For those not celebrating this holiday outside the US, may you celebrate the fruits of your labor this weekend.
Enjoy your business, enjoy your life.
So I’ve had a whopper of an article/blog post brewing in me for quite some time now. I will be sharing it with you shortly but suffice it to say that travel (however near or far), stepping out of the norm, following what you really want…all of that really shakes things up. It shows you not only who you really are (the brand of woman you are) but just how to get to where you want to go…it opens our eyes to how it could really be…
Shaking things up is change.
Shaking things up is entrepreneurship…leadership.
Shaking things up is uncomfortable. And this is maybe the most curious part of all. I gauge my happiness, success and personal growth all by how uncomfortable I am. Now I don’t mean uncomfortable as in being inauthentic but I do mean a feeling of “I really am alive, aren’t I?” This is usually followed up with a ‘wow’, by the way.
I think it’s easy to forget that as entrepreneurs (yes YOU, YOU are an entrepreneur) that this is the very spirit we need to let out…that getting comfortable in the discomfort IS they key to more and more success and happiness. I couldn’t be more sure of this…
This is entrepreneurship…and though it can be uncomfortable, discomfort always comes with forward movement toward what we desire most and discomfort also brings quantum leaps and growing the ability to leap but this time knowing (trusting) the net will appear.
I know the last line is over-used but it truly is the best example of what we are trying to do as business-owners and as women entrepreneurs…we’re leaping all the time. So my question this week is if you know how to leap because you’ve done it before many many times, how about taking that leap to a shake?
It’s time…now, before the New Year, to shake it up. What’s that thing that you’ve wanted to get into that you haven’t yet? Who could you call to mentor you in this area? What could you do differently today that makes you feel more alive and therefore shares more of you with the world?
How could you step more fully into the brand of woman you are inside?
Make faith in yourself your religion…
Faith in ourselves as entrepreneurs and business-owners is vital. In fact, if you’re visual like me, I see a shot of wheat grass, espresso, cup of joe or cup of fresh-squeezed OJ going in…
We must drink it in (faith in ourselves, our power) every single day.
Particularly, every single morning because tuning into this faith is the life juice to getting what we want. It’s the life juice in growing our businesses… (and by the way, if you’re wondering if you can grow the business/brand to what you want…yes, yes you can!).
If this faith doesn’t exist first thing, the glass will continue to seem half empty all day long (that’s a long day). What you think about not only grows but attracts more of the same.
What you think about not only grows but attracts more of the same.
The way we get there:
First, recognize what you’re currently waking up thinking..”What am I thinking about right now?” It’s the seed that grows.
Second, if you don’t like the answer, ask yourself, how do I shift this? And ~ stay long enough to hear the answer…
Take action immediately.
What are you waking up drinking in? (tip #11 in this video series shares a similar topic: http://bit.ly/GMKL2y)
What would you like to feed and grow in you versus what’s been your drink of choice lately?
Now, let’s hit repeat on that question and awareness each morning; drink it in. Get your groove on.