We only really see people from the outside. In fact, we only see what they want us to see. Whether it’s the barista at your local coffee shop or your friendly co-worker that always says, “Good Morning” with a huge smile on her face, what’s presented to us is never as telling as what’s on the inside.Read More
We all know there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Duh. If there was, we’d all run fearlessly in the direction of our dreams!
But even with this knowledge that dreams take time to be realized, unfortunately we still see people quickly giving up on their dreams as soon as things get a little bit tough.
Sure, things may become harder than we realized when we started, or it takes longer to reach our goals, or we feel like we aren’t getting anywhere.Read More
There has never been so much quiet in our lives…and so much noise. I’ve found this duality of quarantine incredibly interesting and profoundly powerful. Never have we had so much time to ourselves, so much time to go inward, so much time to focus and think about what is truly important to us. And never have we had such a strong instinct to run from that quiet. Because let’s face it, for most of us, this quiet is incredibly uncomfortable and unnerving.Read More
“When everything is uncertain, everything that is important becomes clear”
As social distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns worldwide have started to become our new norm, I’ve also started to see the initial shock lifting around me, and have heard from others that they are just starting to find the space to finally have enough breathing room and time to sit back and re-evaluate what you really want out of life and dream about what your future is going to look like after this.
When I lost my dream photography project two weeks ago due to the global travel ban, the first thing I did (after crying it out for a full half day )was immediately think of you. Yes, YOU! Read More
February’s a fun month full of love, conversation hearts, Galentine’s Day and Passion!
Passion is a fun one because it’s not just for the bedroom! There are passions that we’re all innately meant to pursue, those passions that make us want to spring out of bed in the morning and that keep us awake at night. Life is way too short not to live one you’re in love with, so it’s pretty important to find that special something (or things!) that makes you feel alive sooner than later.
If you already know what lights your soul on fire, then you’re a huge step ahead of most. If not, don’t worry – we’ll help you find your passion below!
We’re 3 weeks into the new year. Hopefully it’s been as productive as you thought it would be. Hopefully that goal planning session you did at the end of last year got you motivated and headed in the right direction. Hopefully you’re keeping your eye on the prize and cruising full steam ahead with the same gusto and passion you had on January 1. Hopefully…
But that’s all easier said than done, isn’t it? We head into the new year with so much inspiration and conviction that this is the year we’re going to do things differently – this is the year we break toxic patterns and metamorphose into a beautiful ass-kicking butterfly.Read More
The holidays are behind us, and it’s a new year and a brand new decade. Phew! I hope you’re feeling renewed, lighter, and super inspired to start fresh! Many of us are taking the opportunity to look ahead with some clarity and make goals for the future. And as an entrepreneur, or what I might call a “near future entrepreneur” if you’re planning to take the leap this year into business ownership, then on top of just personal resolutions you’re probably also thinking about how you want to invest in your business and improve your finances.
The term “invest” is usually used in reference to property, shares, financial commitment, or a purchase. But your most valuable asset isn’t your house, 401k, or a family heirloom you’ll unexpectedly get rich from on The Antiques Roadshow — it’s you, babe! Just like anything else that you hope will appreciate in value over time, you need to invest in it. However, investing in ourselves is not often something we budget for, or make a priority. And I’m not just talking about self care (although that’s important and we’ll talk about that later). When you’re an entrepreneur you ARE your business, and your greatest asset is your ability to earn more. So, how are you investing in yourself?
I once dated a guy who got really upset because I was eating my dinner one night with my hands instead of the “proper” knife and fork. He was so embarrassed and his mind boggled, sighing: “Why can’t you just eat like a normal person, Stephanie? It’s so gross.”
Now, this man had never traveled outside of the United States, particularly to places where eating certain dishes with your hands IS what “normal” people do. Places where people would look at him and think he was a crazy person for using utensils.
So often we become completely entrenched in the perspectives (and guidelines to how things “should” be done) of our home country, our education, our corporate training, and our culture, that we often see the world through a single, tunnel-visioned lens. We get set in our ways of doing things, stay inside our perspective bubble, and approach the world with a singular, often limiting, viewpoint. We get stuck thinking our way is the “right” or “only” way.
Reading The Everygirls’ article about the “20-Minute Rule” and the power of taking just 20 minutes to “delete” your grief, losses, or messages of bad news and then moving on, it occurred to me that maybe this was a good approach to more than just coping but also for creating the life you want. Before Wildernest, I was in the process of starting over, having spent my years post-college working in exclusively traditional (read: spirit-squelching) corporate jobs until I left it all… which eventually and unexpectedly led me to meeting the love of my life and moving to Bali (I know, I know – old news if you’ve read my bio).Read More
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