This blog post is based on a tattoo.
And no I don't have any. I am too nervous about the pain and am the kind of person that passes out around needles. Insert flashback to my college days when I took my sister to get her belly button pierced (it was the cool 90s thing to do) and passed out watching. Yep. Super big sis here.
Anyways, one of my favorite influencers has a tattoo of an & symbol. And I think if I got one, it would be this. The reason? As women, we are so many things. Sisters, mothers, daughters, friends, business owners, business builders, networkers. And when I saw this statement of &, I felt it was pretty powerful.
The Power of AND
Try it with me.
I can be a wife and a strong individual.
I can be a mom and a confident business owner.
I can make a massive amount of money and make a difference in the world.
I can take care of myself and take care of others.
I can run a business and
not be on social media all day (ok, I threw that one in there because I am obsessed with our Ditch the Social Drama
But you get the idea. The idea of AND changes your perspective. And honestly, the WHOLE reason I created this blog and last week's post chatting about giving everything away for free
, is I feel like business lately (or at least some of the resources I have been reading) have been a lot of copy and paste. Watch this webinar. Run this ad. Clients will buy.
Designing Your Dream Schedule
But what if it is more than that? What if you get to design your dream schedule AND run a successful business? And what if designing your schedule first is the step that gets you there? (If you are new around here, that is what we preach).
What if you can teach what you love AND make money?
How about sharing what matters to you AND making a difference?
Ditch Your Boundaries
My point of the & (maybe I will get a tattoo or at least a bracelet) is to encourage you to ditch your boundaries. The day we launched our private podcast so did Brendan Burchard. Actually, he launched a whole network, Ha but it doesn't matter. Embrace the &. I can be an awesome mom and wife and business owner.
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When you dig deep into your passion and ditch some of the ways we have been taught, the game changes. You don't need thousands of people listening to make a difference. You need one.
I'd love for you to come up with your own & statements. How can they help you stay on the path? And better yet, ditch some of the old ways we have been taught. Let's use the power of & to change the world.
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