Guest post by by Cass Mullane, Entrepreneur Coach, Right-Brain Business Plan® Licensed Facilitator, Prosper Creatively, LLC
I just celebrated the beginning-of-the-next-decade birthday. I’ve decided to dub this the Sassy Decade.
Those of you who know me might be scratching your head saying, “But Cass, you’re already pretty sassy!” My answer, “Yep, and I want to inspire others to help themselves to a serving of my kind of sass.”
My kind of sass is the wonderful humorous, playful kind of sass that helps us really enjoy life. It’s the “I love what I get to do every day” kind of sass. It’s the “Let’s have some fun and still get things done” kind of sass. Are you with me?
One of the most important things I’ve learned as I’ve aged is that you should not sit around and wait for things to happen. You’ve gotta boost your internal Sass Factor, take hold of that courage and go out and make things happen. If it’s something that truly feeds your soul, go get it. If it’s something that truly makes you happy, go do it. Boost your “I’m not waiting for someone to hand it to me, I’m going out and getting it” kind of sass.
You need to be crystal clear on what it is that truly feeds your soul. The emphasis here is on YOU. What is it that YOU really, really want in life? Strip away all the objections, obstacles and obligations… what makes YOUR soul sing?
I can already hear the excuses starting to pop up… you don’t have the time, the money, the equipment, the support, the energy… to go after whatever it is that feeds your soul. My answer is you probably don’t have your priorities very clear. This is not a criticism, it’s an observation. But let me tell you, that once you get really clear on your priorities, everything starts falling into place. Once you’re clear, you can then set priorities and make decisions that will take you down the path to making your soul sing.
As an example, I’ll tell you about a few things that I’ve been working on. I wanted to write a book, start a podcast and travel. For a while, I just dreamed about these things and didn’t take much serious action on achieving them. But then the U.S. presidential election happened and the divisiveness and fear in this country made me really clear on the positive impact I could have if I got my sassy self into gear. The keys to my success in converting these dreams into reality have been:
- True clarity in what I want to accomplish
- Chunking each of these big things into small manageable bites that I could squeeze into my already full calendar
- Sitting down and doing the work
I wanted to write a book about mindset… the manuscript for Cool Stuff Jar is with my editor and we’ll publish in September. I wanted to start a podcast on mindset… Prosper Creatively will launch in a couple of months on the eWomen Podcast Network on Blog Talk Radio. I wanted to travel… I set up Cool Stuff Jar Retreats for busy businesswomen and the first retreat is in Barcelona in October.
The point is, you can do what you dream about. You need to get very clear on what makes your soul sing. You need to chunk it out into small manageable bites. Finally, you need to tap into your sassy self and make it all happen.
Cass Mullane’s calm, comfortable approach consistently yields positive results for clients. Her business and personal coaching practice, www.ProsperCreatively.com, specializes in delivering solid left brain business skills to right brainers and creatives in a fun, visual way. She’s a best selling author, a contemporary abstract artist and creator of the Cool Stuff Jar™ Retreats.You can also visit Cass on Facebook!