Actions speak louder than words. Can’t tell you how often I heard that growing up, in work situations, on sports teams… This quote reminded me of it. It reminded me that I set examples for my younger siblings, that my actions affected my teams accomplishments, that what I did could make a change (didn’t matter how small). I think this saying works for all aspects of life. It’s some good advice to try and live by.
It’s that time of year where I make a list of my goals for the year. And that list is always bigger and longer than any one person can feasibly get done in a year, but it’s great motivation. There’s always worrying and stress for me in the beginning of the year, but there’s also a lot of excitement for what the year will bring. I’m ready to tackle 2017!
As 2016 comes to an end can I give you all a challenge? Try something new this coming year. Whether it’s soap/bath product related or life related. Find something that fascinates you or intrigues you or frightens you (there’s been plenty of soap making related products I’ve put off making for fear of the challenge!). And do it. Make mistakes. Learn from them. I plan to do the same. Something soap related and something life related. I’ll post about them in the coming year and invite you to share as well!
Happy New Year Everyone! Here’s to a successful 2017!
As I come close to finishing a fifth year of business I sit here and reflect that all of this happened because I wasn’t happy with my current job before I started my own business. I was kind pushed into starting a business because of outside circumstances. I wonder how long it would have taken me to jump in and start my business otherwise. All I can say is I’m so glad life worked out as it did. Those first months of being unemployed were not fun and were very stressful, but once I stopped being stressed I realized an opportunity had been dumped right in my lap.
I work my tail off, but I’m so much happier than I was five years ago.
What’s a time you’ve had to stop and tell yourself it’s okay not to be perfect? One of the biggest times I come across me wanting to be perfect is when I teach. I “am” the teacher. I should “know” everything. I know I can’t know everything, but I usually feel like I should. I’m sharing my knowledge. I should be able to answer my students questions.
I’ve learned though, that I don’t know everything and it’s okay. I’ve also learned to turn those moments into a “learning” moment. I’m a teaching. I’m not perfect. I don’t know everything. But my students and I can stop and look up an answer to a question we don’t know. Or experiment. Or do some research. And in the end I’ve gained yet more knowledge (that usually I’m no likely to forget either!)
You all know I trapeze…well this quote was posted on a trapeze board I’m part of. It’s so true with trapezing (as with most things in life). There are times where it’s easy to work on the same tricks over and over because you can do them, but it’s oh so good to venture out of your comfort zone. This year I’ve done just that. And as a side note I took my swing out of lines!! Me! Swinging with no safety lines. I never thought that day would come!