Fear of Rejection
This is a tough topic for me. I would like to say there not too many things make me fearful. That would be a lie. I could list out a few things that I’ve been fearful over but today there is one thing that I’m fearful about and that is asking for help. There is this underlying belief that if you ask for help people will say no and when they say no they are rejecting you. I’m pretty sure that belief came at an early age when I was learning to make friends and would be left out of the circle of giggling girls or would be the last one picked for the team during Physical Education time at school. Believe me that happened quite a bit, I was small growing up and no one thought I could hit a ball, catch a ball, kick a ball, so I stood there in humiliation feeling rejected as everyone else was picked for teams. Being left outside of the circle of giggling girls happened so often that I didn’t ask to join any more. Basically, I felt like a little rejected misfit. Which leads me to my task today. Asking for help.
When I began this journey of growing a community of For Real Life, my dream was to have a place of acceptance and a place to belong. Isn’t it ironic now that I’m the one feeling like I’m going to be rejected and don’t belong? Here goes nothing, I’m all in and here’s my story and my request.
I dream of people all over the world feeling like their voice matters. I dream of people from all walks of life knowing that they matter, that they have purpose and their life has meaning. That dream took me to Morocco last September. It wasn’t my first trip to Morocco. But it was my first trip for me to see how I could truly engage with the people and help them in a tangible way. I saw the young adults in Morocco through a lens that showed their need to know they matter. They needed to know they matter and they needed to have a life purpose. It’s an interesting and beautiful culture, very friendly, warm and ready to share what they have with the world. The young adults are eager to learn and help to move their country forward in human rights and awareness. The difficult part is there are really no outlets or pathways for them to learn new ways to think and to share. That’s where For Real Life comes into the picture.
Starting in March at the SOAR Young Women’s Conference in Morocco, I will be speaking on limiting beliefs. How we are all stuck in boxes that keep us from doing what we were created to do. How to step out of that box, crush it and move forward. It’s an amazing opportunity and I’ve partnered with a non-profit agency to bring new thoughts and ideas to the young women of Morocco. We are planning on impacting over 500 young women. It’s going to be epic!
In July, I’m taking my Life Guide program, Discover Your Real Life to Morocco for a 4-day seminar. This seminar for the young adults will lead and equip them with the tools they need to find their life purpose to be able to continue to grow into the generation that will impact the country of Morocco. The outcomes are multiple. This will lay a foundation for continued training and encouraging. Ranging from private social media groups to one-on-one mentoring. This will launch a growing group of young Moroccans, men and women, who will see their personal dreams and ambitions come true. And finally this will be the launch pad for Discover Your Real Life seminars throughout Morocco, taught by Moroccans. “Teach them so they can say, we did it ourselves.” -unknown author
And lastly, in September I will be participating in a Morocco journey where my non-profit partner and For Real Life will bring a group of individuals to Morocco to meet and engage with the young adults that are preparing to lead the future of their amazing country.
I Need Your Help
I need your help. None of this will happen unless I let go of my fear and allow others to be a part of this movement. Here’s how you can help. The funds to do the March conference, July 4-day seminar and the September Morocco journey are $13,700. That’s it. I said it. The scary thing I’ve said out loud. I need $13,700.
I need you all to be a part of something bigger than yourself. Something that will not just impact the country and people of Morocco but ultimately the Arab world. You see these young Moroccans have huge dreams. Dreams of leading the Arab world in an atmosphere of peace and unity. Dreams of setting a new standard that expresses the heart of their country, friendly, warm and ready to share what they know with the rest of the Arab world. God is up to something through Morocco. I’m a part of it can I count on you?
If you want to be a part of this movement there are two ways to participate. Contribute to For Real Life by either a straight contribution or sign up for a personal Life Guide with me to Discover Your Real Life. All proceeds this year for Discover Your Real Life will go directly to fund the programs in Morocco. You get the benefit of being a part of something bigger than yourself and you also are given a way for you to move forward in your own life.
You can also give a to my non-profit partner, Mission Bridge if you want your contribution to have a tax right off. Either way you decide to be a part of this movement, I would also ask that you pray for each event happening this year.
Click here to contribute to For Real Life by picking a Discover Your Real Life package. Discover Your Real Life
Click here to contribute to For Real Life without picking a Discover Your Real Life package. Discover Your Real Life
For tax deductible contributions, send your checks to Mission Bridge, Mail to: Bonnie Taylor 25145 Darlington, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Please note in the Memo line of your check: Morocco Bonnie
Thank you for letting me push through me fears!