Now this person may have had some wonderful information to give to us, the reader. I wasn't there to hear it, though. You see, I have clients who I do not tell to "chill". Anxiety, depression, being bipolar, etc. These are lenses in which people see the world. This is the world they are used to experiencing.
So. I humbly suggest that you view the world through different lenses. Your experience is not their experience. Guide. Do not drag. Let them be the hero in their own story.
June 18, 1994
Dear New Diary,
I just past 3rd Grade, and Im' going on to foarth. I got out at 11:35, and the day was Monday, June 13, 1994. I got Mrs. Granger as a foarth grade teacher. I'm so excited.
Some items are measurable. The cost of rent. Supplies. Equipment. These are things someone has already applied a number to. But your time is something you will never get back. What is it worth to you?
To be worthy means you have specialized characteristics or skills that deserve merit, or in the case of business, payment. The topic of worth applies to all individuals, but I seem to run into this conflict most often with women business owners. Here is just two cents of advice: you must deem yourself worthy to ask for what you are worth.
While meal prepping today I noticed I miss the small things I used to do. Listen to an audible or podcast while making breakfast, making my own coffee instead of constantly going to grab some, food prepping, blogging, or simply sitting down before sunrise and reading a book. I miss lifting and jiu jitsu as play rather than it being a chore or another task item.
But that's the beauty of personal seasons. You're going to have your dips. Your winters where there is calm and stillness. Spring where everything blooms all at once because we live in Wisconsin and we can't just slowly slip into summer. Things blooming all at once is how I view getting 7 new members or clients in a three day span. Like, "WHOA! Hold on!"
Summer where you have to motivate yourself because the day is so beautiful and "why do I have to work today, lift today, stay on task today, I don't want to, this is stupid, fine I'll do it anyways but I don't wanna and I'll be sure you know it." Come on, you've never felt that on a 100 degree day with 90% humidity because even Wisconsin wants to be Florida-Man sometimes?
This blog post will be prefaced by me saying:
NPR did an interview with Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif of Iran about our relationship with his country. He said something very interesting to me.
"Those who begin a war can not end it." Meaning history has a trend of countries who begin wars are typically not the same country to end that war. Which makes sense, unless we were under the impression that we "won". But, if we're not conquering (and I still believe we are but that's another topic for another day after I understand this concept more thoroughly than I do currently) then how did we win? How did they win? What does winning a war look like?
I'd love to know your thoughts on this. Please keep in mind any derogatory language, slurs, or personal feelings about the country in the interview will be removed and banned immediately. I have no time for that nonesense.
Keep it civil. Let me know what you think.
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