“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
― Joseph Campbell
We are halfway through the year now and as women in business for ourselves, its time for us to take inventory of what we are up to in our work in the world. For me, 2017 has been a pretty marvelous year. It's the first year where I decided to allow myself to not constantly hustle & actually allow myself to take time off. Not just take time off for vacations or traveling but to truly take time off to enjoy long lunches with friends, spend quality time with family and connect with the things that I am truly passionate about in life.
I find that when I am fully immersed in the things that light me up, I get to walk right into inspired ideas and projects that end up successful. Who knew that by taking more time for our burning desires would enhance the way we do our work in the world. It's also helped me learn to let go of things with much more ease. As entrepreneurs, its important that we constantly course correct and let go of a project even if it isn't working out the way you ideally want it to.
I pressured myself to thinking I had to get another issue of ISTA Magazine out the beginning of July to celebrate the 1 year mark. I really felt I had to stay consistent because of how many people have asked for the next issue. However, my work plate has been full, I didn't have a clear direction for the issue and I didn't want to push out anything that wasn't intentionally inspired. I prayed about it and let it go, fully knowing that at the right time it would feel easy and just flow. Other opportunities came into my lap and I was so glad to have not pressured myself into overwhelm and work too hard on any one thing this Summer. For the very first Summer in a long, long time I have some balance and fully been in bliss. Now, as we come up on the end of July, I've been enjoying the inspiring content that has come to me for the next issue and the whole process is going to be fun, inspiring and lighting me up. Who doesn't want to enjoy work in that way? This is what being an empowered feminine entrepreneur is all about, trusting in your intuition, pushing forward with whats working out and letting go of what isn't currently serving you.
It's much like how we should be with our homes. . .
I've spent so much time studying the art of living at home. Including studying my clients for Decor Therapy, Feng Shui, etc. For years, I was really wanting to connect with my readers in a more intimate way and my workshops ( here and here ) have been EXACTLY what was needed for me to stay truly connected.
My book, Blissful Living, has been the absolute BEST experience I have ever had. It gave me the opportunity to share my passion & purpose in this world. Watching the way you guys enjoy it, style it and design your beautiful lives, literally gives me so much joy! Which also led me to create the Blissful Living Lounge facebook group, an open community where you all can connect with each other too.
The whole thing has truly filled me up with so much passion for my work that I can't wait to finish book #2. It's going to be so much more personal and so much more filled with purpose.
It is beyond an honor to be creating things that inspire you, designing the career I used to dream of and connecting with people around the world who are my people. What all of this has truly taught me is that the world is full of possibilities. We literally can create anything we want. It's really about connecting to your true desires, not the things you think you should be doing, or others want you to do. Swami Vivekananda says "Take up one idea, make that one idea your life...think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. This is the way to success!"
At times it can be hard to figure out what that idea is for you. What is it that you truly desire to experience in this world? What does your dream life look like? I remember when I couldn't really answer that question with true authenticity. It takes some work to get down to the truth of what you are meant to do in this world and live a life beyond what you could ever dream or imagine.
That's why, next Monday. . .I am hosting a LIVE call, to help guide you to figure out what it is you truly need to do, to create the live you dream of living. It is truly possible for you to be living the life you dream of. If this resonates with you sign up for the call here.
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