A loving mantra I reminded myself of when I found out that I did not get chosen as a B-School scholarship winner. My inner-critic came alive in that moment – you failed, Annie. You’re not good enough, not creative, not unique enough or special… fears, doubts and tears flooded through me. I acknowledged her (my critic), held space for her, allowed the release to happen, and then, with so much more ease and gentleness than in my past, I stood in my own power and told her she could go. Whoa! HUGE progress! I smiled. 

I am so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to put myself out there more, leap out, take a risk, share my voice, make a video! Jack, my 8-year old son, asked me why I was crying. I told him the tears represent my heart and passion for my life, my work, my vision and dreams. He said, “I think I would’ve cried if I had not gotten chosen to go to the Young Inventor States Celebration for my invention, Mom.” I hugged him. 

I am truly excited for the 54 B-School winners and wish them all enormous joy and success! I can’t imagine being Marie Forleo and having to choose the winners out of over 1500 videos from all over the world. I give her major props. Such awesome energy and so many inspiring entrepreneurs out there! I love knowing that so much goodness, healing and love is rippling around the world. Yes! I truly feel and believe this down to my core, AND I acknowledge that I, too, have space and a place in this Universe to continue to live my dream and add to this powerful ripple. 

After this experience, I simply got even more clear: 

**I like to do videos and want to create more of them (woohoo! Here’s to putting myself out there in a new way)! I really did have fun 🙂 

**I want to keep sharing my story, truth, message about what Core Nourishment is, my heart (I am writing more, creating more content and increasing my blogging. Stay tuned 🙂

**I AM shining! And so deeply want to and need to do this for ME and for my kids, family, friends, clients, community. I want them and YOU to know that it is okay and actually SO important to allow themselves/yourself to soar and SHINE! 

**I am doing the absolute best I can in the now. 

**I am surrounded with tremendous support, encouragement, and love. Thank you to everyone who watched, liked, and shared my video! I deeply appreciate it! 

So, I place my hands on my heart, close my eyes, breathe deeply, and smile. I absorb my own healing energy, love, gentleness, and brilliance. I whisper softly, “I am enough.” Then, I say it again… this time with a clear voice and out to the Universe – I AM ENOUGH. 

Now, it’s your turn! Believe in yourself and your dreams. Shine. YOU ARE ENOUGH.


Annie Wagoner