Wow has it been a month!
If you have been following my journey on facebook, you may have noticed that life has been a little wild.
We wrapped up the 2nd annual before conference at the end of April and then jumped right into our AFTER mastermind. My brain feels like it is on fire. I am not sure if I have ever been so excited about the people surrounding me and the knowledge I have pouring in and out of me.
I have so many stories hanging out in my brain right now, I can hardly believe I haven’t shared them all with you!
First off, huge apologies for not hitting your inbox as of late. Not the way I usually roll, but sometimes life happens – and you roll with it.
Second, I need some updates from you all! I miss hearing from you in my inbox too. Hit reply and let me know that ONE THING you are working on right now that totally keeps you up at night – for good reasons!
Okay, now for a story.
As you can probably imagine, after closing the salon, I had a bit of emotion swirling around. The thing is, I rocked out my conference on a wed-fri and closed the salon on sat-sun. I didn’t have a whole lot of time to reflect on any of it. I took Monday and Tuesday off to just be and was back at the craziness on Wednesday. Here is the thing – things needed to look different. Gone with the days of having my email and phone be the boss of me. Can you relate? I don’t think anyone got into business because they were super passionate about responding to emails and scrolling facebook. #seriously
But as I sat in wonder, I reflected on a few things:
1. Who am I?
2. Who do I want to be?
3. How do I want to show up?
4. Who do I want to show up for?
I journaled. I talked (cause duh). I prayed. I meditated. I wrote. I basically did the whole Eat, Pray, Love thing – without Bali. When we get into this space, sometimes it can get dark. It’s easy to rest on the ‘who am I’ and focus on all of the things that have been in your past that no longer serve you. It’s okay, we need to go there – we just need to get out as quickly as we can.
In one of those moments, I leaned on many of you. We can only guess what people say about us when we’re not in the room. But what if we asked? So, I did it. I asked. Publicly. I went to Facebook and I put out this simple post and the responses made me laugh, tear up, cry like a baby and it brought me back. I got private messages with not so appropriate comments from friends that clearly didn’t think it was PC to post publicly, thankfully. I got long winded emails from people that couldn’t explain me in 5 words and heartfelt voicemails from others. Thank you to all that took a minute to help me reflect.
You know what I found out? The person I am and who I want to be, are not so different.
But here is the thing, this Q still lingered… ‘Who do I want to show up for?’
My kids and hubby were an obvious, but let’s talk biz.
I have been told for years that my little boutique marketing agency has the structure to work with large businesses. I have simply dabbled in this area because I was told to do so, it felt like the thing I was supposed to do and the money seemed to be there.
Like seriously, gross (…said in my the most valley girl voice you can conjure up.)
I actually couldn’t think of anything worse. Please re-read that last little paragraph – hear ANY passion in that? I didn’t think so.
That isn’t where my heart is, it isn’t who I want to hang at coffee with or spend my time strategizing with. Honestly, I don’t want to watch these businesses grow.
Want to know where my heart hangs? With you.
C’mon, if you read all the way down here – you are my people.
The days I get to spend serving those business owners who wake up, make a to-do list, hammer it out, scroll some social, grab a coffee, serve others, raise families, focus on faith and still find time to change the world a bit with their awesomeness. Yep, these are my people. This is where my heart hangs.
In the next few months, my only biz focus is creating for you. I can’t share just yet what that looks like – but so far, I am pretty sure it is exactly what you need. My favorite part about it? We are working on ways to make it all as affordable as possible.
I want you to ask yourself those 4 Q’s and maybe… maybe just post a little something like I did. You never know what will come from it.