I have a quick question for anyone that may be reading this. How do you keep your eye on the prize no matter what may be happening around you??
I am going to be honest and let you all know that I am in between gigs and I have no idea when the next one is going to manifest. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there will be another opportunity to do what I love, however it could be tomorrow, a year from now and somewhere in between those two extremes. Be that as it may, I have a habit of spiraling into a pit of hopelessness when I am in the midst of the unknown… when it comes to my career that is. I have been back in New York for a little over two weeks and I feel myself slipping from this amazing high I’ve had for over a year due to this sense of fear. It would be so unfortunate to end 2013 feeling anything other than sheer gratefulness, so I am going to pick myself up by the bootstraps and keep my eye on the prize no matter what.
And guess what? I am going to try to take as many people as I can along with me.
For the next 31 days I am going to share tips, tidbits and a whole bunch of yummyliciousness on how to stay fired up about creating the life of your dreams. No matter your industry or where you are in your life, we can end this magical year on the highest note possible by keeping our eye on the prize. I am personally implementing all of the tips mentioned into my life as a means to keep my thoughts and energy focused only the good and true.
To kick off this challenge I want to encourage you to STOP waiting around for the phone to ring, canceling and postponing plans just in case an opportunity you’ve been waiting for arises… like a booking. We are shortchanging ourselves and our beautiful lives when we do this. So figure out how to enrich your life. Go on a vacation. Learn something new completely unrelated to your business. Start working on that hobby you’ve always been interested in. Have fun and celebrate everyday of your life. Don’t live from booking to booking… it’s such a small way to live if you really think about it.
Since this series is designed to not only inspire whoever needs this, but also myself let me tell you how I’m working on getting a life! I booked a trip to New Orleans with one of my best friends from college. This is something I NEVER do in between gigs because I think about the what if? What if I book a show? What if there is an audition? What if this and what if that has prevented me on going on a vacation in over four years. That stops and I can not WAIT to go on this mini adventure with one of my dear friends. I am also researching belly dancing classes in my area. I used to take them when I was working in the corporate world and it was so much fun! I felt so feminine and beautiful…. to be honest, I am excited about the idea of taking these classes once again. I’ll be sure to share pictures and updates about all of this on my Facebook Page and I hope you do the same.
I am so excited about this and I hope to share and grow with so many people this month.
Tell me, what kinds of extracurricular activities do you participate in to add balance to your life?