De-Clutter Space and Mind.

When we have too much stuff in our surroundings, it can create an overload of clutter in our heads. As a result, we can become overwhelmed, unable to sort things out and then become so defeated, we fail to get things done at all that will help us be successful at work and at home. 

Although it is proven to be incredibly liberating, one of the hardest things to do is to declutter. We have to take a moment to assess what we have surrounded ourselves with and then make the decision to either make good use of it or release it. This is hard because we can get stuck thinking we will find a use for things we have not used or convince ourselves it has “potential.” It becomes even more challenging when we are giving something up without having used it as much as we might gave liked after paying a lot of money for it. Remind yourself, it doesn’t matter how much it cost if it sits out of sight and is not something that is going to be of use to you. 

If you are still feeling unsure, ask yourself the following questions: 

  1. How realistic is it that I am going to really use this?
  2. How does having this around me, really make me feel? 
  3. Is this going to serve who I am in my current stage of life and/or business? 

These questions will remind us that we only have so much space in our lives for “things.” It’s really the experiences that count.

Say Yes.

I’m always inspired by one of my favorite quotes by Google’s Eric Schmidt:

“Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learning a new language, picking up a new sport. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job. Yes is how you find your spouse, and even your kids.”

He goes on to say the following: 

“Even if is a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference in your life, and likely in others’ lives as well.  Yes lets you stand out in a crowd, to be the optimist, to stay positive, to be the one everyone comes to for help, for advice, or just for fun. Yes is what keeps us all young. Yes is a tiny word that can do big things. Say it often.”

How many times do you say yes? Yes to new opportunities, to change? Or is your default saying no because you think it’s prudent, safe or even expected by others? Is being vulnerable too risky or does it keep you stuck in doing things as you always have, although you know there must be a better way? Because the word no is many times fueled by fear, re-think what it could be if you said yes. What kind of experiences, opportunities, growing and sharing could you have?

Saying yes should start with your truth. This leads to your expansion and the birth of ideas, connections and life, as opposed to contraction which diminishes success, businesses and personal growth. It seems every great invention started with someone expanding their mind, their imagination, their guts...saying "yes."

Taking chances and making changes while being willing to grow, allows us to re-coup, survive and thrive. As I always say, it's a matter of having the vision, making the plan and then taking action...and see what doors open in your life and your business.

I hope this message brings you focus, clarity and the courage to say "YES!" Go for got this.