START HERE: How to Set and Respect Your Own Boundaries: A Gutsy Glorious Living Guide
To A Bigger and Better Future. It'll make you feel glorious, without the spammy aftertaste. Promise.

Give Your Inner Mean Girl A Kick In The You-Know

It’s not always easy to catch the mean things we say to our Self. 

Become a woman unleashedThings like:

“What if they don’t like you?”

“You shouldn’t eat that.”

“Stop doing that!”

“I can’t believe you just said that.”

“Here, put this on and maybe no one will notice.”

“You don’t deserve to have this.”

These (only slightly) veiled admonishments don’t seem to be as obvious as:

“You’re an idiot.”

“You’re so fat.”

“You can’t compete with that.”

“What’s wrong with you?”

“You’re disgusting.”

“I hate you.”

“That was really stupid!”

Imagine looking into the eyes of your Self as a child and saying those things. Could you? Would you still? After all, what does it accomplish? Does it make you do any better? Think back to when you were a child and what it felt like to be admonished by someone.


It’s no different today, even as an adult. Except perhaps that now we’re the ones doing the admonishing. We’ve learned to diminish our Self in the hurtful ways to which we became accustomed. Then we say we don’t care about what other people think of us.

But what about what you think of You? Do you care about that?

Because the one person whose opinion actually matters is you.

Please stop saying mean things to your Self. It keeps her “down.” It keeps her playing small. It keeps her thinking like the terrified little girl who felt all alone at times; who didn’t realize that the one person she needed most to be on her side was her Self. Instead, she learned to put her down, like the way “They” did.

Those days are over, girlfriend. You are a fully grown woman whose responsibility is to take care of you. Not just for your sake, but for that of everyone around you that you love so deeply.

Take care of your Self and you also take care of the world. Tweet: Take care of your Self and you also take care of the world.

Be there for your Self and the world will open up to you in ways you cannot begin to imagine.

It’s time to give your Inner Mean Girl a kick in the ‘you-know‘! Tweet: Give Your Inner Mean Girl A Kick In The You-Know

Big love!

Lin x+o

PSSSSST: I hereby invite you to get on The A-List. We’re a group of women who are re-writing our life script (and it’s going to be a blockbuster!) Want in? Because we want you!
Click here to get on the A-List

I’d love to hear what you think about your Inner Mean Girl. Come over to FB and let me know HERE.

GGE 018: EVERYTHING You Need To Start Making Money Online

A podcast for women entrepreneurs  “We just kept making mistakes and learning from them and testing and tweaking and eventually things started to roll and here we are.” ~ Jill Stanton  

Gutsy Glorious Entrepreneur podcast for women entrepreneurs

Jill Stanton

You say you want to quit your job but you’re not sure how to go about starting an online business? Or maybe you’ve got an online presence but you’re still spinning your wheels wondering how to start making some money already! I hear you… in fact, I hear that a lot, so I invited someone who has the answers you’re looking for.

There are so many different ways to make money online–it all depends on what you want to do and how you want to do it. Jill Stanton and her husband Josh have made it their business to help you start a business and make money at it. Together they created and made a lot of mistakes before they finally hit success. Jill openly shares their ups and downs and what happened when things finally clicked.

Also in this episode we talk about: 

  • The easiest way to replace your income;
  • Finding a niche that passes the “wake up sweaty test”;
  • How to find an affiliate program that is aligned with you and will make you money;
  • How to do a keyword search;
  • Why you should build and/or sell a product as soon as you get started online;
  • What happens when you mix marriage and business (Jill calls them “Divorce Days”)
  • The point at which Jill inevitably resorts to “the ugly cry.”

Show notes and links: 

Enjoy the podcast? Please help a fellow entrepreneur out and consider leaving an honest rating and/or review on iTunes. (It’s really good for karma!) To leave a review, just open up Gutsy Glorious Entrepreneur in iTunes — it’s the best place to leave a review, regardless of how you actually end up listening. You don’t even have to be subscribed to GGE, although that’s a brilliant idea, don’t you think? (Nod in agreement here… and then go forth!)

Are You Ready For Your Close-Up?

Shhhhhhh. Act II is about to begin. Or perhaps it already started and you missed your curtain call. In that case, “Take 2″ on the rest of your life. You’re getting a do-over. Yes. I know. Forty has come and gone. Maybe even fifty. You think you’re too old to be on stage anymore. So […]

Continue reading...

How To Talk Back To The Voices In Your Head

voices in your head

Do you hear voices in your head?  I’m talking about those mean-girl voices that, if you listen to them, can send you to your knees EatPrayLove-style?   You know what I’m talking about, right?  Oh my gawwwwwwd, is that another wrinkle?  What’s up with your hair?  Puttin’ on a few are we?   Too bad you didn’t do […]

Continue reading...

GGE 017: Why You Need A Signature Product

Women entrepreneurs over 40, 50, 60

 “Anything you’re doing is just for now.” ~ Margie Beiswanger I love scientist-turned-entrepreneur Margie Beiswanger’s approach to doing business: Anything you’re doing is just for now. Brilliant! We don’t have to create the perfect business that will stand the test of time because it’s very likely we’re going to grow personally and professionally and our business […]

Continue reading...

Make Room For “Positive” Sadness

"The Sadness of Love" William Bouguereau, 1899

Sadness is a natural human emotion. Unless you’re a sociopath (or a cyborg), you will most certainly experience sadness in your life. Sadness comes when we lose someone (ex. a loved one) or something (ex. a job we loved). In this sense, sadness is a “positive” emotion. Positive sadness and our willingness to feel it (instead […]

Continue reading...