Kick Monday’s Ass: cakes, babies, and adventuring (February 15, 2021)
It’s time to kick Monday’s ass…
Lately I’ve been feeling a little guilty. Here I am on this epic road trip, with lots of people tuning in to live vicariously through my adventures.
And I haven’t been adventuring.
In fact, for a good two weeks I holed up at home (as “home” as an Airbnb can be, anyway), escaping through various movies and podcasts.
I kept asking myself, why are you not out adventuring more, talking to people, living the dream?
When I listened, REALLY listened to that quiet place inside me, I got an answer: you can’t adventure all the time. Recuperation and recovery are just as important as packing your days with activity.
Funny enough – as soon as I had that convo with myself, as soon as I stopped resisting my need to rest and embraced it… the urge to adventure came roaring back.
And it’s amped up by all kinds of sugar now, because my Airbnb host brought me a king cake bigger than my face.
“Bigger than my face” is NOT an exaggeration y’all.
Look – challenging yourself to do uncomfortable things is a necessary part of growth, especially if you want to do something like build a business.
But rest (and cake) is important too. Recovery is when your body and mind work their magic, so don’t get caught up in that “hustle and grind” mentality thinking you have to work 24/7/365 to get something off the ground.
By the same token, try not to spend all your spare time escaping into TV and movies and just zoning out. Adventure is good for the soul… so maybe try something new this week just for the hell of it.
Happy Mardi Gras y’all! I’ve got a
shit ton lot of cake to eat.
With that, let’s jump into this week’s video…
Kick Monday’s Ass: Your Business Battle Plan
“No plan survives contact with the enemy” – that’s something one of my mentors once said to me and it’s really stuck. You can plan for every possible contingency, but at some point you’ve gotta get out there and see if reality matches your imagined scenarios. (hint: a lot of the time it won’t)
So if plans change, but planning is still important… how do you reconcile the two? That’s what this week’s video is all about.
Badass of the Week
This week I want to celebrate all the working moms who are wearing ALL the hats lately and struggling. Just a few short weeks ago I had the honor of recording a podcast episode with one such working mom, a badass named Katlynn… when her sweet baby girl decided to join.
We recorded for damn near an hour, with occasional baby babbles punctuating important points. I admire Katlynn’s ability to roll with the punches, especially since she told me her adorable kiddo had been quiet up until the moment we got started. I know how frustrating that can be when your plans get interrupted – especially when recording!
Like a true badass, Katlynn picked up the kiddo, came back to the mic, and we kept going. The result? A pretty damn good convo, punctuated by occasional giggles and gurgles. And it’s my pleasure to share that convo with you today.
If you want to hear what rolling with the punches really sounds like (while also getting some cool tips about how to write about your business in a truly authentic way), click here to check out the podcast.
(If you know someone who should be featured as my Badass of the Week, leave a comment and tell me!)
On Repeat This Week…
This one’s called Runnin’ by Pharrell Williams.
This weekend I got into Disney+ and watched Hidden Figures, and this song caught my attention/had me tapping my foot.
I know they say you crawl for your own
But in my mind I already jog
If I stand still I cannot get far
They want the Moon, I’m on Mars
Sometime my mind dives deep
When I’m runnin’
I don’t want no free ride
I’m just sick and tired of runnin’
Some nights I cry
Cause I can see the day comin’
Together we fight
Oh, but no more runnin’
If you’re an aspiring freelancer who’s working up the courage to leave the day job… good news! I’m sharing all the things I WISH I’d known before making the leap so that hopefully your journey goes a little more smoothly than mine.