It just came out one day when I was spewing off about my business and the goal that I have for this little company and taking it across Canada in a big and meaningful way.
I said, “Mark my words!”
I think my Grandma used to say that when they yelled at us kids when we were growing up.
It was a great threat to our well being! No one wanted the wrath of Grandma to come down on them – although it was always loving.
But when she said, “Mark my words!” – you knew that she meant business.
And declaring it was so powerful that you would never mess with her!
Question for you:
What in your life would you mark your words by?
In other words, what do you SO STRONGLY stand behind that you would etch those words into a rock and chisel away for days?!
I think there are 2 parts to “Marking Your Words”
- Integrity in Communication
So we start with INTENTION.
That is your declaration.
That is what speaks life into life.
Words are so powerful – be careful with what you say – it’s been known more than once to come true! Good, Bad or Ugly!
But I feel we’ve mastered the idea of the intention.
What we haven’t mastered with the intention is the specificity.
We are definitely not specific enough.
“I want a million dollars” will never get you a million dollars.
The more specific we can be for our subconscious to really begin to see what we are trying to produce will work wonders for us.
This is what prayer and journaling are good for!
Let’s turn the table and talk about the other side of marking your words.
Integrity with your word and communication.
This is the area you will probably want to master if you have to live with yourself or even other humans. 🙂
Lack of communication or lack of keeping your word will cause conflict.
- Conflict in your life.
- Conflict in relations with others.
- Conflict with your soul. (this is usually the worst one!)
- Conflict with your job, your boss, your clients, etc.
Mark my words: The more you can be in INTEGRITY with your words the better your quality of life will be.
Doing what you say you will do, doing it on TIME (yes! this is a thing!), and doing it to the best of your ability and not sloughing off.
Yes, our souls always know when we are half-assing it!
And yes, many times, that means having hard conversations or conversations we are scared to have or perceive to be hard.
And listen up People Pleasers!
This is where you end up becoming a “liar” to others and yourself when you don’t speak up and speak your truth and stand in integrity with yourself.
“No, I don’t want to do that.”
But instead go along with it because you don’t rock the boat of your life.
It doesn’t end well for anyone!
So this is where going back to BEING YOUR WORD or HAVING INTEGRITY WITH YOUR WORD is so important!
Now, isn’t it interesting that this also shows up with yo’ money ya’ll!!
Here’s a truth bomb!
Do you think most of your money problems stem from the fact that you never kept your word with yourself? You acted out of integrity?
Think on that.
As I always joke, we would ALL be skinny, rich & hot if we all just did what we said we were gonna do.
Eat healthy? Check.
Save money? Check.
Go above and beyond for a client? Check.
You see where this “not staying in alignment” with your word really throws you off course!
Mark my words.
Declare BIG THINGS for your life.
Do what you say you are going to do.
EVEN IN THE LITTLE THINGS!
Communicate well with yourself and others.
AND you will surely….
Live Your Legacy!