Self + Love + Business
Where does it come from?
Luscious Dark Chocolate squares waiting on my kitchen counter and a cup of hot tea with just enough sweetener—and all for me + an unexpected compliment…from myself + blue sky over Cali after days of smog + free parking on a busy downtown street + a chance to help someone else uncover their self :: love :: business + their entrepreneurial movement + getting paid for my talent— now that’s hot!
I wasted years of my life ignoring the delicious, self-satisfying reward of self :: love :: business.
I traded my potential for transactions laced with cash—and only cash. I caught glimpses of something more—helping a friend revamp her life with deep conversations, witnessing other people boast deliciously about their new careers and foreign travel—but the elusive happiness I bumped into always slipped away too soon, and I would go back to fighting for breath in my anemic life.
I blamed the rain, my past, my sucky-suck relationships, the stock market, and anything else that crossed my path of chronic, unending self-pity. Ouch.
What I realize now is that it’s not about what I don’t have. It’s not about what I don’t own. And it has nothing to do with what I don’t know. It’s about what I can give my self :: love :: business. I deeply believe it’s about…
honoring :: your gifts. radically
trading :: status quo :: for sanity
serving yourself :: seconds :: of what you love
making self :: love :: business a priority
It comes from working hard at what you love + taking time to enjoy the rewards + feeling playful and empowered + accepting the limits of your heart + reaching out and looking inward + celebrating Monday (not just Friday) …and expressing your self :: love :: business daily—not just the one day out of the year when it’s socially acceptable.
What can you do today to express you self :: Love :: Business?