If there’s one thing I learned from my own revolution evolution, it’s that when you feel frustrated and stagnant, it’s time for a change. (In case you missed the full story, you can read it here.) And, even though change can be unsettling and scary, it’s worth the discomfort it causes. The rewards definitely outweigh the risks!
We all have one life to live. Going through the motions to earn a paycheck and staying stuck just because it feels “safe” and predictable is a waste of that precious time. I’m living proof that there is more. Following our true nature and being willing to take the occasional leap of faith can make our lives richer than we could ever imagine. When you align your strengths and your passion with the work you do, good things will come to you!
During my personal 25-year evolution, I’ve discovered Seven Revolution Revelations that have guided, supported and inspired me. I’d like to share them with you. There’s no doubt in my mind you’ll find them to be just as true for you as they’ve been for me.
- Colleagues Count!!
Symbiotic relationships are crucial – in nature and in business. Through the years, I have surrounded myself with the right people – all of whom have nurtured, taught and mentored me, had my back, provided constructive criticism, and helped me evolve. I would never be at this phase of my life without the client colleagues and team of extremely talented individuals I work with! They are my ecosystem. And they epitomize the power of alignment!! I am forever grateful.
- Value Vulnerability!!
Many of the most pivotal moments of sustaining a business require taking risks. I’ve had to try new things to remain relevant and fresh. I’ve accepted leadership roles, been on numerous committees, served on Boards, and volunteered to do things I’ve never done before. Evolution requires a willingness to be exposed and challenge yourself to reach beyond your comfort zone. So, don’t be afraid to be vulnerable!
- Lifelong Learning!!
Making the time for learning is vital to my ongoing evolution. I’m a voracious reader, researcher and learner who always wants to know more! This nurtures my nature and helps me confidently take the necessary risks to improve who I am and what I do, to be fulfilled, and to be motivated. Never stop learning, growing, and evolving!
- Market Mindfulness!!
Over the past 25 years, I’ve experienced many upheavals and downturns in the market. This has taught me resiliency. It has also taught me that I don’t have to be reactionary with the upheavals or downturns – I work within them. I work with my team to take stock, re-group, focus on what matters, create foundational systems and plunge forward. When you do that, you flourish!!
- Celebrate Calming Centeredness!!
I truly enjoy and believe in the value of celebrating! With these celebrations I make time to rest and reflect on what’s been achieved, what’s stirring in my gut, and what’s next. I work with my team to Dig In, Cultivate and Grow where we take the time to clarify the vision so we can better focus on what’s vital. It is a calming elixir that not only centers me, but also nourishes my body, mind and soul.
- More, More, More!!
It seems to be some kind of unwritten law that everything takes more time, more effort, more money and more resources than I could ever anticipate. But I’ve learned to accept it. And now, I plan for it.
- Authentic Alignment!!
When I started out, I tried to be all things to all people. My initial attempt to be a “One-Stop Human Resources Shop” is a classic example. It was exhausting. And, more importantly, it didn’t work. We can’t be all things to all people, but we can be who we truly are to some people – the right people for us. When we follow the path of honoring our true nature, the people we’re meant to work with tend to find us. So, be authentic, be true to yourself, believe in your unique magnificence, and flourish!
If you found these inspiring or if you’d like to share one of your Remarkable Revelations, please comment below!