This Texas girl recently spent a week in the Big Apple. It was cold and rainy, but that didn't stop me from soaking up much needed inspiration. There's something so magical about New York City -- you can't help but tap into your inner mogul and want to make major moves. Jay is absolutely right -- if you can make it in the city that never sleeps, you truly can make it anywhere.
For the next 3 days, I will be sharing with you some tips on how to tap into your own empire state of mind.
Here's your fifth tip --
Cultivate and celebrate your relationships.
If you're anything like me, you can come down with Complaining Carlos syndrome. In other words, everything that your loved ones do is just never good enough. "You didn't take out the trash" or "You don't listen to me." After awhile, that's all you see (refer back to Tip #4!). No bueno. Flag on the play!
While I was in New York, I had the opportunity to celebrate birthdays! First, I got to hang out with my dear college friend, Jenny (who, btw, has an amazing company by the name of Workroom Social. Go sheck it out!). Her husband, Michael, celebrated a birthday and we had a small get together at their Bed-Stuy brownstone. It was a blast. We laughed, reminisced, and just really had an amazing time. I actually enjoyed the stuffed olives and even shucked my first oyster. It was super hard and I can definitely mark that off my list. Insert smiley-faced emoji here.
I also got to spend time with with my dear friend, Princess, and her Panamanian family. I was just blown away by all of the love, support, and encouragement they give each other. Each family event is attended by pretty much the entire family. They will cram a million people into an apartment to celebrate just about anything. You know what? That's exactly how it should be. People coming together to enjoy each other's company and celebrating the gift of being alive.
YT Pro Tip: Make a list of the people in your life that are important to you. Send each of them an email or text (or call them if you have the time!) and schedule time to jam -- coffee, lunch, movie, etc. If they live out of town, schedule a much needed Skype session. If you find that you don't have many people on the list, don't fret! Perhaps join a Meetup group, church group, etc. Make genuine connection with others a priority.
As human beings, our relationships with others make us stronger. We were born to connect. Connection heals us and makes us more creative.
Your soul is rooting for you and so am I.