It Takes What It Takes

These last two months have been both amazing and exhausting.

I had a couple of days last week where I wasn’t feeling great (physically and emotionally), and had to check out (*note* the freedom I’ve created in my business is what allows me to check out when I need it. This is just as important as the ‘lifestyle’ freedom).

I made a very conscious decision to take this weekend for myself. I needed rest, quiet, and to have zero commitments.

Today?

I feel like a different person.

Last night I was reminded of the power of nature, taking a deep breath, and how a simple meditation can get me back in alignment.

I probably took about 30 pictures of the sunset last night because it was stunning how quickly it changed colors. This was my favorite (#nofilters):

There’s something about moments in nature that puts things in perspective, whether it’s an unreal sunset like the picture above or a quiet snowy day where you can “hear” the silence (the best way I can describe the stillness that snow brings).

I think I expected to feel settled sooner in Costa Rica than I did.

Even though I feel like I’m at a point in my life where expectations don’t dictate how I feel, some of that is hardwired and it takes being conscious and present to shift.

You’ve probably had similar moments in your life and business.

Most of my friends who have online businesses agree that most things take longer than we expect them to.

It could be a course, a blog post, a new site, an email sequence, creating social images, etc. – whatever.

You block out a certain amount of time to do “the thing” and the next thing you know it’s taken you twice as long to get half as far.

Instead of feeling frustrated, what if we chose to revel in the fact that we got so engrossed in what we were doing that we didn’t realize how much time had gone by?

Remember that feeling as a kid?

When you wanted to play/read/color/ just a little bit longer?

That’s what I love.

This is also why I didn’t push myself to get my #FtheHustle book done during the 7-day challenge (I’ll send a separate update on that this week).

I ended up re-doing the book outline after I had started writing… and completely saw the irony in pushing to write a book title “#FtheHustle” in a certain amount of time.

The challenge was amazing though.

It got me started.

I’m making progress and have gotten clearer on how the book is part of my #FtheHustle movement.

I want to savor and enjoy every moment of this journey.

Do I still have deadlines and milestones to reach?

Absolutely.

But if I’m not having fun along the way, what’s the point?

One thing I never thought I’d enjoy doing is copywriting (for myself… never a service I’m going to offer 😉 ).

When I decided to immerse myself in understanding it and practicing it, all of the sudden it became fun.

Here’s a great Twitter thread on “Copywriting as a superpower” by Alex Garcia.

Whatever it is you’re doing, I hope you have some fun with it.

Have a fantastic Monday!

Time for coffee #2!

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Kim Doyal

Hi, I'm Kim Doyal: Entrepreneur, Podcaster, ContentCreator, Optimist. Over 13 years into this online business journey, I believe that #EverythingIsContent and we can all #JustShowUP. Creator of #FtheHustle movement and Co-founder of the Content Creators Planner.

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