Successfully juggling through your many tasks while being the best version of yourself at the same time, can be one of the most rewarding experiences of life, yet a rather daunting task.
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What do you do when something difficult or totally unexpected happens?
Do you beat yourself up? Do you Judge yourself harshly? Do you put yourself under pressure?
What exactly do you do to bounce back?
This week, in the midst of my own difficult moment - I share a really brief message just to encourage you.
You know how it is that sometimes we have clutter in our space, or life or mind that doesn’t quite let us progress or get much done, but because we have managed to survive with it thus far, we choose to continue managing it, feeling that we are fine because hasn’t killed us just yet.
Yes! You may know how to cope with making it through with clutter but you haven’t experienced just how much easier it may be to thrive without it.
In this week’s episode, I am going to take a walk along 3 paths, that site similar scenarios. These will form the basis of our discussion. So please take this walk with me.
Clutter is one of the major deterrents and inhibitors of productivity. Clutter is a huge NO-NO if you intend to be your best productive self.
I know this because, taking out clutter from people’s lives and spaces is what I do as a day job. Because sometimes it is so difficult to get people to let go of their clutter, especially when they are hoarders. Junk or clutter lying around your space is unhealthy and affects your quality of life negatively. So, we need to push to get it out before it breaks us down.
In this episdoe of Life Lessons, I share some quick steps we can take to help us declutter, as well as the benefits of having an organised space that inspires and triggers us to function optimally.
In this week's episode of Life Lessons - I get vulnerable and talk about performance anxiety in the midst of always appearing like we have it all together and how we let ourselves feel the pressure from expectations and good performance, but how best to manage those moments even when we don't feel like we are operating at our very best.
This week I tackled a very important personal goal which had already stayed two years on my Vision Board by applying what I would like to call the "We Die Here" attitude. The attitude of going the extra mile to give a task everything you've got - in order to accomplish your goal or mission.
I just finished dancing to a famous 80’s tune titled, ‘Make That Move’ by Shalamar. It’s been a while since I danced this seriously. Whilst singing and dancing, i actually got to pay attention to the lyrics for the first time, after all these years. Lol! You know how sometimes you just gloss over and never really pay attention to the fine details.
Part of the lyrics was;
So many times, by holding back,
we let the good things pass us by.
Nothing is certain, you’ve gotta go for it.
Interesting and true indeed. If you are going to move one step closer to being more productive and get to achieve the things you have so desired in life, nothing is certain, but you’ve gotta make that move regardless. Yes, make that move right now. Yes NOW!!!
When we focus more on making the best of the moment and giving it our very best shot while at it, we stand a better chance of winning at the end of the day and the possibility of acing it is usually higher. Even in scenarios where we do not win the price, we are noticed for how very well we performed, there is the possibility of being called upon for other or similar opportunities, because something about how we seized the moment makes us stand out..
On the flip side, when we place more emphasis on the outcome instead of the process, more often than not, we not only miss the winning trophy but also miss out on enjoying the process or making the best of it.
Being pushed may usually take different dimensions for different persons. Some of us get so uncomfortable about being pushed that we are unable to look beyond the temporary discomfort and allow the process take its course, for the joy that lies ahead.
Now, grab your favourite drink and let me share with you a quick story.
Our journey through life is unpredictable and as such it requires intentionality or else we can very easily get swept off or carried away with the winds and waves of change that come at us, as we journey through life. The bumps and many twists and turns that we encounter as we go along are sometimes so intense and real that in the twinkling of an eye, we are swayed off course. We drift so far away from who we are created to be or what we are created to do. When this happens we begin to go through the motions and and life no longer makes sense.
Even when we are on an airplane, we are advised to keep our seat belts fastened even when the captain turns off the ’fasten seatbelt sign’ That’s to ensure we are securely strapped even in the event of an unexpected jerk.
In this episode of LIFE LESSONS, I explain how this same guideline should apply to us, as we journey through life, we never really know what’s next, our default mode should always be - to stay fastened in position.
Sometimes after life has dealt us hard blows, we shut ourselves out and hide away from the rest of the world. We hide away because something broke inside of us after the blow. We hide to protect ourselves from being dealt yet another blow.
In this episode, I'm asking to come out of hiding too and begin to truly live again. I charge you to not try to think it through but rather, just jump right in. First step out, then make the move and the next phase will follow.