Posts Tagged ‘self-esteem’

Joseph Wooten: “You Matter!”

September 17, 2012

Michelle Stimpson, a walking, talking ray of sunshine!

My new friend, Michelle Stimpson, is a writer, positive change expert and founder of LifeShine, which offers professional coaching for women. I’ve been reading and enjoying her many posts about how she and her husband, Bill, score front-row tickets to major rock concerts. Click here to contact Michelle about her coaching services.

WIth Michelle’s permission, I’m presenting her interview with Joseph Wooten, keyboardist and vocalist for the Steve Miller Band. Joseph wrote a song called I Matter that he hopes will inspire people to believe in their own worth and capabilities. You can listen to the song by clicking on the audio player below.



Many of Michelle’s posts are all about the beauty of synchronicity. So we appreciated the “coincidence” that she had interviewed Joseph for her blog, Following Your Joy, and I had interviewed his brother, Victor Wooten, bassist extraordinaire, for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Thank you, Victor and Joseph, for your passion and your generous spirits!

I am pleased to present Michelle’s post:

JOSEPH WOOTEN: KEYBOARDIST AND VOCALIST SPREADING JOY

So I got a guy who knows a guy. A friend of mine said, “You’ve got to meet Joseph Wooten. He brings me so much joy!” He went on to say that “Joseph breaks the mold, and he’s living proof that our nation is on its course to righteousness and equality.”

Naturally, I couldn’t wait to meet Joseph!

Joseph Wooten

He’s keyboardist and vocalist for the Steve Miller Band and one of the Wooten Brothers from Nashville. He calls himself ‘Hands of Soul,’ and he’s got his own amazing music to boot. When we did meet, Joseph and I really connected on his song called “I Matter.” It’s a song connecting people and addressing the deep need that we each, in our own right, matter.

Throughout my years of coaching, one of many consistent threads I see in my work with clients is (more…)

Love Is for People Who Know Who They Are

October 29, 2011






Your search for a romantic partner will move closer to fruition once you direct your search within.





Those who go searching for love only find their own lovelessness. But the loveless never find love; only the loving find love, and they never have to search for it.
D. H. Lawrence

You cannot fully and confidently give your heart to another until you (more…)

How to Talk to Little Girls

June 27, 2011

Lisa Bloom


In an essay for the Huffington Post, TV host, attorney and author Lisa Bloom advised readers about what not to say when meeting young girls. It’s a great point, and one that has crossed my mind over the years. I could relate when Lisa talks about suppressing the urge to tell a girl how cute she is. Unlike her, however, I’ve rarely suppressed the urge because I hadn’t put any thought into a backup plan. So it was helpful to read her suggestions here. I will put them into practice the next time I find myself in the company of a little girl cub!




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HOW TO TALK TO LITTLE GIRLS
by Lisa Bloom 

I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.

Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing!”

But I didn’t. I squelched myself. As I always bite my tongue when I meet little girls, restraining myself from my first impulse, which is to tell them how darn cute/ pretty/ beautiful/ well-dressed/ well-manicured/ well-coiffed they are.

What’s wrong with that? It’s our culture’s standard talking-to-little-girls icebreaker, isn’t it? And why not give them a sincere compliment to boost their self-esteem? Because they are so darling I just want to burst when I meet them, honestly.

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Beseeching the Heavens

May 8, 2011

If you have trouble imagining a life of abundance, remember that every child of God is deserving of all the riches of the universe.

No matter how qualified and deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.
Richard Bach


If this were not so, your first instinct would not be lifting (more…)

You Possess Exactly What You Desire

May 7, 2011

When you ask the universe for what you want, it is not your thoughts and words but the conviction behind them that carry the most weight, that ensure that you and your desire become a vibrational match. Such conviction requires that you also have faith in yourself, that you believe in your innate worthiness to receive life’s gifts.

Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true.
Unknown

If you sense any resistance on your part, you may be blocking (more…)

Yours Was Not Meant to be an Ordinary Life

October 16, 2010





You do not have to be a perfect human being to find or create the job that is perfect for you. Everybody else has shortcomings too; nobody else has your unique blend of strengths and skills.





Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Malcolm Forbes

Positive thinkers look at a goal and begin mapping out the steps they can take to achieve it. They know that no worthy objective can withstand the assault of (more…)

Your Own Permission

October 15, 2010

If you are not living an abundant life, chances are that you do not feel worthy of abundance. You probably think you have committed too many mistakes, experienced too many failures and made too many poor choices to deserve God’s blessings. I can relate. Then, while walking along a tree-lined country road this morning, I realized there were three reasons why I needed to work through my resistance:

Self-worth comes from one thing—thinking that you are worthy.
Wayne Dyer

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We Are All Flawed, We Are All Beautiful

January 11, 2010

Quick, what are the first words that come to mind when I ask you to measure your value as a human being? Do those words describe positive or negative traits? Chances are you’re being too hard on yourself.

I just heard former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer on the radio saying that when he looks back on his 14-year career, all he thinks of are his (more…)


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