Yesterday I had the very fortunate experience of having a one on one conversation with an amazing personal coach, Karen Monteverdi, of Portland, Oregon. Her website is:
Karen and I are part of a private group of women on Facebook of women who have been brought together in a forum to help each other as entrepreneurs.
Karen graciously spoke with me because I had asked for some advice on how to deal with mean people, or as I have been calling them in my blog, cyber bullies.
During my conversation with Karen, she reached into my soul and pulled out my power which I had been running from rather than embracing.
Karen asked me if I had ever read “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. I have, in fact I have an autographed copy of his book because I attended a class Ruiz gave in Chicago 10 years ago.
I have the book next to me as I write this morning and I am going to name the 4 agreements and over the next several blogs talk about them more in depth.
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
3. Don’t make any assumptions.
4. Always do your best.
I can see I have some review work to do for sure. I also know that I am human and certainly not perfect but I do believe I can hold onto my power after I read this book again. I also own the “The Four Agreements Companion Book” also autographed and my goal is to use these two books to be my authentic self.
Karen wrote me a follow up comment yesterday and I want to share her very real advice:
“And remember, being your authentic self allows people to align with you authentically. Then when you receive positive feedback you can trust you deserve it.”
She is so right – mean people move watch out, I am a powerful woman!