Are you pushing a giant marshmallow today..?

I’ve been a little stressed about writing a new post here. But I’ve been determined to NOT write unless I’m feeling INSPIRED to write. Writing just to write will do neither of us good.

And then this morning as I was typing a message on good ol Facebook – it hit me! I got it, and I had to share here on my blog with YOU.

And I’m excited to share it with you. But I’m also craving smores… and it’s not even 9 am here. Smores you say..? Hang in there with me for a minute, let me share whats on this heart of mine. <3
So I read, ok, I listened to a You are a Bad Ass audio book for the last few days and a part when I chuckled to myself while cleaning the kitchen was when Jen Sincero was talking about that believing in ourselves is like carrying a giant marshmallow up a hill.
So this morning as I sat down to get some SHIT DONE – as a girl boss would proudly say – it frustrated me a little that there is so much self-doubt in this world and especially when it comes with people I’m chatting with about their health or about starting their own business…
I mean, it’s like it’s COOL to talk crap about yourself now a days.
I can’t…
I wish I was more like…
I’m too busy…
I don’t know…
If only…
What would people say…
I don’t have the money…

BUT as I kept going I was starting to -gasp- doubt myself! And I started getting those exact thoughts in my head… And the one that hit the nail on its head was when I told myself “I just don’t know if I have what it takes!”


I was in it. The self-doubt had hit me – AGAIN.

Now how is it that I can be frustrated when others don’t believe in themselves, but it’s SO easy to talk smack to good ol Lina..?
And I didn’t think twice about it…
Well, until I did start thinking about it twice I guess… 🙂

So that’s when this marshmallow story (I’m about to tell you about) popped up in my mind.
Now picture yourself with a giant marshmallow. Got it? Do you see yourself with  giant marshmallow on your shoulders..? If not picture me with one… 😉
This is from You are a bad ass by Jen Sincero –  chapter 5.
“..to get yourself to see how amazing you are is like pushing a giant marshmallow up a hill.
“-YES, there we go, we are up, we are awesome. Ooop, we are sagging – we are sagging on the left! Push it up. There we go. We are all good. Wait, we are now sagging on the right…”
We run around taking one step forward and 14 steps back when it’s so unnecessary.
Instead, try seeing yourself through the eyes of someone who admires you. They get it. They believe in you leaps and bounds. They aren’t connected with your insecurities and negative believes about yourself. All they see your true glory and potential. Become one of your own die-hard fans, look at yourself from the outside, where all your self-doubts can’t crawl all over you. and behold what shines through.
… You are a bad-ass. You were one when you came screaming onto this planet and you are one now. The universe wouldn’t have bothered with you otherwise. You can’t screw up so majorly that your badassery disappears. It’s who you are. It’s who you always will be.It’s not up for negotiation.


Just wow.
Did that speak to you a much as it did for me..?

Let me tell you WHY it spoke to me. Because on Monday mornings so many of us wake up excited about a new week because THIS week will be different! This week YOU will do things differently, and eat healthy, and work out every single day, and not eat any desserts, and build a business and yada yada yada.

But the same Monday at 11.30 am you think to yourself. Screw it.
I just can’t do this shit.
I don’t have what they have.
I ate a donut and now my whole week is ruined.
I’ve googled words I should know how to write… (Yes, I just added this one because that’s how I felt how to spell…)
(insert your LAME a$$ excuse here.)

And then you’ll do it again all over next week.

No more.
Just give yourself a freaking break from starting OVER.
Screw up and the keep on going. I dare you. Because You will make mistakes, Over and Over. And it will be messy and ugly and sweaty and you’ll probably have tears rolling down your cheeks more than enough.

It’s a part of reaching your big scary goal.
It’s a part of life.

But dammit, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and LOVE YOURSELF to get uncomfortable.

You CAN become your own die-hard fan. And YOU CAN believe in yourself and go after your dreams.

And don’t we have enough ‘sagging things’ to deal with..?
Do we really need to deal with a saggy marshmallow on our backs too..?

So let’s imagine ourselves EATING that big fat delicious marshmallow – after we roast it on a fire —>  guilt free!
Give yourself a break.
Don’t give your doubts all that credit…
Believe in yourself.
Give your worries to the universe and manifest what it is YOU truly desire.

Grab a sticky note, write ” I am my own die-hard fan and I don’t let self-doubt crawl all over me. ” and SLAP that baby on the fridge for you to see everyday!

You got this. You are amazing. You CAN do hard things. You can KEEP going, and you don’t have to start over next week. You are a bad ass.

xoxo Lina

ps. If you haven’t read you are a bad ass. You should. It’s the bomb dot com. <3


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