Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen presents...

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen


Can I Borrow a Little of Your Strength For a While?

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Featured Image

As a motivational speaker for women, I am totally clear that I teach the things I need to learn. I haven't "arrived." I'm not speaking from some platform in the sky. I'm in the trenches, making mistakes and, hopefully, learning as I go. And today I had a delicious "aha" moment. 

We are remodeling a little apartment that is part of our house and there is a LOT of chaos, mess and disorganization.  Most of the the furnishings have migrated into the main house, money keeps flying out the door and the time frame for completion has been pushed forward about 25 times.  And here's the deal. I don't do well with disorganization. I know I don't. Yes, it's probably a control issue, and yes, I've made progress with it, but mostly I get reeeeeeally antsy and stressed when there's stuff everywhere.  And when I get antsy and stressed, I'm no fun to be around - and that's putting it mildly.

So what's a girl to do when she feels wimpy, cranky and "less-than strong and powerful?" 

  1. This one is a big one for  me: IT'S OKAY TO FEEL ALL THOSE THINGS! I used to think that there was something wrong with me if I couldn't handle everything. Well, newsflash to me: If I can't handle everything it just means that I'm pretty normal.
  2. I can borrow some strength from a girlfriend if I need to. Oh, thank you Polly Pitchford, girlfriend extraordinaire. I called her up and asked her if she could loan me a little strength for a while. And then I whined, complained and bemoaned my outcast fate while she listened and empathized and said ALL the right things. Second newsflash: IT'S OKAY TO ASK FOR HELP.
  3. Give yourself "x" period of time to feel what you're feeling and then move the heck on. IT'S NOT OKAY TO TAKE UP RESIDENCY IN YOUR FEELINGS.

And there you have it. Time's over. I'm back to good now. I'm going to go sit in the middle of my squalor and laugh at it all. 

About the Author

Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame Speaker, professional actress, best-selling author and serious lover of doggies. Linda speaks at conferences and meetings around the world, helping people bring the very best version of themselves to life every day! To talk to Linda about how she can contribute to the success of your next event, call 941-927-4700. Or go to Book Linda Now!

Like this blog? Share it!

Recent Posts



Tag Cloud

truth in politics fact checking humor airline pilots the business of motivational speaker Conrad Hall divorce statistics success parenting aging latex mattress review self-image speaking nightmares motivational speaker on communication multi-tasking shakespeare negative thinking Changing perspectives bottom line improvement Noah Racey's Pulse controlling your emotional state dr. john gottman attitudes healthcare political anxiety American Idol passion what you name the thing whiners relationship building fear of trump presidency managing stress Kay Frances mental illness stress management best bed for bad back Donald Trump gratitude high self-esteem raising happy children achievements election 2016 habits trust in relationships motivational speaker success personal responsibility Politifact Asolo State Theater communication stonewalling contempt anxiety facebook activity zig ziglar happiness expectations happiness at work dental practice depression nonverbal communication actors how to listen raving fans acting funny video listening skills how to have high self-esteem remodel stress Shakespeare, thank-you notes coping with anxiety confidence effective communication reframing vision boards learning mattress recommendation PhotoShop personal achievement joy funny motivational speaker difficult people mans search for meaning costumes southern accent how to get what you want how to strengthen relationships beauty cell phone addiction achieving success back relief communication skills dental practice strategies power of a smile happy customers difficult patients listening Viktor Frankl Lenscrafters motivational speaker Linda Larsen defensiveness Broadway motivational speakers bipolar disorder positive attitude bad drivers conflict management Meryl Runion National Car Rental customer service training chronic back pain marriage how to happy successful dental practices self talk stressful elections marshmallow test goal achievement changing habits change iPhone4S public speaking horror stories customer service humorous motivational speaker Dr. Brene Brown, The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto Gary Marachek building character magic act selling happiness Tim Richardson getting to yes complainers motivation gender communication personal growth changing behaviors motivational speaker on customer service motivational speaker Brad Montgomery goal setting positive perspective encouragement flying eyebrows holiday stress unhappy employees cheerleading understanding gift ideas motivational speaker feeling good self confidence Kelly Swanson compassion how to deal with negative people finding humor losing weight clinical depression building rapport funny motivational speaker Linda Larsen linda larsen tension Lin-Manuel Miranda sleep proactive people time management personal development panic attacks speak up advertising Hillary Clinton gripers Dr. Phil attitude funny motivational speakers bucket list patient service handling fear criticism husbands who don't listen brain chemistry friendships liking communication model lying in politics how to become a motivational speaker Hamilton truth personality types good night's sleep overcoming adversity appreciation laughter