After a while, you realize something is simply not working in life. The beautiful part about that is the opportunity to remove, throw out, release, or refuse service to whatever is no longer serving you. This episode talks about choosing what to 86 in your life.

The phrase “86 it” has so many origin stories. No matter which origin story you hear, the common theme relates to something no longer being served or no longer being considered. Using the term “86” is like acknowledging what’s not right for us and our intention to let it go. What do we want to 86 in our lives?

I’m here to spend quality solo time with you for EP86’s Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride. I share what I’m currently 86’ing out of my life. I’m releasing things such as feelings of failure, thoughts of being hard on myself, and unrealistic expectations. We all deserve to release unrealistic expectations, and give ourselves grace, space, and time to shift.

On our Wise Walk, I discuss how to be fully present in your main priorities when you 86 what no longer belongs in your life. You can 86 a thing, a habit, a thought, a relationship, a job, an activity, or an event. Come with me as we reflect on these Wise Walk questions:

    • What jumps out at you, in terms of looking at your life and what you need to 86?
    • What do you need to throw out, or get rid of, or “show the door”? Is it a thought, person, or activity?

We can nurture ourselves to thrive. After you choose what to 86 in your life, you have more room to call something into your life to replace those things. You can call in love, acceptance, hope, or joy.

Take small steps to regain traction toward your True Stride. Play with this idea of 86’ing what no longer belongs in your life so you can have more of what you really want. Choose what you want with this Wise Walk question:

    • Once you 86 that thing out of your life, what are you going to replace it with?

Join this inspiring community to uncover a new sense of freedom, and be sure to follow and review the True Stride podcast as we continue to exchange our light and Heart Value with each other.


In this episode:

[00:23] – Welcome to the show!

[02:46] – Do you remember your priorities?

[05:01] – Release unrealistic expectations.

[05:30] – Thoughts are things.

[07:32] – What will you 86 in your life?

[09:07] – Thank you for listening!


Memorable Quotes:

  • “I have to release, or 86, these expectations that I have that are unrealistic; that I can ‘do it all’ or that I can ‘be everything to everyone’, including myself.” – Mary Tess


Links and Resources:

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