We are in one of the luckiest and most confusing generations to date. Women have rights. Equality for all is mainstream. Obama is president. There are endless amounts of opportunity a mouse click away. But that mouse click can take you to a million other places when you are trying to go to one.
Enter, the world of internet ADD. The internet makes it nearly impossible to stay on task. Pop-ups, sites referring you to other sites. Options of different certifications, degrees, schools, master's programs, weddings, events, social media connection parties and the list continues.
This year I made it my goal to say YES more. But saying YES to more has created this anxiety about not getting tasks finished before moving onto the next one.
I REALLY wanted to attend B-School this year. I had all my credit card information entered in at one point and hovered my arrow above the purchase, only to back out and do the same thing day after day. I did the yes and no dance until registration closed and I had decided to say NO! There was something inside telling me that if I added one more thing to the mix, I would drown. So, I finally listened to this girl in my head and made the decision to forgo B-School this year. It's hard because I am trying my best to grow my business with the tools I have, but there is only so much I can learn in a day.
Do you ever make a decision where you finally say NO or YES and feel a rush of relief? Like, you can finally give more attention to what you have on your plate, than to something that is making your plate too heavy?
I believe in YES and I believe in NO. If I had more time, B-School would've been a YES, but with our FIRST-EVER FIT GIRL SPRING RETREAT, I want to devote a lot of time and energy to making this all-inclusive retreat the funnest and most rewarding time of the girls attending. I mean that. This is my baby and my Sister and I want to make this a twice a year thing with great gals cheering each other on and lifting each other up to live fully and bravely.
I also said YES to a man this year and with a wedding approaching in 6 months, there are obligations I need to fulfill if we want this thing to go beautifully and peacefully.
Along with adding more classes, taking my work seriously and getting more organized, with the help of the Retreat Planner, I don't have time to say YES to any more time commitments.
If you are reading this and we have met, I want to say thank you and please reach out if there's any way I can help you reach your goals. If we haven't met, I am so excited for your own journey. I'd be honored if you shared your journey of No's and Yes's in the comments below.