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    4 Hard Things You Should Do Anyway


    Hard things still need to get done*.  

    There are character building, life changing, do it so you can move forward and love your life more things that are hard to do, but necessary.

    It's time. You've avoided them long enough. 

    Make the decision.  Decision making can be hard. Am I right? Will this work? Will they be mad at me? …and a bunch of other nagging questions stand in the way. The thing is: you need to make the decision or it will be made for you. Life goes on, whether you decide to participate or not. Start by making decisions that support what matters to you the most.

    Let go. I read this phrase somewhere; let go or get dragged.  When you think about it, that is exactly what it feels like to hold on to something (or someone) that isn’t working for you. You get hurt. You lose control. You are at the mercy of whatever it is you’re holding on to. Let go and get free. Experience better. Let go of what’s holding you back.

    Ask for help. You don’t know what you don’t know. You can do it all, but not at the same time. Everybody needs somebody. And that’s okay. What is not okay, is to be in need of help but too afraid and too prideful to ask for it. Get what you need. There is safety in wise counsel.

    Keep going. It’s hard to keep going when you’re worn out and discouraged, you’re fearful, you feel alone, or when things aren’t going as planned and you can’t see the way. It is especially hard to keep going when you’re sick and tired. But if you’re heart is in it, you feel it in your soul, you know you were made for it, and you can’t imagine life any other way… just keep going. You’ll get there if you don’t give up.


    *So go do the hard stuff. You'll love your life more when you do.


    Until next time, Love...

    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."


    Find Your Muse (For You and For Them.) 

    I try hard not to mess up.  I know I have little eyes on me at all times.

    I set the bar, but one day they’ll come behind me and raise it.

    I’ve created a blueprint, but one day they’ll design a life of their own.

    I tell the story of how I got out of the hood, survived my struggles, and figured out a way to do what I love

    One day, they’ll have stories to tell.

    They are my muse… I know they are counting on me.


    Someone else is counting on you to succeed.

    Someone, somewhere wants you to:

    Overcome the mistake.

    Take the next step.

    Start the business.

    Marry the love of your life.

    Survive the trauma.

    Send the email.

    Write the book.

    Give the speech.

    Take the job.

    Say no, already.

    Say yes, already.

    Do what you love.

    Be who you are.

    Ask for what you want.

    Get it done.

    Make it happen.

    Finish strong.


    …because when you win, it gives them the courage to believe that they can.


    I know that’s a lot of pressure. But, it’s also a lot of hope.


    You can handle it.

    Find your muse. Go. Win (for you and for them.)



    Until next time, Love...

    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."


    3 Things I Will NOT Do This Year


    Fresh into a new year, I am super pumped about the possibilities.

    I am still in the process of setting goals, planning the first quarter, and closing out some lingering tasks from last year, but I am ready to dive into all things new.

    I am not exactly sure of everything I want to do in the months ahead, but I am certain of a few things I do not want to do, for sure… like:

    Worry.  I do way too much worrying about stuff I can do nothing about. So I’m through with it. Worrying most often occurs when I am obsessing over the future. Staying present is a good weapon against worry. Face what you can’t change. Fix what you can. Leave everything else up to God.

    People watch (and compare.) Although people watching is a cute little thing to do with a friend at the mall, watching other people live their lives, instead of living the one I have been blessed with, can be detrimental. I love seeing other people grow, succeed, and live fully. But, it’s hard to watch what they are doing and efficiently do things of my own, especially if I fall into comparison. Unless we are looking for inspiration or seeking a valuable lesson, we should be tending to our own business.

    Settle. You already know where I am going with this one. Settling is for suckers. I was a sucker for far too long to return to that place of less-than again. I won’t do it. And you shouldn’t either. What you want, you deserve. Who you are, you should be. What you want, you should get. Period.


    I’m sure I’ll add to my list of what’s not happening in my life this year. When I do, I’ll give you an update (if it’s not too personal.)

    What about you? What do you NOT want to do in this year? Let me know.



    Until next time, Love...

    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."