Kimberism: “..and the day came when the risk to remain tight as a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom..” Anais Nin
Do you feel like you are lady in waiting? Are you always putting off doing what is in you to do? Are you waiting on everyone else, while your needs stay forgotten and out of sight?
Once I was a lady in waiting. You can see me pictured above in the blue dress from my first grade play standing next to my sister the queen! I carried this role through much of my life, always striving to be the “good girl,” standing on the sidelines with my gifts in hiding. You might be a lot like me.
Then one day I realized I didn’t want to be 80 years old regretting that I failed to steward my life. That’s when I began to get intentional about my choices. Believe me, I still have to work at choosing to be present and not dutiful. I still have to remind myself to cease from striving and simply receive.
Years ago my Grandmother said to me, “The day you were born was a great day in history for women.” Initially I was taken back by her comment. I certainly had nothing remarkable to date that would have instigated her remark. However, as I thought about it, I decided to own it, believe it and live into that declaration over my life. Besides my Grandmother is pretty darn sharp!
I could have dismissed her remark and continued on with no expectation for greatness in my life. However I chose to reach beyond what was evident in that moment. I chose to reach for greatness.
Kimberism: “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall
Being a “creative” and heart-centered entrepreneur I understand the difficulty other heart-centered and creative entrepreneurs have in monetizing what they do. In the first place most of these types never began what they do for monetary reasons. “Creatives” and heart-centered entrepreneurs are generally compelled to do what they do. “Creatives” merely create, yet often without an end in mind.
I know from my own life, starting as a singer/song writer, poet and jeweler at the age of twelve and an actress even earlier that I was made to create. Creativity has always come easily for me. I’ve followed the trail of inspiration often waking from a nights sleep with a new song bursting inside waiting to be released.
I believe the world needs what “creatives” and heart-centered entrepreneurs have to gift us. I believe there are many important voices that need to be released through creativity.