Archive for July 2015

Think Differently About Work

Work. Monday through Friday. Getting up in the morning. Heading to a state of mind that wants to hurriedly get through the day’s tasks. Paying attention to the clock, constantly. Five o’clock strikes. Finally we can start the day we actually want to live.

That’s balancing work and life.

As this is a typical mindset for a lot of us, stepping back and thinking about the picture that was just painted is disgraceful. What’s essential to understand is that the work you do—whether you find joy in it or not—is your life.

Growth Mindset

Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things in a new way… — Carol S. Dweck

The voice that leads your inner dialogue serves as the compass in how you live your life. The mindset in which you see the world around you holds the keys to personal transformation. You either see it as fixed or you see it as an opportunity to evolve, to thrive in uncertainty.

The Art of Work

Living an intentional life shifts the lens in which you see the world, your world. You get to a place of letting go. You trust the process in knowing that somehow, when looking back, the dots will align.

The failures, the struggles and the hardships you find yourself in are all part of your story. Traveling a journey of intentional self growth you come to accept that there will be dark times while also knowing that the light shines brighter on the other side.

It’s up to you, however, to let your life speak. It’s up to you to listen, to lean into your fears that cast over you. To find the courage in pushing through them.

A Letter to My Daughter

Dear Sweet Pea,

It’s still so surreal that a month ago we welcomed you into this world, becoming part of our family, now of four. The day you were born I couldn’t have been more proud of your mother, for the hard work she did ensuring you were healthy and safe. She’s a special one, you’ll see.

Your brother was so proud, he truly felt like a big brother. When he saw you for the first time he immediately fell in love, I can’t blame him.