One Infinite Life
November 9, 2016

You Are Enough by Cassie Mendoza-Jones is chock full of need-to-know wisdom and written in such a genuine and heartfelt way. It explores topics that are super important and ones that effect us all such as self-worth, overwhelm and perfectionism. It is your permission slip to stop striving, to stop the cycle of burnout, to owning your true worth and to overcome the idea that you are not enough. Click through to read my favourite lessons from the book and to enter the giveaway to win a free signed copy https://oneinfinitelife.com/you-are-enough-by-cassie-mendoza-jones

I first came across Cassie’s work through Rachel MacDonald’s Bright-Eyed and Blog-Hearted e-course a few years ago. During that time I’ve been following her journey and been really inspired by the work she does — and even more so recently when she released her book You Are Enough.

Last month I got to attend Cassie’s workshop and book tour in Melbourne. It was a beautiful morning filled with so many important reminders that myself — and I’m sure everyone in the room — needed to hear, based on the themes of her book.

Cassie’s book —You Are Enough — is chock full of need-to-know wisdom and written in such a genuine and heartfelt way. It explores topics that are super important and ones that effect us all such as self-worth, overwhelm and perfectionism. It is your permission slip to stop striving, to stop the cycle of burnout, to owning your true worth and to overcome the idea that you are not enough.

I truly believe it’s a book that we all could learn so much from — and by putting it into action I have no doubt that it could really change your life. Which is why I’m sharing my biggest takeaways from Cassie’s book (and from her recent workshop) as well give you an opportunity to win a signed copy of the book.

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5 OF MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS FROM YOU ARE ENOUGH BY CASSIE MENDOZA-JONES

1. You already have everything you need.You don’t need to change anything to become enough — instead “start believing that you have everything you need right now.”It can be super easy to get caught up in thinking that when we’re more of something, or have done this, or achieved that then will be enough.

But Cassie’s book powerfully reminds us that we actually already have everything we need.

 
 You already have everything you need right now — Cassie Mendoza-Jones https://oneinfinitelife.com/you-are-enough-by-cassie-mendoza-jones
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2. You are doing enough.

This was one of my biggest takeaways when I first read Cassie’s book, because this is something I really struggle with.

It can be so easy to fall into the trap of thinking we always need to do more and believing that what we’re doing isn’t enough. I know that no matter how much I’m doing I can find myself thinking I should be doing more.

At Cassie’s workshop she reminded us that if you could do more — you would be — and this was such a powerful reminder to let what you’re doing and what you’ve done be enough.

 

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3. Self-care is essential if you want to show up as your best self.

I know in order to do my best work and be my best self I need to take care of myself, but I find that it’s something I constantly need to be reminded of.

“The world needs you—not the tired, stressed, burnt out version of you. The world needs the best, most grounded, confident, empowered version of you. And that version of you lies inside, underneath the fear, worries, concerns, perfectionism and procrastination.”

Even though I know self-care essential, I still find myself pushing myself too hard and getting burnout so I love how Cassie says, “slowing down is the new black” — because it really is!

This book will give you (and all of us) the permission we need to stop and rest when we need to, to take exceptional care of ourselves and to intentionally fill ourselves up, without feeling guilty about it.

 

 

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4. Comparison is a choice.

Comparison is something we all do, but as Cassie says “we don’t have to let it condition us to believe we’re less worthy.”

I love how Cassie explores all the different ways we compare ourselves to others and to even different versions of ourselves, like our past self and our ideal potential.

This book is a powerful guide in recognising how your comparing yourself to others, working out your comparison triggers, and even using it as a guide to coming back to what we want to do and create with our own lives.

 

 

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5. You are enough — no matter what.

I know this one is pretty obvious as it’s the title of the book 😉 but the most powerful thing I took away from this book was a deeper believing that I am enough — no matter what.

This book is a powerful reminder and permission slip to start being okay with who you are and feeling like you’re good enough — right now.

 

 

You are enough https://oneinfinitelife.com/you-are-enough-by-cassie-mendoza-jones
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WIN A SIGNED COPY OF YOU ARE ENOUGH 
Click through for your chance to win a free signed copy of You Are Enough by Cassie Mendoza-Jones https://oneinfinitelife.com/you-are-enough-by-cassie-mendoza-jones

1. This giveaway is exclusive to The Infinite Community. If you’re not already signed up, you can do so by entering your details at the end of this post.

2. Tell me in the comments below – which of the lessons I’ve shared in this post did you most resonate with and why.

3. For bonus entries share this post on social media, and be sure to tag me so I can add your bonus entry (my social media handles are in the sidebar).

Note: Entries close 29th of November.

 

You can get a copy of this incredible book here:

 You Are Enough: How To Elevate Your Thoughts, Align Your Energy And Get Out of the Comparison Trap

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  • Thank you so much for this beautiful post! I absolutely loved having you at the workshop and meeting you in real life! XO

    • Thank you so much Cassie. I loved attending your workshop and I’m always going back to your book again and again, which is why I wanted to share some of my takeaways from it ??

