Sure it takes passion and perseverance to birth your purpose but it takes strategy to sustain it. Do you have a plan around what you were created to do? How will you execute it? God has given you the tools don't leave it to chance. #lizinspireshope .
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I meet a ton of creatives who struggle with business. A common thread I find is that they lack focus. They try to do too many things for too many people--and it rarely works.
A much better strategy is to choose a focus. You can do that by perfecting one craft for a single group of people--that's called having a niche, and it works wonders for your business.
A lack of focus will drive you nuts. 😡 It will keep you average. 🤦🏻♂️ No one will notice you! .
Do you have a real focus in your business?
"There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing you are not the voice of your mind...you are just the one that hears it." -Michael Singer
When I first read that statement, it seemed preposterous. What are we, if not our minds?
What I've learned (and what studies continue to prove) is that the voice of our mind is rather a myriad of influencers. It's the voice of our parents, the teacher we most feared, the adamant or stubborn child who still lives within, the rebellious teenager, a boss, a mentor or even society itself.
However, we identify with that voice as our own.
We criticize ourselves as others might, however taking that criticism often to the utmost extreme. We do so, feeding that perspective that the critical or belittling words are "in our best interest," "keeping us safe," "strong," or in some way protecting us.
All in the name of self-improvement.
The irony? We don't grow. We don't see drastic improvement or find genuine happiness inside those words and criticisms. The kicker? Most of us would never treat another human in that manner as we intuitively know those critical words not only belittle but also hinder growth.
Shall we keep ourselves small?
Next time that critical voice whispers, is it possible to question it?
In 2009 we went to a friend's comedy show at The Lab at the @hollywoodimprov and a comic visiting was hoping to get a little time. The comic ended up being #davechappelle and we sat and watched him for HOURS. We were in the front row. It was one of the most amazing experiences we've had and he said this on stage. For real though, that is why we do what we do - because something might happen and that alone is worth it enough.
Do you know who said this?
It was Corrie Ten Boom and I had this quote with my senior year yearbook picture 16yrs ago!! You may not know what the future holds but be confident WHO holds the future!
16yrs ago I wouldn't have pictured my life this way but I've always put my trust in Him and I'm so thankful for every step He's guided!
All of it ❤ - the good & bad. The good happens for us to enjoy & the bad to remind us just how tough we are. That's what makes us who we are, defines us as individuals & leads us exactly to where we're meant to be. #lifequotes#tuesdayquote#quotesforthought
Lord, align my heart with yours. Help me to hear your voice saying "This is the way, walk in it." If I am doing anything wrong outside of your Will, show me. Speak to me from your word so that I will have understanding. If there is something I should be doing, reveal it to me so that I can correct my course. I want to do only what you want me to do. #inspirationalquotes#tuesdayquote#happychild#powerofaprayingwoman#Godsbaby#instagramers