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Think about that for a moment? Do you know what it means to be the leading lady in your own life? Let’s start there… ask yourself a few key questions:

  • Do I enjoy what I do for a living?
  • Am I the one in charge of my life (or do things just sort of happen)?
  • Do I enjoy spending quality time alone with myself?

If you answered “no” to any of those, then chances are you’re not the leading lady in your life.

What is a Leading Lady?

Think of your favourite movie. One of my personal faves this time of year is The Holiday. I admit it, I snagged this concept from that movie. If you haven’t seen it, there’s a scene with Kate Winslet and Eli Wallach where Eli tells Kate that in movies, there is always a leading lady and a best friend, and for some reason Kate is acting like the best friend. That’s when she has an epiphane … “You’re supposed tobe the leading lady of your own life, for god’s sake!”

That moment always resonated with me. It summed it all up beautifully in my mind. Yes, you should be the leading lady of your own life! You should be the star of your movie, the heroine of your story, the protagonist, the principal, call it whatever you like. But you should be it.

It’s OK if You’re Not There Yet – Don’t Beat Yourself Up

If you haven’t been the leading lady of your own life as of yet, that’s OK. We all start somewhere, and at some time in our lives. If you’re not there yet, don’t get down on yourself … it just hasn’t been the right time for you. That’s not your fault. You didn’t do anything wrong.

The good news is that you’re here now — you’re reading this post. And that probably means that there’s a glimmer of hope, even if way down deep, that there’s more to your life than what’s been going on so far. That’s pretty exciting! Just think … you’ve taken the very first step toward opening up a whole new world for yourself. A world where you are in control, you are happy, healthy and fulfilled. A world where you are the leading lady, where you learn to make peace with your past, learn to embrace the present, and learn to take charge of your future.

And it’s not just in one area of your life — this is about your entire life. Personal relationships, business ventures, health, wealth, travel, family, friends, you name it. It’s a 360 degree overhaul.

And I couldn’t be more proud to be part of your journey. As women, we’ve had a bit of an uphill battle on some fronts. That’s not meant to sound like a complaint or excuse — it’s just a fact that oftentimes women have to work a little harder to get where they want to be. But guess what — it’s that conviction to get there, that drive and determination that makes it oh so much more gratifying when we do actually get there. And as women, I believe we should turn toward each other and feed each other with that strength, both independently and collectively.

Let’s raise each other up! Let’s help each other become the leading ladies of our own lives … for god’s sake!

I’ll share my journey with you, openly as honestly. Hopefully some of what I share will resonate — feel free to toss aside the rest. I’d also like to hear about your journey — this is a conversation, not a monologue. Have a question? Ask me. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll do my best to help you find it. Have a comment? Tell me. Have a complaint, concern, or outrageously exciting moment to share? Anything and everything, it’s all fair game. Talk to me!

The only thing I won’t tolerate here is blatant negativity. That doesn’t mean you can’t share your challenges — life is about ups and downs, after all. It just means that this isn’t a bitch-board, and it’s not a place to tear others down. It’s a place to grow, to inspire and to be inspired.

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Until next time, Go, Be, Do!

~ Aimee