You've Got to Have B.A.L.L.S.

12/02/2010 06:06 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011


Last week I was having coffee with a new acquaintance, "Jen," who just happens to be one of the most successful business women I've ever met. I was sharing one of my crazy manifesting stories when Jen leaned into me, as if she was about to share some juicy bit of gossip and said;

"Sandy, you have got such big balls."

Ahhhhhh! I fell backward, mouth wide open and began to laugh hysterically. "What are you talking about?!"

The rest of the day, I couldn't stop thinking about what Jen said and wondering;

"What does it mean to have 'balls'? Should I be flattered? Or insulted?"

When I really stopped to look at some of the amazing and FUN things that I've experienced in my life, I noticed that often times 'it' required me to step out of my comfort zone- sometimes in a major way.


So I came up with these tips and inspirations gleaned from my new favorite compliment. I hope, in some way, you'll feel more empowered to step out of your comfort zone today and find your B.A.L.L.S.

B = Belief You must have unshakable belief in yourself and the World around you. It starts with a vision, and you have to believe that you wouldn't have this vision if you didn't already have everything you need to make it a reality.

A = Authenticity
You must be willing to authentically express yourself, even if it makes people uncomfortable. Be Big, be the Rock Star, do not make yourself small in order to make others like you or to fit in. When you allow yourself to shine in your Fabulousness, it will spill over onto those around you and lift them up.

L = Let's Get Loud
These are the lyrics to Jennifer Lopez's song "let's get loud," "You want to live your life, you got to live it all the way and don't you waste it. There's a feeling that could be so very sweet you gotta taste it. You gotta do it your way, you gotta prove it, you gotta mean what you say- you know what we're here for! Let's Get Loud." Words to Live, Love and Laugh by.

L = Licious-ness
This is that Unique-ness that is only YOU. When you are clear in your Unique Essence - There is no competition. There is only one of you. You must express your most Delicious & Fabulous Self in every moment!

S = Super-Hero
You must be The Super-Hero of your life. There is no knight-in-shining-armor coming to save you. Imagine that your life is a movie and YOU are the hero, the Super-Hero. Your life is waiting to be written, you might as well make it a blockbuster hit! BE that which you desire. Starting now.... Go!