What the heck does it mean to be a Unicorn?
Why do you even want to know how to be one?
Well, if I told you that three years ago, I thought anyone who was obsessed with Unicorns was a little eccentric, you would probably wonder why I am now a coach for them!?? My journey to discovering my true gifts and talents and embracing it wholeheartedly is what lead me to where I am now.
Being a unicorn is about unleashing your imaginative, creative, fun and silly side that may be tucked away and in hiding. See, we all have unique gifts, which I call your awesome sauce, that we were born with.
Unfortunately, we have been conditioned and raised in a way that really has kept us restricted and forced that side to go into hiding. Well, I say, fuck that shit!!! It’s time to unleash your inner Unicorn.
Best of all, when you start to embrace your inner unicorn, it can really help you attract the tribe that absolutely loves you!
Not About Being Your Authentic Self
Now let me get this clear. This is not another way of saying “Be your authentic self”…blah blah blah. We are always being our real self!!
We are always operating from a place of doing our best at that time, whether it is fear, ego, vulnerability, pain or joy! That is totally real and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
It is always changing…and that’s a good thing!
Being a unicorn is all about letting your personality shine. It’s about being clear on the essence of who you are and what you were born to do.
Now some of you already are badasses and have kick ass personality and kudos to you for that. But let me ask you this,
- Is it a mirror of what you think people want you to be?
- Are you using all your talents?
- Have you found a way to combine your real gifts with your fun side to show up in the world?
Well, the reality is, most of the world isn’t and I am on a mission to change that.
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Two Big Reasons You’re Not Being a Unicorn
The reason why I am so passionate about this is because I spent over 10 years training, coaching and developing people and there are 2 things that kept coming up for me. One is that most people hate what they are doing. Second, is that most people have no clue what it is that they actually want to do!
So they stay where they are, trying to fix their weaknesses and wonder why they keep living on autopilot. Well, let me tell you, that sucks! When I spent time with my associates, client, and teams, it became obvious to me.
Very few had a handle on what their true gifts were. So many had amazing talents that were not being utilized. Worst of all, they were in places where they were forced to fix their weaknesses. How sad!
All these unicorns are hidden away doing shit that they hate. Unicorns know that the more time they spend working on their weakness, the more it takes away from them honing in on what they are meant to do. Your soul call. What you were designed to do and do easily!
Unicorns fart rainbows for Pete’s sake!! They are colourful, majestic, magical and most of all, they stand tall in their greatness. The key thing is, they own their magic, their awesome sauce, and their greatness. They know how to shine. They know that in a world of unicorns, that there are other unicorns that shine in ways they don’t and together they stand tall and lift each other up! That is what it means to be a unicorn.
5 Ways to Discover Your Inner Unicorn
So how does one start to discover your inner unicorn? Here are a few ways.
#1 Unicorns Love to Play
They are not afraid to be silly, have fun and laugh at themselves. A lot of us are so damn serious all the time. Chill the eff out!!! When you allow playfulness into your life, you can start to relax.
Being in a place of play, can really bring forth some clarity. You can start to see things differently. New ideas start to arise and most of all, it takes away some of the fears we have that limit us from taking action! Here are some ways to start adding play into your life.
- Be a kid again. Pick your favourite board game from when you were young and have a games night!
- Watch your fav cartoon or rediscover a past time that you may have totally forgot about. You may start laughing in ways that you forget even existed
- If that is too far out of your realm right now, try doodling, drawing, painting and watching funny movies. As long as you can laugh, you are having fun
#2 Create Goals that Set Your Soul on Fire
I lived an unconscious lie for years of my life working on goals that I thought I wanted. They were stable, I liked the company, moved me up the ranks, allowed me to buy my first home and my bad ass jeep…JEEP LIFE!
Unfortunately, while on my journey to discovering my inner unicorn, I realized that I was playing it safe. It led me to one of the worst places anyone can be, which is complacency. BLLEHHHH!! Ask yourself this:
- On a scale from 1-10, how excited do you get when you think about your goals?
- How long have you had it for?
