The Alligator Tears Started...
I lost it.
It's the ballet portion of my littles combo class, and I put on my "Possible Recital Songs" playlist which clearly are all my favorite songs. Then "She used to be mine" by Sara Bareilles starts playing. 'Nough said. If you know the song, seriously... heart wrenching.
But as we were doing our plies and tendu's during our normal little ballet time, all of a sudden this mama/dance teacher got all emotional... and not the dramatic happy, jumping up and down and being silly dramatics. I had big alligator tears about to pour out of my red rimmed eyes. I got all gooey and nostalgic watching my little 5 year olds bend and straighten, mimicking me, their dance teacher, in their best possible ways.
Watching them ~ watching me...
And I became a watery mess.
Because I remember being five.
I remember watching MY teacher with such wonder and amazement and thinking, "I want to do this forever."
omg, really? no, it can't be.
For the LOVE! It's almost 40 years later?
No wonder I'm a hot mess!?
Has anyone else see their life flash before their eyes... and think, "Is this it?"
and then in the same breath say, "this IS it!" and it's glorious!
All this to say, that having a Business is Emotional!
It's like my good friend Jen Sincero said her her book, "You are a Badass." (a MUST listen to because you will laugh out loud and wave your fist in the air screaming, "YES!") I'm paraphrasing... but it's like having a baby. It's fun, it's tiring, it's growing you, stretching you, monopolizing you, it makes you squeal with joy and then scream in pain. And just when you think you can't do it anymore, a beautiful blessing appears.
Y'all. IT'S SO TRUE.
Except, it's like having a baby Every. Single. Day.
Landing that client, or having someone hang up one you. Getting a surprise check in the mail prepaying for six months of services, or loosing your largest client.
It's super fun.
One might say, one gets used to this roller coaster of entrepreneurship and after some years of wisdom, one learns to navigate these waters a bit more gracefully.
Yea, I'm not that person. I'm going to panic, cry, squeal, and scream. Every. Time.
So, because I'm a bit of a hot mess, I combat it daily, (multiple times if needed) by feeding my brain good food. I've already shared my favorite books, and some of you have contributed to the growing list.
But today I want to share with you my favorite podcasts. I know...some of you might be rolling your eyes. Really Melissa?
Why? Because podcasts are SO accessible. They are short, informative without making you cranky like the news, and can go anywhere with you. Especially if you have cordless buds. Which have changed my life y'all!
(I told you I'm dramatic ~ but seriously though. The Holidays are approaching. If you don't have a pair... gift yourself some. You will thank me!)
But... I LOVE listening to different speakers of influence. And it has been a game changer for me in keeping my head on straight, staying positively focused, and well intentioned in all aspects of my businesses this year.
Creating goals, and crushing them y'all. It's THE BEST feeling.
Have a favorite that you'd like to add to the list? Tell us! PLEASE! Especially if your podcast makes you laugh out loud and pee your pants a little. I love to laugh and there is no such thing as laughing too much.
Melissa - Creator of BoogieFit Curriculum