It’s usually a good feeling to spend time with mom, dad, sis, pals from college, and work friends. All the crazy feels of warmth, hugs and togetherness. But as much as I love them, there always comes a point where I think, "Okay, this has been great but it's time for you to leave."
So, where am I going with this? I’ll get to it in a minute...
Around the holidays for example, we're surrounded by good cheer and an uplifting and generous feeling of love that’s simply contagious. We often look forward to this quality time all year long.
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 over. And as multi-passionate femmepreneurs we know the eagerness that rests within waiting to unleash.
So much so that we find ourselves juggling many responsibilities at once which ultimately leads us down a path that looks like burnout, feeling lost, indecisiveness, and being 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 it’s going to take real work, patience, and dedication to get to the pot of gold you so covet.
If you haven’t yet mastered getting your shit together and smashing goals like that, then you’re facing yet another year of struggle.
And if you’re anything like me, then it’s really hard to get into the groove of recapping, refining, and restating intentions when there are so many eyes on you.
Loved ones can be your biggest supporters or the blood-sucking vampires ever (Yea, it can feel that dramatic).
So, should you share your deepest, wildest, and grandest ideas 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 a judgemental, unsupportive, invasive, and frankly counter-productive energy.
As much as they feel that their “keeping it real” is their way of showing love, it’s just the thing that can drag your already fragile entrepreneurial energy to new lows.
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 or create one you feel suits you best.
Try bookmarking online sources of inspiration to keep on hand whenever you need to be reminded of how creative, powerful, and strong you are.
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.
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 laundry list of unaccomplished goals and just focusing on 1 or 2 for now. That can look like prioritizing yourself 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 movement. So, get out there and get to crushing this decade! And remember, less is more.
Let me know in the comment section:
What do you want to accomplish most over the next decade?
What 1 or 2 things will you focus on 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.
♡ Much, much love.