Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Are you Unstoppable

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Happy Monday morning!  Yes, I am this perky and I haven’t had any coffee yet.  The truth is, I have been meditating (or at least trying to) every morning for a few minutes.  I was skeptical but it does work!  I am ready to face the day and my head is clear of all of those “negative thoughts”.

When I get “blog block”, I go through my list of articles or blogs that have touched on something for me so that I can share.  Yes, I do get blocked!  Since I was feeling “unstoppable” this morning, I decided to share this with you.  Thank you, Lynn Bardowski for these three tips.

Are you “unstoppable” in your business?  I need to grab this book that Lynn referenced which is “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Trail” but Cheryl Strayed.  It sounds like something that I need to read – I will add it to my list which seems to get longer instead of shorter.  UGH!

Just because I am sharing the 3 important lessons that are in the book, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it:

1. Unstoppable Women Change Their Story.  Strayed writes, “Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the ones women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave.”  Are you changing YOUR story?  I am working on it every day and I have to admit, it is not always easy.

2. Unstoppable Women Keep Walking.  Strayed’s journey was never about getting from point A to point B. For her, it was about doing the thing she least wanted to do because she had no other choice. She writes, “…I considered my options. There were only two and they were essentially the same. I could go back in the direction I had come from, or I could go forward in the direction I intended to go.” Over thinking can stop you in your tracks, or worse, send you spiraling backwards. Being unstoppable requires less thinking, more forward motion.  Not to self: STOP THINKING and move forward!

3. Unstoppable Women Take Detours.  Webster’s defines a detour as “the act of going or traveling to a place along a way that is different from the usual or planned way.” I don’t want to live a “usual or planned” life. The truth is – I like Detours even when we are traveling.  When I look back on the detours in my life, I feel blessed because without them, I would not be the person that I am today.  Okay, so there is still some work to do but overall, I like who I am and where I am going.

Are you an Unstoppable Woman?  Some days I am and then there are others where I just want to have a “pity party”. On those days, the unstoppable woman is beginning to take charge a little quicker ready to conquer any challenge that comes her way.

Are you ready to consider the detours in your life as a blessing?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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