We're Worth It
Ah Tuesday. Terrific Tuesday. We meet again. Where the failures of Monday fall, and I still think I can get more done than I really can. I still need to work on that time-keeping. Yet I managed to get ‘Just Me’ launched, even if worldwide behemoth social media companies don’t appear to like me for it and blocked my promotion on launch day due to confusion over who I am. I’m not bitter. Honest.
Time keeping is good, if only I could master it. I have however found this strange correlation between working hard at something and finding I earn money. It’s strange…. It’s up there with the realisation that if I work hard for thirty minutes straight I get so much more done. I’m productive, and that always makes me happy.
Gym, yoga or ....?
I’ve been lucky enough to be included on a course recently, designed to help bring people together to help focus you on success. It’s run by the utterly fabulous Lorraine Hamilton. Initially I was skeptical. I know how to organise my life. I’m good at getting things done. And yet; the simple power of knowing that you would be on a call with everyone else every now and again really made me want to focus. That in turn made me ponder. Why is it if we’re accountable to others we get stuff done, but if it’s for ourselves we so often procrastinate?
I dreamed of running my own business for years. It was something I always wanted to do. Flexibility, great hours, no commute, convenient for the children. I’d just not factored in the actual WORK. I constantly joke that work would be great if I just got paid. But we all know it just doesn’t work like that. We still need discipline and order, and one still needs to sit at one’s desk and get the job done.
Having said all that, I look at what I’ve achieved and I can’t feel bad. I have customers, I have business in my pipeline and I’m making money. Maybe not heaps, but Rome wasn’t built in a day and I’m just at the beginning. What I have realised is setting goals and sticking to them is great, but making yourself truly accountable is invaluable.
There is no quick fix. If you want cash, you must work. And now my mind turns to the other truism, that if I want my body to continue to work I must keep up my exercise regime. I must stop coming up with excuses that I don’t have enough time, that it’s too hard, that I don’t enjoy it. I’ve never enjoyed it. But Oh! I feel great and my body works so much better when I do put in the effort. I notice my medication wearing off more quickly now, I don’t like to think about what that might mean. But I realise that I must make myself accountable to myself. I have to learn that I must put this time aside each day. It’s vital if I’m to continue on the path to where I want to go.
Where does it lead? I’m not entirely sure but I’m only 46 and I want to keep going for a really long time. I must be more determined, work harder and continue to believe in better. I want to be around and in a fit state when the cure for Parkinson’s arrives, I want to remain independent and strong. None of it will happen without hard work, perseverance and the knowledge that I am worth it, I am enough and to be accountable and disciplined to myself.
As a great man once said – “Feint heart never won fair lady.” Or something like that. It didn’t get the big ideas off the ground either. Get off the sofa and start to walk. Try and try and try again and you will eventually get to where you want to be. Trust me. If I can, so can you. I’m just a normal woman from nowhere that refuses to give in. Never give up. Keep on keeping on.
Until next time, Kitty.
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