I am sitting in my home office and I have deleted several blog posts that normally I wouldn’t mind sharing on my podcast (Spot On: Spotted Not Broken) but I feel may come across as too intense for our group. I don’t think I am getting this blog thing right. I thought about healthy eating but I realized I am no expert so I will leave that to those who are versed.
I have decided to go for it. What’s the worst could happen? So, I have decided instead of talking about what I do know. I am the expert!
- Force to reckon with
This is all of us in our network. WE TOTALLY ROCK!!! We run business’s that many only dream of. We have accomplished & overcome and are still pressing toward the mark. This year some of us have gone through so many trials and now to add more salt to the wound, this virus is threatening not just our business but our health. No, I am not going to talk about the virus. Realize I didn’t even call its name?
We have started business’, overcame cancer, had miscarriages, divorced, marry & remarry, dating, not dating, built a brand and for many of us we just started seeing growth and the virus appears. I promise you-you won’t break!
Some may agree and some may disagree. I love a good, respectful debate. Yes, I am fully aware of what’s been going on in the world and in our country.
So, what’s your story? Look back over your life and take an inventory of your life. Where could you have fallen apart but didn’t? Where could you have lost it all but didn’t? Where was your breaking point but have yet to break? How are you doing with your list so far? Its looking good, right? I promise you-you won’t break!
Why did you start this business? Oh, you are saying that chaos as ensued and business has slowed down! For those who work from home, spend time cultivating that craft. We have members in here that we can pick their brains. Use the resources that you have. I need for everyone to take a minute and just remind yourself that; I won’t break.
A beautiful friend who is the best photographer in the whole wide world, took my photo when I was at my lowest. I was breaking. I think I broke while I was there. But my friend made me feel the most beautiful and so confident. We were dialoguing and before the convo ended, she made a profound statement to me, “Remember that you are amazing Vivi”. Now, you may say ok, so you needed someone to say that to you? Yep I sure did! It’s not that I am not loved I think sometimes I have so much that I take it for granted. But she made me feel so special, confident, strong, unstoppable, reminding me that if cancer didn’t kill me 4 times then nothing else will break me.
I began reaching out to friends who had invited me to their events, and I told them I would show up for them. That worked out much better for me. I started having several speaking engagements. I am an introvert so that’s the hardest thing. I was showing up for my friends and they in turn began sharing my story. I am now telling my own story. I have spoken at so many places and am booked up for the year. Yep I said it, for the year. But this virus came and has slowed me down (i.e. cancellations & postponements). I Won’t Break!
Why have I shared my story with you? This isn’t my blog-I know. I am sharing to tell you that you wont break, despite all that is going on in the world. Despite business slowing down. Take this time to cultivate your craft; work on your pitch, marketing ideas, networking tools.
Be vigilant! Be smart! Be safe! Show up when you can and watch the doors open for you and your business. You are amazing and this is your time. Don’t forget that! Don’t Panic – we always say that on my podcast.
So, before I end this blog, state these things over yourself:
- Force to reckon with
It does not matter what business you do or what field you are in. Have that confidence that you belong in the room and no matter what comes, “YOU WONT BREAK!”
I trust that I have not lost you. If I did, please reach out to me. Have a great weekend and safe one!!!