Today, my solo cup is filled with a Dash.
My sister attended a memorial service last week and told me that the minister gave her a renewed perspective on life. She said that he talked about the "dash" on a tombstone. The one in between your birthdate and the date you passed on. That "dash" represents your life. It is the significance you wish to leave behind, the things you want to accomplish, the choices you make, the people you love, and so on. Think about what you want your "dash" to include and do it! It's not too late to make a change today. You have until...others are looking at your "dash" with a date after it. And none of us know when that will be.
I've been thinking about how I can keep this at the forefront of my mind each day as an inspiration to do what I want and be who I am. Came up with simply writing my name and birthdate on a piece of paper, and putting a "dash" after it. Make your "dash" count for YOU!
Today, my solo cup is filled with Treading Water.
The good news is that my head is above the water, the not so good news is that I am stuck in the same spot. Some, like the Navy SEALS perhaps, might say this is a true testament of endurance and strength, while others would say, "swim or get out of the pool." Of course I am not holding a concrete block or being pulled under by a hardcore instructor; regardless, I conclude that both are an important part of being successful as a solopreneur. The stationary position has given me a better perspective on creating and tweaking processes with my existing clients, and the awareness of my lack of directional movement has allowed me to re-prioritize new business development. Ironically, this reminds me of a Jillian Michaels quote, "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!"
Either way you look at it, both require perseverance and that is where I am today.
Today, my solo cup is filled with Introspection.
That's right, I am examining my own mental and emotional processes and making it a part of my job description. The way that we process information has a big part of how we plan and execute our goals. I believe it to be very important to dedicate blocks of time to look inward and try and make sense of what is going on in my head. So many outside distractions and worries interfere with my focus, and in turn, communication. I am formalizing a plan to take control of my thoughts as a judge would in his/her courtroom. I've declared that at times I will have to overrule, discontinue and motion to dismiss - to move forward. And, other times I will have to bang my (figurative) gavel and demand order in my head.
And so I say right now and with you as my witness, "Order, Order in my Head!"
Today, my solo cup is filled with All Play, No Work.
We are taking some time off to enjoy the 4th of July weekend with some friends in North Carolina. Wishing you a great one filled with beer, hotdogs and lots of spectacular fireworks. Enjoy!
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