Do you ever find that you’re so wrapped up in achievement and the next thing on your to-do list that you’ve stopped appreciating where you’re at? Or maybe you’re feeling so overwhelmed by all of the expectations you’ve put on yourself that you’re not all that happy on a daily basis?
Here in Colorado we’ve been having some uncharacteristically cool nights (which is a-ok with me since I’m 9 months pregnant without AC). As much as I love being able to go barefoot and all of the yummy berries that summer brings – I have to say I’m loving this crisp morning air.
I’ve been thinking a lot about purpose within business lately.
I heard something recently on a podcast (if you haven’t listened to Melyssa Griffin’s Pursuit with Purpose, definitely check it out) that really stuck with me.
IMPRESSING PEOPLE –> CREATING CONNECTION
In the episode she said that for the longest time she focused on trying to impress people, thinking that would get her the recognition and success she was after. She would go to speak at conferences and talk about her amazing business growth and impressive stats but would leave with no real connections, feeling empty and unsure.
How much more enjoyable is life when you lift the pressure of having a specific destination in mind and just follow the most beautiful path? So much more. But that’s not the easiest thing to do (at least for me, it’s not).
As someone with an achieving mindset and lofty goals it can be so hard to let go of expectations and follow your heart. It’s scary, what if the most beautiful path doesn’t lead to the destination you want? But I can honestly say that the best things in my life have come from turning off my brain, listening my intuition and following something that felt beautiful in the moment. Continue reading