Stand Firm

Stand Firm

Before you can move forward, you must stand firm. There may not be an army of people rooting you on. There may not be many (if anyone) who will agree with or understand what you are doing. That’s why before you can move forward, you must stand firm. Be solid...
No to the good. Yes to the great.

No to the good. Yes to the great.

Sometimes you have to say “no” to the good so that you can say “yes” to the great. I heard that a long time ago and it has stuck with me. In order to make room in your life for what you value, you have to say “no” to a lot of...
I am too good.

I am too good.

When you work really hard, you eventually move “up”. Maybe you start making more money, or get a promotion. Maybe people view you as a leader or superior in someway. Maybe you worked really hard for this, maybe it just happened. Regardless of what ever...
When no one shows.

When no one shows.

Saturday we had a training. I direct a local nonprofit that reaches out to sexually exploited women in our area. Every few months we hold a training for new volunteers. I always get a little teary eyed when I see people walk through the door (you can ask our leaders)...
Find a way

Find a way

We often press pause because we “don’t know how”. The unfortunate fact for those who are afraid of starting, is that there is always a road to take. Some roads may be shorter than others, however there is still a road. Knowledge is at our finger...
Prepared for more.

Prepared for more.

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with a lot.” – signed, the Bible Being responsible with the little things sucks sometimes. You do not see immediate pay off. It’s not glamorous. There are no bragging rights. You...
Invest(ed)

Invest(ed)

My husband and I recently started investing. The more that we are learning about it, the more we wish that we would have started sooner. Investing isn’t that exciting. There is a lot of work that goes into making money and when you set it aside to...
Out of place

Out of place

I remember being told once, that if I noticed something “wrong” (when no one else seemed to notice) that it was my responsibility to do something about it and be apart of the solution. When I was told this, it was within the context of cleaning. I was...
Start small (but start)

Start small (but start)

I am about to launch a new project soon. I have a million ideas. I am like Leslie Knope on steroids right now (okay I’m like that in general, but that’s not the point). Part of me wants to hold off until some of my “bigger” ideas are ready....
Use Your Voice

Use Your Voice

I spoke with a friend of mine this morning who owns a successful business. She is very confident and has a lot of wisdom to share. This morning she spoke with me about “using your voice” and being as “authentic” as possible. People are...