In an ideal world wouldn’t we all choose to live with Love, Connection and Abundance? Where we would be living examples for each other and random acts of kindness were the normal everyday occurrence whoever and wherever we are. On a daily basis, we would be describing how we feel as Joyful, happy, fulfilled, energised and excited about our well-being and our lives.
So why are we controlled by fear, concentrating on our lack and competing with each other? Because we are brainwashed into believing that money and status are what’s important and what life is all about.
One of my all-time favourite heroes and a woman who is admired and respected by many is Mary Kay Ash. Mary Kay Ash is a true woman of substance and exemplifies love, courage and kindness. Overcoming great adversity, she built a multi-million dollar company based on the golden rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” with the intention to positively impact and enrich women’s lives.
I once heard Mary Kay Ash use a phrase that really touched me after she was complimented and thanked. She said, “you have just given me a paycheck of the heart”.
Can you imagine a world where we paid our way in life with love, gratitude and kindness? Every time we spoke loving words, expressed our gratitude or gifted someone with our kindness, our bills would be paid and our bank balance grew and grew.
If only we placed more value on paychecks of the heart rather than the paychecks were given at the end of the month.
In today’s world, I truly believe it takes a courageous person to choose to listen to and act upon the calling from their heart.
Where so many others are following the masses and chasing the dollar, brave is the person who chooses a paycheck of the heart.
For so many years I was scared to be different for fear of being judged. Scared to challenge the Status Quo for fear of being criticised. Scared to BE me for fear of being rejected and unloved. All of this resulting in me hating myself and living with the inner conflict of so desperately wanting to express my true self but hiding myself away for the feeling I wasn’t good enough.
I now know I am not alone as the majority of others feel the same as I did, one way or another.
So when a brave and loving soul like Mary Kay Ash is courageous enough to listen to her hearts calling and BE the person she was destined to BE, surely it illuminates the way for us all.
I know I have been touched, moved and inspired by her tenacity and her willingness to touch the lives of others by living a life based on her principles and creating a company and business model where P & L is people and love rather than profit and loss, while emanating love, courage and kindness in all she does.
I invite you to join me in giving ‘paychecks of the heart’ away every day as your chosen way of being, knowing that you will receive ‘paychecks of the heart’ in return. This way there is an equal balance of giving and receiving love….and surely that is what makes the world go round.
“Pretend everyone you meet has a sign around their neck saying ‘ make me feel important’. This is how to succeed in life”
– Mary Kay Ash
Vanessa’s mission is to enable others to recognise their own magnificence, move through their fears, express their essential selves with confidence and purpose.