This past Friday night I had the opportunity to meet and spend the evening with Sophia Amoruso, Founder of Nasty Gal and Author of New York Times Best Selling Book #GIRLBOSS.
I’ve been reflecting all weekend about life, business and leadership and I wanted to share with you what I got from my time on Friday night and in my weekend of reflection.
WHY? because I am committed to YOU reaching your dreams.
We are all on a journey. I too have had to—and continue to—walk a path as a leader.
I have lived through pain, confusion, heartache along with unknown, uncertainty, overwhelm and fear.
Then, one day I made a decision to live within a new set of commitments.
These new commitments include being the human being and leader I know I am and am meant to be for myself, my family, my community, my team, my clients and the world. This has allowed me to soar in my life and make a difference in the world.
It does not mean I don’t feel pain, confusion, heartache, unknown, uncertainty, overwhelm or fear.
It means I have a new way of relating to them; I consciously CHOOSE to take a new course or pathway and KEEP MOVING FORWARD anyways.
Always easy? No.
- A regular mindset practice
- A success foundation built of disciplined rituals + habits
- Sleep, nutrition and movement
- Tons of self-care and me time
- Listening to my body
- Honoring my values + desires
- Large quantity of time with my family and friends
- Traveling and dedicated TIME OFF
- Space in my day to breathe
- Space in my day to create
- A world class team
- A crystal clear vision backed up by powerhouse goals
- A strategic plan
- Weekends and evenings to myself (READ: strict boundaries)
What does choosing your life mean for you?
What are your commitments?
This is for you to define.
I was reminded again this weekend, as I sat with a woman who has built a brand phenom, written a New York Times bestseller and grown a company grossing over 30 Million all by the age of 31, that what really matters is not necessarily fame, or the earth shaking numbers….or even all the global reach…(these might be your goals by the way and if they are AMAZING, and if they aren’t ALSO AMAZING!).
What really matters is how YOU want to lead in the world, what YOU want your impact to be, and what life YOU desire to live.
We all define our success differently. We all have unique and powerful visions for ourselves as leaders.
Here is the truth:
Leadership is a lifestyle not just a role you play in business.
It’s who you are being,
how you show up,
how your work and life are integrated,
the choices and decisions you make, and the actions you take.
ALL of this and these ways of being have the ability to move you towards that big, bold dynamic vision of yours!
OR if you aren’t 100% all-in and committed, or if you are in transition experiencing fear, overwhelm or doubt...you may be pulling yourself further away from that vision...accidently or intentionally.
Here is what I know:
You have courage and tenacity within you. You are here for a reason.
You can create anything you want.
Whether that’s saying yes to your next chapter, your 30 Million dollar business, booking your business solid, starting that creative project you’ve put off, writing your first book, completing your first Ironman, marrying your dream partner, having a baby or traveling the world this year.
It all starts with you. You must lead yourself first. Without you, your health, your integrity, your sanity, your clarity, your presence….your business and your impact don’t exist.
In fact...your life isn’t complete.
I’m committed to supporting you in your dreams and building your legacy.
The world is ready for new leaders to emerge; the world is ready for YOU.
I’m honored to be here and support you on your journey.
P.S. I only have a few 1:1 spots remaining for 2015. So if you're considering working with me this year, let’s have a conversation