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Power Thought: Let your light shine

Listen to the audio version here or on Spreaker! [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=”http://www.carmaspence.com/carmaspence/audio/powerthoughts/2015/20150826.mp3″] “To find real peace, you have to let the armor go. Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being […]

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"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." ~ Plato

Power Thought: Don’t be afraid of the light

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"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." ~ Plato

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
~ Plato

What this quote means to entrepreneurs:
On my journey to Owning my Awesome (and I’m not saying I’m a 100% there yet), I discovered that I was afraid of my light. I was afraid of my strength. I was afraid to stand up and let the world see my awesome. And so I played small … even while I was thinking big.

Can you relate?

There are so many reasons we shrink from our own light … our gift to give to the world:

  • We don’t want to make others feel bad by being better than they are
  • We don’t want to hurt our family by excelling beyond their accomplishments
  • We had experiences that made us feel bad about being ourselves

I’m sure there are more, but those are the ones I’ve either heard from others or experienced first hand.

But answer me this: (more…)

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