Do you ever feel like making excuses is you secret superpower? Are you able to shoot down a creative idea with rapid-fire reasons why it will never work? I don’t know about you but, it’s a power I’d love to get rid of. I’d much rather be Idea Girl, able to fling an infinite number of ideas at the wall until something sticks. Continue reading Excuses, Excuses, Excuses… How to Stop Complaining and Start Doing
Seriously. Why do I take myself so seriously? Do you do that too?
It’s the oddest thing, because I love to laugh. I love silliness. In fact, people who are secure enough in themselves to be silly in public are some of my favorite people! And I don’t know how many times over the years I’ve said the key to my sanity is that I don’t take life too seriously. Continue reading Why So Serious?
Have you ever put off something in your life that you really wanted to do simply because you were waiting for the “right” or “perfect” time to do it?
That’s exactly what happened to me. I decided to go easy on myself and not stick to a weekly blogging schedule but, it turns out, I took it too far. I left waaay too much space for Resistance to creep in and support my procrastination with all kinds of silly “reasons” why the timing wasn’t right to jump back in just yet. And the longer I put it off, the more reasons (*cough* excuses *cough cough*) I thought of to continue putting it off. Resistance is a self-feeding monster. Continue reading Stop Waiting For The Perfect Time
Do you ever catch yourself thinking, “Who am I to do that?” I have. And that horrible voice (remember the Itty Bitty Shitty Committee?) has been more vocal lately as I get closer to self-employment. I’ve come to believe that the best way to respond to that negative thought is to turn it around and use it as a prompt to dig deep and answer that inner IBSC with all the reasons why I am someone who can do that! Continue reading Talking Back to Self-Doubt
This is basically the adult version of “What do you want to do when you grow up?” except that when we answer it as children it tends to be more pure, free of all conflicting thoughts like “but how can I possibly make money doing that?” or “what will so-and-so think of me if I do that?” When you answer it as a child your dream job is fueled by passion. Continue reading What do you want to do with your life?