So, last night, I was in bed, and I was scrolling through Facebook, and I saw a post from a friend about how she wants to be a positive mindset coach, and my first thought was, “Nooooooooo!! I don’t need the competition!” Then it just punched me in my face how utterly ridiculous that statement was. If my goal is truly for everyone in the world to love themselves, then we need all the coaches we can get. I mean, everyone should be a positive mindset coach, even if they’re only coaching themselves.

That’s when it hit me that for all my talk of “abundance mindset,” I hadn’t embraced it at the emotional level. Oh, I’ve talked a good game. I know the right things to say. “You don’t have to put out my candle for yours to be lit.” “There’s enough sun for everyone.” Etc, etc, etc. But until last night, I hadn’t ever taken it to heart. I hadn’t ever decided to really live that belief.

So what now? I don’t know. I know I need to offer genuine help and encouragement to people who are trying to make this world a better place. Like my friend, Cat. I know I need to keep getting on Periscope and talking about how to love yourself (including your body). Beyond that, I guess we’ll see, won’t we?

All I really know is it feels a lot better to be a collaborator than a competitor.