There are billions of people in the world and we are all vying for our spot in purpose and in our respective lanes. We are looking to live meaningful lives and to do work that may actually impact someone other than ourselves. We want people to get it. We want people to know that we are valuable. We expect it. But the bottom line here is just because we are valuable doesn’t mean that people will always see it. Especially when it comes to our crafts and creativity, sometimes you have to know what makes your value attractive and be able to execute in a way that makes it a no-brainer to others.
No matter what these sales emails say when you pop open your inbox, you may not be doing it wrong. Realize that a part of sales tactic is to try to make you think you need the product and therefore it’s a no brainer to purchase it. Where indeed at times you may need the additional help, it’s important to decipher sales tactics from what’s actually taking place here. Too often in comparison to others or through push sells emails, no matter what we have going on we’ll think there’s something we’re doing wrong.
I tweeted this a few days ago and it seems it resonated with many people. I have just felt so uncomfortable in spaces where we are pretending to be cool, or pretending to be farther along than we really are. I crave resonating conversations, belly laughs, and opportunities for true growth. In a time where we are constantly bombarded with interpretations of real life through social media, I think it’s more important now, than ever, to surround yourself with authentic, genuine people.
It’s inevitable that sometimes you and your partner simply won’t see eye to eye. Sometimes it won’t even be a particular topic, but you’ll just be in completely different moods, one’s up, one’s down, etc. But I am learning that our pettiness is what will turn a simple disagreement or slightly uncomfortable interaction into something much bigger than it has to be.
This year I turned 29. Ahhhh! So many people freak out about getting older and I haven’t quite gotten there yet. Yes there are plenty of things that I thought I would have accomplished or done by now, but honestly, those things don’t define me. I’m having the time of my life.
I really feel like I’m getting better with age. And not just in the way that people say it to make themselves feel better but really. I find myself often in rebuttal of “old jokes” just shaking my head and yelling “like fine wine, baby.” But truly, this is the best and most comfortable I have felt with myself in a long time – outside of a couple pounds that I could lose. But I wanted to take some time and share with you just a few of my revelations so far in this last year until 30.