June 7, 2012

Making Things Happen Starts Now…

Last month, I attended the Making Things Happen Intensive in NYC not only for my design/stationery business but also to create a personal growth plan. In that room we cried, laughed and poured our heart out. By 5 o'clock, we all had a journal filled with taking action and bringing our authentic self out. I really learned that "action has magic, grace and power in it."

In my journal, I filled two entire pages of things I want more in my life. Here's a little sample:

Saying Yes:
Embracing change
Spending more quality time with my husband
Family outings
Random adventures

Settings business hours
Designing from my heart
The great outdoors
Less social media and more face to face conversations
Outsourcing my business needs
Specializing in things that fire me up
Not being everything to everyone (big one for me)
Less clutter

After attending MTH, I challenged myself immediately to take a break from social media. For  the whole month (yes, really!) of May, I replaced scrolling thru my Twitter newsfeed & Facebook interactions with real life moments. Life sure gets busy but I would rather play a game of Monopoly on a rainy night with my husband than let technology come in between us. Twitter can wait. I don't' want to live with wasted minutes. It's so easy to get distracted with work and forget about the person standing right in front of you. Lara, Emily and Gina really helped me understand the value of my time and how to use the hours/minutes/seconds effectively in my life. I appreciate having them push me towards owning my schedule. I feel fresh and renewed, even if it was only for a short break. Trust me, it was scary not to check my social media sites all the time. I felt like I was missing out on something. Maybe I did, but there will always be more opportunities to catch. I am reconnecting to what is really important in my life. I can't tell you how amazing that feels to actually write that. I encourage you to take a break, even if it's just for the weekend!

30 days later, I think my heart is just about to burst thinking about how much energy and passion was in that room a month ago. Every single person was remarkable by putting themselves out there and taking a risk to make action happen. I can't wait to see all the amazing things they will do!

Another tour is planned for the Fall on the West Coast! Be sure to check out more details for this engaging intensive at http://makingthingshappen.com.

In the next few months life will be changing fast. I'll be sharing my story very soon. 

I'm ready for the light to turn green… and GO!


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a really interesting conference!