the danger of prioritizing others over yourself

The Danger of Prioritizing Others Over Yourself on Hello Freedom with Terri ColeIf the wrong dish comes at a restaurant, do you send it back and inform them of the mistake? If you’re sitting in a window seat and you need to pee, will you hold it so as not to disturb the person on the aisle? Why do we do this? Why do we prioritize other people’s feelings, even complete strangers?

Today I’m talking about the dangers of caring more about other people and other people’s feelings more than you do about your own. I find this with so many of my clients, especially women: we’re indoctrinated into not bothering people, not inconveniencing other people. But there’s a problem with this behavior. It means you can’t be truly happy or loved. Why? Listen to today’s episode to find out.

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“What I’m questioning is all the things that you are committing to at the expense of yourself.” – Terri Cole

Show Notes:

  • How to know if you’re prioritizing other people
  • Are you overtaxed socially?
  • Why you need to voice your opinion
  • What happened in your family of origin when you spoke up?
  • Why this is so common in women
  • How to embrace self care and relaxation
  • Why you should talk about your own problems
  • Why you don’t have to do more than is required of you
  • The importance of being authentic
  • How to dial into what you want
  • Why relationships require interdependence
  • Why you have to be authentic in order to be authentically loved
  • The importance of balance in friendships

“How can someone authentically love you if you never really allow them to authentically know you.” – Terri Cole

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“How are you in your relationships and what would shift if you were able to be more honest about who you are and what you want?” – Terri Cole

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