By Noreen Sumpter

September 8, 2017, 5:46 pm

 

Noreen SumpterEach and every one of us was put on this earth to do something. You don’t have to the world; you don’t have to find a cure for cancer, you just have to know what it is you want for yourself and your life. So it is your birthright to get on with it.

Many people fear what they want to do. They’re afraid of what people will think of them. They believe that one is really happy in their life when their level of happiness reaches about 75-90 percent. They have no idea what their life could look like if they had the whole 100 percent of happiness they are seeking.

So they live their lives doing what they think their friends and families want them to do. They don’t go after what they want because they are afraid of what their parents, family, friends and even strangers might think of them. They do things to please other people and neglect themselves. They have careers they don’t want and are miserable with the other 10 percent left.

Do what you want to do and be truly happy. Who cares what people think of you. It’s no one’s business what you choose to do. Make sure that what you do is as great as you believe it to be; no one has to agree or disagree with it. Just be committed to providing a contribution and your happiness is already fulfilled. The truth is that people think all sorts of things and very few of those thoughts will be about you.

Discovery

What I’ve discovered is that most people want to make a contribution to others. It’s always described as: “I want to help people. I want to teach people and I want to make people happy.” It’s always for other people. It’s important that we understand what we share. In order to share, we have to have. So to give happy, you must be happy, so you can share happy.

Sitting & Listening

I had the pleasure of sitting for an artist who is unbelievably exciting! The artist is a woman in her sixties, who paints men and women in the nude. Being painted in the nude is the epitome of full disclosure. When I met this extremely talented woman she was feeling very unhappy, unproductive and stuck. I listened to her talk about her life and her art, and it all sounded very exciting to me.

She spoke of herself as a woman that had marched to the beat of her own drum, lived a life filled with passion and pleasure, and has made a contribution with her art to heal people and free them from their self loathing issues caused by various negative experiences.

As she described her feelings of unhappiness, she was able to discover that her unhappiness was caused by a belief. The belief was what a friend and colleague, who she highly respected, had once said about her.

She realized that what her colleague had said about her work was none of his business and she, unfortunately, had believed his opinion to be her truth.

In a single moment, this woman, like many others, was killing herself off. She wasn’t being an artist. She wasn’t being successful or vibrant. She became doubtful, fearful, scared and wasn’t minding her own business. By not minding her own business, she was minding the business of her friend that she had allowed to hex her. This hexing had ripped the passion out of her life and was robbing her of her vibrancy on a moment-to-moment basis. She felt that she couldn’t paint, that her creativity was gone. She was lost and slowly going into energy and financial bankruptcy. How can a woman that had had a vibrant life all of a sudden have a sense of loss and lose her creativity? Well, when you don’t mind your business closely, you allow other people’s thoughts and opinions to rob you of your passion. If hexing someone was a crime, many people would be found guilty.

You don’t want people you love and respect to say anything to you that appears negative. However, people, just like you, have the right to say anything they want and you also have the right to listen – or not. Where you get hooked is when people say negative things about you. Simple example: Your friend says, “ I don’t like that painting.” You interpret it as, “I’m not a good artist,” and, “I can’t create,” and it goes on and on. So now you walk around with that belief. “I’m not a good artist,” “I can’t paint,” “I have no creativity,” and, “No one will buy my work.” The belief gets bigger and bigger and you, in turn, get smaller and smaller; you begin to feel insecure and shut down.

It’s important to learn that what people say is none of your business. Your business is your life, your own thoughts about yourself.

It’s important that you develop the tools to expand your thoughts about you. It’s important that you remain positive and understand that these sorts of statements/comments are not personal to you. That is what happened with this woman. She forgot who or what she was. She forgot that art inspired her life and the life of the people who bought her art. She forgot that she had a mission: her, in her world, and that – and only that – was her business.

When you learn that it’s none of your business what others say or think about you, you can say thank you for their opinion and mean it. Your life expands and you go back to the business of fulfilling your life mission.

The learning is: IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS WHAT OTHERS THINK.

If you need a little guidance when it comes to working on minding your own business, don’t forget you can sign on to my website, www.noreensumptercoach.com, to schedule a FREE 15 minute ‘Hello Call’ at anytime.

Love yourself.

Until next time!


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About The Author

Noreen Sumpter is a Personal Life Coach: Born and raised in South East England. Noreen Came to New York in 1985 with $60.00 and a suitcase. She is a Personal Life Coach, Founder and creator of the Live Life Your Way Program. She works with High Achievers who have created wonderful careers for themselves and now they want to take their personal life and confidence to a whole other strata. Noreen supports them to remain committed to their personal goals, clear mental clutter and dissolve limiting beliefs, so they can take deliberate steps, owning their voice, speaking their truth, having the freedom to develop a balanced life and career by living life their way. Noreen's belief is "Live Life Your Way." You can visit her website at www.noreensumptercoach.com

Noreen Sumpter is a Personal Life Coach: Born and raised in South East England. Noreen Came to New York in 1985 with $60.00 and a suitcase. She is a Personal Life Coach, Founder and creator of the Live Life Your Way Program. She works with High Achievers who have created wonderful careers for themselves and now they want to take their personal life and confidence to a whole other strata. Noreen supports them to remain committed to their personal goals, clear mental clutter and dissolve limiting beliefs, so they can take deliberate steps, owning their voice, speaking their truth, having the freedom to develop a balanced life and career by living life their way. Noreen's belief is "Live Life Your Way." You can visit her website at www.noreensumptercoach.com

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