Time to Celebrate! My Birthday Podcast & Wish for You WPCP: 064
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Yep, Happy Birthday to Me!
Kind of a crazy way to start a post, but I'm all about celebrating the good things in life, and yep, that includes birthdays!
ALL of them.
Getting older doesn't bother me... aging, well, that's another story. But the truth about aging is we have some control over the quality of our lives as we age (as in taking better care of ourselves, honoring who we are and making the most of our lives). Which is why I thought it would be a great idea to record a podcast on my birthday, especially since it's mid-year and I can check in with how the year has been going and what's in store for the rest of the year.
So today is my 45th Birthday (see, told you I didn't mind getting older). And here are a few things that make this birthday awesome and why I don't mind getting older:
The first half of 2015
The first part of 2015 has been amazing!
I put the intention out there a couple years ago that I wanted to travel more and each year seems to bring more travel (something magical happens about putting the intention out there, letting it go and continuing to work with inspired action). So far this year I went to Vegas in February (EMPIRE Mastermind), Vegas again in May (Funnel Hacking), Maui in June (EMPIRE) and am heading to the South of France in FOUR DAYS with my daughter! WOOHOO! I've loved every trip but think I'm looking most forward to France since it really is a vacation as opposed to a 'business trip' (even though these trips hardly feel like business when you love what you do and the people you do it with).
My business has grown exponentially.
Both financially and in terms of taking things up a notch, which I know is kind of vague, so let's see if I can bullet point some of what has happened:
Hired a new project manager who has absolutely made my life easier in terms of what I can focus on and keeps things moving. She also happens to be one of my very best friends and being able to share this journey with her is a blessing
I finally feel like we're getting systems and processes down in a very structured way so I can focus on what I love doing most and is the best way to serve the people I work with
My project prices have gone up
My Coaching fees have increased and I'm coaching a little less
I've launched a whole new division of my company, INFLUENCE Podcasting, and it's taking off in ways I never dreamed! (more on that later in the year)
I've stopped doing things I don't want to do
The podcast is still rocking (and still one of my absolute favorite things to do)
I've connected with some amazing people and am grateful for all the new friendships
Had a $24k week! WOOHOO!
I'm starting to love the sales and data side of things
And that's why it's time to Celebrate.
There was a time in my life (not so long ago, and really, I still struggle with it), where I had a hard time really celebrating what I've accomplished or how far I've come. Somehow it felt like I was bragging. Then it hit me, with the help of a mentor (a few of them actually), that if you don't celebrate where you are and what you've achieved how will you go further? How do you accomplish more?
Being authentic and transparent means sharing BOTH sides of the coin. The difficult times AND the fantastic times.
And here's the kicker... when you show up as yourself, all the time, people will be there with you through it all. I'm not talking about the trolls or the haters. Why on earth people choose to expend energy to be nasty or negative is beyond me. One thing I've learned is that people who are living in their own truth, are happy with what they're doing and are earning a good living with what they do (yes, money gives you that freedom), don't waste anytime berating, bitching or judging other people.
They don't have time for it.
They also understand that everything they do is energy. When you put negative energy out into the world that's exactly what you get back...