EP 24: Introducing CHATS with CHARLI – Honesty: Are You Being Honest With Yourself?
WHOA! I’m doing something new! Which is actually quite typical of me. Let’s back up before we launch forward shall we?
Over the past 6 months we’ve heard over 20 vulnerable stories of pain, lessons, triumph, and hope. They’ve brought tears of empathy and strength found through empowerment. These incredible stories will continue to do so as more and more people find the courage and strength to share their story. I’m so excited for our listeners to hear all that are to come.
In between those impactful episodes, I’ve decided to share some of the lessons I’ve learned while in pursuit of becoming who I’m destined to become. I’ve been chasing myself, saying yes to experiences and opportunities many would deem crazy just to see if I enjoyed it or not, while also playing it ridiculously safe in some situations most would dive into, all do discover who Charli Muchow really is.
I believe within us all is our true, divine self that can only be found through experimentation and exploration. I’ve always been someone who’s questioned every decision and way of life and asks the question, “Why?” more than any 4 year old.
Why? Because I refuse to operate on autopilot. Most people operate on autopilot and don’t question their choices. They just “do” what’s expected of them. For me, there’s not one way of life. There’s many. There’s many ways you can play this game; many of which will bring you satisfaction but how many will bring you true peace, joy, love, and freedom? So, I question it all.
I’ve been “Chasing Charli”. Chasing my authentic, truest self. The self that’s within me but has been masked by others peoples opinions, judgements, societal pressures, religious standards, you name it. If you stop for a moment you’ll realize a lot of who you are has been created through seeking acceptance and love of the people around you. Not that it’s wrong or bad, in a lot of cases it’s fine, but ask yourself, “Why do you do the things you do?”
Because of my curiosity, I’ve made many mistakes along the way. I’ve also had numerous crazy fun experiences that cause my friends to say, “This only happens to you!” I’ve left the profession I went to school for and bounced around different cities, diverse jobs, relationships and experiences… I’ve flown here and there at a moments notice and have missed almost zero of my families big moments. I take it all in, reflect on it, chew on it, and sometimes get spit back out right into the dirt. But it’s in the dirt where I’ve learned the biggest lessons and I’ve learned enough to start sharing the wisdom.
I can’t promise they’ll help anyone, but I can promise to be completely transparent, vulnerable, and humble. In doing so I hope you connect with my heart and if my lessons learned give you a renewed perspective for your life, I’ll be honored.
This first episode is on HONESTY.
l tell my story of how I came to realize I wasn’t being honest with myself and therefore couldn’t be fully honest with others. The realization and acceptance of this TRUTH set me on a path thats helped me show up as I am, confidently, and be my most true self, regardless of others opinions.
This realization and the work I put in to change it SET. ME. FREE. I believe it will do the same for you if you allow it to.
Episode 1: Honesty: Are You Being Honest With Yourself?
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