Be Easy About It 🌞

Hope you’re having a lovely start to your weekend.

The sun is out, I’m down to 4 days left in Boise and even though I’ve got cleaning and a little more packing to do, I’m feeling pretty fantastic.

I’ve been doing a little every day since I made my decision to move out of Boise and head to Costa Rica.

Initially I thought there was no way I was going to be able to do this in 5 weeks, but it’s actually been pretty smooth.

It reminds me of the book “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy.

We’re all familiar with compound interest and how it works (we’ve all read those statements like “if you have invested 1k 20 years ago in “X” company you’d have half a million dollars today”… totally paraphrasing, but you get my point).

The Compound Effect talks about doing a little every day towards your goal and that your behavior starts compounding.

Which is what I’ve done with this move. A little more each day and here I am, 4 days out and feeling really good about this move.

I used to feel so much pressure to get as much done as I possibly could.

When my kids were little I felt like I had to be productive from the time I got up until the time I went to bed.

And more often than not, I was.

In fact, it became a huge part of my identity.

I got a lot of recognition for how much I did/how much I accomplished.

The crazy thing about this behavior?

It didn’t really get me where I wanted to be.

The catch-22 here though is that you don’t know it when you’re in it. Western culture thrives on “who you are and what you do.”

We’re defined by things that really have nothing to do with who we are at the core.

And as contrary as my brain thinks it is, the more I relax about things, listen to what I need and trust myself, the more I accomplish (and the more importantly, the more I enjoy the journey!).

A friend reached out on Facebook last week because he was in that stuck place we’ve all been in at one time or another in our lives.

Unhappy with his job, wants his own business, and was asking if maybe I had any insights for him.

We chatted for a few minutes and I sent him a link to a short video by Joe Dispenza to watch.

Then I sat with our conversation for a bit and felt inspired to do an entire podcast episode going deeper on our conversation.

I wish I could tell you I’ve had this all figured out or have always had a rock solid strategy in place, but the truth is I’m simply tenacious AF 🤣.

I’d rather spend the rest of my life trying to create what I want than give up.

My initial answer to him, which inspired the podcast episode, was that so much of this has been trial, error, and tenacity.

I’ve just reached a point in my life that I refuse not to have fun along the way.

Life will throw you plenty of challenges… none of us escape that.

Since there’s nothing I can do to control external circumstances, I may as well focus on what I can control, right?

If you’re looking for a little inspiration this weekend, listen to “Trial, Error, and Tenacity in Life & Business KDS: 070” here.

Have a wonderful day!

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