  • Kara

    Lovely post! This is definately a book I could use 🙂
    The one that resonates with me the most is number 4 – comparison is a choice. For years and years I’ve compared myself with the person I think I “should” be and then after school, comparing myself with the people who went to uni, got jobs, got married, lost weight, on and on. It’s never ended, even until this day.
    My ultimate aim is to compare myself with only the person that I was yesterday.

    • Glad you liked it Kara. Comparison is something that a lot of us struggle with, which is why I truly believe Cassie’s book is so useful. Falling into the trap of comparing ourselves to the person we could or should be is something she covers in the book and I really got a lot out of it ?

  • Samantha

    Thank you Chloe, love your posts. My greatest takeaway is ‘Self-care is essential if you want to show up as your best self’ – especially now, as a new wave of empowered, soul-driven, conscious women is in motion, we can often prioritise everything and everyone above ourselves. But as your quote says, ‘the world needs the best, most grounded, confident, empowered version of us, not the stressed out, tired and burnt out version’. We need to keep reminding ourselves as women that we are worthy and deserving of self love, and should fill this cup up first, in order to best serve ourselves and others! x

    • Thank you so much Samantha, that’s so kind of you to say. I love that takeaway as well! I think looking after ourselves is absolutely essential in order to show up as a best selves. You have said it so well here and I love that in Cassie’s book she emphasis that you don’t need to do anything to earn self-care, instead focusing on filling ourselves up first ?

  • Kathy

    I think #4 – comparison is a choice. It’s something I try to be more mindful about and stop myself from doing!

    • Yes so true Kathy! It can be so easy to fall into the trap of constantly comparing ourselves to others and even comparing ourselves to who we could or should be. This is something I’m trying to be more mindful of as well ?

  • Pip (@pipchirps)

    Hi Chloe, Great to know Cassie created this book, I’d seen your pics with her but wasn’t aware of her publication. The lesson that resonated the most was the “Self-care is essential if you want to show up as your best self’. As a mum juggling work/children/life I feel self care is always at the bottom of the to-do list and when I guiltily push it to higher in the priority queue all of a sudden life feels less of a chore. So it’s such a key reminder for us, as women, as I feel many of us are constantly putting all the needs in life ahead of our own, out of habit. Thanks for the opp to enter :), Pip

    • Hey Pip, yep Cassie’s book You Are Enough came out this year and was published by Hay House — which is such an amazing achievement! The book is so genuine and useful too, which I really loved. I love what you have shared here and I agree that it’s so important that to look after ourselves. I completely agree that when self-care is more of a priority everything else seems easier too. Wishing you luck for the giveaway lovely! ?

  • Olivia, I love and agree with everything you have shared here. It really is a powerful way to stop future-tripping and come back to being here now ?✨

  • Amanda

    Ooh, I have this book on my Christmas wish list!! I feel all of these points, but I think the point that sang to me the most was comparison is a choice. Ive been comparing myself a lot lately, and I’ve been allowing myself to get caught up in what I’m not. But, I AM ENOUGH. Thank you for sharing. X

    • I’m so excited to hear that you’ve been eyeing of this book Amanda. Yep, that point is SO relevant to so many of us and it’s something I know I have to constantly keep working on and reminding myself of. Yes Amanda you ARE enough! Thank you for commenting ?

  • Another lovely post, Chloe! Point 3 resonates with me the most. I am the queen of self-care and really focus on taking care of myself but recently I have slipped. I didn’t listen to my body closely enough and have ended up totally run down and exhausted. I’m now relying on a couple of mini-breaks and conscious planning to get me through until 22 December when I can have a proper rest. Looks like Cassie’s book should be on my holiday reading list! X

    • Thanks so much Rebecca, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m so glad to hear that you’ve recommitted to self-care and rest, I can so relate to point #3 and your comment lately. I too have not been great as self-care and ended up getting sick and burnout too. Such a good reminder to take the time to slowdown and take care of ourselves! I actually re-read Cassie’s book when I was burnout, and it was so relevant and useful — and also really helped me to feel good again ?

    • Yay Rebecca! You are the winner of the giveaway. Congratulations. I’ll email you with all the details ?

  • Sophie Wood

    Oh beauty, I love this article and soooooo want to dive deep into this book! I think the lesson that aligns most with me is the ‘You already have everything you need’. As you know know, this is something that has come up a lot in my life lately and it’s sooooo true!!

    • Oh Sophie, you will LOVE this book it’s amazing. I love that lesson and it’s SO true we all already have everything we need – we just need to start believing it ??

  • Naomi Morrow

    Such a great review of messages, Chloe. I absolutely can’t wait to read this book. I find it interesting that for me, a lot of these messages are connected. When I get stuck in the comparison game, then I start thinking about all the things I need to do or be to feel accomplished. “You already have everything you need” is so powerful.

    • So glad you enjoyed it Naomi. I hope you enjoy reading the book, I got so much out of it and I continue to revisit it all the time. Yes yes yes! So true it’s like a domino effect with comparison! Such a powerful one ?