This is another Periscope accompanied post. . .In this post I discuss three consistent mistakes I finally stopped making.
Whenever you try to do anything worthwhile, mistakes are inevitable because most of the time you're entering uncharted territory and have no idea what you're doing. That's why you always hear people say "learn from your mistakes". Growth and success are by-products of mistakes and lessons learned.
My top three:
1. Inconsistency - Blogging off & on, not following up on connections made, doing "just enough".
2. Immobility- Being lazy, staying in my comfort zone, trying to force situations and procrastinating.
3. In my feelings/sparing others feelings - Not closing doors, being distracted worrying about what others are doing.
I have definitely learned from all of these mistakes but I feel with age comes wisdom and I am focused on not repeating these mistakes. I correct and adjust my own behavior as my journey continues to unfold. I'm recognizing my power, acknowledging my talent, being intentional and making solid connections.
I also wake up every day & thank God for the blessings & when I'm tempted even just a little to backslide I imagine that today could be my last day on earth & I go get stuff done! Our days are numbered, so I would encourage you to do more of what makes you happy. Don't sweat the small stuff and love those who love you!
See the me discuss here:
I did a Periscope broadcast on this topic last week but forgot to record it. . .so, I thought I'd do recap of what I discussed.
First, let's define what it means to be "authentic".
au·then·tic (ôˈTHen(t)ik) | adjective
In other words, original. I think it is hard to be authentic with respect to your work simply because the world has been around for so long and there have been so many brilliant minds that have come before us. It's very rare that something can claim to be truly original. Not to mention, in the current environment (access to everything and everyone) it's hard to truly be authentic with all the great examples to emulate. We're all sharing and recycling the same blueprints for success.
Therefore I think authenticity has to come from the individual and your approach to your work and interactions with others. But being authentic goes far beyond "keeping it real", there is a way to bring honesty to your experiences without being callous or alienating folks.
1. Stop following the crowd. This one is hard but sometimes you've got to stop looking at what other people are doing, so you can discover what YOU like to do and what YOU bring to the table.
2. Stop acting like you have it all together. Be transparent & allow yourself to be vulnerable.
3. Become self aware. Embrace your flaws and work on things that will make your better.
The goal is to allow the real you a chance to shine.
I did a Periscope broadcast last week and decided to repost it here on the blog. In this broadcast I discuss quitting your job to become a stay at home parent, entrepreneur or freelancer. I will cover things you need to DO and things you need to KNOW before you quit your day job!
Take a look and let me know your thoughts in the comments:
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