A Work in Progress

Studio 2c

Peace People!

I think today is the first day in a long time that I have been able to breathe. I spent so much of 2015 working on making changes to my business and working on new projects, that it seems like I never came up for air…until now. I don’t know exactly what it is that compels me to take on way more than I can handle, but it seems that it has become a way of life for me. So, today, in the middle of everything I am taking some time to sit down, relax and do some of the things that I actually, really love doing…like writing.

I have spent a lot of time juggling and micro-managing every aspect of WWW.YESLIONESS.COM and I realized by the end of last year that it was a “no win” situation. Yes Lioness has grown significantly, and it’s obvious that I can not be an Artist and continue to wear all of the different hats in my business. I can’t serve all of my new customers this way either, which really hurts. There are just not enough hours in the day, to continue to work alone. It’s time to STEP UP and step down. Time to STEP UP to the fact that I need help to make serious changes to my business. And step down from employee status and get some qualified support.

Somehow, I thought that being self employed gave me the right to be a slave driver, SMH. The only thing that has finally shattered this philosophy is failure. Failure to live up to my vision and standard of being exceptional in every way. Good enough, has never been good enough for me. 3 out of 4 wins is bad for me. I want it all. Yes, I want to be THE BEST, PERIOD.

So, you might be thinking…”what is she really saying? Or as Del Jones used to say “What does the sh** mean to me?”

It means I will be focusing even more on my Art, my writing and work life balance. Which translates to more authentic expression, more inspiration and The Best Dang products and services that Yes Lioness has EVER produced! No more spreading myself too thin, and wanting to pull my hair out. I’m hiring a staff! No more lone ranger, solo-preneur for me. It’s too much and it’s TIME!

I met motivational speaker and breakthrough specialist Lisa Nichols a few weeks ago. She gave a soul-stirring speech about showing up in the world 100% YOU, unapologetically! She asked me if I got anything out of her message and I said “Yes”, then she looked me right in my eyes and said” I came for you.” I knew that she meant that, it was my time to go beyond my current circumstances & perceived limitations. She told us that she would not let us off the hook just because our 75% looked like someone else’s 150%. She knows that we can achieve so much more than we have already accomplished so to stop playing small!

So 2016 is a leap year. A Quantum Leap year for some of us who are not satisfied with flying, we are ready to SOAR! Are you ready to to get everything of yours that you have left on the table and then take the table too?! I AM! So I hope to see You at the banquet, taking your rightful seat because all that belongs to you is waiting…

Abundant Blessings to You, Yes Lioness!

WWW.YESLIONESS.COM

Me and Lisa

 

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2 responses to “A Work in Progress

  1. Hello, I liked your last post. Your artwork is nice and colorful…I hope you’ll have a chance to get what you look for quickly.
    I took a similar way a few month ago and I am trying to develop my passion. I get the feeling that it’s SUCH a long way to make profits out of it. But I keep believe that it’s all about “loving” what we do…

    • Peace,
      Thank You. Many Artists focus on the Art, even after we make it a business. I think it’s just as important to study business and apply what you learn, so that you can continue to make Art. If you want to see profits, you have to keep that in mind first and foremost when you are pricing your work. For me it’s no longer all about loving what I do, it’s about being successful and providing for my family. “You can’t light up the world, if you can’t pay your light bill.” -Michael Beckwith

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