Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.Charles Kettering
My first day back in the classroom after the Winter Break was pretty cool.
Several of the students made me feel really good when they asked how my break was and stated that they missed me over the past two weeks. That’s pretty special considering I was competing for their attention with Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The cool thing is – I felt the same about them.
This past weekend, I attended Uniting the Women in Our Valley, hosted by A. Margot Brisky founder of DiscoverHer Worldwide and ELDA (Entrepreneurial Lifestyle Development Analysis). The discussion was very relevant and engaging. My biggest takeaway (Truth) is that I have a difficult time pricing my products and services and is relative to my perceived personal value.
If I am always concerned about the client who can’t afford my services, I negate the time I took to prepare materials and show up for that client. I am selling myself short and did not even realize it. Remember, my personal core values have a great deal to do with how I relate to the finance portion of the Life Balance Wheel.
One of the reasons I chose to do the #MyTruth365 campaign was to be more consistent in ‘showing up‘ which equates to being more intentional and accountable for my day-to-day actions. In seven days, I have experienced bliss when it comes to managing my projects and adhering to a reasonable structure. That is saying a lot for someone who values freedom and independence. I use to hate structure!
Now, I believe the only way to truly not only survive but thrive, is by planning for and expecting survival. Walking intentionally far outweighs reactionary living. I’m speaking from experience. When you are intentional about every life detail – you are the driver and not the passenger.
My meals are prepared for the coming week, wardrobe decided right down to matching earrings, and the car is gassed up and ready to GO. Sounds simple? Well, I’m a mess when I don’t know what I’m going to eat for lunch or dinner; delayed in the mornings getting ready for work because I’m trying to decide what to wear. Oh! The very mornings I am running late are the low on gas days.
- Who or what is driving you?
- How intentional are you?
- Are you proactive or reactive in your life?
- How does your personal core values relate to your response to the previous question?