Almost all of us have dreamed of doing something different at some point in our lives. Maybe we hate the situation we're in, we're bored or we know we have the potential to do SO much more.
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Does this sound like you?
You don’t have enough time.
You’re stretched too thin.
If only you could master time management, you’d be able to get more done, be less stressed, finally start that project you’ve had on the back burner, etc.
What if I told you that all you had to do was get comfortable using this one word and you’d basically be able to “buy” time back for yourself? You’d use it, right?
But it’s weird, because you use this word on a regular basis, just maybe not in the way that helps with time management.
I have yet to meet someone, who has never at least once felt like a failure. Sometimes it feels like a sucker punch to the gut, full on red-face embarrassment or a low rumble of disappointment.
This week I want to share with you a story that I wrote for the Live in the Grey website on exactly this topic - turning failure into opportunity. In it, I talk about the rocky beginning of my career in the entertainment industry and how I dealt with it. I hope you enjoy!
We work in a competitive field. There’s no getting around it. Which is why when I find a group of supportive, like-minded folk who are not only successful but also genuinely excited for others' success too, I’m in! That’s why this week’s Friday Fav goes out to none other than:
When I first heard Derek’s Sivers’ 2010 Ted Talk entitled, “Keep Your Goals to Yourself”, I felt crushed. It went against everything I had previously learned and put into play about goal setting. But…after much research and deliberation, I started seeing both sides of it.
See, the gist of Derek’s talk and the research behind it is that the more we tell others our goals, the less likely we are to achieve them. Why? Because our brain gets tricked into thinking it’s already accomplished the goal just by the mere action of verbalizing it to someone.
If you follow me on Instagram you know I travel a lot for work which allows me a lot of "read time” on the plane. This past week as I headed to Miami, I stumbled on an article in Glamour magazine about Toms Shoes. I almost passed over it since I thought I already knew all there was about the brand and their One for One mission - to donate a pair of shoes for every pair sold. But low and behold I discovered this week's Friday Fav:
I first found out about Joy when a good friend of mine, Julia Wester, decided to leave her television job in 2013 and follow her passion into the world of design. Julia is now Oh Joy's Prop Stylist and Crafter. She turned me on to all three of Joy’s books as well as her blog which features everything from fun ideas on crafting, design and recipes to glimpses into Joy’s personal life with her husband, Bob, and two kiddos; Ruby and Coco.
About this time last year I was in the middle of a 32 week contract for a project that was one of the most challenging and time consuming shows I'd ever tackled. It was a non-stop, whip-lash inducing roller coaster.
For the entire run of the project, I kept a dirty little secret...
This week on The Friday Favs I highlight a podcasting duo who are probably the most honest and fun Bosses I've ever come across!
If I could describe myself ten years ago, I was spunky, outgoing, motivated and full of vibrant life. I was a force of energy and creativity. I busted my tail to land in my dream industry; producing, directing and writing for television. I constantly had to pinch myself that I had done it. I had taken the risk of leaving the city I loved - Chicago - and moved west to follow my dreams.
To this day, I still acknowledge the risks I took to chase my dreams. If I did it then, I can do it again.
Along for the ride came my best friend/fiancé and as we navigated this scary new world, at least we knew we had each other. Those first few years were tough! Emotionally, romantically, financially. We were both trying to find our way in our respective businesses as well as cope with being two fish out water in a town known for hanging you out to dry.