Monday Morning Motivation:
3 Things To Learn From
Playing The Hand You’re Dealt!
Happy Monday everyone! As you read this, I am on the road somewhere between San Juan and Rincon, Puerto Rico. We’re filming a couple of episodes of Sweet Retreats here and while we are working, we are working in a place where there is sun and sand, a nice change from the snow.
(Check out my Instagram to see what we’ve been dealing with at home in New York). Needless to say, I’m happy to be out of all that, if only for a couple of days.
Before I left, I was talking with a friend, someone I worked with many years ago. She, like so many of us, has struggled to find her footing in this new economy, having a few successes here and there.
She mentioned to me that she had hoped her career would have gone another way, ultimately ending on her terms.
Don’t we all?
I told her I felt the same way; I mean don’t get me wrong, I love working on Sweet Retreats and Exhale. I don’t necessarily love being away from my family so long. I’m not in love with sprinting through airports, eating many meals alone in a hotel room or just the pace of my life, in general. I find it frustrating to try to cobble together a salary from multiple sources (multiple revenue streams means multiple bosses; who knew?!) and working all these jobs and keeping the site up, running and profitable takes its toll on me.
Like my friend, I sometimes wish things were different.
But they aren’t so I’m doing the next best thing; I’m playing the hand I’ve been dealt. Here are 3 things I’ve learned in the process: