Ep034: Accept and Embrace Your Imperfection

I don’t know if you’ve noticed… but I am not perfect.

I know… it’s hard to believe. But there it is.

And you know what? I bet you aren’t perfect either.

And do you know what else… do you know the MOST IMPORTANT “WHAT ELSE” is?

It doesn’t matter!

We are all imperfect beings. Accepting our own imperfections and learning to embrace the imperfections of others is one of the keys to happiness and fulfillment.

In this week’s podcast episode, I’ll share a list of my imperfections and how I stopped caring about them (or am trying not to care so much about them). Enjoy!



Show notes:

Donna's Tip Jar

 

If this episode helped you gained a little insight into yourself and your relationships, feel free to drop a tip in my Patreon Tip Jar.  I appreciate your support and encouragement!

 


Here’s one of my first goal setting videos… notice the blinky-blinky eyes and my crooked face. Sigh… it doesn’t matter… it doesn’t matter. 🙂


Never miss an episode… enter your e-mail address below and I’ll happily send you a notice when I publish a new one.


Ep033: How to Deal with Unfair Criticism

A backhanded compliment… unfair criticism… we’ve all experienced them. They don’t leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, do they? Instead they leave us feeling worse than if nothing had been said at all.

In this week’s episode I share my extremely frustrating and disheartening workplace environment that frequently explodes with unfair criticism and backhanded compliments. This practice wreaks havoc on my morale and my level of “give a darn.”

The most frustrating thing is that is doesn’t have to be this way!



Show notes:

As promised, here are links to some articles with more tips on how to deal with unfair criticism:

How to Deal with Criticism Well: 25 Reasons to Embrace It

How to confidently deal with criticism, and sleep soundly at night

7 Effective Ways to Deal With Criticism

If the critical voice you keep hearing is inside your own head, I encourage you to listen to Episode 001: Inner Voices.

How do you deal with unfair criticism? Do you have some tips to share? I’d love to know your secrets to surviving the jungle of criticism.

Ep032: My Secret Life as a Creative

Do you consider yourself creative? Do you actively pursue your creative interests? If you do… YAY!!

If you do… do you share your creative projects with others or do you create in secret like I do… er… did. 🙂

If you don’t, why don’t you? Are you concerned with what others might think or say? Have you been convinced that creative pursuits are a frivolous waste of time or money?

In this week’s episode I break free of a few of my self-imposed restraints so that I can freely share and celebrate my creativity.

I never really appreciated how much courage it can take to be a creative.



If you enjoyed today’s episode, here are a few ways you can help it grow…

  1. Share it with a friend.
  2. Drop a tip in my tip jar!
  3. Leave a comment about how you express your creativity.

 

Ep031: Show Off with Actions Not Words

I love quotations! I can scan through image quotations for hours.

It never ceases to amaze me how many search results there are for “motivational quotations” or “leadership quotations” or “quotes about Monday.”

The words of other people impact us. They can guide our thoughts, they can direct our actions.

Our own words can guide our thoughts and direct our actions, too. Unfortunately, I know too many people who talk a good game, but never seem to actually play the game.

I think perhaps, I was over-exposed to such people this week, because this week’s podcast topic came to me easily. HA HA

Which do you think has a greater impact? Actions or words?

In this week’s episode, I’ll share my thoughts on the topic. Enjoy!



If you enjoyed today’s episode of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling, I hope you’ll share it with a friend. You can use one of the share buttons below. If you want to start taking more action on your own goals, I’d love to chat with you in my Facebook group Start Today and Continue Tomorrow.

Ep030: The Wonders of Water

One morning I awoke to the sound of rain hitting the skylight above my bed. The rain didn’t leave me feeling discouraged or bummed about the rainy day ahead of me. Instead I became more aware of the wonders of water.

From the soothing sound of rain on the window panes, to the comforting sound of a toilet flushing, to the refreshing taste of a thirst-quenching gulp–water is a wonderful and amazing gift.



If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it with your friends.

Until next time,

–Donna