This Week’s Goal: Enjoying the Reward

No, I didn’t get an amazing book deal or have my book turned into a movie.  Or win the lotto. Or create a world-changing, life-saving, patent pending invention. No, I just knocked some big things off my to-do list, be having some amazing chats with my girl, Elle, about some upcoming projects and just had three notary clients over the span of 5 days.

It’s nothing momumental, but they’re still wins. They’re my wins. I’m not pumping the brakes and saying I made it, I arrived. But I definitely want to enjoy this moment, since it feels like I rarely live in the moment. I want to enjoy that the work I’m putting is now putting out. That feels good. I want to enjoy the fruit of my labor why I’m in the mindset to enjoy it.

I hope you do the same. Whatever amazing thing has happened to you in your week thus far, I don’t care how small or huge you felt it was, enjoy it. Enjoy the fact that it was you and made that happened, got it off your to-do list and just created another opportunity. So rarely to we give ourselves time relish in our accomplishments. Everything and everyone else around is telling us to do more, go harder, go bigger, do better. Today, do you. Enjoy your win in whatever shape it came.

Happy Friday: Happy Where I’m At

It’s finally starting to feel more like spring and less like summer after that crazy winter we had in February. Finally. And as the weather takes shape hopefully rounding off to a normal season, I want to wish my hustlers a Happy Friday. And may you be happy where you’re at.

Wait. I don’t mean to imply that you need to stop hustling and “love the one you’re with”, but rather love where you’ve taken yourself thus far.

I am great at beating myself up and not acknowledging how far I’m come with what I want to do for myself and my life. I always believed that if I didn’t accomplish what I had set out to do, I hadn’t succeeded in life yet.

Ouch. That’s a pretty harsh self reflection of you think about it. Nothing happens overnight and anything worth having will require hard work. So to tell myself that I’m not a success because A, B and C haven’t been conquered is to negate all the work I’ve already put in.

We side hustlers put in A LOT of work and time that most people never see. And it matters. The time we take to invest, to market, the pitch, to follow-up, to meet up and to grind all matters. Our hustle matters. It’s part of our successful journey and our small wins.

So we may not be living in the high rise lofts or mansions homes yet as a result of all our hard work, but we’re getting there. Today, we’re going to be happy where we are because of what we’ve done… so far.