I love Taylor Swift. It’s not necessarily the music that gets me as much as her intention behind each song. Taylor uses heartbreak, tragedy, love and loss as fuel for her creative fire.
Anyone who falls for this mega superstar better watch out. Whether the relationship turns out good, bad or ugly? Taylor’s gonna write and sing about it. She wears her heart on her sleeve and knows how to articulate her life experiences in a way that resonates with millions of fans.
As mentioned in my last newsletter, I’m working on getting over a breakup. I’m lucky enough to have an amazing support system of particularly impressive and evolved women helping me move forward. One of those special gals is Jackie Gladney, the owner and gifted teacher at DharmaCycle Yoga.
The other day, Jackie told me I’m a little like T. Swift. And she’s right. My entire blog and weekly newsletters are devoted to processing and learning from my mistakes, achievements and setbacks. I use my personal stories to teach others important lessons I’ve learned along the way to where I am now. It’s an outlet for building community, sharing my vulnerability and expressing my opinions. My deepest purpose and hope for my life is to help others doing what I love. And that’s exactly why I started Wake Up Wednesdays with Greta.
I know not everyone appreciates what I have to say. And that’s okay. Taylor Swift has plenty of haters. But like she says, “Haters gonna hate.” It’s true, I risk ridicule and criticism every time I publish an article and speak my truth.
But what’s worse than a few nasty comments and unsubscribes? Not saying anything at all. Withholding your ideas because you’re afraid of what others will think. Trust me, you’re causing far more harm as a people pleaser living your life for the approval of others. Saying, “yes” when you mean “no” leads to living an unauthentic life. Stop filtering yourself based on the reactions you desire from others.
This is your one, unique and precious life. There’s no one else in the world who’s had your exact same upbringing, family dynamics, weird jobs, kooky relationships, unexpected successes and heart wrenching failures. Don’t you dare let those teachings go to waste.
Awaken your inner Taylor. How can you express yourself and contribute to humanity with your rare set of gifts and talents? You don’t have to be in Hollywood or D.C. to make a difference. Small, simple things have a way of making a significant difference.
Here are a few ideas to get you started with sharing your story…
-Write about it
-Sing about it
-Teach about it
-Take pictures of it
-Become a mentor
-Become a yoga teacher
-Become an activist
-Start a business
-Start a club
-Say what you mean
-Mean what you say
Just do something and commit to it. You have a powerful force inside of you. Set it free. And I promise someone really special is waiting to hear from you.
Shake it off,