I’ve been battling with the lack of closure I received after the death of my first cousin, Airickca. She recently passed away during this COVID-19 season. She and I did a lot of social justice work together. Even though we accomplished a lot as partners for justice, there’s still so much more I thought the Lord would allow us to do as a team. It’s honestly what I prayed for.
Last night she came to visit me in my dream.
It felt so real.
Honestly, I can’t even remember all of the details (I rarely remember my dreams), but what I can share is that I awoke in tears and with a strong desire to stop procrastinating on big ideas. I no longer have the luxury of holding back. I need to get where I’m trying to go in life a lot faster.
And that means, letting go of ALL the stuff that’s weighed me down for so long.
As I laid in my bed this morning, I was started thinking about how much time it takes to create content and how effective that content has been for me (or not) and I came to the conclusion that I’m going to have to do some things differently if I want different results.
Before launching my latest business venture, I was so confused about how to tie things together.
I’ve always had a love for fitness, beauty, and blogging, so I started my past blogs and business around those passions. I didn’t have a strong ‘why’ other than I enjoyed makeup and peanut butter. It also felt really good to share that with a community of likeminded people.
Now, I’m feeling the urge to spark some necessary growth and a major lifestyle transformation. I have been really thinking about who I need to become to be “5 Star Amberly”. You know, the version of myself that I can’t stop dreaming about. “5 Start Amberly has the:
* Dream House
* Fit Body
* Time Freedom
* Happy Healthy and Fun Family
She’s her own boss and a:
* Successful Business Woman
* Fashion Influencer
* Media Mogul
* Venture Capitalist
Spreading myself too thin in the past has kept “5 Start Amberly” from emerging sooner.
While in this pandemic, I’ve had time to think about what needs to come next for me to birth “5 Star Amberly”. There are only 24 hours in a day and I simply can’t keep trying to borrow hours from the next one… No matter how you slice it, 24 hours is just 24 hours… So in order to become the 5-star version of myself, I knew I needed these four characteristics to show up in my life now more than ever…
I pulled my notebook and pen out and created two lists. The first was of all the business projects I’m committed to at present. The second, all of the tasks that have actually generate income for those businesses either now or in the past.
The goal is to prioritize what’s working, eliminate distractions, and be completely committed to creating the newer better version of me.
It’s time to say goodbye to the old me
*Fighting my way back to optimum health
*focusing on positive results, not settling for what was produced by good efforts
*Developing a winners mindset and refusing to feed myself thoughts that produce insecurity
It’s also time to say goodbye to folks who want to hold on to the old me…
*Cleaning out my contact list.
*Cleaning up my email list. I’m sure some of you don’t even have the login info for your Hotmail account anymore. Can you even login??? Pro Tip: Having dead subscribers is actually costing me money… Time to say goodbye!
*Deleting old blog posts that no longer serve my clients. (Social media and our society are ever-changing and with 15 years of content on the web, some of that info is simply outdated)
*Deleting old FB groups…
*Archiving old photos and deleting old posts.
Now before anyone gets worried…
I’m not saying goodbye to EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY.
I’m simply making room for the woman God intends for me to become.
I’m saying goodbye to all of the things in my life that for me are like double damage (a Black Mirror: Nosedive reference) and businesses that don’t bring my follower’s value.
For those who are with me, you can look forward to seeing me show up more online. I’m going to refreshing my brands so that you can build a stronger relationship with me and I can attract the tribe I’ve always desired to serve.
Here are all the places where you can actively engage with me online:
Facebook Page – Weekly Lives
My Facebook Groups – Daily Interaction
- Blogger Get Social: Create, Market, Grow with Amberly
- Mamie Taught Me Podcast Listeners
- Platform to Justice: Launch Your Memorial Foundation
My Blogs (New post once a month):