Opportunities or obstacles
I get it
Positivity and plans, ideas and concepts
We all have them
I don’t know about you however I seriously hold my breath some (most) days and hope, pray, sweet talk and motivate myself – yes – all in the one breath.
And thats before the day even begins.
I have had quarter of a century being in the thick of big business decisions, crisis management, and strategising at high level.
I have had family circumstances that would shut down many peoples universe.
I lost a husband who passed at 57, and have had to manage myself and my children’s grief through the minefield of disgraceful behaviour from people who knew better and should be ashamed of themselves.
Yet I am here, upright, and breathing.
(With a smile on my dial I might add)
Yet all those things mean I have succeeded, I can strategise, yet what they do NOT do is GUARANTEE anything.
Not one thing.
What it means is that I may have more confidence that I will come out the other side of what life throws at me…
Yet that is only half the battle.
I don’t doubt for one second that even the most accomplished of entrepreneurs in all of their endeavours, have the same hold your breath moments.
What we – you – I – they – ALL have in common, is the HUMAN element.
You see what makes us individuals, makes us similar.
It is the humanity within us, the empath, the questioner, the confident, the brave, the shy and the clueless.
We each have our moments in each experience, where we take that breath and consider.
We consider who we are, what this might mean, to us and to others.
It hardens us, makes us warm and squishy, engages and entertains us.
You each get to choose that part.
Your crazy moment is not so crazy after all you see.
It’s the gift – yet feels so intense sometimes that we don’t do anything with it beyond trying to survive it.
As many of my mentorship students will attest, and almost anyone who has ever attended a workshop with me for that matter will recall the realisation, that we instantly go on the defensive when theres a surge of energy from within us.
We hold our breath and notice the moment.
Instantly we see it as something affecting us. And our first choice is defensive.
We miss that moment to recognise the varying degrees of experience, and the potential for opportunities that lay within it
And that is what I wish for you.
I wish that tomorrow morning, before your day truly begins,
when you take that ‘here we go’ breath to start your day
That you see the opportunity in the midst of everything that wells up from within you
I wish for you to see how incredible you are
I wish you joy
and I wish for you the best of yourself.
You deserve better
You deserve the best of you and what life can bring.
And I encourage you to embrace it.
And know that when you do
Another person will be watching and will embrace the fire within them
Be your best self