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Thursday, May 26, 2016

What is your ONE?

Many times I'm asked what is my Why?  Why are doing what your doing or pursuing what you are pursuing. I thought it was a great question to help make sure you are staying focused or on track to a goal.  That was until I attended the Alltech ONE  Ideas Conference this past week.

After having my brain go into complete overload of new ideas and information, it occured to me that instead of asking the WHY, we should be asking what is your ONE?  What is your one dream, one idea, one goal, one wish, that has just been sitting and burning inside you?  That feeling deep inside that is begging to come out or be brought to fruition?

I find words to be powerful, and Pearse Lyons is a man that can pick the perfect speakers to leave you in awe with the words they say.  While i'm not a Kentucky basketball fan, I am a fan of Coach Calipari.  He is a great role model and teaches his players respect and to do that ONE thing that helps or touches others.  Some of his wisdom:

  • Build strong relationships on trust and respect. Under sell and over deliver
  • Say more by talking less
  • success is teaching kindness; kindness doesn't cost a thing
  • Dream beyond your surroundings

My favorite:

  • Fame is fleeting, money has wings; your legacy will be who you touch and your impact on others

If that doesn't ground you, let me introduce to you another speaker that left me thinking.  The Woz, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple.  This is the man that built the first apple computer.  

Some of the best advice he shared was that; You can be humble and have no money, and still bring ideas to the table.  I thought this was perfect.  You don't need millions.  You just need that ONE idea.

 I often have many ideas, ones that come to me in the wee hours of the night, normally when my child has woke up screaming at 1am.  Those are when the best ideas hit.  I should clearly start writing them down.  Like an air freshner for the diaper genie that actually takes that nasty smell away.  That would be a great idea turned invention.  Just a thought.

But regardless of how big or small, crazy or simple, capture your ideas. Write them down.  Find that ONE and go after it.  We only get one shot at this crazy game called life.  Many times our biggest limitations and hurdles are ourselves.  What will be your ONE?

On a side note; can we just discuss how amazing Mark Lyons hair is?  That is currently my ONE.  Figuring out how to make my hair and look that good!  #marklyonshair

Friday, May 6, 2016

Our First Mother's Day

Oh baby Wyatt, where do I begin.  It's almost surreal to think that you are almost one year old, let alone we are celebrating mothers day.  Mother, a term that I was not real keen on for a majority of my life.  I had travels to do, concerts to attend, and just living my life to the fullest really.  Or so I thought that was living life to the fullest.  Life pretty much revolved around me.

That soon changed.  The moment you popped out, my life had new meaning and it quickly revolved around you.  I cannot explain how you have changed my life in the most amazing ways.  I have found a new sense of pride in watching you grow and learn all the things you do, from crawling, to pattycake, and feeding yourself to babbling at the top of your lungs.  I have also found a new sense of worry. A worry of if you are coming down with a sickness, if I am doing a good enough job at raising you, if you are safe when I'm not around.  Prior to you I had little to no worries.  Fearless you might say.  I will take these worries over fearless any day.

I am quickly learning how independent you can become.  In the begining you needed me, all of me.  You needed my skin on your skin to know this outside world was an ok place to live.  You needed my milk to grow and become strong.  You needed my arms to hold you tight to make you feel safe and calm.   Now you drink a bottle on your own.  You feed yourself food, on your own.  You no longer cuddle at bedtime, but prefer to just be put to bed.

I cherish the moments when you come crawling to me with your hands extended "wanting me".  I know that those moments of 'needing me" will soon change as you grown into a young gentlman.  You will need me in other ways.  Instead of needing me to hold you tight when those mean teeth are pushing through, you will need my support and advice, Instead of needing me to save you when you roll on your back and can't get back over, you will need me for a ride to an event, or encouragement to ask that special girl to the school dance.

One of the best things that you have going for you is that I was blessed with the greatest role model of a mom.  If I am at least half the mom to you, that your grandma was to me, you will have a bright future little man.  I can't wait to see where this road takes us, you and me.


Your Mama