VIDEO COACHING WITH MARIANNE AND OTHER MENTORS!
Have you figured out your Journey... yet?
CHOOSING YOUR FRIENDS... KICK THE SHARKS OUT OF YOUR POOL!
ARE YOU TOO BUSY TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS?!
YEAH... I THOUGHT THE SAME THING
The thing that gets me about this is that I was able to help someone else build their dream every day and yet I could not find even a minute to follow my dream. What was that? I found that the people I was working for had their dream of being a VP or some title in a company. I was looking for the same thing... moving up the corporate ladder, because one I got there everything would be better. Not so true.
I also found that the people at the top were not as nice as the people at the bottom. I also found that people were not as smart as I thought they would be. My one boss told me... "the only reason you have this job is to make me look good." I did and he got raises and promotions and told me that the company did not support his recommendations to promote me. He left one day and I followed up expecting to find out why his recommendations were not supported by the company only to find out they had never received recommendations from him about a promotion for me. I was immediately promoted into his previous postion. I remember one day when the president of the company stuck his head into my office and said, "Steve (a made up name to protect the rude) did not make this department, you did!" and he walked away. Do you ever feel like what you are doing is making someone else look good?
So, I ask why are we too busy building some one else's dreams and no our own. Perhaps we don't know what our dream is. In that case we need to figure that out. In other cases we are scared and we have never taken a risk in our life. Is YOUR dream worth taking a risk, is your dream worth doing something about it? Are you really too busy or are you filling up your day helping someone else reach their dream because they decided to take the risk, they decided to step out of their comfort zone and do something about it.
Someone once said to me, "You can make money, or make excuses, but you can not do both." Are you making excuses? I was doing it and I didn't ever realize it because everyone around me was doing the same thing and we were all in the same dead end.
I LOVE MY JOB... NO REALLY I DO!
I THOUGHT I LOVED OWNING MY BUSINESS...
I always wanted to own my own business, ever since I was a kid I was an entrepreneur (I sill have to look up how to spell it) and my mom supported me. I would literally do one person plays, charge for the play and run the concession stad during intermission. I should have recognized the trend... I owned the business and wore all the hats.
I eventually got the opportunity to run my own business. First let me say, being a manager is a lot like running your own day care. Can any of you relate? I became burnt out after about 15 years.
You know me I am all about writing down stuff and when the "burn out" came it only seemed natural that I start writing things down. I listed everything that I did in a day and the emotion that went along with it. I about cried when I got done. There were so many things I actually did not LOVE about what I was doing I was shocked. Seriously it took me a few days of writing stuff down and most of what I was doing was making me sick to my stomach. The strange thing was that I had never really noticed it before because I never paid attention.
My message to you is pay attention! Some of you may find out you lover your job more than you thought, but others may find out just the oposite.
I LOVE MY JOB AND I JUMP FOR JOY!