This time of year I’m always mixed with emotions. January feels like it comes to a screeching halt. This is when we all get to look back for the year we have had and plan out the next year. I’m not a big goal setter, however I’m always pushing to constantly learn and grow without burning out. I think an important part of progression is creating balance. My husband Garrett has a podcast called warrior on fire every once in a while we share a message together. Between the break one of the important messages we shared was,
Just because you have the roadmap doesn’t mean you don’t get lost. How many times in our lives do we have the tools and supplies we need to start a business and yet we don’t use the map correctly.
My husband is my quick start. Ladies if you’re like me you overthink things, everything has to be perfect in order to start anything. Then somebody comes along and inspires you, this is your Quickstart. I think most people are hesitant to start anything because they feel overwhelmed before they even start. They don’t know where to start. But then another year rolls by and they are still in the same place they were the year before. Be patient, honestly for me when I look back at one year I feel like I’ve progressed, but I don’t see a huge change however two years go by and I see a dramatic difference. You can continue to stay stuck in your current reality or you can choose to start. Your first step is do your research.
My cute mom is fabulous cook and real estate agent. This year I talked her into starting a blog. She thought why would I start a blog I have always wanted to write a cookbook and sell real estate. I then told her… mom when I’m looking for a good recipe I don’t go to pinterest I call you. I Encouraged her to start a blog to share weekly cooking tips where this could also be a platform to show her listings and share her passion for cooking. I gave her the person to contact to simply start her blog and teach her how to do this.
My first blog I wasn’t able to hire somebody to do it for me I did trade with others and built a lot of it out myself. I’m pretty sure I did everything backwards. However, this taught me many skill sets which I’m grateful for. I think it is important to be self-reliant and learn the basics.
I know the starting something can be overwhelming but just do it a little bit at a time. I know many people start diet each year if you try and lose too much too fast you will burn out. This is where balance and being patient comes in to play. My goal in life is to consistently grow.
My challenge for myself this year is just a start something new. Be consistent be willing to grow, be willing to change, be willing to progress.
Happy 2016 Everyone!
Stay tuned to tomorrow’s blog post on recapping 2015 with some of my favorite before and after transformations, as well as new and exciting things to come this year !!!