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What are you thankful for this very moment?
Answer: My support system within the #girlboss community
In the most challenging of times, I tend to bottle everything up until the next encounter with one of my really close friends and the flood works begin.
Why is it that I often forget about my incredible support system when things get tough?
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I would describe myself as a pretty self-aware person, but I really think my senses have heightened in recent weeks.
I’m always surprised when those closest to me don’t reach out in times of sadness and strife or when they could really use a hand, and I totally caught myself when asking a friend who’s been in a bit of a funk lately why she hadn’t reached out to me about what’s been going on. I realized that I, myself, am completely guilty of doing the same!
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Whenever I’m feeling stressed, anxious or blue, or whenever I feel like I’m being swallowed whole by a hurdle I’m facing with my business, I have a tendency to feel pretty alone when in reality–it’s SO far from the truth!
I have such a beautiful support system of family, friends & each and every one of you who has been there for me throughout the TST journey (major shoutout to my #snapfam babes!!!)
Even more of a blessing–I’ve connected with a few female entrepreneurs over the years who not only have become some of my dearest friends, but completely understand the hustle of going solo and venturing into the entrepreneurial world & believe in me wholeheartedly!
AND EVEN COOLER–sometimes I get to collaborate on cool projects with them like this super cute photoshoot Shinymix & I quickly put together to promote a few of our latest arrivals with the help of a couple of our incredibly sweet friends.
Check out the video above for lots of off-the-shoulder spring outfit inspiration & the perfect accessories to go along with them!
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I’m on a mission to lighten up on myself and my self-limiting beliefs! I’m remembering to lean on those who know me best and those I know I can rely on to be there for me in the way that I need them to be. You simply cannot do it all alone and that’s seriously OK.
This is also a reminder to really brainstorm ways that I can help support other solopreneurs. I’ve made a mental note of being more proactive in connecting people in my world who I believe should know each other, help promote their businesses and special offers by a simple share on social media accounts, take the time to leave genuine messages of encouragement reminding them of just how incredible they are, coming up with fun ways we can collaborate with one another that’s beneficial on both ends and opting to support small businesses over big box retailers whenever possible!
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Make it a point to network whenever possible! I know how uncomfortable it can be (TRUST ME!), but I can assure you that along the way you’ll create and begin to build an amazing community of like-minded people who truly have your best interest at heart!
Conquering your dreams while helping others conquer theirs is truly, what I believe, it’s all about! And, it’s so much more rewarding!
With that said, head on over to www.SHINYMIX.com to shop their Spring 2017 collection, full of fun, bright, colorful boho-chic earrings, a plethora of the coolest statement necklaces & sweet dainty rings!
Kathy, thank you for being a friend & a mentor to me the last couple of years! You’re a true gem!
Now, its YOUR turn! What are you thankful for this very moment?!
Let us know in the comments below!