In this episode of The Elevated Life, we’re sharing “The 7 or Above Rule” that’s going to help you figure out what feels good in your life, how to stay aligned with your integrity, and how to use logic and feeling at the same time to make sure you aren’t doing actions out of obligation, guilt or resentment. If you are a known people pleaser and want to start living life on your own terms, then you need to listen to this episode!
Tune in to hear:
How to apply the “7 or Above” rule to your life and decisions
Where to take back your power if you realize you aren’t living a “7 or Above” lifestyle
Why you need to stop making decisions out of obligation or resentment
Our breakthroughs from attending the Hair Love Retreat
When you’re looking at what the next step is in your life or how you can make a big change, it’s always about simplifying. It’s about being extremely simple, because when we add too many steps, we make it too tough for ourselves.
This is why the 7 or above rule is so powerful, because it is a tool to simplify every decision in your life. On a scale of one being awful, and ten being amazing, if it’s not a seven or above, it’s a hell no. You don’t have to do it! Delete it, delegate it, or find a way to reframe your mindset, to enjoy whatever it is you have to do.
The 7 or above rule is not just something that you look at and apply to just one piece of your life. It comes down to what clothes you wear, the people that you want to wake up every day and serve, the kind of work that you actually want to do, and the kind of money that you want to be making.
Remember, It’s always fine to say no. It’s always fine to tell people you’ve got boundaries.
Look deep into your life and ask yourself, “am I living 7 or above?” If you realize that you aren’t, try it out for a while. Do all this as practice and an experiment for the next month. Decide that you are going to live by 7 or above in every way possible that you can. For the things that aren’t above a seven, figure out a plan so that you can move them and feel different about them.
[01:45] – Make sure you don’t forget to do this when at retreats
[04:18] – My mission at the Hair Love retreat
[06:56] – Our philosophy behind the seven or above rule
[13:37] – What else got reflected back to us while we were at the Hair Love retreat
[16:55] – The disease of hustle culture and forcing yourself to do things
[20:20] – How climbing a mountain is just like life
[24:41] – The circumstances of the “7 or above” rule
[25:37] – Practicing the “7 or above” rule for the next month
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