I sat down last night to take a look at how my focus has evolved on this account and the blog over the past year or so. I started with quotes (as many of you who have been with me for years know) then transitioned it to more of a holistic wellness account when quotes only felt like part of the bigger picture.
But what I realized after trying it on, is that most of us know we need to eat healthy, exercise, mediate, drink lemon water in the morning, and get enough sleep. We have an unbelievable amount of access to that information (far more than any other generation), especially in the form of this tiny little computer that sits in the palm of our hands. There’s YouTube videos, podcasts, blogs, social media, apps, etc. all loaded with the knowledge we need to live our best lives. So why don’t we do it? Why aren’t we all fit as hell, zen AF, and well rested? Well, because life. Short answer. Long answer is knowing what to do isn’t the hard part, it’s doing it, and doing it consistently.
So I came to this conclusion, putting things into my own frame of reference as someone who’s always gravitated towards the entrepreneurial lifestyle, I’m a pretty shitty employee - but I can be an even worse boss.
We all get to be our own bosses. You can’t just march into your mind like the head of a company and make orders then march out. You have to negotiate with yourself. You have to figure out what it is that you want and WHY you want it. Great leaders know how to do this. They know how to motivate people at the core, beyond what they say they want (i.e. money) and WHY they truly want it (i.e. it allows them to travel because they value new experiences, freedom, and adventure). If you’re a really good leader - you’ll go even further than that - why do you value those things? Once you have that answer, the path starts to look a lot clearer. It’s also the definition of true holistic wellness, getting right down to the roots.
Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.