Feb 8, 2016
Becky and Diana discuss the value
in letting go of things that no longer serve you.
- When you let go of ideas that no
longer work for you, you make room for new ones to
- Diana recommends the book
Essentialism, by Greg McKeown, as a great resource to identify what
is most important to you, so you can be more comfortable letting
- Even when you know something
isn’t working it you can find yourself comfortable in the
craziness. This makes it hard to let go.
- Other people’s expectations of
us are often in our own minds
- Communication is critical,
remember to ask instead of assuming what others need from
- “An expectation is a
- Erase the tapes repeating in
your thoughts that don’t support you and your goals and replace
them with better ones.
- Strategy: Writing down how you
see a situation in a negative light, then rewrite the situation
from a positive point of view. Feel free to destroy the negative
People and Places
- People can be very hard to let
go of because of the emotional connection.
- Even people who influence you
negatively can be hard to let go of because you have gotten used to
the behavior and even negative attention is attention.
- People come into our life for a
reason, a season or a lifetime. Learn to identify their
- Give yourself permission to let
people go, it makes room in your life for new
- Strategies for letting people go
include being up front if you can, or let it run its course
naturally, or lovingly detach from the person.
- Listen to the voice that tells
you it’s time to move on from a place, job, or
- You have permission to learn
from the past and release it.
- Focus on the lessons you’ve
learned, not the experiences.
- Releasing old experiences makes
room for new ones.
When you learn from those smelly
little life lessons, they can serve as the foundation of future