Ever wonder what it’s like for a small business owner during the crazy Thanksgiving and Black Friday holiday madness? Wonder no more, because this week I’m sharing what it was like for me and the important lessons I learned.
I’ve been fighting off a cold for the past few weeks and it finally hit me with full force on Thanksgiving Thursday, which meant that I wasn’t able to join in on the Thanksgiving activities with my family, and I was forced to have some alone time. What I didn’t expect was how amazing that alone time truly was, as it allowed me to make space for all the feelings and find deep gratitude by myself with a walk along the lake.
We often hear that if something isn’t a 100% yes for us then it should be a no, but life doesn’t always allow for that option. This past week showing up and working through my sickness definitely didn’t feel like a 100% yes for me, but sometimes we have to push ourselves to do those hard things, because when you feel strongly about something in your heart you feel compelled to do something about it. So, my passion led me through pushing through this trying week and show up as I am - sickness and all.
So, when things get crazy for you this holiday season, because let’s face it - holiday seasons are always at least a little bit crazy for everyone, remember to come back to your purpose to reconnect to your why and give yourself the strength to continue on and decide how you want to show up. Lead with the heart, and remind yourself that you are stronger than you think.
A weekly podcast is great, but the conversations that happen after keep this fun going.
This week’s question is:
What are your true matters of the heart?
Follow and embrace that and let your true heart matters dictate how you prioritize your time.
In this episode, I mentioned the following quotes and resources: