Memoirist and motivational speaker Regina Louise has spent the last three decades advocating for what becomes possible when we give ourselves permission to live our best lives. In her newest book, Permission Granted: Kick-Ass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love, she offers proven techniques to connect with your deepest desires, follow your dreams, and live life on your terms.
Regina Louise asks the question “Are You Playing Small?” Below is a list of her strategies to help you figure out what you really want out of your life and go for it.
Surround yourself with people who inspire you. It’s a beautiful thing when you see the bigness of your own possibility reflected back to you in another human being.
Take the 18-inch journey from your head to your heart. To step into our own permission is to step into what we believe to be true about ourselves. It’s to remember what is meaningful to and for us, and what it feels like to be on purpose.
Give yourself a permission slip to play. Playing means engaging with joy. It’s letting go of the shoulds and the have-tos and the rigidity that our modern-day schedules all too often require.
Remember you need permission to live your life—and that permission needs to come from you. You are worthy of flipping the script on your life.
What will you do to play big and live your dreams?