GLOW: TAKING THE NEXT STEP.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there." -- Marcus Washling
As I'm about to embark on my two week holiday, my first one in over two years, I want to touch base with all my lovely readers. I feel a lot is shifting right now and I want to be super open and honest with all of you. I haven't checked in for a few months because quite frankly things have been a little crazy. I've been working A LOT, I haven't had the time that I so wish and want to dedicate to my blog, business and ultimately my dream. I have so much in me, so many ideas, plans and goals, but the time to grow and flourish it all hasn't been plentiful, especially when I truly believe in a balanced life. My body simply can't handle 16-17 hour days, so I have to find a way to cherish my body, mind and soul, but still work HARD.
Why? Because these past two years I've been hustling away working over 40 hours a week at my full-time job, consulting with clients, attempting to grow my business, write, read as much as I can, study, build my new website, nurture my relationship, up keep our home, take care of my health which takes a lot of work, cook, and practice my self love routine which energizes me oh so much. It's been a lot to say the least, and things have definitely faltered, most notably LIFEBYLEESE, as I haven't had the time, energy and love to dedicate to it that I so want. I've still given all that I can to it, but not the dedication, time and love that it needs.
“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Michael Jordan
My full-time job has been a reality because my business hasn't been in a place to self sustain me, just YET. So I've been hustling away, and making things work as best I can. Ultimately, nothing, and I mean nothing, energizes me more than helping others. Giving, loving, supporting, and helping human beings, most notably through nutrition, lifestyle shifts, and coaching them through their goals and life is my purpose and passion. It is my calling, and it's what makes my heart sing. After I'm with a client, I feel like I'm on cloud 9. It's what drives my actions, and confirms that I'm doing exactly what I'm here to do.
Which is why I can feels things shifting. I will be using my holiday to reflect, reevaluate my goals and start taking action to make my dream a reality.
“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” – Roald Dahl,
I'm constantly brought back to the hard fast fact, that there will never, ever be the right time to start something, or take action. Of course you might feel more ready, or be more financially secure, which of course is smart! You don't want to be stressed about money or making ends meet and jump into the unknown. It doesn't mean you can't and that many wildy successful people didn't, I just believe for myself feeling some security, and then trusting my gut in taking the next step is where I feel most comfortable. Honestly, I think this comfort level is different for everyone, the only thing that's important is how YOU feel.
Well my intuition is speaking, and I know what I have to do. Greatness does not happen without risks and sacrifices. Fear will always stop me, and what I fear most is being in exactly the same spot in a years time. That is much more scary to me, than taking a big giant leap into the unknown and brining forth my gifts, knowledge and yearning to help heal others along the way. My desire and fire is so strong, that if I don't do something I will be doing myself and everyone around me a disservice.
"Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still." -- Chinese proverb
Cheers to a new week, stepping outside your comfort zone, trusting your gut, and knowing that the gifts you possess and your inner fire is enough. You are enough.