Rachel and Dave Hollis and their company at Hollis Co, have been super aware of and on top of “finding your joy” and making “joy lists” and I am ALL about that. Obviously. And I think that right now, it is more important than ever, for ALL of us to jump in on that bandwagon and be on a constant quest to find joy.
During this uncertain time in our lives, it has been a difficult time to move forward. For me, it’s almost like we are all in this weird limbo of standstill. We are moving forward, but not really. Many of our decisions and next steps are going to be based on how this virus evolves and reacts, but none of us know what that will look like or how long it will be. We are in very unchartered waters, with no real idea of where north is or where our oars are.
All of the uncertainty has people and companies less eager to buy or try something new. You don’t want to plan too far ahead, because you don’t know when things are going to happen or how things will change. Resulting in feeling stuck, or on pause until further notice.
For many us, me especially, this can be pretty difficult. How can we continue to move the needle forward in business, or keep working towards that goal, sale, whatever, if we don’t even know what next week will look like?
As soon as I felt listless and a little lost, I knew I had to find some kind of solution so I could keep moving forward. At that time, I had these recurring thoughts of:
“How can I continue to add value today?”
“How can I continue to make a difference and move forward?”
“How can I show up for my team, my managers, and my candidates at this time?”
I believe that we can continue to move forward, to trudge through this fog of unknown by slowing down for a minute, calming down, and then focusing on how we can add value to our customers, clients, colleagues, friends, and communities in these times of need.
I truly believe that having a healthy body and mind are fundamental pillars to success.
When I personally look back on my life and look at the times that I have had a lot of success, I felt really energized, and just overall good and happy, have all been times when I was focused on my mental and physical health.
This is why today and every day I make it my priority to put my health above all else. This is why I move my body every day, cook myself healthy meals, meditate, and practice yoga. I do it all because I know that repeating those consistent actions is what will keep me on the path to success.
With all of our recent changes in our current environment, many of us have been told that we are going to be working from home “until further notice”.
At first, this can sound super exciting and I am SURE some of you thought, “super long snow day! Helllll yyeeaaaa! I get to stay in my pajamas all day, roll out of bed and open my laptop. This.will.be.great!!” Until it’s not.
You HAD to know that a reflective and emotional blog was coming your way as soon as you found out I was going for my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. I love learning and trying new things and then talking about them. It’s partially why I even started this blog. So, of course, I was going to share this experience with you. =]
My sister and I just went on a yoga retreat in Puerto Rico and had an amazing time. We met really cool new people, we tried new things (like surfing!), experienced a new place, and did lots and lots of yoga. It was epic.
At the beginning of the retreat, our teachers said that their theme of the week was this idea of “Karma”. At first, I thought that was a funny theme because my understanding of karma was you get what you deserve. You did something bad so now something bad has to happen to you. Not very yoga-like but thankfully, I was very wrong.
They explained to us that there is a big misconception around the meaning of karma. In Buddhism, karma is an energy created by willful action, through thoughts words and deeds.
This blog was meant to go out for Valentine’s Day, which is over a week ago now, but I still liked the content so I am going with the, “better late than never!” mindset. 😉
Since Valentine’s Day is all about love and my love’s (Dan) birthday was February 13th I wanted to talk about relationships.
As a disclaimer, Dan and my relationship is nowhere near perfect. We bicker when we are tired or overwhelmed, but for the most part, we get along really well. And most importantly we have a deep love, respect, and appreciation for one another. We haven’t always been here, but we get a little better every day.
I recently had someone reach out to me asking what to do when starting out a job search when you want to make a career change. I instantly responded and said there was way too much for a DM, and that I would write a whole blog about it for her. Michelle, this one’s for you!
I am just coming back from the RISE Conference and I am on FIRE and ready to take on the world. I feel like this after I come home from any conference I go to.
When I came back I had so much energy and excitement that I could actually sense that the people around me were like “what the ….” But that’s just what conferences do.
Conferences arm you with information and tools that help motivate you and help you improve any aspect of your life.