friday's confession: I don't want to work

It's true, friends, I don't want to work.

I don't want to spend my time being dominated by tasks, by things to do, by getting stuff done because it's owed or expected or what should be.

I don't want to be an entrepreneur who credits my success with "that first year of 80-hour work weeks" or who prides herself on how little sleep she needs.

I don't want to grow and build a business at the sake of my personal relationships.

I don't want my work to dictate my life.

I want my life to dictate my work.

I want a life where I wake up every morning, grateful for another day to be able to spread my message and help people live their lives.

I want to write, speak, connect.

I want to grow friendships and relationships.

I want to have a starring role in my family, with time to cook dinner, sing songs, talk walks, and spend time laughing just for the sake of laughing.

I want to do all of this while being a successful coach and artist. I want to use coaching and art as my mediums through which things flow.

But I don't want it to be work.

So I declare right now that that's okay. It's okay to take two, even three, days off a week. It's okay to say that cooking dinner and eating well is as big a priority as a paycheck. It's okay to say, work can wait. It will be there tomorrow, my friendships and my health and my well-being may not.

It's okay to live a life where you honor yourself first.

I truly believe that it's possible to live a life where you honor yourself first and still be a successful business owner. I truly believe that it's possible to have a successful business, make money and be happy personally.

I truly believe that you don't have to sell yourself short to make it. You don't have to become one of those douche-y salesman/marketing types to earn a living. You don't have to compromise who you are as a person to actually have success.

And in fact, I think that the more you stand by your word, your voice, your authentic gift to this world, the more success will come to you. Easily and freely. With a flow. Almost effortlessly.

So let's get to it, eh?