I woke up the day after my birthday last week and realized it was time for some serious career alterations in my life. Between my seasonal shop, The Ruby Slippers, the network I created, Tell a Girlfriend Network and now this new Flawed campaign, I feel like I’m pulling myself if a whole heck of a lot of different directions and its time to finally simplify things a bit. The good news is, all roads lead back to a few common loves….I LOVE to support and empower small businesses, I love to remind women of how fundamentally amazing they are, I LOVE to write and I love the idea that I finally understand that with a little bit of work I can actually bring all of these things together into one fantastic place….. So, this time, instead of my usual, “wipe the slate clean and start over” I’m simply pushing myself to see things with new eyes….
It’s a very exciting time because I’m actually listening to my own advice and making the changes in my life that I know are long overdue. For far too long, I have been making excuses as to why I couldn’t launch Flawed, or change Tell A Girlfriend to reflect what I know it has the potential to be…. I’ve talked myself out of what I knew would make me happy because there never seemed to be enough time, people might think I'm nuts and maybe the risk wouldn’t be worth it in the end…. But here’s the thing my dear friends, you don’t know until you try….
The funny thing about getting older is that we have the luxury of truly looking back on where we have been and giving ourselves the opportunity to celebrate the things that have worked and learning valuable lessons from those things that maybe didn’t turn out the way we had planned…
As for me, well this week marks the beginning of all the pieces of the puzzle finally evolving into one agenda….and I am just bubbling over with excitement for what I know the end result can be.
If you are like me, and there are things you have been contemplating changing, I promise you there is nothing good that can from putting it on the back burner. You will tell yourself that you’re just waiting for the right time, or letting an idea marinate and then all of a sudden a year has gone by and you’re still sitting in the exact same place. If you’re happy there, then don’t change a thing, but if you have this nagging feeling that things can be better, well then it’s time to DO something.
Change of any kind is never easy, it’s scary and unpredictable and can push you far out of your comfort zone. But what if beyond all that fear and discomfort lays a whole new world of opportunity for you? What if by making just a few small adjustments you could finally be on a path towards your dream destination? Wouldn’t it be worth it? I think you already know the answer to that….
So, here I go….this week will be all about taking a lot of little steps towards pulling it all together and allowing my IT to reflect what I knew it could be all along. I hope that you will join me and do what needs to be done in your own life that will bring you one step closer to that unconditional happy place…. I hope that you push yourself to take a step forward because you finally know deep in your heart that you deserve it….
When you do take the little jump, I hope that you will let me know how it’s going….I hope that you will give me the chance to celebrate along with you! Just the idea of intentionally making a change is so exciting, and so worth every shred of the effort that it requires, but I want you to know that no matter what happens, sink or swim, the good news is that you cannot possibly fail simply because the most important thing is that you will have tried!!!
Wishing you all the faith in yourself you could ever need!!
Happy Day to you!