I find myself sitting in my office this afternoon, looking at all the shit on my desk going WHAT THE HELL? I mean seriously! I know that life is full for everyone, yet sometimes I wonder what life would be like without running a business….being a mom…being a wife….and all that other shit that we have to deal with as women. Life isn’t easy….I mean really, it isn’t easy, but it definitely is WHAT WE MAKE IT!
As I think about life without all of these aspects I couldn’t imagine it! Yes it is crazy. Yes I feel days when I don’t want to run my business. Yes there are days when I wished I had a full time “job” that I could punch in, punch out and be done because shit is never DONE in my business. There is always something to work on. Yet, at the same time I couldn’t have it any other way. I did the full time job thing, I have even done it a couple of times…..and NEVER liked it. I am an entrepreneurial spirit and I LOVE to SOAR! My life just wouldn’t my MY LIFE if it didn’t have those 3 things, Mom, CEO, Wife!!!
So, as I reflect on my clean desk…after 30 minutes of cleaning/clearing/filing, and realize some of the other aspects of my business that I have allowed to SLIP I have some things I found I wanted to share with you!!! How I choose to move forward, instead of get frustrated, overwhelmed, and pissed off at myself for things not being “the way they should be!”
- Things will NEVER be the way they “should” be! That is LIFE! Every time you think you have it figured out, God will sock something at you to make you remember how great you have it! Think about it. Things can be going great, and just like that, in the blink of an eye, things can change. So, I can either get mad or roll with the punches….I choose to roll…it is WAY more fun that way! Don’t sweat the small stuff right!?
- Intention is important. I intend to get a letter out every week to my “club”, but sometimes I forget, I get distracted, and weeks go by. Then, I wake up one morning (THIS morning) and go “OH SHIT! It has been weeks since I connected with my club members. I want to reach out to them today!) It happens. My intention is to work through things in an organized way each and every day, and some days that shit just isn’t real! I intend to be the CEO of my company EVER DAY, but some days, I have to be MOM to a sick little boy who wants to snuggle. Every day I intend to stay positive, work my business, and move forward, but some days that gremlin sneaks in and kicks my ass and I have to get my head back in the game to make a positive impact the next day. So, take each day, set your intention, and do what you can to stick to it, but if life happens, be compassionate with YOURSELF!
- Trust in your purpose! I have felt a huge shift since I really started trusting in myself, and in my purpose, and in my faith and really “letting go, letting GOD!” I think that this should be reflected in every aspect of your life, not just your business. I know and understand that sometimes I have to be Mom, CEO, and Wife….ALL AT THE SAME TIME! I also trust and know that is the way it is supposed to be for me. So even when those challenging days come, I don’t get all bent out of shape because I know that EACH challenge is an opportunity for growth. I know that each challenge brings me to the next stepping stone…whether that is a challenge as Mom, CEO, or wife, it doesn’t matter! It is a place for me to learn, grow and become BETTER!
I mean seriously…think about it! Are you the same person you were a year ago?? I know I sure as hell am not! I am not even the same person I was yesterday….because I learned lessons, overcame challenges, and MOVED FORWARD! That is what this is ALL ABOUT! Moving forward! getting UN-STUCK! Shifting your focus and living in a place of caring, sharing, giving, faith and TRUST! Guess what? The more you do that, the more your business will grow!
What will you do TODAY to move forward?? I can’t wait to hear it!