Setting the right goals starts with alignment. They connect to who you really are. Creating aligned goals can be tricky but once you get real honest with yourself, the process is easy! Get your FREE Align Your Goals Workbook here: Aligned Goal Setting Sheet.
#3 Up in the World as You Really Want to be Seen
There are many of us that are showing up in a way that we think others want us to behave and don’t even know we are doing it! Yes, we are sometimes blind to it. I know because I have been there. Here are a few steps you for you to connect with.
- Write out how you want to be seen or known
- Make a list of what your values are
- Set one tiny action that you can take to work towards what you wrote in step 1
- Don’t beat yourself up over the fact that you may have been pretending is some way. One of the traits of being a badass unicorn is to not make yourself wrong!
It can take some soul searching to really dig deep to get honest with yourself but trust me, it is worth it!
#4 Connect with Your Unique Awesome Sauce
This is your true gifts and talents. This stems from your passions most of the time. Here are a few things to consider when discovering your gifts.
- What do you always gravitate to?
- What could you talk about for hours and can’t seem to shut up about?
- Ask others what they think you are good at? You may be surprised at what you find out!
I didn’t realize that one of my gifts was coaching and helping others recognize their gifts until my associates kept telling me that I should start charging for my time when I was just helping them out! You all have hidden gifts, trust me. Once you know them, it can help you own your greatness.
#5 Let Your Weirdness Out
We are all weirdos…some secretly and some openly. I will let you in on a little secret…your weirdness is only weird because everyone is hiding it!!
The sad part about this is that most of us were born sharing our gifts and being weird and it stopped when we were young. BOO!!! Why? Well because good old society and our unknowing parents had us conform to being quiet, not be curious and ask questions and most, not all, were made to be wrong when we were just expressing ourselves.
Now before we get into a frenzy about society and blaming our upbringing, let’s focus on the now.
- Embrace your uniqueness. Think about the things that make you different whether it be in relationships, business, parenting or just you! Express it in a way that feels good to you such as writing, drawing or speaking
- Take a picture of you acting silly….yup, start with some silly filters of you need. Then you can move to a video and then when you are ready… share it on social media! When you do…please tag me as I love to see your unicorns unleashed!
Let’s be honest. Stop acting as you don’t dance around the house to songs that you don’t want to admit that you like, that you need to be serious all the time because you are a parent, that liking unicorns at the age of 35 makes you less competent. As long as it is not destructive to you, other people and your health, LET YOUR WEIRDNESS OUT.
Being a Unicorn Changes Your Life and Business
For those who are still wondering why this matters, well consider this. If you are in any relationship, romantic, friendship, business etc, isn’t it exhausting to have to hold back? Isn’t it tiring to have people in your life that don’t really vibe with you?
When you embrace and unleash your gifts and talents, you will also attract the people who just get you!
For those who are entrepreneurs or building a business, this is crucial as this is a mirror of our culture. It is what helps you stay grounded in your ideas. You will never have to second guess your ideas, as you will know who you are at what you stand for. It becomes the vibration of your business and your ideal clients will flock to it.
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My mission is to have a world of people who know what their talents are, use them to work on their purpose and get compensated to do what sets their soul on fire. I truly believe that when we can all own our greatness, we can live the lives that we intended to have. Be a bad ass
Unicorn and get out there and fart rainbows everywhere you go!
Are you ready to become a unicorn?
More About Guest Contributor
Crystal is Mindset and Confidence Coach for Unicorns at Revamp Your World. She is on a mission to help fellow unicorns who are struggling to turn their creative ideas into inspired action. Her approach is that things can be simple and fun. After spending over 12 years in the FItness Industry training, coaching and developing clients and leading sales teams, she realized one common pain point. Most people hated what they are doing. Having the ability to help identify strengths and see gaps in plans has allowed her to be able to help others hone into their unique selling position. She is a firm believer that once you know your own gifts, your dreams can begin to feel possible. Her desire is for everyone to own their unique awesome sauce and use it to create a plan that inspires them to move in the right direction.