It’s the 4th quarter again - it’s time to be great! We only have a few weeks left in 2019 and I want to remind myself and everyone else that we should look to finish the year out strong. 2020 is right around the corner and I know we’re all excited and looking forward to what the New Year will bring. But I would be remiss not to stress the importance of writing things down and being very intentional with what you want in your life. I wrote down some personal and professional goals in 2017 that I accomplished in 2018 so of course I did the same in 2018 for 2019. Goal #1 for 2019 was to sell my mother’s...
I believe LA is where I’m supposed to thrive. As of recent things have become increasingly more difficult, but I take it as a sign that I’m closer than I’ve ever been before. I guess that’s what happens when you hit new levels, it becomes increasingly more difficult to hit the next plateau. With that being said, if you’re considering moving or have recently move to LA or another major city, I wanted to share four mantras that have helped me navigate.
My three years out here haven’t been sweet the entire time, but they’ve for sure been exciting and extremely memorable. There have been peaks and valleys; wins and lessons, all the ups and downs have been experiences to help continuously shape who I'm destined to be. With all that being said, here are three of the biggest lessons I’ve learned while living in LA LA Land.
Sic Parvis Magna is my favorite Latin phrase, commonly translated as “greatness from small beginnings”. Generally speaking we can get caught up longing for the “I’ve made it” moment in our professional careers. From a new high profile job, to the big promotion, it’s very easy to casually overlook the small victories that lead to that grand opportunity. In actuality, the small victories along the way were the true catalysts for said big win. Overnight successes are anomalies that rarely have true longevity and often times most don’t get an opportunity to see all the behind the scenes time, effort and dedication that it took in order to level up.
Most people never “fail big” because they’d rather “play it safe.” Here’s the thing, there’s nothing wrong with playing it safe, but how could you expect to really fulfill your purpose if you don’t step out on belief and fate that you can actually achieve your goals? God doesn’t make a move until you do, that’s just how this works. Generally speaking there are dreamers and there are doers, I’m challenging you to be both.