Do this exercise with me:
Take 5 minutes. Get in a quiet space, breathe deep a couple of times and write this at the top of your paper: 5 Things I Like About Myself.

Several years ago, this was very difficult for me to do.  I sat down to write and I wasn’t sure what to write!!

I wasn’t sure I did like anything about myself!  I sure knew what I didn’t like!  My large nostrils, my lazy eye, my belly. I didn’t like how dorky any photo of me turned out.  I was always so hard on myself. I didn’t/don’t like the lipomas on my arms.

Come on Kris, be happy you have a nose to smell with.
1) I like that I have a nose so I can smell pine trees and fresh, cut grass.

Be happy with your lazy eye.
2) I am grateful I have 2 eyes to see with.

3) I am grateful for my unsightly, lumpy arms.
Without arms I couldn’t hug people and couldn’t hold a pen and write a love letter.

With introspection, we can start loosening the grip on our negative thought patterns and our self -esteem will improve.

4) I like my kind heart and

5) I like that I’m a giver.
It makes my heart happy to give gifts and make someone’s day. 

What are your 5?

Categories: gratitude

Kris Rudarmel

I am an (award winning) womanpreneur, artist, speaker, empowerment leader and knowledge seeker. I share my stories of adversity with fear, in business and in life, with vulnerability and being awakened and how I boldly built a company to new levels and took risks to soar. Along my journey, my belief in myself, tenacity, courage, confidence, hope and faith grew exponentially. You will hear my message of enlightenment and my life changing principles for fearless living that will assist and inspire others to jump to their greatest potential. I hope to inspire my community to find their strength to live courageously, ignite their flame and leap joyously. I believe we should continually upgrade our dreams to preserve our road to happiness. You need to believe it can be done- this will set your mind in motion to find a way to do it. I (along with my husband) bootstrapped our way to building a local, woman owned enterprise in Salt Lake City; Anchor Water Damage & Restoration. While building Anchor (2008-2016) I have been recognized in the community 8 times with the following: • Nationally Recognized 2016 Best of the Best -Top 3 ‘Women in Restoration’ 2016 Remediation and Restoration Magazine (October issue) • 2016 Enterprise 7 Award: Woman Business Owner • 2015 and 2014 Best of State • 2013 30 Women to Watch- Utah Business Magazine • 2013 Outstanding Entrepreneur • 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year – NAWBO SLC • 2009 Small Business of the Year • 2013 Kris graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program • 2012 GE Capital Banking on Women program • 2011 Won the SCORE/Sam’s giveaway (2 companies per state were awarded this) I love being involved in the community. I help out by serving on committees and volunteering. I serve on the Granite Foundation Board and have held positions at Chamber West, NAWBO along with other organizations. I was a mentor (2016) for the Women of Worth foundation. I reside in South Jordan, Utah with my husband of 33 years and my 2 children.

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