Take Care of Yourself so You Can Show Up and Fight the Good Fight

Welcome back to #theampersandproject. Yesterday, we talked about people who are all talk and no action. I think it leads into today's clip pretty well.

Today, I am tossing my voice into the ring about the current state of our country and the resistance movement. I'm grateful for all of the people who have organized and provided resources and tools to help others take action. I'm not so grateful for all of the finger-pointing and shaming that has happened during this time. In order for us to keep our endurance and make positive change, we must listen to and take care of ourselves. For some, this may mean doing more and taking action; for others, it may mean limiting time on social media and channeling anger into art. Take care of yourself. We need you.

"Remember that taking care of your physical body is not optional . . . It's really hard to peel yourself out of bed--let alone write, speak up, and work to create positive change--if you're hungover, fuzzy-headed, dehydrated, and exhausted. Please take care of yourself." -Alexandra Franzen

Over to you: What is your body and mind telling you that you really need right now in order to show up and do your part? Do you need to step up or make a difference in another way?

Stop Making Excuses and Start Taking Action (Tough Love for Your Soul)

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We're on day 20! Hard to believe that only 10 days are left. Today's clip talks about the person who always complains or talks about wanting to do something but never actually does anything about it. It's easy to condemn this kind of person, but it's much harder when that person is you.

"Inspiration is good, but inspiration combined with action is so much better." - Chris Guillebeau, Side Hustle School
"You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them." - Lara Casey

Over to you: What things have you been talking about wanting to do or complaining about that you just haven't done anything about?

Sunday Lately: What I'm Writing, Quitting, Fixing, Celebrating, Updating

Hello hello! How are you doing? Welcome back to #theampersandproject.

Today's clip changes things up a bit. I thought it would be fun to participate in Sunday Lately, a weekly link-up with Blogger Tribe, a group co-hosted by my good friend, Angelica (Yes, I know it's Monday, but work with me, people!). It's kind of a play on the "currently" blog series you might be familiar with. This week's themes are: writing, quitting, fixing, celebrating, and updating.

Here's the deal: if I share mine, you need to share yours ;) Comment or hit me up on social media so I can hear about what you're up to these days! 

Over to you: What are you writing, quitting, fixing, celebrating, and updating in your life?

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Sunday Lately with Blogger Tribe

The Challenges and Responsibilities of Truly Knowing Yourself

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Today's clip talks about something that's been on my mind a lot recently as I am going through this career coaching (which, let's face it, has been about wayyy more than just my career) and learning about who I truly am and the person that I want to be. When you decide to know yourself and live out your values and strive to be your best self, you also have a responsibility to curate your life and act accordingly, which could mean letting go of a lot of things that you once held dear. Have a listen and let me know if this is something you've been experiencing, too.

Over to you: What have you been holding on to that just doesn't fit with the kind of life you want to live or the person you want to be?

Getting Hacked Isn't the Worst Thing That Could Happen to Your Blog or Business

Do you guys remember when Periscope was super huge for a short period of time? I absolutely loved 'scoping because it really tapped into the kind of presenting I like with the added fun of being able to engage in real time with others. But alas, it fizzled out! 

Speaking of Periscope, in today's clip for #theampersandproject, I recall a story from about a year and a half ago when my blog was hacked (twice!) and I ended up scoping about my experience under the title: Getting hacked isn't the worst thing that can happen to your blog. #disasterscope

Today's clip shares that story, but it also shares a bit more about what happened after. And how it truly put things into perspective for me.

"Your words are inside you. They are unhackable." - Douglas Humphries

Over to you: Have you ever been hacked before or have you ever lost precious work that you spent hours on? How did you move forward?