I was home on a Friday night many years ago, and “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” was on the television. I wasn’t watching it, mind you, but I just hadn’t flipped the channel.
In a moment of complete and utter writer BRILLIANCE, this scene happened!
If you’ve been in one of my songwriting classes, you may have heard me reference the Closet of Gratuitous Praise. It’s such a guilty admission, but it honestly comes from,” Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.” Who knew I’d have a life changing moment?!?!
CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE HAVING A CLOSET LIKE THIS???
Every time you feel ‘less than’ or ‘loser,’ you could open the closet and be affirmed.
This week I got some feedback that I’m too encouraging. It was some terrific food for thought: I’d never want someone to rely on pleasing me instead of pleasing themselves. After all, who am I? If you can’t please yourself you can’t please anyone.
Still, it hit me in a really thoughtful way so you can imagine my joy when the amazing Romi Kamburg posted the video on my web page.
So HERE ARE 3 THINGS TO REMEMBER:
1.DO NOT mistake positive feedback from someone for positive feedback from yourself. You have your own answers.
2. NEVER wait for permission. Permission isn’t found outside of you.
3. NO ONE knows what works for you better than you.
…and with that, should you ever need some big, fat gratuitous praise, here is the perfect closet!!! You’re totally covered.