Who are you NOT to succeed?

by Guest Blogger Karl Dettmann, Northwestern Mutual

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My favorite quote, and the one that I live by, is by best-selling author Marianne Williamson. She writes, "our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world...as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

I am inspired by Williamson's idea that by helping ourselves, we can liberate others to do the same. Alissa Gauger has created a program called Unleash Your Practice® just for Northwestern Mutual. She understands what we do through her work with reps across the country and brings the tools we need. By working with her I have learned how to embrace this light in myself and use it to grow my practice and create fulfillment for myself and the clients I have the privilege to help. I have also faced the darkness that Williamson writes about. With Alissa's help, my limiting beliefs no longer hold the power they once did.

I encourage you to think big. To invest in yourself as you advise your own clients to do. You could not find a more passionate, gifted and kind person as Alissa to lead you on a journey that will take you where you cannot even imagine. Learn how to truly let go of stress, manage your emotions, connect with your clients, live authentically and write a lot more business. She will even give you feedback through an experience with horses during the program. Having done equus coaching with Alissa, I can tell you that it is powerful feedback that you can use to bring about immediate change.

Who are you to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Who are you NOT to be? Unleash yourself and watch your life open up with abundance in every direction.