Change Is Scary | 2017 Life and Business Recap
Getting Over The Goal Setting Paralysis
2017 was hard. But maybe not difficult in a way that you’re thinking. It was an incredible “successful” year for us… but boy was it uncomfortable. 2017 forced me to stretch my comfort zone, hand off more than I ever have to team members, trust the process, and wait.
Have I ever mentioned that I’m not the most patient person? I mean, we left IKEA last weekend and said, “We’ll just order this online” because the lines at the register were too long. And get this, when we got home I jumped on the computer to order the item… it was sold out. But that’s a story for another day…
Navigating Personal Curveballs As A Business Owner
Words of the year…
Planning and goal setting pretty much have their own language!
Doesn’t it feel like this time of year, it’s all anyone can talk about?
Everyone is talking and talking and talking about setting their goals for next year. But have you noticed not nearly as many mention meeting the goals they hit in this one?
Navigating Criticism: What Do We Do With the Negative Feedback?
What do we do when we’re thrown a curveball in our personal life? How do our personal lives really impact our businesses?
This is something we don’t talk about nearly enough as business owners.
TURN YOUR MESS INTO A MESSAGE
We have a fun topic on our plate today: criticism. Specifically, negative criticism.
...I told you it was fun.
What do we do with the negative feedback we receive?
LABELS: OWN THEM OR THEY'LL OWN YOU
If you’re familiar with my story, I’m big on turning your mess into a message.
You can’t change your story, as much as we’d sometimes like to. What you can do, however, is change how you tell it, change how it controls you.
THE BOOKSTORE BREAKDOWN: WHERE THE STORY BEGINS
Labels come in all shapes and sizes, and play a big part in my story. If you’ve read any of my book, Shattered, that becomes pretty clear.
Today I want to share with you some of the labels I’ve experienced through the course of my story.
WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU A CURVE BALL...OR TWO
If you haven’t seen my emails or social posts, Shattered is now available on Amazon!
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what the book’s about, who it’s for, why we’re trying to get it into your hands, and what I hope you take from it. So I’m sharing a sneak peek with you!
IT TOOK ME ELEVEN YEARS TO PUBLISH MY BOOK
Lately we’ve been talking about overcoming adversity, and in that process, some curve balls will hit you harder than others.
You know that moment when you’re working towards something or coming back from something difficult, and you feel like you’re finally getting traction, you’re finally making progress, and things are finally starting to fall into place for you?
MOVING FROM WHAT IF TO WHAT IS
“Why haven't you written a book, yet? I don't get it. You should have a book!”
Writing my first book was not a bucket list project. It was not a big goal I wanted to cross off my dream board, or a milestone I set out to achieve.
Writing this book has felt like an obligation.
RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCEPTANCE DON'T ALWAYS COME HAND IN HAND
All those times in our life when we are overwhelmed with things we can’t control, we find ourselves asking #allthequestions.
What if I had done this differently?
What if this had happened instead?
Why am I the one going through this?
What makes these questions even worse is that they snowball.
THE FIRST STEP IN OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
Last week on the blog, I shared the first step in overcoming adversity. Before anything else, you need to fight the urge to go into “fix it mode” and deciding to accept that things have changed and to move forward.
BUT WHAT’S NEXT?
Let’s just address the elephant in the room: everyone faces adversity in our lives. Yes, everyone.
As beautiful and perfect as people make their lives seem on social media, none of us are perfect - that stuff is just a highlight reel. In the background, we all face difficulties big and small every single day.