Happy New Year! We made it!!!🥳🥳🥳 That’s an accomplishment in of itself.
It’s been wonderful spending time with mom, dad, sis, pals from college, work friends, and all the crazy good feelings of warmth, hugs and togetherness. But as much as I love them, it’s time for them to leave…
So, where am I going with this? I’ll get to it.
We’re surrounded by good cheer and an uplifting and generous feeling of love that’s simply contagious. It’s what we’ve been looking forward to all year, bundled up in one month.
We also don’t need to venture too far to find ourselves surrounded by energies that encourage and remind us to go after the things we want to accomplish in our lives.
The reality that action on our part is all that stands between us and our dreams is smudged all in our face. And as multi-passionate femmepreneurs we are well aware of the magnificent list of goals and dreams we want to manifest.
So much so that we find ourselves juggling many responsibilities at once which ultimately lead us down a path that looks like burnout, feeling lost, indecisiveness, and overall unhappy with our current reality. 🤹🏾♀
But for right now, we’re excited🤯🤩
Beware however, to not get plagued with ‘shiny object syndrome or “Cinderella-ed.” Transformed into this swan-like figure that is light, magical, serene, and can accomplish anything with the flick of her wrist.
You’ll probably also relate to the fact that this pixie dust wears off pretty quickly. Reality, is very real. And the fact of the matter is, it’s going to take real work, patience, and dedication to get to the pot of gold you so covet. And if you haven’t yet mastered “getting your shit together” and smashing goals like that, then you’re facing yet another year of real work ahead.
And if you’re anything like me, then it’s really hard to get into the groove of recapping, refining, and restating my intentions when there are so many eyes on you. Your loved ones can be your biggest supporters or they just might be the blood-sucking vampires that leave you feeling lifeless and cold (Yeah, it can feel that dramatic).
So, should you share your deepest, wildest, and grandest ideas and intentions for changing your circumstances with your loved ones?
I think it depends on your relationship with them. Me, I’m all for going it alone. Getting on that charter bus in the middle of the night with my carry on and “disappearing” for a few uninterrupted months. Unbothered by the watchful eye of family and friends.
Solely because as supportive as you wish them to be, they also tend to hold a mirror. And that mirror can reflect an ugly, unsupportive, invasive, and frankly demotivating energy that you simply do not need. As much as they feel that their “keeping it real” is their way of showing their love, it’s everything that can drag your already fragile entrepreneurial energy to lows that can really suck.
It doesn’t mean that you can’t share your ambitions, it just means that to safeguard your mojo, choose wisely who you share your ideas with. For instance, find an online or local community of like-minded women with similar struggles and ambitions.
If that’s too much of a stretch, try bookmarking online sources of inspiration to keep on hand whenever you need to be reminded of how creative, powerful, beautiful and strong you are.
But you’re never in this alone. There is always someone, somewhere that understands exactly where you are right now and what you’re going through. More than that, they are open and willing to give you the support you need, even if so, very minute.
It’s okay to keep some things to yourself. In fact, it’s necessary. Put yourself first.
What does that look like?
Well, for starters it looks like cutting back on your list of goals and just focusing on 1 or 2 for now. It looks like prioritizing feelings of feeling good – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. It also looks like saying no to things that no longer serve you. Or maybe, it looks like solo travel, meditation and daily positive affirmations.
Whatever it takes to help you sustain forward moving and positive feelings. So, get out there and get to crushing this next decade! And remember, less is more.
So, let me know in the comment section below:
- What do you want to accomplish most over the next decade?
- What 1 or 2 things will you focus on this year that will really make you feel fantastic? And what impact will reaching for this goal have on your life and your relationships?
- What will you need to do in order to embody the spirit of this person you want to become?
Have fun with this introspection and help someone you care about find solace in hearing this by forwarding this.
Much, much love,