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The other day, I was thinking about the type of impact I want to leave on my stepson Leo’s life. I imagined him being 60 years’ old and saying ‘My step-mum taught me…………..’, or ‘My step-mum always said……..’. But what did I want those blanks to say? It’s something I’ve never pondered before. So, I sat down and started to write and what emerged was this list of 27 power statements. I liked it so much that I wanted to share it with you, in the hopes that it inspires you to stop, go inward and create your own. You can use mine as inspiration, and once you have your own list, please share it with me in the comments below. I would love to read it!

My 27 Life Power Statements…

  1. There is only love, and love is ALWAYS the answer.
  2. My inner Mean Girl is not my truth.
  3. I know myself best; I am my own guru.
  4. I am not this body.
  5. Abundance in all areas of my life is truly possible.
  6. The quicker I can let something go and return back to love, the better for all.
  7. Life flows when I flow.
  8. Meditation is a great tool. Do it daily.
  9. Smiling and laughing change the biochemistry in my cells and make me feel good. Engage in them often!
  10. Never stop learning.
  11. The getting is in the giving.
  12. The world doesn’t benefit from me playing small.
  13. Act in integrity, always!
  14. Trust life.
  15. Don’t tell lies (even little white lies) as they erode trust with yourself and others.
  16. The world needs my light and love.
  17. I matter, as do we all.
  18. Serve. Serve. Serve.
  19. Treat others like Jesus. When someone walks into the room, act as though Jesus just walked in.
  20. To serve is why we are here.
  21. The present is in presence.
  22. Love yourself and be your own best friend.
  23. Enjoy your own company.
  24. Remember you are the master of your destiny.
  25. Treat everyone and all things with respect.
  26. Be a nice human.
  27. Love your body, move your body and nourish your body.

Now I would love for you to stop and create your own list and share it with me below.

Power statements help you stay on your path and purpose.

You don’t have to have 27 like me, just as many as you wish (there are no rules here, beautiful!). The only thing I recommend is that when you write each statement, make sure that it’s something which moves you, lights you and inspires you. Don’t just write something because it sounds ‘cool’ or it’s what you read somewhere else. Come up with power statements that move you from your core. Then print them out, laminate it, and stick it on your bathroom mirror so that every day, twice a day, as you brush your teeth, you can read over them. This is how we retrain our brain and eliminate limiting thought patterns. This is the daily inner work that makes a huge difference to our health and happiness.

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  1. Madeline says:

    You are an inspiration to all. You will not only leave these 27 statements with Leo, but so so so many others out there that admire you every single day.


  2. Katie says:

    Be a nice human! I say this all the time and it plays well with love always being the answer. I love your list, Melissa!

  3. Sarah says:

    1. Always be true to yourself
    2. Trust your gut feelings at all times
    3. Help others wherever possible
    4. Make self-care a priority
    5. Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire

  4. Kim Groenewald says:

    I started following you after fleeing a relationship riddled with DV.
    Of all of your blogs and readings, this has been the most powerful and inspirational.

  5. Anna says:

    I love this Melissa. It’s not until you have kids (however they come into your life) that you realise how much they absorb what you say. Good and bad!! So it may as well be the good stuff. I’m going to do this tonight for me and for my 4 yr old girl and 10 week old boy who is Leo too xxx

  6. Monique says:

    What a lovely idea, Melissa, and you wrote such a beautiful list, I might just use yours (and add a few of my own) and print it up. My son needs this so perfect timing. Thank you 🙂 Xoxo Q

  7. Rebecca says:

    I loved your book Melissa!! Mastering Your Mean Girl was exactly what I needed to read, when I was feeling down about my weight… I had all kinds of negative thoughts and reading your book inspired me to create my own website to share my story!! You are truly an inspiration and I am so so so thankful I read your book… Truly life changing my dear!!

  8. Francesca and Fiona Armstrong says:

    Brilliantly inspiring as always x

  9. Michele says:

    I’m trying to heal from the recent unexpected passing of my father. The settling of the estate is getting ugly. I want to just walk away but other people are encouraging me to fight. You have just confirmed my decision to walk away as being the right one. I’m choosing love!! Your book has been a Godsend for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    • You’re so welcome Michele. I am sending you so much love and light during this time and I am so proud of you for honouring your truth. I know it’s not always easy, but it’s worth it. Keep going angel. xx

  10. Jehanne says:

    I loved this! My personal favourites of yours, some of which I’ve written down, are numbers 1, 11, 12, 13, 21 — and some that I’ve come up with are: I am LOVE; pure light and love; it is just a matter of re-membering who I am // I have the power to intentionally create my existence; to transform my experience of this world // Nothing is stagnant; “the only thing that stays the same is the way that things always change” (lyrics from my beautiful cousins music) // Grace, through faith will always carry you forward // Through every heartache and heartbreak life throws your way, you are continually becoming a more refined, beautiful expression of your soul. ✨✨ xxxx

