behind-the-divine

 

When I decided to realize my life-long dream of creating my own magazine, it wasn’t because I was “ready.” I simply had a vision, and one day, I chose to go for it. It had gotten to the point that I just had to stop talking about it, and start doing it.

I learn best by doing—not by planning, thinking, or waiting until I have enough time or money to make something “perfect.” (Much to the dismay of my amazing magazine team!)

And I’ve found that when taking action toward your dreams, it’s best to let go of your inner-perfectionist. My motto? Done is better than perfect.

Statistically, a plane is off track 90 percent of the flight, so it is constantly course correcting to arrive at its destination. For those of us entrepreneurial women who are always dreaming BIG, and are on our way to developing iconic brands and lives, there’s a lot of course correcting that goes on along the way. I know for sure that I’ve made mistakes—with money, overspending and under-investing, in hiring and firing, in the way I’ve communicated, and even thinking that I couldn’t earn the money I desired to fund my dreams…and I’ve lived to tell about it!

Of course it’s important to learn from our mistakes, but it’s just not necessary to dwell on them. Being iconic isn’t about being perfect, it’s about being on purpose. The first photo shoot for this issue was a major learning experience. Though there were a lot of things artistically, logistically and otherwise that I can improve upon in the future (I had no idea about all the elements that go into a full blown lifestyle photo shoot—but I do now!), I’m really proud of the results of “failing forward.” Sometimes we just don’t realize how hard we are on ourselves, and how when we do our best in the moment, that contribution serves the world far more than the “perfect vision” that lives in our heads.

All My Love,
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behind-the-divine

 

When I decided to realize my life-long dream of creating my own magazine, it wasn’t because I was “ready.” I simply had a vision, and one day, I chose to go for it. It had gotten to the point that I just had to stop talking about it, and start doing it.

I learn best by doing—not by planning, thinking, or waiting until I have enough time or money to make something “perfect.” (Much to the dismay of my amazing magazine team!)

And I’ve found that when taking action toward your dreams, it’s best to let go of your inner-perfectionist. My motto? Done is better than perfect.

Statistically, a plane is off track 90 percent of the flight, so it is constantly course correcting to arrive at its destination. For those of us entrepreneurial women who are always dreaming BIG, and are on our way to developing iconic brands and lives, there’s a lot of course correcting that goes on along the way. I know for sure that I’ve made mistakes—with money, overspending and under-investing, in hiring and firing, in the way I’ve communicated, and even thinking that I couldn’t earn the money I desired to fund my dreams…and I’ve lived to tell about it!

Of course it’s important to learn from our mistakes, but it’s just not necessary to dwell on them. Being iconic isn’t about being perfect, it’s about being on purpose. The first photo shoot for this issue was a major learning experience. Though there were a lot of things artistically, logistically and otherwise that I can improve upon in the future (I had no idea about all the elements that go into a full blown lifestyle photo shoot—but I do now!), I’m really proud of the results of “failing forward.” Sometimes we just don’t realize how hard we are on ourselves, and how when we do our best in the moment, that contribution serves the world far more than the “perfect vision” that lives in our heads.

All My Love,
signature-purple

 

 

 

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