Life moves fast. At times, life feels as though it’s moving so fast that routine and commitments take over each and every would-be spare moment, making it impossible to chase our dreams.
Time is that luxury that we must take advantage of every chance we get; it’s the one thing that we can never replace or recreate. Taking a chance on ourselves and making the time to explore our passions and gifts is an investment that everyone should make during their lifetime.
It takes courage and vulnerability to say no to people and projects that take away from our precious time so that we can put our intentions to work in the world.
It takes courage and vulnerability to say no to people and projects that take away from our precious time so that we can put our intentions to work in the world. That is the biggest gift that we can give and receive— sharing the talents that we feel we haven’t been to release in the world. Job titles and career opportunities sometimes push us away from our purest passions and truest talents. I have learned that people who always stay connected to their truest talent never lose their zest for life because they are constantly fueled by their passions.
This weekend, I helped two women I love and adore bring their passions to life. Helping them fueled me and reaffirmed how important it is to share your gifts with people who value your vision and want more for themselves. They were both tired of living for their jobs and neglecting their passion.
As we prepare for the week ahead, prioritize your passion. Make a commitment to carve out the time to invest in yourself. Give yourself that gift. Not just for this week, but for the weeks ahead too.
Make plans now to put yourself first in the new year so that you can be constantly fueled by your passions. Set that intention and add it to your calendar if you think life might take over.
What’s your plan? You deserve to unapologetically tap into your purpose. Give yourself that gift.
Lauren Maillian has been an entrepreneur her entire career since starting her first business at 19 – an internationally recognized and award-winning vineyard and winery that made her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She sold that business at 26 and started a marketing company, followed by becoming a founding partner at an early stage venture capital firm. That’s 3 businesses built before 30 and by age 26 earned her a coveted honor, being named to the Empact 100 List at the White House for being one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 in 2011. She is a bestselling author of The Path Redefined, a television personality and former co-star and host of the startup focused television show Quit Your Day Job.