I Heart Them
I admire so many people it’s hard to narrow down to just two or three. And the reasons I admire them vary from person to person.
But they all have a few things in common so the top reasons I heart them are:
- Confidence: They each have their own voice and are uncompromising about remaining true to who they are
- Freedom: They’re fiercely protective of their freedom lifestyle
- Service: They serve others with their unique gifts
Oprah. Or As I Refer To Her: She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named
So, of course, there’s Oprah. I mean, like, duh. But she’s like otherworldly. I find it difficult to even say her name. Like Voldemort. But in a good way. I can’t even fathom having direct access to her. And even if I got it, I’d probably be arrested posthaste after being unable to formulate coherent words. I’m fairly certain she’d feel uncomfortable after prolonged periods of my gawking at her, mouth agape, grunting unintelligibly and quite possibly frothing at the mouth. As in the World of Wayne, I’m not worthy. And I can’t afford bond at the moment, so let’s move on.
Let’s face it, Tony Robins is larger than life. And not just because he’s tall. Like, he’s a big guy. But his personality just seems to fill up a room. He commands attention. You can’t NOT listen to him. I think he might actually spank you up if he catches you fucking off. I kinda like that.
I admire Marie because she’s spunky and no-nonsense and has great business savvy, especially in her digital space. I like that she eschewed the traditional media route and made the internet work for her. And that she’s actually spoken to…like actually sat RIGHT NEXT to…both Oprah AND Tony and didn’t just evaporate! She’s like magic or something.
I love Danielle’s voice. Both her speaking voice, which I know she’s lovingly cultivated over the years, and her heart’s voice. I love that she does things her way and has the cojones to turn down opportunities that others would kill for because she’s so confident in her “why” and in her source. Most people would say yes for fear of missing out on something or of making the wrong choice. But not my girl, D. She’s groovy like that.
Gabby is so stinkin’ adorable and light and positive that I just want to put her in my pocket and take her out whenever I need a little beam of sunshine in my life. Don’t get it twisted, she’s just as no-nonsense as Marie and will tell you flat out to put your big girl panties on and just get your shit done. (An aside: I loathe the p word. But apparently I’m a masochist, so there you have it.) She, too, has created this abundant life of freedom for herself by showing others how the same is possible for them. She gives us hope that the Universe does indeed have your back.
How Do They Do That?
Honestly, I could go on and on about the people I admire and why. There are just so many inspirational souls all around us.
But what I love most about all these people, as I previously stated, is their confidence and their intense need to help lift others up.
So my questions to all my rockstar “mentors” above would be:
- Seriously, how and when did you develop the confidence to believe that someone would want to hear what you have to say?
- Because each of you has spent your entire careers in the service of others, you’ve probably already answered any other question I may have in one of your books or courses or interviews, so my only other question would be….
can you adopt me??
Whom do you admire and why? What questions would you ask them? I’d love to know! Leave a comment below 🙂
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 6