episode.

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But I also know...

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Aside from the t-shirt..

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an ol' personal talking to...

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Some thought downloads, some journaling.

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There's another sure fire tool in my toolbox.

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And that's my vitamin G network.

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Now, if you've heard me talk a little bit about how I believe that the most healthy.

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Supplement on the planet is Vitamin G ... G stands for Girlfriends.

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That's a carefully curated and nurtured network of close personal friends, who

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make you want to be a better woman, who want you to succeed, but they will tell

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you the truth when you're wimping out.

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And they will share everything that they have gone through and learned,

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and all the mistakes that they have made, so that you will benefit.

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And that will save you time and money and heartache.

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So that was also what I did today.

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That enabled me to show up here for you...

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On this episode...

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I reached out and I called one of my very, very favorite Vitamin Gs...

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And I talked to her and I said, I'm feeling like a complete loser today.

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I don't have the energy.

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I don't feel like I can follow through...

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I've got a lot of things started and I don't know how I'm going

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to get this all finished.

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And I know that if I don't finish some of these today, I'm letting some other

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people down and I'm letting myself down.

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So...

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When you are experiencing those days of...

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I don't know, avoidance, procrastination, hesitation, resorting

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to un- helpful practices and habits like snacking and wine-ing and whining.

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Think about...

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Really...

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How important is this?

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Do you really legitimately deserve to give yourself a free pass?...

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Postpone it to another time?

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Do you really, really need to say...

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I no longer need to do that, and make it right.

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Finish it off.

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Tie it up, clean it up....

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Or do you say...

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Suck it up, buttercup...

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Let's go get it done...

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Because then there will be no more energy drain...

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Fighting, resisting...

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What you keep saying I should do.

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And instead, you'll be able to say...

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I did it.

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I have another very, very dear friend who inspires me every, every day.

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Her name is Michele, and Michele Bailey says...

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I can.

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I will.

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I did.

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And that's a driving motto for her.

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And that's a great one to keep tucked away in your reserve...

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When you need to have a little chat with your limiting belief character...

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A little bitch that sometimes talks in your ears...

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And talks you out of why you should finish something.

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Or...

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When you just feel like other people are trying to convince you and distract you...

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From getting done what you know is important...

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To the future that you desire and that you deserve.

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Another tip from me around getting over the hump on the days when

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it's feeling like just too much, too much to do too much drama...

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Requiring too much energy...

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Is to go for a walk.

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How incredibly simple is that?

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But there is definitely huge return in the value of connecting

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with mother nature for awhile.

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Leave your devices behind, or simply turn off the ringer on your phone and

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play some uplifting music or one of my favorites and uplifting podcast.

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Just get away from the environment that you're in right now that you're

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resisting for 30 minutes or 45 minutes.

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It's amazing...

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When you come back...

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How much easier it is to just dive in and get that done.

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And as an entrepreneur, you may face also...

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We're always teased about having bright shiny object syndrome.

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I've learned over the years, not only is that because I have this amazingly

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curious brain and I really love to create and to build and I vision...

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Futures for people, sometimes bigger than their own vision for

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themselves, but also the squirrel with a bright shiny object syndrome...

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Can be a disguise for procrastination.

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Because if I don't want to work on that...

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I can make myself think it's because this is so much more fun and interesting.

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And I abdicate my responsibilities so I can go over here and play mentally.

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I don't know if that's something that presents for you, but

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watch out because it's sneaky.

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It just pops in there because it seems like way more fun.

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So for now, I just like to say thank you.

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Thank you for being part of my recovery and my recharge today.

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So that I'm feeling a much more like I can now get busy and tick off some

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of those things on my list and feel better for having done it because

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you've allowed me to just share here with you friend of friend.

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And be honest and candid about the things that some days I'm a little embarrassed

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or a little shamed of my bad habits and my misbehaviors, but good thing is, every

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day is a new day and we start over, and I'm looking forward to talking to you

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again next week, and I'll let you know how I'm doing with that, staying on track.

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And if I have any other t-shirts that I want to share with you.

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About your host

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Isabel Banerjee

Dynamic, self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award winning, $10 million+ global chemical wholesale business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.

Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.

With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.

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