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Everyone's thinking green this month with St. Patrick's Day around the corner. And while you may get green with envy from time to time when you see what others in your space are accomplishing, we want to say STOP RIGHT THERE!
Let's get green with INSPIRATION and realize:
1- You are not giving yourself enough credit.
Take time out to reflect how much you have accomplished, created or designed. Your unique
talents and passion have led you to some remarkable places. Continue to believe and take
action towards your goals.
2- Things are not always what they appear.
Looking at someone else's success, you have no idea the struggles they have faced.
Success usually comes after failure, or a pivotal moment that forged a new direction.
3- What can you learn from those you admire?
Trailblazers, Freethinkers and Innovators have common traits. They have a different perspective
on life, passionate drive and go with their gut instincts. How did they stay strong in the face of
adversity? What challenging moment launched a brilliant idea?
4- What's one new thing you can do this month to get one step closer to what you want to create?
Do you get inspiration from nature, visiting an art gallery, page through fashion magazines, or is
it found in the people around you?
5- Where do you go to find your inspiration? Please share in the comments section.
Welcome to the first Monday of 2016. I have a feeling this year is going to be phenomenal!
Remember what it was like to be sweet 16? I used to spend hours writing in my journal, doodling my dreams, thinking about what my life would be like in college, do I really have what it takes to join the military, wondering who I would marry, and how many kids we would have. Although, it's been many years since I was 16, I still yearn for those care-free days of doodling and writing in my journal.
As this year turned over, I grabbed my cup of coffee, my calendar from the shelf and reflected on 2015. Paging through my notes I noticed it missed an element of me, my silly doodles and scribbles of fun To-Do's. It was full of serious lists and action items. I'm glad I busted my butt in 2015, and very happy with the results of my goals and intentions. However, this year I will grab my colored pencils and doodle in more fun time with family, friends and 'me' time. I sure said 'no' to many social invitations this past year and I'm ready to play a bit more and enjoy this sweet '16. Here are highlights from my 2015 calendar, sharing successes and some challenges I faced and what I learned.
As I closed the final page of last year, I reached for my newly appointed 2016 calendar. I filled it chock-full of events, goals, intentions, aspirations, potential dates to see family and friends and left room for some doodling.
I wish this New Year will be your sweet ’16, filled with prosperity, love, confidence, and fulfilled sense of purpose.
Do this. Do That. Don't do this. Don't do that. Blah, blah, blah!
Either this is what we hear from others or it's what we tell ourselves. It can be the voice of reason that helps us determine what is a good idea and not so good. It can also be a judgement statement that holds us back from becoming our true selves, second guessing our dreams and goals.
We can be our own worst enemy to question what we want because we are scared of failing or making a fool of ourselves. Sometimes the people in our lives are judgmental and it takes strength to really believe in yourself to take action. There is so much freedom in living your dreams. I've done some risky things in my life: joined the Navy, sky dived out of a perfectly good plane, para-glided at the famous Torrey Pines glider park, learned to ride motorcycles, quit my corporate job of 14 years to be an entrepreneur, and traveled to Europe on my own. I made those choices because it gave me freedom from my circumstances, or a sense of freedom and self-expression.
For all the adventures I've had, two years ago I did something out of character. I did a photo shoot with my friend *Nikki. It was not your typical head shot setting, as you can see! It was shot at an old, do-it-yourself car wash. I was happy with my life, in love and in great shape. I wanted to capture that moment in time. Plus, I had complete trust in Nikki's talent and her sense of humor made it outrageously fun. When I received the proofs I was surprised. I never saw myself like that and it made me feel beautiful.
Many of us question our beauty or our capabilities, because of what we were told growing up or what we learned to tell ourselves based on our perceptions. The gravity of this negative mind chatter can be subtle, a passing thought to quickly ignore. However, it can also be debilitating to a point it effects ones self-esteem and self-worth. Similar to other adventures I have had, having the experience of the photo shoot definitely raised my perspective! On that summer day I gave myself permission to have fun and be brave. And now, the courage to share this with you. Give yourself permission to take risks both personally and in business! You will surprise yourself with what you are capable of and how it can make you feel. Be brave, stick with it and find the things that express your freedom!
*photo courtesy of Nikki Incandela photography