You can’t pour from an empty cup: Self love for the win!

You can’t pour from an empty cup: Self love for the win!

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I’ve had a weird week so far. Not terribly bad or terribly good, just a bunch of ups and downs. Some biz stuff, some personal stuff, all kicking me off my usual sunny path. So I need a bit of pick me up.

I went back to the vault and re-read Kamal Ravikant’s Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, one of my favourite books of all time, for its simplicity and its message. 57 pages of pure goodness before bed last night with candlelight, what a great way to end the day.

And then I did some of the meditation Kamal outlines in the book to an old track (De La Soul’s I Be Blowin’) to start the day today. And some yoga, all for some self love.

I’m also writing this blog post. I really enjoy writing and looking at the impact it has on others. So there, if you’re reading this, you’re doing me a favour! :)

And I’m planning more great podcasts like the one with Kamal. And cooking. And some work and some outreach. All things that put a smile on my face.

The concept of self love seemed a little bit too out there for me even just a few years ago. I can now attest for its powers, really helping me with gratitude and being in the moment. It’s also a concept that has the most ROI (return on investment) in my life currently, both professionally and personally.

Self love can take so many forms. Over the years, it’s been exercise, running, wine, reading, music, coffee, sex and many others for me.

We’re so busy getting things done (I’m the master of to do lists!) that we often forget ourselves in the equation. Some people look at vacations and breaks as a waste of time but they have been proven to be effective and make folks more efficient. All that to say that you need to take care of yourself first, you can’t pour from an empty cup! Isn’t that why

What have you done for yourself today? Better yet what will you do for yourself this weekend? Go ahead, love thy self, it’s good for the soul!

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