What if we just took action and did things we always think about doing but talk ourselves out of? Without any expectations about how it was going to work out or any strict guidelines that made us feel crappy about ourselves if it didn’t work out? After growing up in a house of 4 women, I have learned that a lot of women over analyze everything. I, myself, am horrible about this. For example, I would love to get healthy, wake up earlier, and do my best to be more transparent in my photography business but there are concerns and fears that stand in my way.
Let’s start with getting healthier. I would love to feel better, have my clothes fit better, and not be out of breath from walking up a big hill. Once I made this decision to make a healthier life for myself I started thinking about the logistics. What if I don’t feel like going to the gym after a long day? I feel weird about going to a gym that doesn’t have a dark workout room where I can hide while I sweat my butt off. I have gotten out of shape to the point that it is going to be a lot harder than it used to be when I was in shape. In the past, all of these thoughts would have completely discouraged me. This time, I am not going to think about any of it and I am just going to do it.
On to the next, wake up earlier. This one is going to be a doozy. At this time in my life I am regularly waking up at 5:15 am. I am going to try and push it even earlier. I know I sound like a crazy person but I want to try to be awake at 4:00 am Monday through Friday. The hope is that this will allow me to get up before anyone else is awake and really focus on things without any distractions.
Finally, I really want to be more consistent and transparent in my posting for my business. I want you guys to really feel like you know me before you even meet me. When you hire me to take your photos you are inviting me into a super personal part of your world. I want you to feel 100% confident that you can trust me and know me.
So here’s the thing… I am not setting myself into any boxes with these ideas. If my diet and exercise isn’t working, then I am going to adjust. If waking up at the crack of dawn is absolutely making me miserable and isn’t helpful, then I am going to sleep in longer and figure out something else. I am going to go against everything I have ever done and everything I see in so many women and I am going to try and just act on things. No more talking myself out of it or overanalyzing every detail. From here on out I am going to take action. I am going to stop thinking so much and just do it. What is it in your life that you would like to stop thinking about and just take action? I would love to hear from you!
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