You know how you say things over and over and they become your reality.
That was me, I kept saying 2016 was a shit year, and 2016 was a shit year.
It’s not even 2016 fault, it all started late 2015 with my mum being diagnosed with Cancer (she has been given the all clear) My Josh had a splash of rejection (4 years post Kidney transplant) and so I was just a sad sack — personally that is how 2016 started, I even went and saw a counsellor and I rattled off all the things going on in life and she read them back to me … what a wake up call!
*be kind to yourself* ALWAYS!
Professionally, I am on FIRE!
Well not really, but it has been a challenge, I have explored so many new and exciting opportunities that never really eventuated (read: talked lots and lots and wasted so much time talking and in “meetings”) and in doing so got a little lost and filled with lots of self doubt.
WTF am I doing?
So I decided I am over saying 2016 is shit and started my new year in October, with a strat and planning session over the yummiest steak sanga — I was back on track. Thanks Leonie!
Ever since I have been on a roll, you see I am not busy. I just do stuff, that is what I am good at, doing things, not talking or writing or going to meetings, following my instinct and getting shit done! Building products and marketing them like no one else!
I build products, but these products are born out of a vision of how it will look and feel, what hashtags I will use, 1 product or a few, they are all aligned with my core, my why, my legacy!
So after much faffing I got my pet side project Wagga in a Box off the ground — I have been blown away by the response, and just like incubate@35degrees am kicking myself I faffed around so much about it!
I have another per project up my sleeve I am tinkering with (PiQA) which I kinda just want to get out there because shrimpa is what keeps me up at night with the excitement and possibilities, and just like everything else I learnt this year, stop talking and just do it!
So as we count down to 2016 — I am looking forward to a break, and will enjoy the festivities coz it is kinda like a 2nd new year — coz I got sorted for 2017 in October, I can just sit back and relax and tinker away with my products.
Thanks for the therapy!