|It’s December 22 and I haven’t finished shopping yet. Are you done? Of course you are! You planned ahead…
Can I share a tradition (really a bad habit…) I had when my boys were pre-teens? I would hit the stores Christmas Eve about lunchtime and GET IT DONE. Too often, I would then head home to put up the tree. Yes, on Christmas Eve. Can I share that is no way to live a life, running from one place to the next with no time between to relax and enjoy?
Leaving too much to the last minute can be taxing, to say the least. And many times the very best, that one thing you wanted to give – or get – was gone, long gone.
Sometimes I feel the same way about my business, unfinished at the 11th hour and that the best, the very best, is long gone. I see people making progress and doing things I want to do, yet I feel that the best may have passed me by.
I want to attend ALL the meetings, events and conventions possible. May I share with you I think I did that the year my first book, the two time Christian Literary Award winning book, Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace, was published?
What was the outcome?
Overwhelm consumed me.
What did I learn from that experience?
To plan time into my schedule immediately after each event to IMPLEMENT the lessons learned – and to reach out to connect more deeply with each person I connected with at a heart level.
When I start feeling like success has passed me by, I remind myself that I’m on my own path … the path that God planned for me. In my prayer time a couple of years ago, it felt like God asked if I was chasing followers or following Him. Oh. OH. OH! Forgive me Lord. Direct my steps that they honor You and You alone.
That’s when God reminds me that my success is not measured by likes, comments, shares, followers, subscribers or sales numbers.
It’s measured by my obedience. It’s measured by women just like you who are finding their next steps. Christa Hutchins shares that it is women like Kira, who found peace with her content plan through Content Conversations. And Elisabeth who is looking forward to the Boss Your Time Around workshop. Women who are pushing past the hard times, not making excuses and making progress where they can. They make her excited and she’s proud to be part of their journey. And me.
How many times has Christa Hutchins held my hand (and her head!) and walked me into the deep of doing a new thing? Thank you, my dear friend. So easy for you, and easy for me too – after I’ve done something new the first time, hanging onto you for guidance and encouragement in those first tenuous steps.
So what about you? What hard places and excuses are holding you back?
Have you said any of those things? What if there were resources to help you? Well, my friend, there are! And in the spirit of Christmas, my friends, Christa Hutchins, Arabah Joy and Marva Smith have joined forces to bring them to you in a giveaway. This. Is. HUGE.
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Yet if you don’t win, it’s okay … stay tuned for details on a special discount package that includes Grace Goals, the Spark Success planner and the Boss Your Time Around workshop. How huge will that be for you – and me?!
Here’s to lighting 2017 candles on Christmas – at least in my mind – as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Plan to join me as I lock arms with Christa, Arabah Joy and Marva to walk into and through 2018 with smiles on our faces and the desires of our hearts met, because we established goals, planned for success and bossed time around instead of letting all this boss us around…and around…and around, blowing in the wind uselessly, as King Solomon said in Ecclesiastes.
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