How to Stay Motivated and In Love
Hello, my people! It seems forever that I’ve been out of social media. Let me explain. I’ve been on a short-term sabbatical and paused on social media as I sought out to achieve “perfection” and a well curated visual appeal. You know, what I do comes from a place of love and appreciation. It’s truly a labor of love. When it turns to just labor, I like to take some time out to hit that reset button and really focus. And, then refocus: ensuring it’s all about the love. And it keeps bringing me back to you. Thank you so much for your messages (I love them!) and for getting in touch with me. I promise to you… I’m here, and I am okay. I hope you are too.
I’ve slowed down on blogging a little as well. We see so much on the media and try so hard for perfection - that perfect image, that perfect caption, that perfect timing, that perfect mess - that we sometimes cause more harm than good to our rhythm. I took time out of social media to concentrate on personal and business goals. I focused on expanding my business, learning new skills, and training to hone my existing skills. I understand that the benefits of social media is undeniably huge for staying connected with all of you and learning from others. You can’t be ignorant to what the world has to offer through the free knowledge that is the internet. And while there is value in staying connected, I think you will find value in imperfections and in life as well. So, while there are so many reasons telling us to stay glued to social media, I want to encourage occasional unplugging. Sometimes taking a step to unplug is needed, in order to experience life in the now and understand the value of it.
If you are feeling the pressure or going down the comparison spiral (most likely coming from your own head) or need a break from playing multi-hyphenated role, focus on your craft. Social media is powerful, but it can easily suck us in if we don't learn to balance it out with exposure to what's present and real in life. It’s not always about what others seem to have or seem to be accomplishing, or even how they are living. It’s also about you, and how you live. Just as you seek to be "successful" like others, there are others who seek to be successful or "imperfect" like you. Remember that. Believe that. And allow that to humble you and give you courage. You may not be best at everything, but you can be great at some things.
Know what you are good at and get into it head first. Know how you can improve and work towards it. Go for those uncomfortably scary calls and make those asks. Look forward to rejection and the hard "No's". Move forward in your own pace. Everything on the internet seems to be stuck on fast-forward. Learn to slow down and allow yourself some room to grow in silence and live this life. Allow yourself as well as others to shine. It’s healthy not only for us but also for others. It’ll only make us stronger and confident in the long run as long as we are aware:
the no’s or the numbers... don’t define your worth, productivity, or happiness. And the love is still there... stronger than ever.
Let the "No's" push you towards those who are waiting for you to knock on their doors. And let's enjoy the summer!
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