This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Awesome at Being Awesome. All opinions are 100% mine.
Are you awesome at what you do? Maybe you’ve found something that has caused you to realize you’re awesome at being awesome! I have a friend who is a health and fitness fanatic. She’s awesome at that. I have friends who are highly successful bloggers. They are awesome at what they do. I know someone who has a beautiful style and everything she does is beautiful. It’s like she’s awesome at EVERYTHING. That’s great. Hopefully, everyone comes to the point of finding what they’re really awesome at. If you’re wondering how to be awesome, then this post is for you.
Used to be awesome but lost it along the way?
Well, there’s help for that too. I’d encourage you to read a book, called Awesome At Being Awesome, by Danny Pehar. It’s an easy, entertaining read. It’s personal and inspirational at the same time. It’s real talk, like having a conversation with a friend with humor and sarcasm and all!
“A self-help book for people who hate self-help books”.
Problems in life often revolve around our weight/self-concept, jobs, relationships, and money. Topics everyone can relate to. He addresses all of these topics in the book, with actual helpful methods including tools on his website. Be inspired to be awesome!
Why this book?
The idea for the book came after author Danny Pehar’s chance encounter with a cashier. He commented that it was going to be a good day because no one else was in the checkout line, to which the cashier asked, “Is it that easy for you to have a good day?” Danny responded that, yes it was that easy because he was “always looking for a reason,” to have a good day. His comment resulted in a change in perspective for the cashier who told him she’d been thinking about killing herself until that exchange with him.
I’m Awesome! (sometimes…)
This summer I had an opportunity to present at a conference. I wasn’t sure exactly how it would go but I was confident. After I finished my first workshop, in that moment, I felt awesome! I knew what I was doing, I was able to share it with other professionals, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
Sometimes I’m told I’m awesome at my volunteer position. Well, I don’t take that too seriously. I feel like it doesn’t take too much “awesome”, just someone who’s dedicated and gets the work done! Anyone can be that awesome if they are willing to put in the time and effort.
I do take pride in my child care business and the awesome results of my work. It starts with standards and commitments. Then it takes hard work to do what I say I’m going to do. I think maintaining awesome is the hard part because once you set a standard for yourself and others, you have to live up to it.
This is Key
I absolutely agree with Danny Pehar when he talks about what he learned from his first life lesson:
In addition to helping me have a good attitude, my first life lesson gave me an appreciation for life lessons in general and for tips of any kind. I was always on the lookout for how to do things better. If I saw someone getting into great shape, I was the first guy asking, “How did you do it?” If someone was really good at something I wanted to be good at, I hounded them for advice. I learned early on that the difference between winning and losing can come from the smallest of tips.
I don’t feel awesome all the time. In fact, I feel much like the author:
I’ve often felt I was very average. I’ve never been the most athletic, certainly never the most popular, never the smartest, never the most creative and…well, you get the point: never the greatest at anything. Many people, and I’m not just referring to bullies, told me repeatedly 20 that I was actually well below average in many things. Friends told me, teachers told me, and even my parents told me, usually on the topic of my room-cleaning abilities, but still, in many aspects of life, I was and am a very average, sometimes even slightly below average person.
If, like me, you want to get beyond being average, or regain your awesome, read on!
Danny’s ABCs of Life
I like Danny’s ABCs of Life. The letters stand for:
I agree with these. Included in “Basics” is just doing what you say you’re going to do. This is how I operate and believe it brings me success. After reading Awesome at Being Awesome, I find this is true:
To truly maximize your potential, determine which aspects of your life are most important and learn to balance them. One way to do this is by reducing or cutting things out of your life that you don’t need.
So it takes balance.
Read this book! It will help increase your level of awesomeness or it will help you regain your awesome if you think you’ve lost it.
Share your awesome lost and/or awesome found story. The first person to leave a comment under this post, will receive a signed copy of Awesome at Being Awesome!