Show #13: Be Kind

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Be Kind

Hey, hey, it’s Lorrie. Look, I was going to do a show for you guys yesterday, and here’s what happened.

Yesterday was Monday and I went to a concert over the weekend, and it was amazing. It was so awesome. I saw Weezer and I saw Bastille. I saw Beck. I saw Green Day. I met No Doubt (except for Gwen and the bass player Tom), but oh my gosh, it was so freaking amazing!

And I didn’t even stay up really that late. I didn’t drink too much, but come Monday when I was going to do all these recordings, I was wiped out. I was so tired, and like you know what, I got my hair done. I fixed myself up and I got my makeup on and I’m all ready to deliver value to you, but you’re going to find out today what happened, I didn’t do anything yesterday except be kind to myself.

That’s what I want to encourage you to do, especially during busy times like the holidays or when there are stressful times like elections or when things are a little bumpy in your life. That’s a good time for you to pull back and say, “Hey, what do I really need to be the best person that I can be.”

Granted you can’t always take that time if you’re running your own business, but a lot of times, maybe you have a meeting and you’ve got to make it happen, you’ve got to pull yourself up, but in general, we worry about things being so perfect that we end up not doing anything, the paralysis of analysis, but at any rate, that’s the time you need to pull back and take care of you. That’s when it’s cool to take a nap.

In fact, geez, Einstein took naps. JFK took naps. A lot of the smartest people in the world relax and take naps and then they just recoup that back and it’s almost like a brain reboot. I’m a big fan of naps, and I think that’s something that anyone can do to really get the most value out of this most important muscle or piece of anatomy that you have and that’s your brain.

So take naps, do things that are good for you. I’m drinking an elixir right now, delicious, by the way. It’s got honey and lemon and ginger and apple cider vinegar. It tastes so good, very detoxifying, and it just makes you feel good. So my lesson today is basically during crazy times, lower the bar a little, don’t be so hard on yourself, stop those voices inside going, “But I should do this and I should do that, and blah, blah, blah,” and take care of you get back on track and then roll out your big plans, and it’s perfectly fine. You are the only you there is, so make sure that you treat you right, okay? That’s my big goal for you for this year or next year and for the rest of your life.

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