January 2014

Most of the admin you think you absolutely "have to do" isn't actually what you have to do at all.

You don't have to check your email on your phone 24/7. You don't have to update your Facebook status. You don't have to tweet your every move. You don't have to get drunk at every happy hour, or own an IPhone, or try and make small talk with someone you don't even like. You don't have to be a billionaire, you don't have to love meditating and you don't have to do a 5-day juice cleanse. YOU DON'T!

And you know what else? All of the things you really do want to do but look for every excuse under the sun not to do it is exactly what you damn well should be doing, right now!

If you want to climb a mountain, climb a mountain!. Start going to gym, get your butt off your couch, join a hiking group. You don't have to sprint to the end and you don't have to be the fastest and you don't have to be the fittest or care what other people are going to think because none of that matters, just start putting one foot in front of the other.

If you want to make a change in your life, make it happen. You are the CEO of your own life. Just do one small thing after another to move you in the direction you want to go. It doesn't matter how slow you're moving as long as you're moving and taking small steps in the right direction. Part of forward progress means pausing sometimes and getting off track sometimes and wandering around in circles and taking ten steps back because that's what real change in real life looks like.

The bottom line is to always stay true to you and never doubt yourself!

Do you feel like there is always that inner voice trying to hold you back? We all have a billion thousand excuses for why we're not doing everything we want to be doing. But, at the heart of it, do you know what's really holding you back? The fear of starting. So just start. Do something. Do anything. The only way to get what you want is to start and then to keep going and to try things and see what works and when something works, keep doing it, and when something doesn't work, just stop.

Just stop!

If you're unhappy with your relationships, fix them or get out of them. If you want to change careers, change it. If there is anyone in your life that's dragging you down, dump them. If you want to be a red head, play the violin and drink green tea, then dye your hair and sign up for a violin lesson and start sipping green tea. You don't need permission!

Who cares if you feel you're not doing it "right"? There's no one right way to do anything because there are lots of ways to do everything and it's time to step back and recognize what you do because you think you "should" and what you do because you've been doing it and then realize that just because you've been doing something one way for a very long time doesn't mean you need to keep doing it that way for even another minute.

Listen, I spent the last three years de cluttering my life from negative business partners, negative energy and anyone or anything that was not authentic. I'm not saying it's easy but if you stick to your guns, IT WILL BE SO WORTH IT!

So when I tell you that you can do absolutely whatever you want no matter where you're starting from or how many things are standing in your way, I mean it!