Well it’s November and I said I would be back to regular blogging this month, so here I am!! I have SO much to catch you up on in the coming days and I am so very excited to be back, but to tell you the truth, I have been having too much fun to slow down and write about it all.
I have been on a whirl-wind tour of the country over the last 12 weeks including trips to Seattle (twice), Asheville, Richmond, High Point, New York, and Birmingham not to mention 3 client installs, a few photo shoots, 2 design camps (well one is this week), lots of Razorback Football Games, trips to the Riverhouse to hike and fish with my family, getting a new puppy and much, much more!
And I have to say that in all my years as a Designer, these were the easiest 12 weeks of “busy” that I have ever had. Why is that? Well it’s because over the last 18 months I have made some major changes in my life. What are they you ask? Well it’s really just one BIG change…a mental shift really. For the first time in all my almost 41 years, I started REALLY taking care of me! Uh huh! I now make MYSELF a priority…THE priority.
Yes, that’s right. I finally embraced self-care and started realizing that if I don’t take care of me, how in the world can I take care of clients, employees, the press, vendors, my family, the pups or anyone else?? And if all this work I am doing isn’t making me totally happy, then why in the heck am I working so hard? I deserve to be happy!
I feel like I am having an “Oprah moment”, but it’s true. You know those moments that have defined Oprah’s life and career? Those big break-throughs that she has so passionately shared with the public for years, so that what she has learned can help others learn too?
Well in my “Oprah moment”, I decided that to have the life that I wanted, I had to take the bull by the horns, throw out all my excuses of “I don’t have time”, or “I don’t have a choice” etc. etc. and start designing the life of my dreams. I decided to JUST DECIDE!
And you know what I learned? Well maybe I can’t have EVERYTHING I want, or at least not all at once. But I can have MOST of it at the same time and the stuff that wouldn’t fit in my schedule, it turns out that I didn’t really want those things that much after all.
And no it wasn’t an over-night success. But you know what started to happen as a result in not so many months? Well, I have lost 32 pounds (in 15 months), I am on a mission of whole foods and healthy living (and I don’t feel deprived), my business is making more money than it has made EVER, and I am the happiest I have ever been.
I feel 10 years younger, I start my days early and I get more sleep than I have in years. And the best part, I have more time with my family than I could dream of. I don’t work on Friday’s (those days are Tobi days filled with yoga and spa and whatever the heck I want) and I am taking more vacations and days off than you can even imagine, yet all our work still gets done!
And yes, I am telling the truth. You can have the life and the business you want at the same time. They can co-exhist. You can say NO to most things that are on your plate right now and you can just DECIDE what to do each day based on what makes you happy. And if you do it right, your business won’t fall apart! In fact, it will soar!
Ever heard the phrase “What you resist persists”? Well stop resisting all that stuff you don’t love to do and your business will make a giant leap to success! You DO have a choice and I suggest you don’t wait another minute to start designing the life and business of your dreams.
18 months ago I was over-worked, over-weight, over-stressed, and under paid. I was 6 months from turning 40 and I decided that I did not want to live the next 40 years that way. I decided to make a change. And let me tell you, it was the hardest but most important work I have ever done in my life. And it was TOTALLY WORTH IT!!
Now I am on a mission to bring my process of change to the many under-paid, over-worked, over-weight, or over-stressed creatives and entrepreneurs so that you too can have a life you love.
In the coming week and months, I will be bringing new telecalls, classes, camps and more to you that will help you start on the path to health, wealth, wellness, and happiness for 2013. These classes will be for designers and anyone else who wants to make these exciting changes in your life. I’m ready to see you all SHINE!
Plus, my Mastermind Consulting Series for 2013 will have a MAJOR component of Self-care and Self-love as the basis for building successful design businesses while designing the life of our dreams.
Want to know more about my Tobi Fairley Mastermind 2013, my year-long coaching and mentoring program for Creatives? Then sign up for a TOTALLY FREE call I am giving on Wednesday, November 14th at 2:00pm CST (3:00EST) and learn all about what I will be bringing to our Mastermind Group so that each and every one of our members can start to live the happy and healthy life that I am now living, all the while making your business more successful than it has ever been!
And as a BONUS, just for joining me on the call, I will give you my “Top 5 Signs that You’ve Found Your Ideal Client” absolutely FREE. Yes, how can you be totally happy if you are working for clients that bring you down? I’ll help you identify whether your clients are right for you during our call. Plus there may even be a few SPECIAL OFFERS for those of you who join me. You’ll have to call in to find out.
To sign up for the FREE call, go here and get registered! We already have TONS of people signed up on the call and look forward to having you join us too.
And if Mastermind isn’t what you are looking for but you need some new tools to turn your dreams into reality and reach your goals next year, then stay tuned to the blog for more exciting announcements of new courses, camps, and offerings at a variety of price points that will help you start Designing the Business and the Life that you want for 2013 and beyond. Life is too short to not be living a life that you love!
We only have 2 months left in 2012. It’s time to start planning for 2013 so you can make it your BEST YEAR EVER! No Excuses! Period! I hope you will join me on the call and I look forward to working with many of you soon.
P.S. Want to see more AWESOME quotes like the ones pictured here? Check out my Life Solutions board in Pinterest.