When we were small, we would fall and then cry.
As parents, we encourage our children to get right back up and try, try, again!
As adults, we occasionally forget that to fall is to learn from our mistakes and that in short timing, we must quickly act. We must quickly and intentionally move and behave in a certain way to push forward.
I recently had the amazing pleasure of welcoming and facilitating a workshop at an empowerment conference in Washington DC, where the theme of the conference was “It’s Your Year of Action".” In this full day of empowerment, , my goal was to motivate, excite, and jump start these women into knowing and declaring that this was in fact…..THEIR YEAR OF ACTION!
As each of you reading this blog have again hopped aboard my Change Train, I thank you. In writing this, I was reminded that we push ourselves so much for continued excellence. We oftentimes compensate for things that are not our own, we hold ourselves to standards that are beyond achievable, and we do this without a second thought. We do this selflessly. We are power. We are independent. We are, in our minds, ready to conquer the world….at one time.
AND WE DO THIS WITHOUT TRULY THINKING ABOUT US!
Through this blog today, I share with you a few of the words I welcomed these women with and asked them to consider during my interactive workshop. I was reminded that today was about knowing and declaring that this is your year of action. It was a time to INTENTIONALLY pause, breathe, and think about how to make this year ABOUT YOU!
WILL WE FALL? ABSOLUTELY!!! What we can control is how and when we get back up! So, let's go!
There is power in articulation! When you look at the power woman right beside you, look at her in her eyes and tell her THIS IS YOUR YEAR OF ACTION!
Ground yourselves upon two principles: The first is to start with the foundation of you and the second is to focus on what we can control in any situation.
Today, your specific situation is that you are in a room filled with amazing, talented, and powerful women whom you may not know! Leverage them, alongside the tools/strategies you learn, to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
Webster’s Dictionary defines the word act as to move and do something. To behave in a certain way. Today I want to add the word intention to that definition. Today is about INTENTIONALLY ACTING.
Leap from your comfort zone to the unknown.
Meet me at The Intersection of You & Change.
Not only is this the title of my new book, but it is purposeful and it is full of so much intent.
It is where fear meets confidence and where clarity meets opportunity.
You have been given a sacred space to leap out of your comfort zone and into the land of the unknown, where you will embrace, you will act, and you will thrive.
Embrace what you are learning. Act in today’s unexpected moments and Thrive because of the new information you are now armed with.
TODAY IS ALL ABOUT YOU!!
I left them with the offering of three things in the form of the acronym YOU. Y. O. U! I would love to also share them with you here today.
You are here for a reason. You are here to intentionally act AND I have the privilege of holding you accountable because I am at the mic or in this case, the author of this blog 😊 So…Grab your pen and your pad and we are going to be intentional. Consider this: Today, I will have intentionally……..done what?
For instance. I will have intentionally met 2 NEW women to expand my business network or I will reapply 2 strategies that I learned today within 2 weeks. DECLARE IT! In this case, while you are reading, what are you declaring is your intention for today?
Open your eyes, open your ears, open your mind to new ideas and thought processes. You have chosen to be here so use this platform so that you can LEAP.
Unleash You! How many of us, just the week alone, had fears, anxiety, stress, distractions, or even had to jump out of our own way? I know I did!
Close your eyes and simply breath. Take a deep inhale of the positive energy that you feel in the room. Take a deep exhale of your distractions, anxiousness and barriers.
Again, take a deep inhale of the wonderful lessons that you will take in today and a deep exhale of the words “can’t” and “won’t” that will want to enter your space.
You are power. You are phenomenal and you are right where you need to be. Be Intentional.
Change Agents, I remind you that aboard Lolita’s Change Train, we challenge each other to soar! We challenge each other to live in our moments and push WHILE making time for ourselves. Declare that 2019 is your year and make it happen!
Write it and Post it
Create a Clear Plan
Identify an Accountability Partner
Check in on the Progress of Your Plan
Adjust as Needed
Celebrate your Small Wins Along the Way
Make it Happen