  11. Kathy Surwillo says:

    1. I am not my circumstances…
    2. Love is the answer; love big, love strong…
    3. God is love!
    4. Would Jesus pick me as his friend and companion?
    5. Love what you do!
    6. Commit and continue…
    7. Breathe in love; breathe out peace…
    8. Be true to yourself…
    9. Surround yourself with people who make you better…
    10. Never stop being kind…
    11. A smile is free and it can change someone’s life…
    12. You are not what you see in the mirror…

  12. Lauren says:

    Beautiful Melissa ❤️ Thank you for sharing your gift xx

  13. Natalie says:

    Some of my accidental mantras include:
    – Just do you
    – Don’t worry about it
    – Come from love (not fear)
    – Resolve and let go
    – Grow, evolve, expand your horizons
    – Embrace stillness, silence, space
    – What is your body saying today?
    – What is your legacy?
    – Move your body, do what feels right to you
    … which brings me back to …
    – Just do you! xx

  14. Ali says:

    Biggest thanks for this heart warming, beautiful, thought provoking post. I look forward to carving out some soul searching time to create my own power statements with my beautiful 3 year old son in mind. Light and love to you today, Melissa x

  15. Julia Stein says:

    That is beyond beautiful Mel. I actually carry around little cards where I write affirmations on, whenever I think of a new one or one I need. The one that I always come back to though is.


    Sending you all the love and thank you for giving me inspiration for some new cards 😉

  16. Kylie says:

    Every single one of your statements had my head nodding ‘yes!’ I want to print your statements and use them for inspiration and add…
    – Please follow YOUR own heart/ passion and not others expectations.
    It took me 33 years to uncover this!
    Much love ❤️

  17. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Melissa. It is wonderful to be reminded to keep our minds and emotions on track towards love, kindness and enjoying the little gifts every day brings! Much love, Natalie xxx

  18. Kristen says:

    Love these. Printed to put up on wall !

    + Stop worrying about how to be and JUST BE
    + Angels are absolutely everywhere. Just look and you will find them
    + Everything is in divine and perfect order. Even when it hurts.
    + Nothing is impossible. The word actually says “I’m Possible “

  19. Grace chapman says:

    She believed she could so she did✨

  20. This is so inspiring, Melissa! Here are mine:

    1. Always act from a place of love
    2. Be true to yourself
    3. You have all the answers
    4. Pursue what sets your soul on fire

  21. I so resonate with a lot of these! Thank you so much for posting and as always, being an inspiration for self-love. Muah!

  22. Kristen says:

    + Stop worrying about how to be and JUST BE
    + Everything is in divine and perfect order. Even when it hurts
    + YOU are worthy and you are enough exactly as you are !
    + There are special angels everywhere. Just look and you will find

    • Thank you so much for sharing Kristen, I LOVE the last one. Saying ‘thank you’ is so simple (and powerful) yet so often we forget. I am going to say way more ‘thank yous’ from now on. xx

  23. Susie says:

    Hi Melissa, I’ve often thought of doing this but now I’m going to! Some of my thoughts…

    – Be a beacon for truth, and always deliver it with compassion.
    – Take care of yourself so that you may be your best for others.
    – Competition is not necessarily a bad thing, but without integrity there is no nobility in any gain.
    – We are all human and we ALL make mistakes. Do not dwell on them, learn from them.
    – Feeling love is great, but a solitary exercise. Actively express love!

    Thank you Melissa.

  24. Sandra says:

    All good endings have good beginnings !

    I am starting my list today!! Every year I write some words of wisdom to my daughter in her bday card and I save them for when she grows up . She is turning 3 and I will add my list to this year’s birthday card . Thank you for sharing yours !

  25. Jess says:

    Melissa- I just want to say thankyou for absolutely hands down changing my life. I picked up your book in a time of real desperation. I was stuck in a real rut, with life, with my relationship, with my physical location and with my career. I felt stuck in mud and I couldn’t get out – Until I read your book.

    Your book put this fire in my belly, with some careful planning, I threw caution to the wind…I decided I was not living my truth and not living an authentic life.

    I started to listen to my intuition, I left a very toxic/controlling relationship of 4 years, I packed my entire house and I relocated 18 hours interstate to Queensland, I have been here for 4 months now and never regretted a moment. I have now returned to study counselling because I identified my healing powers (which I have ALWAYS wanted to do but everyone told me I was crazy for leaving my well paying job) and I am now living my dream life and have attracted so many incredibly beautiful souls into my life.

