I am the CEO of me, the COO and the CTDEE (Chick That Does Everything Else) I’m not complaining. But wait, that’s coming…
I like being in charge of me…Its my life. I know what I want. I didn’t always but I have been around long enough to have taken bad advice and not always taken the good stuff because I didn’t know the difference. I didn’t yet know me. I was Plasticine in the hands of others, being molded one way and then pulled apart and reshaped over and over again until I was a muddled and misshapen.
I know this, being clear about what it is you want to get and give back to this life, takes many stumbles, many dead-ends until a path becomes opens up before you. That’s what happened to me. I dipped my toe into so many pools that I became confused. I have been a dress designer, an actress, a writer, a producer and an entrepreneur. I loved it all. I took on everything. I was pretty good at so much of it but I discovered to my shock and horror that I couldn’t be brilliant at everything. That old adage began ringing so loudly, Jack-of-all-trades, a master of none. It’s a humbling moment. As a natural born multi-taker I thrive on creating. But there were hard lessons to learn and my battle on giving up anything was in fact holding me back. I couldn’t understand that I couldn’t do ten things at one time without more than few of them suffering from my split-screen attention span. A watered down talent is not much of a talent. My ephiany was learning when to say yes and when to say no and accepting that some things had to go.
It was the best thing to happen to me. I stopped trying to be everything to everyone and decided to find out what mattered the most to me. Now I do no more than three things at a time and don’t take on anything else until I have finished one making room for another.