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One of the books I love reading to my son, includes a line that hits me every time:
“If you want things to change, you first have to change YOU.”
[The Lion Inside]
Truer words were never written and I’ve come to appreciate how much this is also the case, when it comes to business. Personal growth is a prerequisite for business growth
This has certainly been my experience. I wanted to share some of the ways in which my personal growth and growth in business have been connected.
Wondering how to take your creativity seriously? Well first, you need to take yourself seriously. And judging by the overwhelming response to my post “9 signs you’re not taking yourself seriously,” it’s clear that many of us aren’t!
As I reminded a member of my Afri-love Women community, who shared that the post had made her cry: sometimes we have to breakdown in order to breakthrough.
Once the realisation has sunk in, we often just need the right tools and the support and accountability that comes from being in a like-minded community. I’ve got you on both fronts!
Let’s begin with the tools
My has this been a season of growth?!
Personally, I’ve been making more and more small positive changes, in every aspect of my life, and it’s bringing me better and better results.
I feel more mentally well and resilient than ever; physically, I feel stronger and fitter than I’ve been in decades; my son-shine is thriving; my close relationships are nourishing; my creative business is growing; and my current levels of creativity, joy and confidence are unmatched!
A lot of it has been inspired by deeply checking in with my purpose; working on feeling truly worthy (not just intellectually appreciating I should feel this way); and adjusting my thoughts and behaviour to match.
It’s a cold pill to swallow but, I realise I’ve spent most of my adult life, not taking myself seriously.
“There is no failure, just feedback.”
— NLP presupposition
Take it from the risk-taker
3 creative paths to a richer life
I remember a conversation I had, way over a decade ago, with a couple of friends who were a few years older than me. They spoke about how 26 was the point at which both of them decided to get free! They left jobs, careers and lives, that fit the expectations of others, to pursue what was in their hearts.
Last week, a member of my team asked me about the biggest risk I’d ever taken. Leaving my job without a solid plan, while living in a foreign country, was definitely one of them. I did that at 26.
What’s in a number? I got curious and found this:
Time management is an essential life skill that many of us struggle with, at some point in our lives.
We may possess all the genius and creativity in the world but, without strong time management skills, the freedom, impact and prosperity we desire, will always remain out of reach. Continue reading “Time management for the person you want to be”