“That means I’m someone who is really enthusiastic first of all about learning. Second of all, about using ideas for myself to see what works and what doesn’t. Then third, with sharing those ideas, the things I think are valuable with folks who might also be interested and might also want to try these things.” Marie Forleo

“In this world of coaching and personal development and experts, I think the old model was all about some Sage On The Stage.

“That’s always how I like to characterize it where someone was standing up there and pretending like they have all the answers and they never make any mistakes.

“They’re gonna bestow upon you this wisdom and guide you to the promised land.

“First of all, I think all of that is bullshit. I think it’s so inauthentic. It is not true.

“Every single one of us is a work in progress. We are all learning. We’re all trying our best. We will all face challenges.

“Not only the ones that we had in our past, but there are ones coming up in the future.

“I always like to describe myself never as a sage on the stage and always as a Guide On The Side. What does that mean?

“That means I’m someone who is really enthusiastic first of all about learning. Second of all, about using ideas for myself to see what works and what doesn’t. Then third, with sharing those ideas, the things I think are valuable with folks who might also be interested and might also want to try these things.”

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"I've messed up in both directions: being self-centered, being a martyr; not knowing my own worth, not valuing the essential worth of the other. "To love well is to get the balance right. It's the work of a lifetime. It's art." Elizabeth Lesser

"Love of self, love of other: two strands in the love braid. "I have braided these strands together in all sorts of relationships, in varying degrees of grace and ineptitude. "I've messed up in both directions: being self-centered, being a martyr; not knowing my own worth, not valuing the essential worth of the other. "To love well is to get the balance right. It's the work of a lifetime. It's art. Source: Elizabeth Lesser Archives - SuperSoul.tv

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