The best advice I ever got from a woman.
I was on Andrea Heuston's Lead Like A Woman podcast recently.
It won't be released until March, but she has plenty of other awesome guests to listen to, like Congresswoman Nancy Mace and Hope Zvara, CEO of Mother Trucker Yoga.
As well as asking me why I have had 35 different jobs, she asked me what was the best business advice I had every received.
Here's what I said.
"There is enough time, money and love."
One of my mentors, Suzy told me that. She wafts serenity like Buddha, and kind of resembles a female Keith Richards...but one who found their way to recovery.
It's been my mantra for years. It calms me down when I am stressed, cheers me up when I feel things are hopeless, keeps my dreams alive and taking action steps to make them come true.
I passed it on the other day to an 81 year-old-friend of mine. She has a vision of selling her art to a gallery and having her own studio. Why not? She's talented, has learned a ton of life lessons and could live another 19 years or more - hey, my grandmother is 100 and still going strong. Even if she's not around that long, why not have a goal which makes you sing with joy? We all need something to look forward to when we wake up in the morning. Sure, some days it's only the thought of coffee which gets me out of bed - but a quick reminder of what I want my life to look like, along with the belief it can happen and I'm back on track.
Here's another mantra I have embraced recently. "This or something better." I think my friend Carrie first said it to me. I interpret it as, yes, my life is awesome/I have a ton to be grateful for... AND I can still want more.
What's the best advice you have ever got from another woman?
PS. The link I embedded will take you to Amazon Music, you can also find her on Apple and other platforms. And keep an eye out for her book Stronger on the Other Side on my recommended books page on my site. Here's to promoting other women. All boats rise so keep adding water!
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