In case you missed it, February is Goddess Month.
Before you start Googling like mad (because you’ve never heard of such a thing) just know that this isn’t a mainstream/well-known holiday. In fact it didn’t exist until my bestie, Val and I decided that Valentine’s Day was B.S. and we wanted to honor our majesty as women All.Freakin.Month.Long!
Hence, Goddess Month was born 🙂
My “celebrate Goddess Month” list includes:
- get a massage
- Walk every day
- Splurge at JoAnn’s Fabrics on some delicious new markers and a new adult coloring book (my newest addiction).
- Work on my Magic Mountains (part of my Leonie Dawson Shining Biz Academy)
- Clean my office
- Indulge in nature more.
- Invest in some essential oils.
- Read two new books
- Finish the Business Goddess 2.0 course.
This is all a BIG DEAL for me. Not just because I am doing awesome stuff FOR ME….I am doing awesome stuff that makes me a better ME. The massage and coloring-swag-buying is something that is hard for me because, as many of you moms know, we are self-programmed to always do for others and not-so-much for ourselves. The day I bought my coloring swag, I felt guilty and almost went back to return it.
BUT, I didn’t.
By the time I got home, I was proud of myself for doing something nice for ME. And you can do the same (and should).
The “making me a better ME” applies to business as well. I’ve been working Leonie’s Shining Business Academy and specifically the Business Goddess 2.0 courses since December. This is not woo-woo folks, this stuff works.
I seriously cannot wait to see where 2016 takes me. Two months in and I have already achieved some pretty amazing stuff for my business. I gained new magazine writing work (they came to me!) ROCKED the January 27th Multicultural Children’s Book Day (I’m the Project Manager-I am SO freaking blessed) and was asked to be a KidLitTv Expert for February. And that’s just a sampling.
Honestly, I don’t want to honor and cherish myself one lousy month a year (even though Goddess Month sounds cool as heck, yes?). I want to do it YEAR-ROUND.
The bottom line is, until you make the call, take the steps and stop waffling around, you will unfortunately always put everyone else first. Your hopes, dreams and goals deserve to be nurtured, cultivated and recognized. Even little steps forward towards your dream, even though they feel tiny, is still forward movement. Don’t give up. Be nice to YOU. You got this!
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