Small note on the blog coming back…basically this summer, I feel into a slump I swear I wouldn’t go into again (which I’ll blog on more next week actually! ha!) I’ll explain the whole “investing in mentors” side of things in the next blog post, but mainly I just wanted to say I MISS you guys! I love social media like gold, but I cannot replace the writing and sharing my heart here. I will not, ever, have an editorial calendar here. They do not work for me, I promise you I have tried! However, I’ll be popping in probably 2-4 times a month, maybe a little more or little less depending on travel, etc. I hope you’ll stick around love, it’s great to have you here in this little community!So, I do a lot of things, as you may know. I technically run many businesses, although I’d like to think more of them just as “many arms and feet” within 1 big business that is my LIFE!
That’s why in the branding class (link) I talk about branding YOU – so you can shine with whatever gifts and skills you’d like to use in this seasony you’re currently in!
Any who…I was having a really tough morning, I got some great things done in my publishing company, but I was having a hard time switching over to AG.com mode. I felt flat and stuck. Like maybe I should quit doing the creative publishing side of things in my business. Maybe I should just quit pretty much everything ANYWAY! Wahh…
Nope. Not so fast, dramatic me!
So in an attempt to end the drama in my brain (thank enemy, you can go back to hell now with your ugly mind games! lol) I seriously took a time out, made coffee and prayed for a good long while, I literally lost track of time with it, right in the middle of my office floor!
I really, strongly felt God say to me, after I was done whining that is, “Remember your WHY’s here. And with each ‘limb’ of your businesses. Always.”
And with that, all the crap washed away and I got it. I prayerfully keep “limbs” and also prune when needed, but even if I get overwhelmed, God has given them to me for a reason, and I need to remember they’re not here, nor to be maintained by MY strength, or they WILL fail.
AND most importantly, I need to remember, with each thing there are thousands (if not more!) people on the other side of me taking ACTION on what God gives me for each “limb” I have business wise.
So I remember why I keep side businesses going in addition to my entrepreneurship education & encouragement company (Ag.com) — because it’s a way for me to use my skills, talents and gifts to see the gold all around me, to be able to give back to my family, and the world, and touch lives through even the tiniest of gifts God has given me.
Even though, I’m an “entrepreneurial leaper” (as one old “coach” I worked with told me!)
And here’s the thing love, you need to do you, you need to run the race that God has given YOU, and no one else! Your “lane” may look 180 degree’s different than mine! And that’s totally OKAY! God is so much smarter than us anyway! 😉 Just go with Him on this!
The bottom line: You have gifts, talents, skills and resources more than you can even fathom right now. There is quite literally GOLD all around you! You just need to start consistently using what you’ve got. For me, that means a few different, and potentially weird things in this season of my life. Kinda stressful, but so, so worth it in the end when I realize what a win-win-win all these random business “limbs” offer me, my students/clients and those I can touch with the extra resources I’m able to donate! And that’s seriously all worth it. Hands down.
Remember your why’s love. It’s really all it comes down to at the start and end of your days!
“When your dreams go unfulfilled because you didn’t start the work, the world won’t even know how to be heartbroken by the loss of things that would have made them better people. That’s the thing about the things you don’t do: you carry the loss.”-Hannah Brencher
Darling, lets go & DO with love and passion. With all the gold we’ve got, always remembering the win-win-win that will help us, our families, and thousands of others once we ACT (and consistently!)
with love & blessings,
ps. I wanted to do something special to celebrate the blog being back! My books are FREE on Kindle (not just Kindle Unlimited, but 100% free) until Sat the 24th.