This week I will focus on my liveliness by saying NO to things that make me feel small, stuck, crappy, or lacking. I will say NO without over-explaining myself.
We are better when we learn from each other.
It’s so easy to want to take a new deep dive into your “what’s next” after you’ve felt great success in something you’ve just completed. Our society encourages this type of “go go go” behavior.
I spoke to the staff development director about my desire to go to the conference and bring my family since I was still nursing my baby. She looked at me like I was nuts. She told me she doubted that could happen. She asked if I thought this was a professional request to make? That discouraged me. It made me feel small and unworthy.
Going back-to-work when our daughter was three months old was brutal. I didn’t want to go back. I didn’t want to leave her chubby and snuggly body. I didn’t want to stop breastfeeding.
I know a lot of passionate, creative, and hardworking entrepreneurs focus on results and they forget to take a wholistic lens to understand their process.