The Secret to Having Fun
The blog challenge continues (Day 16 of 30!) and I am so energized by all of your support! Today, I originally planned to post about Self Care.
Then I had a call with my awesome Heart & Hustle coach, Haley Night. We talked about exploring some new business ideas which is always exciting and scary! I truly want to help people be the most awesome version of themselves which is also similar to helping entrepreneurs having the most awesome version of their businesses. It’s time to feel the feelings of all the possibilities! Haley gave me this great advice:
Give yourself permission to have fun, play, and explore the ideas.
If you’re following me on Instagram you know I’ve started an InstaSeries where I post a lyrics from the song that's stuck in my head from my 5am workout playlist. And the song that’s in my mind tonight is: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
So back to Self Care because having Fun is a component of Self Care!
When I think of Self Care I think of passive activities: taking a sudsy bath, a glass of champagne, seeing a summer blockbuster, going to the spa, etc. Someone is doing something for you. As they should be!
Fun is more proactive. You need to be involved in the activity to have fun! Laughter, engagement, connection, silliness, etc. Its hard to feel those feelings if you’re not participating.
For many of us, having Fun is “Simple, not easy” (my favorite quote from Mastin Kipp). Meaning the having Fun is a really simple thing to do. Finding the time, the money, the motivation, the inspiration is not always easy. There’s always a block. A limiting belief.
For the past week or so, I’ve been completely stressed about posting my photographs on Etsy (no one's going to like them, my search terms off, everything isn't perfect). Last night, I reminded myself I just needed to have fun with it. My corporate job is stressful enough. This is supposed to be the fun stuff! So I made sure to get those new products listed. Simple, not always easy.
So why is it so hard to have fun? There’s a secret key component which is also important to being an Entrepreneur (since that’s what we’re exploring today!). And that secret ingredient is: CONFIDENCE!
When you have Confidence you can allow yourself to have more Fun! Why? Because you have full trust in the Universe that everything is going to be ok. Only love is real. And you are loved! You can laugh your head off and not worry about judgement. You can have a dance party under the moon and not stress that the dishes aren’t done.
To recap: Fun is a component of Self Care. Confidence is needed to have Fun. Specifically, Confidence is needed to be an Entrepreneur. At a broader level, Confidence is needed to be the most awesome version of yourself.
Now go have some Fun and report back in the comments below! And be your most Awesome self!