The whole concept of putting everyone else before yourself looks great on paper, but for the long game it just doesn't work. We have to take care of ourselves so that we have something to offer all the people around us!
It really helps me to understand we all have a different capacity. What completely derails me might cause someone else to rise to the occasion. I have learned we all are growing & it brings so much understanding to circumstances when people are acting crazy to remember we are all in a process. I want to increase my capacity like a container than can hold a lot, so I can help share the weight with people. It helps me to realize we all have different things that freak us out & that it’s all relative to each person’s capacity & ability to carry things.
This is our fourth & last round of Q & A together & we cover all kinds of ground this week! On a lighter note this time, we talk about everything from hobbies & childhood memories to winning over a room & my favorite between vanilla & chocolate!! 🍫😍 Enjoy!
These are some good questions stimulating some deep answers! This week we talk about defining moments in life, never quitting, communication & confrontation. I laugh, I cry, I'm honored to bare my soul here but DANG HAHA! I lost my filter when I lived in Nashville for 4 1/2 years so you're right into my heart pretty quickly with the answers to these questions!
This week is Part 2 of our Question & Answer sessions together! This has been really fun! For this round, we talk a lot about relationships: what to look for in a true friend, seasons of isolation, healthy vs. toxic relationships—we go deep! This stuff is tough to navigate, so it's important to discuss it!
I had some of you submit questions and I had so much fun answering all of them! Check out the first installment of our Q&A sessions from some of my podcast listeners where I talk about everything ranging from conquering fear to how red lipstick is a girl’s best friend!
Why is it that when I’m empty I try to solve the world’s problems & figure out my purpose for existing? Haha! I have learned that when I get depleted, I get tempted to try to make big life decisions… and that’s when I tell myself, “NO thinking allowed!” It won’t do me any good to try to figure things when out when I have nothing to bring to the table. We are better if we take intentional time to step back, reset ourselves, refuel our tanks & come back at it with a fresh point of view.
My natural inclination is to celebrate, but in the busyness of life, I can forget to stop & get excited about the accomplishments in the process! Let’s commit to being INTENTIONAL about taking a moment to stop & acknowledge the process & mile markers along our way! Let's set up the fireworks, book the mariachi band, set out the confetti… & do whatever it takes to make the party a priority in our lives & to honor the people that help us get there. They are in fact the most important part of the process anyway!
I hate when I think one thing then discover something else is truly going on! I've learned the hard way to make my intentions clear from the beginning! Usually we will go into situations thinking the other person knows exactly what we’re thinking, when sometimes WE don’t even know what we’re thinking! When we keep our expectations a secret, there is so much room for disappointment & hurt to creep in. Let’s be upfront & honest from the beginning!