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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Making Things Happen

A box of tissues was tossed in the center of a circle full of about thirty business owners, wives, fianc├ęs, mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. We were all there with an idea of what we wanted to achieve during that full-day Making Things Happen intensive---well at least I know I did--- but when we left that evening we were all pleasantly surprised by what we had actually achieved.

I wanted branch away from the normal seminars and conferences I usually attend each year to give me a jolt in business. So, I looked for a woman; who was successfully running multiple businesses and a home---and I found Lara Casey and her two great friends Emily and Gina--- and because of them I got exactly what I needed.

If I come across as a know it all, it’s because usually I think I know it all. Well, I don’t really think I know it all, but when it comes to my businesses and my main interests I research, I study, and I immerse myself in as much information as possible, so I think I know a whole lot.

 The MTH Intensive not only made it clear to me that there is so much more that I need to know about being a successful business owner (which is why I attended), it also became clear that attending seminars, conferences, or intensives that also focuses on being successful, wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends, would make me a successful business person. Period.

In my practice, I teach whole-life success. I know for sure--- that in order to be great at anything, you must be at least good at everything that is important to you. However, most of the time, I would compartmentalize everything and give the roles of business owner, wife, and parent their own little tidy space in my life to keep them separate and not always equal. I would take off one hat to put on another. Honestly, all of those wardrobe changes were making me exhausted! 

The MTH intensive made me realize that it was time to get rid of those hats, and to embrace each area of my life so that every area can feel supported. I wanted to give my business a jolt, but I actually got a swift jolt in my whole life.

Here are a couple of key points I have added to my approach to whole-life success: 

Strive for progress not perfection. When you are responsible for a business, a family, and yourself, perfection can become your biggest distraction. I thought if I couldn’t get something perfect then I shouldn’t do anything at all. At the end of each day I would be left right where I started. I am not always perfect, but I am a work in progress.

Life is too short not to enjoy every moment. By compartmentalizing each area of my life, I was limiting my joyful moments. While working I was thinking about what I had to do with the kids. When with the kids I was thinking about what I had to do at work. I have the pleasure of working from home, so nothing stands in the way of going to give a quick kiss to my kids when a thought of them pops in my head. Embracing those moments instead of thinking about embracing those moments, clears up space in my head so that I can work more effectively.

I strongly recommend that you find out more about Lara Casey, Emily Ley, and Gina Zeidler

To Blog...Nakeia

1 comment:

  1. great recap Nakeia! I'm glad I got to meet you!!

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