Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Are you dedicated?

 Now you may be wondering what I mean by this and that is a very good question. I am talking about dedication to your job/business/career/life. Are you dedicated to having what you dream of having? We all know what kind of life we want to have and that includes our jobs. Some of us want to start our own business but are afraid we will fail so we never take the chance. Some of us want to ask for a promotion or raise but we hesitate because we think we are not good enough or worth it and some of us sit back every day and live the life we have instead of the life that we want. Why does this happen?
Most of the time it is because we are afraid of change and we are afraid of risk and you know what that is OK but you need to make sure that you don't let it stop you from living the life you want. The life you dream of having.  I know there have been times in my life where I have hesitated on making a change because I was scared of the outcome only to find out later how much better my life was when I made this change. One of my favorite quotes in "Don't dream your life, Live your dreams." and I truly believe this.

Last night I went to my local library to speak about my books and my writing process and when I was asked to do this I was super excited but I was also nervous. I grew up in this small t own and moved back here a couple years ago to raise my family and the fear that people who grew up with me or knew me back when I was young would not take me seriously.  Either way I decided to push my fears aside and go and I am so glad I did. I had a small crowd but I was extremely thankful for that because one it gave me more one on one time with the people who were there and was great practice for larger crowds. I even found it funny because as I was setting up a woman came into the library with her daughters so they could check out a few books. I noticed almost instantly that she was someone I had gone to high school with. I remember that she and I didn’t get a long great in high school as she was very popular and pretty with long blonde hair that all the boys liked and I was well me lol. She saw me and started whispering to her daughters and then snubbed me and walked away. I almost laughed out loud as I had a flash back to 9th grade. Seriously? I thought as I watched her walk away and then it hit me. Here is this woman who always thought she was better than me in high school who grew up and married her high school sweetheart who is a farmer and they had a couple kids and have lived in this small town her entire life. Now I am not saying this is a bad thing at all but it is completely different then my life as I am now a published author who loves to travel and spread happiness.  Now I could have let her little immature act bother me so much it effected the rest of my night, but I didn't because her opinion of me doesn't change who I am or my dreams.  I love my life and will continue to strive for what makes me happy and I encourage you to do the same thing.
I have a ton of new stuff coming up in the year 2018 with new books, a new website, and more events to speak at.  I am super excited. 

Lots of Love
My new book will be out at the end of the month so stay tuned for that...