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“Be loud about the things that are important to you.” 📣 ~Karen Walrond

“Be loud about the things that are important to you.” 📣 ~Karen Walrond
By Jessica L. Williams • Issue #236 • View online
Earlier this week, I was chatting with one of my coaching clients who was struggling with motivation.  
I mentioned to her that sometimes the lack of motivation could come from exhaustion or burnout, and it might be helpful to step away from the situation a bit. To take a break or to alternatively, do some boring tasks
Another question I asked her was, “What’s your why?” We all start our businesses or creative projects for a purpose. Sure, it may be money-motivated, but often, the reason goes deeper than that. It could be about making an impact, serving a particular group of folks, living out a lifelong passion, or something else entirely. But on those days, you struggle to find motivation; it might be helpful to remember why you started.  
After some reflection, my client remembered a larger vision she had in mind for her work. It’s got me thinking.
When I started my business, the goal was to share knowledge that could help folks start their businesses. But, since then, I’ve realized that it goes deeper than that. I want people to lead more fulfilled lives. And often, they can do that by exploring passion projects and side hustles. This way, you can try things you’ve always wanted to do and diversify your income streams. 
I genuinely believe that you don’t need to quit your day job to be an entrepreneur. And my work is about helping people realize that and supporting them along the way with encouragement, resources, and lessons learned from my journey.  
What is your why?  
Why did you start your business?  
What impact are you hoping to make? 
These are essential questions to resurface and reflect on every once in a while. It may get you thinking too.
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  • 🪄 Tool: Readwise. I love getting emails that remind me of quotes I highlighted from books I’ve read over the years. Sometimes they are what I need to read at that time. And often, they give me some great quotes to share on social media. 
  • 🎧. Listening: Of Course I’m Not OK: Living a Life of Yes with Saya Hillman.  This is a great interview, and I’m not saying that just because Saya is my gurl (she is!), but it’s a good reminder that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and that you get to define success for yourself. Fave quote: “You have to know who you are, and then you want to create scenarios where you are comfortable being that person.”
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