YES YOU DO !!!
I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to be totally overruled and felt like people didn’t respect you, your ideas, your requests, your voice or your opinion.
The other day I had the most amazing client. Intelligent, beautiful, well spoken and very clever but she felt she didn’t matter to anyone. She truly believed she was worth nothing and no matter what she did or said, noone respected her or her opinion. She felt like saying no to people but always ended up saying yes, because she felt she didn’t had a choice and people would dislike her if she said no!
I told her a secret and I would like to share it with you as well. And you know what, let’s spread the word, don’t keep it a secret, pass it forward.
You can’t expect others to respect you if YOU don’t respect yourself
It all begins inside of you and you’re the one responsible for unlocking the lock to your greatness.
I asked her this:
Who is the person you respect the most in the entire world and her answer was Dalai Lama
How would you treat him?
Here is her answer:
I would treat him with respect, with love, talk nicely with a warm loving voice. I would make sure he was comfortable, making sure he had a beautiful place to meditate, surround him with love and care. Serve delicious healthy food and be the best host ever.
I looked at her and smiled but kept quiet for a couple of minuts and then asked her. Who is the host of your body and mind?
She started to cry silently and then a big smile appeared on her beautiful face. Christina I’m my own host! So I smiled even bigger and agreed with her 🙂
Today she called me and thanked me for opening her eyes to the difference she can make in her own life and that it all starts within her.
It’s the same for you! If you want more respect, if you want more love, if you want other people to listen to you I suggest you start doing it yourself. Be the person you respect and love the most in the world. Be the best host you can be, treat yourself, the way you would treat an honored guest.
You’re the most important person in your life, you’re the host of your body and mind: talk nicely to yourself, respect and love yourself, nourish yourself and be the best host you can be EVERY DAY!
YOU REALLY DO MATTER!