Read this--do you want to play?

Angie Monko - Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sorry-but it’s all about me today!  Yes, I’m choosing not to follow
prescribed wisdom and start this email about YOU.  Why?

Because I want to see if we’re a good fit. Do you want to play with me?

I want you to know who I am…so you can decide if you want
to continue to read my emails. I want you to engage with me.

I also want to tell you what I’ve been up to and why you
haven’t heard from me in March.  And of course, this will come
back around to being about you too. Smiles…

Anytime I write it’s really about both of us, not just you and not
just me. 

I’ve not been hiding out even though you haven’t heard from me.

I’ve been soul-searching. I’m 48 years old and in the last three
years, life has gotten hard.

My almost-22-year-old daughter, Maddie’s, cystic fibrosis has
progressed, my mom is aging and having pain, I’ve lost friends
and loved ones to death, and my business’ cash flow hasn’t been
as steady as I would like.  That’s no wonder since our business
directly mirrors back how we feel about our self and our energy.

Life lost some of its luster and innocence for me. I’ve always had
this naïve belief that my life had to look a certain way for me to be
happy… so many conditions.

I had to feel healthy and look good, my family needed to be
healthy and happy, I needed to have little to no debt and make
gobs of money, my husband and I needed to have harmony and not
fight with each other, and on and on.

Of course, these are admirable things to want. We all want these
things, right?!

Yes, we do…

And before you suspect I’ve become hardened to happiness or
disillusioned by life, please hang with me. Couldn’t be further from
the truth.

I’ve hit enough brick walls though to realize that happiness does NOT
come from circumstances looking a certain way, from people being
nice to me, from the amount on my scale or in my bank account.

True happiness shows up when I show up for myself…when I
stop comparing myself to others.
I am aligned when I stop feeling insecure that I should
somehow be further ahead because I’ve been in my business
for 10 years, 7 full-time.

So much of my anxiety has stemmed from being unaware
of who I really am and not appreciating my wholeness, beauty and
sensitivity…              just as I am…

I’ve allowed friends, coaches of all kinds—business, marketing,
and life coaches, my family, in particular my dad, to define
my worth and who I should be, how I should feel about myself.

I don’t discount their help or regret one second of the help each
“teacher” has provided in helping me up my game and reflect
back my fears, insecurities, and limiting beliefs.

But now I say “NO MORE!” to feeling like who I am is not enough.

I DO have the inner resources and strength within myself to
TRUST myself to make the best decisions for myself.

I do this by increasing my faith in God (Higher Power, call it
what you will), surrendering to this invisible presence, and being
willing to receive my good and truly give from a place of LOVE.

The way that I will write and market my message will come
from my heart. I will not write to please you or twist my message
to get you to take actions. 

You’ll take action if what I write resonates with your heart, mind
and soul. This is what we both want really.

If you respond to my writing or outreach, it will because you’re
ready… ready to receive and truly give of your gifts and talents,
just like I am.

I’m tired of all the excuses I’ve made for myself.  I’m ready
to stop being a martyr, because I HAVE been one—make no
mistake about that.

I just had no idea I was being a martyr.  Of course, I taught
others NOT to be a martyr and stop their codependent behaviors
of rescuing and enabling others. I just didn’t see my own stuff.

Perhaps you’ll want to unsubscribe after reading this. This coach
isn’t perfect, never has been, and never will be. That’s OK.
I say that with 100% sincerity and full love in my heart that it
won’t hurt my feelings.  You are free to go…
J if my writing offends.

I couldn’t have said that a few weeks ago.  I have clarity that
I want to speak my truth, rise up to the occasion of life, no matter
what’s going on around me…

How do we match up? Do you value what I do?

I value (in no particular order of importance) and am committed to
imperfectly practicing:

1)    Deep connection with myself and others.

2)    Honest, open, real communication (no pretense or airs).

3)    Giving service from a place of love and opening my heart--
no matter how vulnerable I feel.

4)    Loving my friends, family and clients from a place of
empowerment, not self-pity, but believing they have
everything it takes to step up, like I am doing.

5)    Deep faith in God, that the Universe has my back,
despite appearances to the contrary.

6)    Trust in myself, loving, accepting and forgiving my
past and all of my mistakes.

7)    Willingness to receive the right support for me—always
checking in with myself to see if a decision feels right for
me, whether it’s to work with someone, invest in a program,
commit my time to something, etc.

8)    Open-ness to receiving prosperity of love, time and money,
because I AM Enough (and so are you).

9)    Committed to my own path of self-growth and self-care.
Always checking in with to see if how I’m choosing
to manage my energy aligns with my core values.

10) By receiving the truth that I am worthy, lovable and capable,
I am able to supremely serve those in my life.

I invite you to attend a monthly workshop that I offer on the
2nd Thursday called Frontier to Your Freedom. The next one
is this Thursday, April 12th. Register here.

Your Freedom begins when you rise up, speak up, and show up
for yourself! Is this your time?


Angie Monko

P.S.: If you want to join others in a safe, sacred space of healing,
by loving, accepting and forgiving yourself, show up this Thursday.

Anonymous commented on 10-Apr-2018 07:33 PM
Awesome job, Angie!! I love how vulnerable you are here. I can “feel” you and it’s so refreshing!! It’s good to know I’m not the only one on this crazy journey experiencing these feelings. Love you so much!!
Elaine LaFata commented on 11-Apr-2018 12:02 AM
Angie I love what you wrote! I'm sorry I can't attend right now. I am leaving to visit my family. We are all constantly growing hopefully. Life is full of contrast and we just have to keep our thoughts going in the right direction, right? I would love to connect with you in some way when I get back! It's late but I wanted to let you know I read your email and not procrastinate and forget! I'm thinking of you with love!
Dana Rich commented on 13-Apr-2018 08:54 AM
I feel you have always been honest and vulnerable and that is what drew me and my family to you! Don't be too hard on yourself. ;) You have been what me, my family and others have needed, being led and guided by the Lord. We all love and respect you so much! <3
Louise Pooley commented on 13-Apr-2018 01:54 PM
Thanks for being vulnerable Angie. Very powerful words and very similar to a presentation Lethia Owen's have at Tapestry Network this morning. Hope your workshop went well.

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