My eyes are heavy this morning as the little girl was up way too early for my liking. She was quite content on happily screeching her way through the 5 o’clock hour while twisting and turning her tiny body all over, causing me to think that something like “I got the moves like Jagger…” was flitting around her little mind.
Today is my morning in the office without Lil’ Miss and it’s a day that allows me to feel super professional – as much as one can in an uber casual office! I donned my black blazer, made a Chai latte to go and headed out the door. As women, you know there’s outfits, accessories and even office supplies that make you feel more professional that allows your mind to proclaim,
“I am going to do something GREAT today!”
What is that outfit for you?! I’m curious to see – if you have Pinterest, go find an outfit and then add my name in the comment section so I can see it! How fun!
Beyond the outfit and outer things we add to help ourselves accomplish great things, our personalities and gifts are of the utmost importance too. Know what you’re good at, how that works with others you’re around and where you want your passions to lead you! I’m only in my mid-twenties but as a girl who grew up wanting to do EV.ERY.THI.NG, it’s taken me a while to figure out what I’m good at, how I’ve been made to create in my life and why that’s special. I’ve talked about it before but your passions, those things that drive you each day, are necessary to your daily life and your feeling valued!
This week I had the opportunity to have what I thought might be a hard conversation at work. I’d found myself the past two months falling into some roles I didn’t solely want. Being able to sit down and talk about how I am capable of doing those things, but they don’t drive me to develop who I am was a welcomed relief and in the end we realized that as a department we were on the same page but just had let other projects over-shadow the personal development that I crave.
One of my deepest desires for others is to discover what makes their hearts beat… what makes you strive to be great. What is it that you crave to do above all other things – or a combination of things that make you feel invincible. Sure, you’re capable of doing lots of things, but there are a few of those specific projects, hobbies, things that you find yourself soaring when participating.
For me, in the work realm, that’s communication plans, developing others, accomplishing tasks. It’s look ahead to project and plan something to be executed with an end goal. It’s planning the details of an event. Mentoring someone younger or newer to the field. Researching. When I’m doing those things, I’m motivated to do them the best I can and even dream of the next steps… when I’m simply doing tasks I’m capable of, the desire to do more with it is distant. A healthy combination of both is usually needed but today was one of those days I dressed to soar, to plan, to dream with a co-worker for the sake of making our jobs and our organization better.
What made you feel accomplished today?
Doesn’t need to be a major job or life-altering thing, crossing any item off a to-do list is worthy!
If you don’t have regular conversations with your co-workers, boss or even spouse about how you’re using what you’re passionate about and enjoy doing – you need to! Even if it’s uncomfortable or you think it won’t be appreciated or change your situation – DO IT! (Or at least leave a comment or email me with those things – just to talk about them can be a huge motivator!) Each of those things that inspire and speak to who you are, are key in your life, don’t ignore them!