by Guest Blogger, Lena West, Chief Social Media Strategist at xynoMedia
I thought long and hard about writing this blog post today. It's rare that I explain myself to people. You either "get" me or you don't. And, I'm woman enough to realize that if you don't "get" me, it's SOOOO not personal.
I'm also really an introvert so, I don't much care if you don't "get" me. :) If you think of an introvert as a quiet, mousy doormat, I strongly encourage you to think again.
Anyway, I figured, "Ah, a little explanation never hurt anyone!"
You see, I've always been the one who always says what everyone else is thinking, but is too scared/intimidated/not-their-style to say. I find it interesting that people either love me or dislike me for that. And, by one definition, I am Person 10.
That said, people who want to "slow down" simply don't read/enjoy my posts on this blog. My approach to life and business just isn't a fit for them. That's all good. A big part of blogging is having a point of view. I'm sure we've all read blogs where there is absolutely no POV. *Yawn.* Doesn't mean you have to agree with me, I am, after all, but one person.
If you know anything about me at all, you know I'm all about the pursuit of excellence - not perfection - but excellence. And, you might have also picked up that I work smart, I play VERY hard and I don't do ANYTHING I don't want to (which is good and bad, but it's me). And, I want my readers to feel free to do what THEY feel is best for them. My posts on this blog are mere input streams.
The truth is, you can get average advice anywhere on just about any other blog. I don't live in Averageville and I totally understand that this pains some people. Oh, I "get" it.
The advice/information/perspective I offer on this blog is targeted specifically to people who want to take their lives/careers/businesses higher, higher, higher.
Usually when I get comments like "it's not that serious" or "slow down", it's because that person isn't ready to take the next step in their lives for whatever reason. As one of my good friends would say, "Everybody can't go." And, believe you me, for a long time, I didn't "go".
Oh, and one more thing...as a point of clarification for future posts or G.P. or whatever, I don't believe in "can't".
I believe that people do what they want to do and if/when they want to
do something different, they will. So, for those who say they "can't"
take four vacations per year (and if that is indeed a wish or goal of
theirs), I say it's because they just don't want to bad enough.
So, if you "don't have Sundays" anymore, it's simply because you don't want to "have Sundays". *I* have Sundays - and any other day I want and if *I* can have it...well, you know the rest. It's all about what you don't want and more importantly what you DO want.
That's a hard fact to face, but the sooner people realize they're in their own way, the sooner they can get out of the way, if they so choose. Sadly, some people stay in the same "can't" place their whole lives and that, of course, is their right.
My spirit, however, won't be fenced in. That's just not how I roll. In the words of Jill Scott....