True to Be You

We have been having an amazing year so far with awesome experiences and travel as a family. I think one of the things I have realized is that there are not many places in the world where a person is fully celebrated to be themselves, whatever that is. I am so excited to have moved out of a JOB and into the life of an entrepreneur.

From my experience there is little room in a JOB for you to be fully creative and express who you really are. You are bound by restrictions and hours, there really is only so far you can go. You can sell your time or sell your money.

It has taken both me and my husband to accept our true entrepreneurial sides, and we love it. For me it is the true freedom to express myself and who I truly am. To have full creative power of my life and my results and there is not many things more exciting than that.

Have you found the space and place to be all of you and really do what you are capable of in life? Some people just go through the motions of life feeling that is the best they can do. There is so much more to us, and it’s time to let that out.

Curiosity for Life

I went to see my Acupuncturist this week and he reminded me of so many things. I had a great conversation with him about long term health and life, and he offered his years of wisdom. I was speaking to him about the fact that I feel like I have been going through a new change in creating my life and who I am and feel a bit like a beginner again as to what I want. This may be due to becoming a parent, a business owner or many other life changes. I am not really sure of the reason why it has happened. I am however fully aware this is where I am right now.

He reminded me that when you are in a new place or learning something new that it can feel clumsy and unknown. You are not an expert at the very beginning; you can get frustrated with yourself for not having all the answers. And I thought he was in my head describing my week. I realized I am in a space of new development in my life. I have created some pretty cool results lately but am in new territory. Having not been here before, it is like riding a bike for the first time.

He reminded me of some key questions to ask as I am a learner driver in my new evolution of my life, and I think these are great questions for any time in life:

  • What do I really want right now?
  • What feels right for me right now?
  • What do I really want to be creating?

Acknowledge how you feel, and then ask is there something I have missed that has led me to feel this way?

If you are learning something new, or about to embark on a new chapter of life or business, try the questions and let me know how you go.

I am finding they are creating a new level of curiosity for life.

Who is your teacher?

I have had so many events over the last week that continues to remind me that everybody is my teacher. I think at some level often we look for someone who has had the results or an expert to tell us what to do next or where to go, but that is closing ourselves off to learning from anywhere.

If we really want to aspire to great things we can look around and learn everything we need as part of who we are is in everything we see. When someone annoys us it is best to ask what it is in me that I am being annoyed at, is there a part of me with that behavior. That way someone who annoys you has become your teacher.

I like to walk around with my ears open. We have two ears and one mouth. If you are truly curious about people the next lesson you need to learn in life is right in front of you.

I have enjoyed living by the concept so much of late and my rate of learning and growth has escalated. Give it a go and let me know what you find.

Success Is Everything By Jim Rohn

Someone once said to me that success isn’t everything, and I think I know what they really meant. I believe they really meant that money wasn’t everything, and I certainly agree with that. But I do believe that success IS everything.

First you need to succeed to survive. We must take the seasons and learn how to use them with the seed, the soil and the rain of opportunity to learn how to sustain ourselves and our family.

But then second is to then succeed to flourish in every part of your life. Good question to ask mature people: “If you could do better, should you?” And I think almost everybody would answer the question in the positive. If you could improve your health, shouldn’t you do that? If you can learn more, shouldn’t you do that? If you could earn more and share more, shouldn’t you do that? If you can improve your relationships and spirituality, shouldn’t you do that? And I think that is what success is really all about. It is not just a destination that is set for everybody to try and go for.

It is like Zig Ziglar said, “Improving in every area of your life to see if you can with satisfaction at the end of the day, week, month and year, say ‘I have made excellent progress this year, for myself, for my family, for my business, my career and my health.'” I think that kind of success everybody recognizes is legitimate and something we should all strive for.

Interesting phrase in the Bible that says strive for perfection—not that we can ever reach it. But it is in the striving, to be a little bit better today than yesterday, in our speech, our language, our health, everything we can possibility think of.

So yes, in my opinion, success is everything!