The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

– Oprah Winfrey

When I spoke at TEDx Women last fall, I mentioned my “YAY” folder as a powerful tool in bolstering my sense of authority and beating back my Impostor Complex, as needed. I was surprised to discover that of all that I shared in that talk, it was THAT FOLDER that people were most curious about.

I shouldn’t have been surprised.

We have a complicated relationship with celebrating ourselves. {I think that’s about as mildly as I could have put that}. Quite simply put, we don’t. Or we do, but in a way that is a “should” rather than from a place of pure YESness.

The reasons are varied and wide.

We don’t want to be egotistical. We don’t think we’ve done anything super great. Yet. And so on…

But I want you to lean in for this one. Whether you’re fearful of the social costs of tooting your own horn or that you haven’t done enough (yet) doesn’t change this fact::

It’s an illusion that you are keeping all of that brilliance to yourself.

We can see it. And we want you to see what WE see. Because it is just.so.gorgeous.

So let us.

Subscribe here to receive YUM + YAY Goodness

It will guide you through the process of creating your own YUM + YAY folder, like the gorgeous ones here created by Step into Your Starring Role participants as we bolstered our Authority Thesis (a seriously integral step in moving towards your Starring Role.)

YUM+YAY collage

(Don’t they just make you sit taller?)

You’ve got mountains to climb, books to write and stages to take. Gathering evidence of all that you’ve done and all that you can do is just good process. Dive in.

(If you’re already a subscriber – THANK YOU - you’ll be getting an email from us later today with your YUM + YAY Goodness download.)

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