Badassery Magazine March 2018 Issue22 - Page 50

Now, people can fake confidence, a lot of the time they believe it to be arrogance. But really, I think ar- rogance is rude. Confidence is ac- ceptance. Acceptance of who you are, where you’re at, and know- ing where you will go. It isn’t that you’re better than anybody, but that you will be better than you were yesterday. Everybody is on their own path and their own journey that you really don’t know about and may not understand. And that is OKAY! You don’t have to understand it, you don’t have to change it. The most important thing, when deal- ing with people, is to leave them in a better state than when you found them. Give them a smile, a wave. Say hello or have a nice day. Okay, Leslie, what does this have to do with my goals!? EVERY- THING! Being negative, living un- der a cloud, talking about people or putting people down, will not build you up! Having people re- member you as a nice, friendly, kind person (even if you are shy and just smiled at someone, you don’t need to strike up a half hour conversation) they will still know you are a genuinely good person. THAT is what you can control. When you find yourself gossip- ing, find yourself comparing your- self to others, find yourself putting people down STOP IT! Focus on yourself and accept others for who they are and where they’re at. Be the kind of person that you want in your life. That is what will attract people to you. That is what will make you a happy memory in their lives and will make you someone that they want to be around. Focusing on your Goal is not what will make it your reality. Focus- ing on yourself, every single day, as selfish as it sounds, focus on your daily routine to improve your health, how you feel, being proud of you, focus on how you interact with people, the vibe you put out to the world, the message you give yourself and others, THAT is what will get you there. If you were to close your eyes. Okay do it. Wait, read this para- graph and then do it. Close your eyes and picture you achieving your goal. Whatever it is. Speaking in front of a crowd, filling up your online program, traveling the world teaching teens about the possibilities in life, a fancy schman- cy website that everybody goes to for the latest and greatest tips and tricks! Whatever it is and however shallow it may be… picture you… YOU… achieving your goal. Your hair, your outfit, the twinkle in your eye. How do you move? How do you walk? What sort of things do you say? Are you happy? Are you in great shape? What do you look like as this person who achieved their goal? How many people are looking up to YOU, just for being authentically you? Now, what are you going to do to- day to get there?  Leslie Klatt is the founder of Lavish Life brand - coaching people in life and business to balance what they have to do with what they want to do to create a rich and fulfilled life. She works one on one with clients who are just starting businesses to get them started on the right foot, all the way up to multiple 6 figure income earners who are ready to get organized, set priorities, goals and take their business to the next level. She has a published yearly planner "Lavish Life Planner", multiple workbooks, that walks you through priority setting, de- fining success, mapping out goals and scheduling a balanced life. She is a wife, a mom of 2, an equestrian, a farmer, a lover of all things Martha Stewart and a balanced lifestyle coach. Leslie Klatt 49   