Hope Wissel

Celebrate YOU!


Woohoo Wednesday!  Do you know what day it is?


Today we are going to CELEBRATE YOU and all of your awesomeness…..

If you are like me, you have an “inner gremlin” (IG) that likes to highlight your negatives instead of the positive qualities that you possess.  A gremlin that we have probably stuffed down in the depths of our soul for years.  Then one day, it rears his ugly head and with it comes Negative Nellie.  For some it is easy to kick the IG and Nellie to the curb.  Then there are those of us who let them take up space in our head.

These negative thoughts have you doubting your awesomeness.  Maybe you thought it was the lack of money, or support from loved ones or the lack of a plan that was killing your dreams. But guess what – that is sooooo WRONG!

It is this inner gremlin that kills your dreams and your desires.  He tells you that you’re not worthy of or able to attain your desires,  It is this gremlin that has stopped countless books from being written, stopped love from being expressed, stopped careers from being changed or stopped healthy actions being taken, stopped businesses from being started, stopped amazing trips from being taken…do you see where this is going?

When you let go of this (and other) gremlins, it is one of the most powerful things you can do.  Everyone has inner gremlins, it is just that some decided not to engage them so they are not able to impact their life.

So, how do we put these inner gremlins in check?  We celebrate them.  We acknowledge them.  We stop them from gaining control of our lives.  I stomped on my IG and continue to stomp on them when they rear their nasty heads by using these 2 tricks:


1. Celebrate yourself.  Celebrate the things that you like about yourself.  You are arming yourself with the shield that will help to protect you from those inner gremlins.  Can’t think of anything?  Think about the things that people compliment you on – nice hair, eyes, or smile; or a good cook, or a good friend?  Write down 3 celebrations of how awesome you are.  I know you can do it because YOU ROCK!

2. Own your unique strengths and gifts. We all have incredible strengths and gifts!  I imagine when someone asks you what your weaknesses are, you quickly rattle them off.  Do you do the same when they ask what your strengths are?  I am guessing that you struggle.  Maybe you are afraid it will be viewed as bragging?  Maybe you honestly don’t think you have any.  We all have them and we need to OWN them.  Jot down your 5 biggest and most enjoyable strengths and gifts.  By owning your strengths and gifts, you will be able to PROVE to your gremlin just how amazing and worthy you are.

I would love to CELEBRATE you and all of your awesomeness.  Shoot me an email at

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!