So I'm sitting here not wanting to do 'work'. I'm sure on this Monday, after day light savings time you can feel what I'm feeling. It's raining outside and we are potty training our 2 year old. I love me some outside time, so feeling this Monday even more! And as I'm sitting here (let's be clear, I ate a box of mac n'cheese first, a fresh hot cup of coffee, and a 30-min scroll sesh on social media ... did I mention I'm feeling lazy?), then it occurred to me - WHY AM I AVOIDING THIS?
So ... WHY . AM . I . AVOIDING . WORKING? Growing my business, helping people, helping our family, and helping my soul. I realized I am nervous. Nervous because the small steps over the past while have been slowly growing and setting me up for some bigger growth. It hit me hard. Honestly, I have been so excited doing these little tasks for growth I hadn't even noticed I'm almost there! I'm about to launch a small e-book. I'm about to launch a coaching program. I'm about to help more people and MY FAMILY. In big ways. And it's scary. So of course, why not just stop and halt all that forward momentum. NOPE! Not today self-lack. Not today poor self-talk. Not today fear of success.
Next best thing, talk to you about it. I want to be a fairly open book with y'all. I want you to see that I go through it too. I have awful days. Days where I just don't want to work. I have days where, yup I'm still in my pj's at 2:49pm. You are not alone!!
With that, I'm going to ALLOW myself to get some quality work done for a moment. I hope you realize it's ok to have a moment, feel it, and move forward. And know I'm highfiving myself for my next work moment knowing it's leading to bigger things!
Life sure knows how to throw you curve balls every now again! Just the other day I was working with a friend who is also a bossbabe!! We were discussing the emotional point where people decide it's the line in the dirt or the pain point or moving point and how that comes about. We realized some of our friends are totally motivated by their children to go to crazy business building lengths. Some it's fear of losing everything. Some it's a growth phase.
But what we realized was for most people - it's not the idea of more money.
It is what they can do with the money. It is how they can help others. It is how they can change their lives. Isn't that interesting??
So when life doesn't go as planned...like my day today...what will motivate you to go on? For me, I think it's never wanting to have another day like today. For me, it's to not feel out of control because of money. For me, it's to help as many as I can.
What do you need help with? Finances? Goal planning? Scheduling your day? Or just plain not wanting to change your life? Let me know! ~Leslie
Hi! I'm Leslie Mines. Momma to 2 littles, corporate chick turned sahm, inspiring positive intentional growth while not letting go of me and being a successful entrepreneur.