Kick Monday’s Ass: mastering your mental state

It’s time to kick Monday’s ass…

This week I find myself balancing precariously on the limb as everyone around me loses their GAHT DAMN MINDS in advance of the tropical storms heading this way.

I live in Houston – and if you don’t live here you probably don’t see the 24/7 hurricane coverage and the repeated shots of grocery store shelves that have been emptied of milk and bread (but weirdly still have toilet paper??).

This ain’t my first hurricane rodeo – and I’ll be hunkering down at home with all my food and supplies.

So that’s what’s happening in my world at the moment. And it makes a perfect segue into this week’s video…

Kick Monday’s Ass: mastering your mental state

Odds are you didn’t subscribe to my email list for advice on feelings – so today’s video may appear to be coming out of nowhere.

But you’ll find that mastering your mental state is important, especially as your business grows… simply because YOU are your most important asset. That means taking care of your own head space and managing emotions is critical to your success.

I know – I’ve been there. Less than six months after starting my business, I found myself dealing with a devastating breakup and a cross-country move, all while still having to do client work.

So how do you keep the machine running when your world’s falling apart? This week’s video is about how I made it through (and kept my clients)…

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Badass of the Week

I’ve been thinking a lot about education lately… it started with a random dream I had awhile back that books had disappeared from the earth.

It was a particularly terrifying thought for me – especially considering how dependent we are on “Googling the answer” for any questions we may have. So many don’t know how to read, retain, or research – and many still don’t even have the luxury of access to books.

So that’s why this week’s Badass is Roy Austin, who created a non-profit to collect and distribute donated books to children in Africa and around the world.

It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s a step in the right direction. Reading opened up a whole new world for me, and I’m excited if even a few kids can experience that same joy of discovery thanks to Mr. Austin.

(If you know someone who should be featured as my Badass of the Week, hit reply and tell me!)

On Repeat This Week…

Last week I finally watched an amazing documentary called “20 Feet from Stardom” – it’s about the amazing (REALLY freaking amazing) backup singers that make the rockstars look like rockstars.

One of the featured singers was Tata Vega, who broke my heart by saying (and I’m paraphrasing), “If I’d made it [as a solo artist], I probably would have overdosed by now.”

Tata was the singing voice of Shug Avery, one of the characters in The Color Purple. And this is one of my favorite Shug songs, “Miss Celie’s Blues” –

“Oh sister, have I got news for you… I’m somethin’ – I hope you think that you’re somethin’ too.”

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That’s it for now – catch you next week. Now let’s go kick some ass…

Rock on,

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3) Feeling blocked or stuck? Let’s get on the phone for 20 minutes, just you and me. We’ll solve some problems, toss out any head trash, and kick all kinds of ass. Book yours here today.

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