Failure has three different definitions according to Google:
lack of success
omission of expected or required action
the action or state of not functioning
At this moment, I feel like there is a lack of success in two new business ventures I launched since March.
For me, the reason I choose to ask myself difficult questions is that I want to grow. I want to keep moving forward in my life and in my business. To paraphrase Jim Rohn, if you're not growing, you're dying. Nothing in life ever stays still. And it's up to us to decide which direction we are going.
The beach my territory. I never wanted to be a part of the 5 am club, yet I now set an alarm to wake up at 4 am to get to the beach for sunrise. Risking deer on the road. Alone at the beach. Wild animals surrounding me. Breathing in clear sea air and taking photos of the rising sun. This is where I would be even as the last person on earth. This is where my creativity is found.
Our days are outlined by the sun rising and setting. During the summer, the days can be more than 16 hours long, depending on where you live. It can be tempting to make the most of every hour and not waste a moment. How do we strike a balance between being productive and enjoying life? Do you feel like you're wasting time when you're not working?
Lately I've been working a new project (yup, even though I just launched a new website!) and I find myself scrolling aimlessly on social media more...
How does practicing daily gratitude change our attitude? This is something I have been experimenting with in my own life for over a decade. You may think that because I choose to write about gratitude often that it's easy for me to maintain a positive attitude. The truth is, it's not always sunshine and roses.
Time is such a special gift. Yet many of us go through life acting as though we have an endless supply. Every day I wake up and say thank you for the gift of another day. Tomorrow is not promised. Trust me, when you've survived a life threatening illness as I have, those words ring true.
"Photography is a really important gratitude practice for me. Sometimes when I’m struggling, I’ll just grab my camera and go outside. I’ll put a macro lens on or something and I’ll lay in my front yard and take a picture of blades of grass or flowers or, and then I love editing those, sharing those. Just really simple stuff, the things that I walk by every day and don’t notice." - Bréne Brown