How's it going so far?
The words I chose for myself to keep me on the straight an narrow in 2015 are Discipline, Practice and Lightness of Being. I can honestly say that I've managed to stay on track (the year is young!). Except for the blogging part, that is! (More about that in a bit).
So, I've been keen on listening to my biz coach, Demi Karpouzos... she's awesome! I'm thrilled about growing my mentoring business. The future looks bright with a free online interview project I'm creating (stay tuned for more info on that front). I've also been invited to be interviewed, which is just as exciting! Woot!
Also, by the time February is over, Kevin and I will have earned equal to our entire 2014 B&B season... yeah, we've been busy. HOPPING, actually. It's only our 3rd season, but something went BAM! All the work we've done, every step, even the steps that weren't so obvious... those steps that can easily slide under the radar... have brought us to this point of success. Of course, there's always room to grow and improve – we strive for that – but building a life or business comes with a positive attitude and some good old rolling-up-your-sleeves activation. You just gotta do it, y'know? Many people thought we were nuts... who the heck opens a B&B in the middle of 'nowhere' in a country where they don't speak the language, without any previous experience in the hospitality industry? Sure, there are obstacles... so solve them! Sure, it's not always easy... uh huh, and? Sure, you have to learn new things... so learn 'em. Following your tug doesn't mean it just all lands in your lap without effort. In fact, often it's the complete opposite... following your tug takes courage, takes fortitude, takes focus, takes a take-no-prisoners determination.... it's YOUR tug... who else is going to protect it and make it happen?
Running our B&B business is very gratifying... it allows me to provide a little piece of paradise to those seeking some much needed respite from their hectic lives. It feels great to live an authentic life and to share it with others. But it's a team effort... Kevin and I do that business together. Although the B&B business is completely separate from my mentoring business, they were born from the same desire... to help people... to bring them a little mind, heart, and soul sanctuary.
MY own individual tug is to help women who are on the cusp of change. They are being poked, prodded and tugged by their inner voice yet feel paralyzed to follow through because the unknown freaks them out... leaving them feeling perpetually stuck. I'm naturally good at guiding them through their muck. BUT (here's the kicker)... since taking the leap to turn this gift into a business, I've been censoring... afraid that my own brand of blog rambling isn't going to be embraced as 'professional'. My own self-imposed suppression, being careful not to offend, wanting to please everyone has created a 'meh' feeling. And it's completely my fault. I'm the Tug Whisperer for goodness sake... I believe in this stuff with all my heart and soul... yet I've stopped dead in my tracks for fear of what my clients might think!
How ridiculous is that? Playing small is just that... being less of who I am. And how is that serving anyone?
Follow YOUR tug, people!! And If you need help navigating through it, feel free to connect with me to set up a free 15-minute Skype chat. I'm here to support you! We can't always do it alone.