To Be Perfect, or Not to Be Perfect

I had a goal. More like 50 goals simultaneously, and it was hard to ever focus on one thing because I wanted all 50 of them to have been done about 3 months ago.

I tried to be perfect. To have the perfect planning system, the perfectly organized home and garage, the perfectly checked off to-do list, and perfectly emptied out email inbox.

I still aspire to all these things, just not quite so perfectly. And now for my own personal satisfaction, rather than to prove to others that it can be done.

Releasing the need to become perfect has created space for me to be me. Which is so nice.

It is liberating to allow myself to continue to discover what I am good at and what I am not good at, and to accept those things the way they are. continue…

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What Am I Meant For?

I watched the documentary on Tony Robbins called I Am Not Your Guru last night on Netflix. Wow. Watch it. That’s all I can say.

I didn’t really know much about Tony Robbins, except that he was this high energy motivational speaker. As much as I am obsessed with the self development genre, I haven’t ever read a Tony Robbins book.

Watching the documentary gives us a glimpse into what it is like to attend his intense conference for personal transformation. Just watching the documentary made me want to reflect on my life and what I am doing with it.

This morning I meditated and I imagined that Tony Robbins was talking to me. What would he say? If he picked me out of the audience and had an intervention on my life, what would he say? continue…

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Five Quotes About Smiling

Almost a year ago, my husband, Michael, & I became the owners of an orthodontic practice in the West Valley of Phoenix. Our business is called Share More Smiles, so naturally we are interested in collecting quotes about smiling. continue…

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A Renewed Perspective

“What’s my motivation?” – that Sprite commercial from the 90’s with the diva actor as basketball player. Remember?

We are enjoying a weekend getaway in beautiful, crisp northern Arizona in celebration of my husband’s birthday. We are loving the adorable cabin we get to stay in, and the cool evening air!

Something about birthdays (apparently not just my own) makes me feel the need to reflect on my life and where it is going.  continue…

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Half Birthdays & Weekends

Today is my half birthday! I’m 34.5.

For the past several years, July 15th has caught my attention because it signifies the halfway point between the vision I had for myself at my last birthday and my designated deadline for said goals.

July 15th still gives me the luxurious cushion of six more months to go to translate my dream vision into my reality. continue…

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