Hey all…. OMG we’re in the final countdown! Only ONE MORE Monday (after this one) left in 2014. I know I’ve said this before but man, 2015 is closing in fast.
The end of the year is always a great time for reflection and this one is no different. So last night, as I was cleaning closets and toilets (okay, the toilet part is a lie) I thought back over the past year.
Want to hear the truth? I was thinking about how rough it has been, not the entire year but definitely the last half, which stands in stark contrast to how 2014 started off.
At the beginning of 2014, I was firing on all cylinders; Exhale was wrapped for the year and, though the travel was a lot to take, Sweet Retreats was going well. I was picking up a lot of campaigns and doing quite a bit of TV, all related to Good Enough Mother. And to top it all off, I had expanded; I was making enough money to have wonderful managing editor and a great blog coordinator and the three of us worked to make GEM run like a well-oiled machine.
All was good.
Then Live Well Network announced it was shutting down and with it, my steady stream of income.
And then fear set it.
I hate fear. I really do. It robs us of the present and keeps us from learning important lessons.
The logical, rational side of me knows that; the emotional side still gives it space in my head.
So when that old devil started to creep in, I closed my laptop and went to bed.
Because I have found one of the things that feeds fear is fatigue, something that is easily taken care of.
So for today’s Monday Morning Motivation the 3 things you need to do when fear creeps in!
In other words, don't give up. A friend sent me a text last night. I'll bet she doesn't even know how important it was. But basically she said this: "This is the point where the weak jump ship. It's always that way.... right before their shit happens. That's where you are now. Except you are not weak. Hang on; it's coming." She's right you know. About all of it. This is the point where people give up. Money is tight, not enough sleep and problems are plentiful. It would be so much easier (so we think) to give up. And then what? One of the things I always tell people is that life is long; if I give up now, what do I do? Curl up in a ball in the corner until I die? Of course not. I keep going, like my friend said because while I don't know where success is or when it's coming, I do know that the only way I fail is if I quit. I'm not doing that. So as 2014 winds down, I will acknowledge my fatigue and remedy that, which will remind me to make sure I do the other the other things too. Can you relate? And what do you do when fear sets in?