Cinderella Lost Her Shoe Again
Cinderella once was very lucky. She was selected among many, many beautiful beings to play the main role in an absolute gorgeous setting on stage. The story became so succesful that it turned into a magnificent movie. Many generations of children still smile, when they think of the movie. Cinderella was grateful for everything that she could experience in the past. She looked at her shoes. Two glorious high heels, made of glass. An adventure of a lifetime. It all started with letting go … of a shoe and in return, she got magic.
Strategic thinking was one of Cinderella's best practices. She was not only a true beauty, she also had a genius mind. 'What if I apply the same magic trick once again', whispered her sweet brain. She was ready to give one shoe again, to the unknown. While she planned her way into life, she searched for huge events. Where the kings of employers gather. Meeting a prince was not her priority, she envisioned something more bold and daring. She focused on the king of all kings, the top employer that was the right fit in every way.
It must be said that again, Cinderella was working as a sort of slave for others. They did not see her true worth. Or maybe, they noticed it, but did not want to tell her that she was a gem. So in this bright new version of the story, Cinderella was doing things that did not make her sing out loud. Her colleagues got the best clothes and the most sexy shoes to go to a top party. Cinderella saw it and remembered how that felt in the first storyline. It made her sad. On the other hand it made her also stronger. She now believed more in a happy ending. For everyone, since she had a golden heart.
The night of the party was approaching. Good fairies returned at the right moment. They recognised their favorite niece. Hugging and kissing on the cheeks was part of the scene. While the other employees appeared like princesses and seemed to control the party, Cinderella remained patient and calm. She knew her own worth. She did not have to put on a mask to be seen. The good fairies gave her a loving aura and put her natural gifts in the spotlights. The audience was touched.
The most important scene:
Cinderella arrived with a golden carriage. The people were surprised. So far, Cinderella was invisible. She changed. She looked stunning in her natural evening dress. The kings of the employers felt that something was happening. The party was full of people looking for right matches. The music was loud and the catering was perfect. Cinderella danced and danced and laughed with the most happy smile she could ever create. Everyone could not help but fall in love with her sunny soul.
The clock - an ancient bookkeeper soul - decided that time was limited. Midnight. At once. Cinderella was called to leave the party. Agreement made with her fairies. Again. While she ran down the stairs, she consciously left one shoe behind. Been there, done that. The shoe was relieved, it could turn into an object of desire. Cinderella went home. At peace. She had done what she had to do. She played her role with brilliance. It was only a matter of time. The king of all kings of employers verified outside if there were hidden gems on the stairs.
Of course, there was one treasure. The King bowed and observed the shoe. Made from the most precious materials. Convinced at once, the King asked his assistants to search for the one whose foot would perfectly match the shoe. They obeyed as only assistants can do. They executed their assignment with utmost devotion. Seven days later they knocked on Cinderella's door. She smiled. As she opened the door, to let the assistants in, she showed mastery of her fate. The assistants asked her to try the shoe. The right match. By lack of mobile phone, they sent a white pigeon to the King.
The King gave her access to the greatest kingdom full of gold and more. Cinderella only had to say yes to it all. Which she did, of course. Smart ass of a queen as she was. She was crowned. No efforts needed. All natural consequences of being true to who she was. The King and Cinderella lived a happy fairytale. In reality. The employees who undervalued her, were forgiven. They were also welcome in the fairytale. They turned into good fairies as well and were committed to make work life a paradise. Little girls all over the world understood that magic is hidden in the smallest corners. Even a shoe can make all difference.
By Liesbeth Leysen
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About the author:
Liesbeth Leysen (1971) was born in Herentals, Belgium, to Belgian parents with French, German and Dutch blood. She grew up in Mol, Belgium, but as a global quadrilingual EN-FR-DE-NL business professional with a master in translation (Belgium) she spent a decade of her life in Germany (practical work experience), Luxembourg (4 years) and Switzerland (5 years). She returned to Belgium in 2015.
Her strong interest and passion for coaching and excellence in leadership and management resulted in a certified executive coaching certification at the Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching' (US) and a Master of Science degree in International Management (UK).
Furthermore Liesbeth loves to learn and to apply helpful insights from multiple behavioral sciences such as psychology and anthropology to dismantle self-imposed and forced limitations in order to liberate the full potential of the individual.
As a little girl she was in love with books, she just could not stop reading. She is actively involved as Published Author, VIP and Brand Ambassador at beBee. Grateful for her own joyful reading experience, Liesbeth wants to set the hearts of her audience on fire.
Liesbeth discovered that her passionate purpose in life is to make a difference with truthful and emotional cinematic storytelling. She is enthusiastic to learn to master this craft more and more. Success starts with taking that first step in the right direction.
Liesbeth always follows her heart and her dreams. The driving force throughout her life is the awareness that we are the only one who can make our dreams come true. Therefore we need to embrace the role of movie director, assume full responsibility for our choices, decisions and actions to create thoses scenes that really add meaning and fulfillment to our lives.
"You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost." - Francis Ford Coppola