You may think that playing small is easier and more comfortable, but it’s NOT. Here are 3 ways to comfortably play BIG while letting go of SMALL.

Today’s S.O.L. Story was inspired by my recent move back to New York City.

The first time I moved here I came with only 3 suitcases and a BIG DREAM!

I started with NOTHING but what was inside me…which was BIG!

Even though it was a BIG move, the transition was comfortable…okay, COMFORTABLY uncomfortable! 🙂

The second time I moved here it was so much easier to plan, and prepare to get here.

HOWEVER, it’s been HUGELY UNCOMFORTABLE…and so much harder than when I imagined.


I moved from BIG to SMALL.

But I still held on to BIG.

Lesson #1: When you move to small, you must let go of BIG so you can EXPAND AND GROW BIGGER.

There is an UPSIZE to DOWNSIZE…as long as you’re willing to let go of the SUPER SIZE mindset.

More isn’t always MORE.

Bigger isn’t always BETTER, but it is BOTH BIG AND SMALL.

In order to go bigger you must go small to expand and grow tall.

As Lady Gaga said in her documentary, Five Foot Two, “The truth is, I can always bring my past with me, but I can never go back. You’ve got to leave yourself behind.”

Are you willing to leave the old behind and become something new and BIGGER?

Lesson #2: Whether it’s BIG or SMALL, the same steps are necessary, so GO BIG or GO HOME.

Whether you’re building small or building big, you start small and the same steps are required.


AND going from big to small creates a lot of unnecessary steps that reap no benefits.

When you go BIG, the results warrant the steps…otherwise they’re like EMPTY calories. You’re putting in a lot of energy, but getting no benefit.

Lesson #3 You were designed to go from small to big — naturally.

Growth is natural.

Going from small to big is natural.

What’s not natural is going from big to small, unless you’re willing to let go of BIG.

What’s the “natural process” of growth showing and telling you about going from SMALL to BIG?

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Where in your life are you trying to force your BIG into something SMALL?

It’s going to cause you a lot of unnecessary time and energy.

Release yourself, my dear!


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