Be Yourself

Erika Petrelli
Erika Petrelli

Today's post features a guest blogger, my daughter Marlowe.  She is six years old and in first grade.  Here is what she'd like to say:


Be yourself!

Don’t copy off your friends.

Don’t do something because your friend wants to.


Be the one you want to be!

Run fast!

Play hard!

Have a great time!

Be good in school!

Just remember to be YOURSELF!

I don't know about you, but this is advice I needed to hear today. May we all remember to be ourselves-- the self that we want to be. May we remember not to be swayed by friends or co-workers or neighbors who would try and tell us how or who or what to be. May we always run fast and play hard. Thanks for the reminder, Marlowe.

How can you be yourself today? 














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Erika Petrelli

By Erika Petrelli

Erika Petrelli is the Senior Vice President of Leadership Development (and self-declared Minister of Mischief) for The Leadership Program, a New York City-based organization. With a Masters degree in Secondary Education, Erika has been in the field of teaching and training for decades, and has been with The Leadership Program since 1999. There she has the opportunity to nurture the individual leadership spirit in both students and adults across the country, through training, coaching, keynotes, and writing. The legacy Erika strives daily to create is to be the runway upon which others take flight. If you enjoy these blogs, you should check out her interactive journal, On Wings & Whimsy: Finding the Extraordinary Within the Ordinary, now available for sale on Amazon. While her work takes her all around the country, Erika calls Indiana home.