Lani – Found Her Power and Purpose by Facing Her Fears

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Lani grew up with severe, debilitating social anxiety. The doctors prescribed anxiety pills.

Instead of going with the trend, Lani decided to face her fears head on. She purposely took on jobs to test her limits, and through her journey she discovered her purpose: helping others break through their own limits. Whereas she once took in the world around her as a passive outsider, now she has become an active participant who is dictating her life’s direction.

 

The Story

From Lani’s About page on www.lanibuess.com:

“Growing up, people called it shyness. What I experienced well into my early 20s would be defined today as severe social anxiety. And it was debilitating.

“I remember standing in line to become a Girl Scout as a child and quickly bee lining it to the nearest exit. I wanted no part of it. In fact, I wanted no part of birthday parties, slumber parties, or big social events. I preferred to play invisible. I even refused to raise my hand in class, to avoid unwanted attention.

“I thought I would grow out of it, until I began ditching work happy hours, neglected to apply for jobs that required presentations and turned down an opportunity to study abroad.

“The doctor gave me a quick fix – anxiety pills. Of which I took only once. While the pill worked its calming effect, I wanted another way.

“So began my journey to test my personal limitations. Instead of avoiding my fears, I began facing them head on. I didn’t want to live in a world where I felt confined. I had enough. I longed for the life outside my comfort zone.

“Since I feared public interactions, I became a journalist. It took me 20 minutes to pick up the phone to call a local mayor, that first day, but I pressed on. Eventually I interviewed everyone from local politicians to famous tattoo artists, musicians and comedians. I’ve taken on numerous roles over the years: freelance writer, managing editor, office manager and more recently, marketing manager. Handling business for hundreds has become the norm. Along the way I’ve learned to use nervousness as the throttle to move forward. I perceive failure as feedback and prevail through perseverance.

“Once taking in the world around me as an objective outsider, I’ve become an active participant who’s dictating my life’s direction.

“And you can do the same.

“I’m committed to utilizing my life lessons and training for a greater purpose. As a Certified Master Practitioner in NLP and Certified Master Hypnotist I’m eager to help you persevere beyond your personal limitations—whatever those may be!”

 

Ideas for Creating Your Own Miracles

In these Emotional Dark Ages, Lani is a courageous pioneer. While the modern trend is to numb your emotions with pharmaceuticals, which is basically the drug equivalent of lobotomy, Lani chose a different path. She chose to face her fears head on, and she created a miracle by shifting from fear to love. Whereas she once shrank away from others, now she is openly reaching out to help others with love.

If Lani can face her fears and overcome debilitating limits, we can too. The key is to allow ourselves to desire something better and acting on that desire.  Please be open to the possibility that you can create miracles in your own life.  Let your inner wisdom guide you to what you need to make the shifts you desire.

Working with Lani may be a great place to start. I love the energy that she offers to the world. You can reach her through her website: www.lanibuess.com. In the Miracles Toolbox on this site, I also share other tools that has helped me.

May your days be full of miracles!

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  ~A Course in Miracles

 

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