Many times working with women, there is a sense of shame, not good enough, which causes them to hold back, stay small, play safe or even hide out. For them their dreams are in some distant future. You see, they think that they need to be perfect.  So they procrastinate, they overdeliver, undercharge, because they really don’t get their true worth perhaps you can relate?

I once read a story that beautifully illustrates the value of cracked pots:

A water bearer in India had two large pots hanging at the ends of a pole that he carried across his neck. One of the pots was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house. The other pot had a crack in it, and by the time it reached its destination, it was only half full. Every day for two years the water bearer delivered only one and one-half pots of water to the master’s house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments—perfect to the end for which it was made. The poor little cracked pot was ashamed of its imperfections and miserable that it could accomplish only half of what it had been designed to do. After two years of what the imperfect pot perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer and said, “I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you.”

“Why?” asked the bearer, “What are you ashamed of?” 

“Well, for these past two years, I have been able to deliver only half a load of water each day because this crack in my side allows water to leak out all the way back to the master’s house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all this work without getting the full value of your efforts,” the pot said.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, “As we return to the master’s house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.” Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot noticed the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because half of its load had leaked out once again.

Then the bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path and not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I’ve always known about your flaw and took advantage of it by planting flower seeds on your side of the path. Every day as we walked back from the stream, you watered those seeds, and for two years I have picked these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table. Without you being just what you are, he would not have had this beauty to grace his house.”

Like that cracked pot, you too can accomplish wonderful things. You can make somebody happy. You can encourage, edify and empower those around you. You can use your gifts and talents to serve God—and as a bonus, you’ll learn to have joy in every area of your life. So if you have those nagging feelings of doubt and shame, if you have a voice within you that say’s you’re not good enough.

I want you to know that YOU ARE AMAZING

You have gifts, talents, a huge heart and a divine purpose.  You re the PERFECT PERSON to help your ideal clients.

So start changing your self talk. Do the inner work, that those doubts and voices are calling you to do, transform your beliefs, shift your energy and vibration so that you can stand strong in the essence of love, of who you are, so that you can serve with love and joy, so that you can be all that you came here to be, so that you can know the deeper joy and fulfilment that comes when you are living your greatest purpose.

You are a gift, cherish yourself dear one.

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