    I can single handily put these life changes down to picking up your book and not listening to my mean girl telling me I cannot do all of the above. You are incredible. Thankyou for inspiring me to make these life changes and realise I am deserving of all of the above. Please continue to inspire us all to live a magnificent life of which we DESERVE! Jess

    • WOW Jess, this is music to my ears / mind blowing to hear. I am sooooo proud of you honey and hope to meet you one day in QLD. Where are you based now? I want to hug you in person to express my love and excitement for you right now. xx

      • Jess says:

        No thankyou my love… you really have changed my life. I now see the power of manifestation and it’s incredible the things I can do and the things I attract into my life. I am based in brisbane now and would absolutely love to meet you as I am number 1 fan girl and number 1 believer now! I hope to see you in Brisbane one time. Thankyou again ❤️

      • I will be there in Jan/Feb for mine and Nick’s tour. Can’t wait to hug you in person. xx

  26. Tricia says:

    1. Don’t believe everything you think.
    2. I am responsible for the energy I bring to the room.
    3. I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to.
    4. I create my life. I am only getting one. No dry runs. I better make it a good one.
    5. I am responsible for my happiness.
    6. It all begins and ends with my mind. What I think about, I bring about.
    7. My words are my wand.
    8. Everything happens for a reason.
    9. Leave everything a little better than you found it.
    10. Give grace. Don’t judge someone on their worst day.

  27. Hayleigh says:

    Absolutely LOVE this Melissa. So much truth. Your page and blogs continue to inspire me. You’re beautiful!

  28. Joanna says:

    It’s spring here in New Zealand so in the season of spring and the season of cleaning out all the dusty corners of my house and mind, here are a few of my power statements. Directed at nourishing hope, purpose and awareness.

    1. Trust in your purpose and your passions.
    2. You have time.
    3. Understand the media for what it is.
    4. Respond with love.
    5. Make friends with loneliness, depression and anxiety.
    6. Circumstance and opinions do not determine worth.
    7. You have a responsibility to contribute to this life.
    8. You have a responsibility to rest and nourish yourself.
    9. Change the content of your argument not the volume of your voice.

    Love, Joanna

  29. Cynthia Ericson says:

    life is too short not to play. 2 love is the answer, even loving those who are angry or disagree with you, 3 remember who you are,, you are beloved. 4 you can not go wrong with being kind, speak your truth in love. 5 you might not agree with everything but do your best to understand their point of view. 6. do not take what does not belong to you, but receive gifts joyfully. 7. the greatest gift you can receive is to serve others. 8. trust your higher self, and follow dreams and hunches. 9. respect the elderly, the injured, and developmentally delayed, you might be in the presence of an angel

  30. Bec Irving says:

    So epically awesome Mel! It gets me thinking on the legacy to leave behind for my beautiful bubba and the many devine lessons he may take away. Thank you. Xx

  31. Marielle says:

    1) You will never regret being kind
    2) Always choose love. Love for yourself and love for others
    3) Think before you speak
    4) Compassion is not a weakness
    5) Rest
    6) Be honest with yourself and others
    7) If theres something you want to change in another person, you will never love them for you they are
    8) Pay attention to the moments
    9) Giving is better than receiving
    10) Trust the timing of your life

  32. Tarryn Slade says:

    #19 – WOW!!! I’ve chills…. and i’ve never labelled myself as religious… but just experienced a heart swoon full body YES to this affirmation… All of these are pure LOVE & MAGIC xoxo

  33. Rose Blossom says:

    OmG!!!! I love this!!! 🙂 I am totally going to write down one now and do a feature on my page . xoxo

  34. Raquel Garcia-Garrido says:

    Hi Melissa and all girls here. I loved your post. I actually was making statements on my own after reading your book, They are mainly sentences, for when my mean girl shows up, to run, grab my list to snap me out of my mind. Here it is….

    1- Don’t worry of the big picture, just carry on moving energy step by step towards what you want.
    2- You creaty your own reality
    3- Feeling overwelmed? One thing at a time, sweety.
    4- You want to have everything figure it out right this second. It does’nt work that way.
    5-When you don’t overthink, you flow much better. Tried & Tested
    6- Quick! Think right now of something tiny and inmediate that you looove to do and focus in that though.
    7- If you were to not be here tomorrow, what would you most regret NOT doing?
    8- There are ALWAYS options, you are NEVER trapped.
    9- Play it down right now! Dont make the issue bigger
    10- This moment, will also pass.
    11- The day after you are down, always wonderful happens! Tried & Tested
    12- My inner girl, is not my truth
    13- You don’t have time to feel like crap. So much beautiful things to focus that energy on!
    14- Celebrate
    15- Your morning ten minutes sun salutations set you great for the day. Don’t skip them.
    16- Meditation is Magic, it helps your health.

  35. Nicola says:

    I love this list! My question about returning to love immediately (because I do think this is best) is that it means often forgiving/moving off from someone’s wrongdoing, which means they will repeat that behaviour. I hate holding grudges. But I feel like if I don’t address the issue, it will just keep happening. How do you resolve this? And what if someone is not following through with their word (but you can’t necessarily just remove them from your life)?

    • Hey Nicola, these are all great questions and things I cover in depth in my second book Open Wide, have you had a chance to read it yet? I think you would LOVE it. You always need to stay true to you and make sure you are affirming your boundaries, but you must also let go of how the other person is going to show up. Holding a grudge is only hurting you, but you can affirm a boundary around this if that feels true for you. Does that make sense honey?

  36. Daniela says:

    I love it! Thank you Melissa!

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