The Ripple Effect

Lately, I’ve been hearing from business owners that they aren’t sure of the “why” in their business anymore.

Often, those same business owners started their business with money signs in mind.

Guess what? Being in business is not just about the money, it’s about changing lives.

I’m here today to remind you that you are meant for greatness, and it’s time to step up your game.

Here’s why: there are people relying on you to show up.

Trust me, you would not have been given the gift of helping people, if there weren’t people out there in need of what you are offering.

Today, choose to be the very best version of yourself, so other people can be, too.

You’ve heard of the Ripple Effect – continuing and spreading results of an event or action – every time you level up, that ripple spreads and you impact more lives.

Imagine a business world where the most important “why” is transforming lives and being of service to others.

That ripple effect would have a quantum impact on our world.

So get out there! Show up because there are people waiting for you to get in the game.

Work Life Balance is a Fallacy

You’ve heard the magic words more and more lately… you know, that elusive space we’re all trying to reach:

WORK LIFE BALANCE.

That perfect spot of having “it” all together: health, wealth, relationships, work, spiritual life.

Guess what?

The concept of work-life balance is BS because it holds up a standard of excellence that is unrealistic!

Ugh! Seriously, who comes up with these buzzwords/ mantras? Work Life Balance just sets us up for feeling full of terrible guilt.

Listen, I’m not saying you can’t have it all… I’m just saying expecting to have time for doing it all perfectly is a total fallacy!

Take this as your pass to let go of your guilt for not measuring up to this unrealistic standard. This is your pass for falling short. And this is your pass for not doing enough.

You are awesome! And you are doing enough, you are enough.

Escape the Work Life Balance buzz and just be YOU in all your unbalanced grandeur.

How do you feel now?

Let’s Talk Politics, Or Not

 

You’ve noticed a huge influx of political posts on your Facebook feed over the past few months; I’m curious: How do they make you feel?

Oh my gosh, friends, Facebook for me has become a junk yard. So many great, wonderful, and smart people posting garbage that does not belong on Facebook!

I’m not afraid to be honest with you: Y’all are RUINING Facebook with your political posts.

It’s time to stop! For real.

Facebook isn’t for politics — or at least, it shouldn’t be. Politics on your personal page can potentially do more harm than good.

And if you’re marketing your business on Facebook, you NEVER want to head down this road.

You can lose friends.

Even worse? You could lose clients!

If you’re determined to spend time disagreeing over political issues online, go to a political blog or a news site and do it there!

Let’s get back to growing our businesses and commenting on that outrageous cat video.

Boldly Declaring I Will Do It Anyway

Confidence is a symbol of a successful entrepreneur, right? At least that’s the way it looks from the outside…

The fact is, at some point during our journey, we have a fear of being exposed, that we don’t deserve our success, and aren’t as good as others.

Sound familiar?

You’re just waiting for someone to “find out” that you don’t know what the heck you’re doing.

Been there, done that.

I know you’re scared shitless… DO IT ANYWAY!

This feeling like a fraud thing has got to stop. Seriously, fear is always about the future. It’s about something that might happen. It’s not real!

It’s time for you to step out in faith, let go of self-doubt, and accept that YOU have a role in your success.

It’s your turn to step out in faith and boldly declare “I will do this anyway!”

Share in the comments what’s been stopping you, and how you plan to move forward.

Live by Design Using Baby Steps

Have you ever sat back and wondered whose life you’re living? You once had high hopes and dreams, but now you’re just living day to day. It’s not a life you chose, instead it feels more like the life you fell into.

You know what living a life you just fell into equals? Mediocrity! Ewww…

Are you living on purpose or are you living by default?

Guess what?!? You get to choose if you’re going to follow the crowd or if you’re going to live according to a plan to achieve your life’s purpose.

And I know YOU are no crowd-follower. You wouldn’t be here right now if you were looking for a comfortable, average, mediocre life.

Are you ready to take the first step?

Right now, COMMIT to living a life by design.

Don’t worry about the “how,” just commit and the process will evolve for you. Release yourself from default mode.

Make the choice: When you choose to live by design instead of by default, there is so much goodness to explore.

Listen, not everyone will support you, expect a little backlash, but know that their fear is on them, not you.

You only have one life, choose how you’re going to live it. Live your life by design, not be default.

I can’t promise living by design will be easy, but I can promise it will be worth it!

Baby steps, my friend. You got this! Share how you’re living your life on purpose.