A Little Pep Talk

I had a very interesting conversation with a co-worker/dear friend this morning. She feels that I am lacking confidence in my abilities, and that I am allowing outside influences to delay my progression within my business. While I have an overstuffed idea bank and a TON of projects in the works, she feels that I’m not utilizing my potential to its fullest capacity. She said that I am extremely talented, and that it’s just a matter of time until I am successful, but that I need to up my game.

Constructive Criticism

I’m SO glad that I am able to acknowledge and appreciate constructive criticism!

As much as I hate to admit it, she has me pegged. I decided this year that I am going to start making new videos for my YouTube channel, but I have had some difficulties wrapping my mind around which topics to cover (any ideas or requests?). Plus, every time I bust out the video camera, I just feel like an absolute doofus talking to myself; I suppose that it’s time to get over that stigma. I also am horrible about allowing my loved ones to pull at me, which ultimately cause me to get behind in my projects. I’m still working on obtaining that “Happy Balance” between my home life and my work life after my exhausting day job ends. It seems that every time I turn around, I’m expected to cook or run out and get food (in amongst all of the errands, appointments, and “Mom, I need a ride.” times). I feel like we’re ALWAYS eating!

I have decided that this year I am committing myself to my book (the one that discusses my 5 year plan), and while I’m pouring a lot of time and energy into not only writing it, but putting together all of the little extras that will accompany it, my girlfriend feels that I need to keep my other pieces heading out the door as well. So, I guess that I need to take a step back, finish up these other projects that are internally tugging at me and get them listed in my shop, so I can free up my mind to focus on the “BIG PROJECT” that I have in the works.

I’ve been saying since late last year, that 2016 is going to be my year, and while I have a lot of personal battles that I intend to finalize, in addition to (hopefully) purchasing my first home, and getting this book into the hands of those that desperately need it, these past couple of months have thrown curve balls at every turn. But, things always seem to get more complicated right before the forces align and things work out the way that they’re intended to. My stubborn streak and my perseverance will ensure that I refuse to accept defeat, now that I am SO close to achieving my dreams. If I can tough out these last several hurdles, pardon the pun, I’ll be shitting in tall cotton!

I hope that you have a fantastic weekend!

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14 thoughts on “A Little Pep Talk

  1. Grief Happens says:

    I relate to SO much of this — especially this “I feel like we’re always eating.” That’s some truth right there. I will say that I have hit a better balance in the past year with telling my kids “I need X amount of time and then I’ll be with you. I have xyz to attend to.” Because mine have been SO accustomed to me responding to their every need. I had to have a little sit-down with my partner in co-parenting and say — “Listen, I work as many hours a week as you, but the bulk of the ‘home’ stuff, particularly the cooking and grocery shopping, falls on me. I need you to step it up and if that’s not possible I’m hiring more help.” We can’t exactly afford a staff & once he saw that I was hiring people anyway and his fun money was going to chores he could be doing, he stepped it up a bit. This may not be the case for you, but I felt compelled to share my experiences. My kids have also had to understand that Mom is no longer the only person who can do certain things. THEY can and DAD can. AND, I’ve had to remind myself that following my dreams and showing my kids that I can set and accomplish goals is important. Good for you! You ARE talented and it’s obvious you are passionate about many things — the world needs to see that. Wishing you all the best as you balance it all. Have a fabulous weekend!

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    • Krista Kemp says:

      Thank you SO much for sharing your story! It’s nice hearing that others are going through similar situations. My children are definitely old enough to step it up, as is hubby. I have gotten so frustrated in the past, and stressed to hubby man, that I was contemplating tossing my dreams to the curb so that I could devote more time into being a better mother/wife. But, that wasn’t fair to me. I sacrifice everything else in my life, why should I have to with my dreams as well? I believe that was a “wake up call” moment for him, but like all things, it got dismissed/forgotten over time. I guess that I am going to have to “remind” them all that I just cannot do it ALL on my own. Thank you for your encouragement and advice! I hope that you have a spectacular weekend!

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