Value

Not worth losing…VALUE

Value is a barometer for worth…a sense from within as to how it matters to you. When we allow the VALUE of something to devalue according to how another…or a group of others…values it, we lose ourselves a little. So, this is your week to stand a little taller. To speak with more confidence. To be grown-up you, not little girl/boy you.

For anyone heading home to join with families in the feast, this week’s word couldn’t come at a better time. Family gatherings, as joyous as they may be, often entail a time machine effect. Everyone falls into old familial patterns and we start to feel a disconnect to the person we’ve become.

In the sociopolitical landscape, too, VALUE reminds us not to lose what we value. To not lose our voice or fervor when it comes to the things that matter to us. Playing victim, feeling helpless, choosing aggression…none of these choices are willPowerful. Listening, discussing, using a public platform wisely show the control and higher road available when we access our willPower.

The past few weeks have shown us just how much opinion matters…in determining elections, in fueling unrest. Despite whether your opinion conforms with the popular vote…or the electoral vote, how it matters to you is of utmost importance when participating…and there is so much VALUE inherent in participation.

So, whether that participation opportunity happens around the Thanksgiving table or in a discussion of current events, never devalue what is valuable to you. Stay true to you. Stand a little taller, speak with more confidence. Be grown-up you, not little girl (boy) you. And, in doing so, you will never lose yourself.

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit www.starslocker.com.