Holiday shopping wore me down to a human nub. It’s now blankets, episodes of Grimm and laptop season. How’s your holiday shopping going? Done or doh? Aside from wrapping, I’m done. 🎅🏼
Change is scary... . Whether we’re changing something in ourselves or affecting change in someone’s life. . Funny thing is, we’re more comfortable witnessing other people change than we are going through it... . Because change is risky. . It feels like walking across a rope bridge with worn, frayed edges that we’re not entirely sure will hold up. . But what we sometimes forget... . What we fail to remember, when we put one foot in front of the other and hear the unsettling snap of the rope, is that we’re orchestrators of change. . It’s what we do for a living. . As conductors, directors and inciters of change we know all about the sneaky places fear and uncertainty hide. . And we’re hella good at coaxing them out or transforming them into power and strength. . What we do for our people, we must also do for ourselves. . It’s not always easy but it’s the work we’re called to do. . It’s the work that we must do. . It’s the work that needs doing... . It’s the most important work there is. . Does it feel like that to you? Tell me below.
People like us make waves. We have unusual opinions. We tell hair brained stories. We entertain. We hate the spot light. We see. We feel. We recoil. We love. We’re quiet. We’re loud. We’re hermits. We’re performers. We say yes. We say no. We tussle . We thrash. We resist. We press. We push. We fear. We dance. We walk. We run. We go. We’re not one thing... Or one way... Or one kind... We’re walking controversies. It’s why we’re so good at what we do... Making change is made by those that are always changing. That’s who we are. Change is what we do.
the trick is to ground yourself during the Why phase because doubt, judgment and criticism (from others and self) will chase after you like a dark figure in a dream. . Pull your cage even tighter. Hell, if you’ve gotta, let out a scream. . Your voice is more than an instrument to help change lives. . It’s your guide, your map, your agent to survive. . It knows what’s right even when everyone and everything tells you you’re wrong. Dig in. Get quiet so you can hear your inner song. . In moments like these don’t go along because the true voice within is the only one that matters. . From one cage rattler to another...you’ve got moves like Jagger.
You’ll need it to dig...and bury the haters, the naysayers, the side liners that are itching to keep you down. You’re bigger than their fear (the shovel never lies).
22 more days before 2018 is behind us. . It went by so fast! . I’m not into making resolutions but I am into reflecting on the year... . There’s so much I wish I had done differently. In my home, my relationships, my body and my work. . The good news? There’s still time to start. . It’s great that we can start new things any time, not just when the calendar says January 1. . Today, I’ll be starting this new @tracyandersonmethod workout I bought a couple months back. . And I’ve already started project closet clean out...found a pair of earrings I thought were long gone. Woot! . I’m also outlining my marketing calendar for 2019. . What will you start today?