Finding tools to share with my clients on loving life and being themselves gets me JACKED! Many have expressed… I don’t know who I am anymore? They (and I myself at one time) devoted years to making sure everyone else was happy ‘thinking’ that would create their happiness. Ha, ha and HA! Want the truth? You can’t handle the truth! 🙂 I mean… you CAN handle the truth (and that’s what I love about you)! The truth is… Your happiness depends on YOU. Others can’t make you happy. You can’t make others happy. Period. PLUS, sit down for this one… it’s not your job to make others happy! Go ahead… let it out… sigh of relief. Yep, you are off the hook (as far as others go). However, you are on the hook when it comes to you. So now what?
It starts with a decision. Knowing and being you is essential to creating a life you love. Today I’m passing on a great find that gets you in touch with your essential and true you. The book Style Statement which I shared with my subscribers in April was a phenomenal experience. Before I share more about Style Statement, let me first share my results~
Jen Trulson, August 1969
Me. Lover. Mom. Life Coach.
SPIRIT: Natural is genuine, free from artificiality, affection, and inhibitions. Natural is known for being spontaneous and easygoing. Natural hates to be fenced in and riles against conformity and unreasonable rules, though they are rooted in moral certainty and a strong sense of justice. Very much at ease with their essential selves. Natural is often very instinctive, sensuous, or highly sexual. They aren’t strangers to hedonism or pleasure seeking. They love to get down to the basics and can be graceful and direct communicators. Down to earth, literally and figuratively, Natural is a deep reverence and respect for nature and ecological systems, which delights and replenishes them, and an appreciation for supernatural forces.
LOOK & FEEL: All things generated by nature: wood, minerals, gems. Natural coloring, textiles, and produce. Rustic, primitive, flowing, native or common to it’s surroundings.
being oneself, candid, childlike, direct, easy, elemental, folksy, forthright, frank, genuine, green, handcrafted, homey, impulsive, innocent, instinctive, laid-back, leather, minerals, native, open, organic, plain, primitive, provincial, pure, raw, real, rustic, simple, simple-hearted, sincere, spontaneous, straightforward, trusting, unassuming, uncontrived, unpolished, unpretentious, up-front, untamed, wilderness, woodsy, wild
alive, brilliant, colorful, communicative, dramatic, energetic, imaginative, lively, meaningful, moving, open, passionate, sensitive, spirited, stirring, strong, symbolic, tender, thoughtful, thought-provoking, touching, true to life, understanding, vivid, warm
I LOVE: myself, my man, my crazy kids, believing, being barefoot, the sun on my body, quotes, music, silence, girlfriends, laughter, play, rest, memories, tall one pump vanilla soy lattes, cheese, caprese salad, oysters, sushi, making a difference, connecting, sex, books, knowing that anything is possible, curiosity and wonder, life. I love this moment.
I SHRINK WHEN MY INNER CRITIC TELLS ME: i don’t know enough and I’m not an expert; who am i to…
MY DEFINITION OF SEXY: quiet confidence with a killer smile and eyes that speak to me, or you 😉
I NOURISH MYSELF BY: meditating, silence, music and dancing.
MY PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO: share my story and help others shift their thinking. Inspire and empower others to create a life they love.
I DEFINE OF BEAUTY AS: love and gratitude.
MY EVIL TWIN IS: a brutal bitch.
THE PARTS OF MY RACE/CULTURE/ETHNICITY I FEEL MOST CONNECTED TO: we are all one.
I TREASURE MOST ABOUT EARTH: it’s simple beauty~ the sky, trees, grass, mountains, flowers, ground. Admiring it several times throughout the day feeds my soul.
I AM VERY INTERESTED, FASCINATED AND INTRIGUED BY: humans because we are trippy.
NATURAL MEANS TO ME:
easy-going, down to earth, real, genuine, what you see is what you get.
EXPRESSIVE MEANS TO ME:
communicative with a splash of energy, color, and meaning! my hands talk.
The Style Statement book and site says:
“Your Style Statement defines your authentic self. It is a compass for creating a life that reflects what’s true to you in every way.”
Part workbook, part inspirational narrative, STYLE STATEMENT presents a series of inquiries that lead readers to the personal words that guide the spirit, look and feel of their life.
The first word represents your foundation, your 80%, who you are. The second word, your 20%, is your creative edge – how you do what you do.
As a focal point of the true you, your Style Statement is a constant reminder of what lights your fire and how you can bring more of that into your life. Confusion costs energy, time, and money. Authenticity creates consistency, ease, and momentum. With your Style Statement as a grounding rod, you’ll have far fewer “What was I thinking?” moments.
Communicating who you are in all you do is very powerful stuff. When you intentionally design your life, you walk taller and think more clearly—and the world responds accordingly.
This book requires your time and effort and the ability to be honest with yourself. Answer the questions for you, not anyone else or what you think others want to hear. In the end you end with a beautiful Style Statement that leaves you feeling clear. I believe Style Statement is well worth your time and effort.
“The priviledge of a lifetime is being who you are.”~Joseph Campbell
If you have read Style Statement and have one of your own, share it by commenting!