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Coaching Corner: So big!

Jul 9, 2021

By Marilou Butcher Roth, Master Coach

We have all either said or observed an adult saying to a baby “How big are you? So big!” In that instance the inference is about size. Today I want to address the internal part of you that is “so big.” Are you part of the group that was told to settle down as a child? Were you chastised for talking too much or being too bossy (allegedly)? Well, if so, welcome to the club. Some of us were just born that way and often times the adults in our lives found that hard to deal with.

Fast forward to today. If you were consistently shut down as a child, you eventually adopted the belief that living your fullest self was somehow wrong, learning to minimize who you were. I am here to tell you that is not okay. Being anything less than who you are serves no one, especially you!

Do you find yourself holding back in certain areas of your life, fearing disapproval from those you love? Do you step out of certain positions because you have a deep feeling that someone else would be better than you? Look at all of the ways you play small throughout your life, and ask yourself if this is a path that you wish to continue. 

Be who you are! Bring all of you into everything that you do! Shine brightly! Start today!


Marilou Butcher Roth is the owner of The MBR Group, a coaching and training company working primarily with REALTORS who have a desire to work and live from a more inspired place. She is also the Broker/Owner of Group REALTORS in Cincinnati. Marilou is a member of the Ohio REALTORS Board of Directors and past chairman of the organization’s Communications Committee. Feel free to contact Marilou to see if coaching is right for you.

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