By now you've heard of the Super Bowl Selfie Kid. Ryan McKenna earned instant fame this past Sunday by taking selfies with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. As expected, McKenna became a household name - as well as a meme - and earned the hashtag #selfiekid on social media. 🏈
The next day I was reading an article where the seventh grader described his experience:
“I just thought to myself, ‘I’ll never get this opportunity again in my whole life,'” McKenna told the Pioneer Press. “I just went for it.”
I just went for it. 👍
On stage at the Super Bowl with a famous pop star singing right next to him, this 13-year-old understood the value of the moment he was in...and went for it. 👏
It made me think about how liberating this carefree approach would feel in all of the ordinary, non-Jumbotron moments in our lives. As adults, we can get so caught up in all of those practical reasons for why we absolutely shouldn't do something. We overthink or overanalyze. We don't know where to start, so we never do. We don't have the time or the money or the support we might need. We doubt our strengths or what we are capable of. We worry that we will fail.
What if we all gave ourselves permission to not get sidelined by the practical reasons for not doing something, and actually go ahead and do them? Sure, adulting is full of responsibilities and we do sometimes have to put things off for a whole variety of reasons, but let's collectively find ways that allow us each to say, "I just went for it" more often than not. Whether you want to run a marathon, start a business, learn a new hobby, write a novel, go on a trip to Paris (my 11-year-old daughter's ultimate wish at the moment), imagine that this is your opportunity to create your own Super Bowl Halftime Show. So go ahead, take that selfie and hashtag your #justwentforit moment...I'll be over here rooting for you!
(Photo shows how I dream about a trip to Paris with my daughter...and croissants. 🥐
Friday is the perfect day to carve out weekly time to reflect, wonder, and assess... Think about where you poured your time and energy. What did you accomplish? What held you back?
Inhale. Exhale. Love.
A big Savor shout-out to Anna Curran, founder of @CookbookCreate. Since joining #SavorCircles , signups for her site have increased 30%. #inherwords "The biggest gift has been working with crazy smart and inspiring women who help you see your business with fresh eyes."
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You don't need a new year to make a change... All you need is a Monday. Make this the week you change your life!
Declare your top priorities for the week, and choose one #savorlife activity to celebrate 🎉
Creativity, courage and the ability to overcome is yours. It is the life and the essence you have access to at all times. 👉 Stretch your arms out. 👉 Look up to see who you are at your best... Who is she?
👉 Look up to see your vision... What is it?
👉 Look up to feel your vision... What does it feel like?
👉 Take a few moments to breathe in and out with these reflections.
Know that the abundance of this feeling is yours at all times.
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Time to start winding down, think about how to spend the weekend, how to recharge. 🌬️🌬️ Breathe in and out five times. Deep breaths from your belly like you are drawing from your inspiration well. ✨✨ How can you make today and the weekend a bit different, more fun, a bit glittery? 💖💖 #SavorLifeMastery
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Last week I attended a luncheon for local business owners. The night before, I remembered I was supposed to bring business cards to the event. I haven't had new business cards printed in forever since I was trying to rebrand and update my logo. Then I remembered the branding session booklets I had created for a conference last fall. I still had some extras so I grabbed them and brought them to the meeting. I almost didn't bring them because I felt a bit silly sharing something so much bigger than a business card. But the feedback I received from this simple folded mini brochure was incredible. People were impressed and complimented how it made my brand stand out. It was a simple yet powerful reminder to keep doing things outside the box (or...rectangle of a business card...ha see what I did there?) and put myself out there in ways that go beyond the ordinary or the expected. <---now...just to remember these words and apply them fiercely. 👊💪
Cheers to Valerie Dunn of Circle 242, for her first anniversary in business with Progressive Esthetics! 🎉 #bossbabe
Her #SavorCircle sent love from around the country with this gorgeous bouquet 🌸
Valerie leans on the "supportive sisterhood of like-minded women business owners that are there for you and always wanting you to succeed and celebrate your accomplishments!"
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#tbt to Amber De Vos showcasing her @weardevos creation at a Savor dinner party! Amber is a New York-based photographer and had an a-ha moment 💡 to launch a line of #artleisure wear at a previous Savor event. She took this business from idea to reality in just one 90-day round of #SavorCircles
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Our #wcw of the week is Michelle McCartan, of Forward College Counseling. Her business revenue has quadrupled since joining the community at #SavorLifeSummit and matching into a #SavorCircle to use as a sounding board. Her biggest tip is to KEEP TO THE PLAN!
Apply to join a #SavorCircle to hold you accountable to your major #goals this summer 🌞😎 #linkinbio
Today's #TuesdayTip comes from Laura Kelly of @handworkstudio, which she's grown to 40+ camps nationwide. Laura and her #SavorCircle text their #DailyActionPlan to each other every night for accountability. "Doing my DAP moves me forward, otherwise the day gets away from me."
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Happy Friday! If you are shocked it's already the end of week, if you are craving one extra day, if you are already up getting things done...
No, you are not crazy.
You are not alone.
This is for you. 🎈🎈
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Another week of successes done! Let's slow it down by taking time to savor. What are you doing this holiday weekend to reduce stress and savor life? Take time to do what makes your soul sing 🎶🎶
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