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YOU are an original masterpiece

By February 10, 2017December 15th, 2022Parenting the Strong Willed Child, Uncategorized
YOU are an original masterpiece

I want to share a quote by author and poet, Oscar Wilde, in honor of my Cory’s 11th bday:

Like Cory, you probably share a bday with millions of other people.

However you are the only YOU.

YOU are a true original recipe.

Maybe like me, you have felt frustrated at times with people that seem like they want to copy something that you feel is yours…an idea, a saying, a mannerism, the way you dress, the content you teach, etc.

The truth is that when someone seems like they are trying to rip off your identity, remember that:

  1. You’re on to somethin’! It serves as validation that something you have shared with the world is really great or “theft-worthy”.

  2. There is a reason we are identified by our fingerprints. Anyone trying to emulate you will always be considered an imposter.  Period.

  3. Posers are exposed eventually and lose credibility in an instant. Karma may take her time but she always comes through in the end.

Sharing your true self with others is brave, builds confidence and attracts the right people into your life.

Focusing on who you were born to be feels really good inside – like you are coming home to yourself.

One of my favorite things about the work I do with parents is piecing the puzzle of your life together.

I see everyone’s life as a Hero’s Journey as the great philosopher, Joseph Campbell, describes.  I plan to tell you more about this in an upcoming blog post.

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The gist is that you are the (s)hero in your story and your life is a great adventure – rich with tests and trials.

Everything you’ve endured has been part of the process in the making of the YOU masterpiece.

Seeing your life as a great adventure speaks to you on a primal level – as humans we are wired for story and it’s truly the way we are meant to learn.

By nature, I am fascinated by people and love learning about the real person behind the social media posts.

Engaging in real conversation with other parents, often leaves me feeling like a kid who has to wait until tomorrow night to hear the next chapter in the story of your life.

I could stay up until 2 a.m. reading under the covers with a flashlight learning about you.

This is why I encourage my clients to take the Kolbe Index A assessment – it is like a window into your brain.

It is a quick and easy online assessment.  I have no affiliation at this time with the company.

Scott and I, as well as Alec and Avery, have taken the test – Cory is still a bit young I think.

Personally, I refer to my family’s Kolbe test results daily and it has helped us become a really amazing team.

I’m a high fact finder and higher quick start.  I love doing research and welcome taking risks.  Scott is a high fact finder and a high follow through.  This is why he researches like a mo fo and makes sh!t happen.

I think knowing our Kolbe results has truly helped strengthen our marriage as well as help us support our teenagers to understand their brains and achieve their goals.

As a fun way to share the benefits of how the Kolbe has impacted my life, I want to pay it forward to you guys.

I am offering a 30-minute free session discussing and assessing YOU and the way you are born to be –  to the first 5 people that take the Kolbe A and email me your results with the message, “I wanna discuss”.

Send your results and don’t forget the subject line, “I wanna discuss” to and I will send you a link to my calendar.

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