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Yes! This is where I will be later this coming week. Will you join me?
Some classes are full, but there are openings still available….
The Creative Connection Event is 3 days packed full of inspiration, creative businesses, women and so much passion for their craft … you will come away thoroughly inspired. The collaboration of Jo Packham and Nancy Soriano, it has attracted some of the biggest names in the business for Keynote Speakers, Class Instructors and Attendees alike. Last year was the 1st Annual Event, which I also attended and it was just fantastic. I met so many creative, wonderful women.
It will be held at the Crowne Plaza in St Paul. So please head on over to the link and register yourself for 1, 2 or all 3 days. When you do, leave me a comment so I will know you’re attending and we can hook up at some point.
So… come get your creative on and join me!
Here’s today’s simple thought….
What one thing do you really what to be known for?
What one word describes your life and gifting so well that if it was taken away from you… it would shake you at your very core? What is the legacy of your life? Who are you designed to be? What makes you feel complete?
At first, this may seem easier than you think. I suggest taking a note pad and writing down all of the things you think this one word might be. Filter them and let them sit. Go back to it again later. The word is often an adjective. It is usually an action that you are at your core. It is the way you think, what you base your world-view on, what you prioritize everything against. It is the beginning of all your passions and dreams.
So… once you discover what that word truly is…. are you living it? Does this word help clarify and simplify your life, or are you letting the life complicate your word?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
We are Celebrating a New Year and all the new things that are to come!
As you new year begins, what dreams and goals do you have planned for 2011?
What new adventures will you be taking on? Where will you change habits? Where will you stretch and transform yourself?
What parts of your life will you be focusing on?
Most importantly…. what steps or goals do you have planned out to lead you to success?
Changes can quickly get overwhelming if we don’t focus on the small daily steps that become our new routine. Create short routines to keep you focused on your real reasons for change and the everyday moments that make that transformation possible. Create a mission statement for yourself. Post it somewhere you can see it everyday.
Some other tips to keep you on track:
Start a journal: keep track of progress, frustrations, joys, ideas
Share your journey with others: being accountable is important for success
Don’t try to change everything at once: pick several new changes to focus on for each 3-4 month period, implementing more throughout the year, as those goals become routine
Treat yourself: set small rewards for yourself each time you reach a milestone in your journey- it will keep you motivated and reward your efforts
Be gentle with yourself: Don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip-up. We are all human. Re-focus and get back on track
The things that don’t come easy or challenge us beyond our comfort zone, are those that are most worth the efforts. Nothing of value comes without some effort. So keep focused and surround yourself with those willing to support your dreams and steps along the way. So go ahead, dream big and remember you are fabulous!
Let us be one source of support for you here on this blog… let us cheer you on and dream big with you.
Share the steps you’ll be taking for 2011 here…
(photo from Southern Accents entertaining)