An excerpt for you from Dream Come True…enjoy!
The road to success is full of potholes and detours.
Beautiful someone, there’s a reason this became a cliché — it’s because it’s true!
It’s a bumpy road no matter where we’re headed. We know that, I mean it makes sense. But it’s easier to know than it is to handle. Who actually wants to accept tough times and frustrating days as givens in life?
The problem is, no matter how hard we try to avoid them, mistakes and bad days find us anyway. We say the wrong thing. Get distracted online and waste massive amounts of time. Fall asleep when we should be studying. Make the wrong decision, sometimes even when we’re trying our hardest. Things happen, too — the flat tire, the email that didn’t go through, the critical appointment we miss. Read More
Happy February, beautiful someone! Please enjoy this excerpt from Yes Changes Everything!
We’re going to worry. It’s just part of being alive and involved in life — in a relationship, career, house, body, family — there’s a lot to worry about. But what if we thought about it this way:
It’s not worth worrying about things we can change because we can take action to change them. We can do things to influence them to move in the direction we want them to go. So instead of worrying, we can simply take action and know that we’re doing everything we can to move these things in a good direction.
The first Blossie @work! book…coming in February 2021!
Questions shape our thoughts and actions because our brains immediately begin to think of answers to any question we’re asked.
With this kind of power, we need to be exquisitely careful about the questions we ask. When these questions are negative and uninspiring…
- “Why does this always have to happen?”
- “Why is business so heartless?”
- “Why can’t they just leave well enough alone?”
- “Can’t they just stop demanding so much from me?”
- “Why doesn’t he just do it himself?”
…our minds are on the lookout for answers: “You know why this always happens? Because no one really cares” or “Because business is always just about the money.”
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”
— Mary Anne Radmacher, Artist
We think of courage as something we have or don’t have. “I just don’t have the courage” or “I’m just not brave” or “[He/she/they] are just braver than I am.”
Coming Soon! The very first Blossie@work book!
“Hey, I’m not totally perfect,” my friend Gia likes to say. “I’ve got this little chip in my tooth right here.”
LOL, but seriously, aren’t we all a little like this: always pushing ourselves, expecting perfection? And when we don’t get it (it’s easy to find a tiny “chip” in even our greatest victories), we’re so busy stressing over the small imperfection that we forget to celebrate the success.
Or we think that ignoring our successes and sprinting ahead to the next challenge makes us more “serious” about our goals.
Or we’re too worried about losing our edge to stop and give ourselves a well-deserved pat on the back.