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“What you do is less important than the difference you make.” 🤹🏾‍♀️~Tiffany Dufu

“What you do is less important than the difference you make.” 🤹🏾‍♀️~Tiffany Dufu
By Jessica L. Williams • Issue #271 • View online
Earlier this week, I was chatting with my VA (I still think this is the most incredible thing ever!), and she asked me how I balance all the things? Side hustling, working, caregiving, self-caring, and living life.
My answer: Tequila. 😇
My second answer: I like to think of it as less about balance and more about understanding that certain things will take priority some days. Some days, I may have to focus on work, while others need to give my business more time. If grandma is not doing well, she has to be my focus. And then, on other days, I have nothing to give anyone until I rest or go dancing or maybe have that tequila shot I mentioned earlier.
This week, in particular, because of my shoulder issues, I’ve had to prioritize taking more breaks and asking for help. I have ordered more groceries versus trying to do so much lifting. I’ve asked a colleague to help get something done while at the chiropractor. Accept that ultimately the work will get done; it just might not get done that day. I have a post-it on my wall that I sometimes repeat to myself and my clients:
“Tomorrow is another day.” 
Our priorities will shift and change from day to day, sometimes even within the same day. And that’s OK. Everything will get done in its time. 
The juggle is real. Identify the balls you are trying to keep in the air at any given moment, and if it gets too much, permit yourself to let one or more drop. You can always pick them up tomorrow.
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let my people glo ✨
give yourself time.
give yourself space.
give yourself grace.
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