Happy Friday! I hope y’all had a good week.

Our was almost the smoothest it’s been in a while, other than Kaiden’s bug bite incident. He’s fine by the way (thank goodness)!

Both Vishnu and my BIL are working this weekend, so my sister and I are taking the kids to my parents house for a Mother’s Day sleepover. My mom’s been telling us to do this for a while now. Excited to finally make it happen.

Let’s on to some Friday Stuff…

Friday Thoughts

I think I’m going to sign Kaiden up for Bollywood dance classes starting in the Fall. He hasn’t asked to be signed up, but I really think he’ll enjoy this. And like I was telling a friend earlier today, dance is like a sport – there’s teamwork, coordination, stamina, confidence, etc. He definitely starts moving around the minute he hears music of any kind…AND my goal for him is to lead his college bhangra team one day. Ha! We shall see…

I got my hair cut this week. It had been six months since my last cut, and boy, do I feel good. It’s funny how a botched haircut (the one I got last August) can really turn things around. I’m going back in a few weeks so my lady can fix my color situation. Again, a simple thing that can really impact you in some way. This got me thinking about aging and how we approach the idea of women ‘going gray’ versus men. So much to say, but I do believe this is an every person for themselves kind of decision. You have to do what you’re comfortable with. The irony is that most people don’t love going to get their hair colored. They do it because they don’t want to be judged by others. Anyway, I’ll leave it here. Basically, try and do what YOU want to do. No one else really cares!

And finally, my sister asked me about how I set goals around the networking events and meetings I go to. Is it my goal to get three new coaching clients over a certain number of events/meetings? What about others…is there a standard way we look at this as small business owners?

My response can apply to any kind of goal actually. I told her there are no standards when it comes to these kinds of meetings because every business is different, and more importantly, I can’t directly control if someone will want to work with me because they met me at an event. The only thing I have control over is attending the event and showing up the best I can. So I make my goal to attend 2-3 networking type events every month.

This conversation made me think about goals in general and how we should set goals that we have control over and let the outcome be what it is. For example, if you set your goal to lose 30 pounds by July (hypothetical), that’s not entirely helpful. So many things impact weight loss that may or may not be in your control. Think about what you can control and create goals around that. You could make it a goal to drink 100 ounces of water every day or to walk 10k steps every day or to eat a salad 5x a week. The natural outcome of that will be weight loss. I hope this makes sense. What I’m trying to say is focus on what you can control in terms of your goals.

This is important because when we focus on the things that are in our control, it’s more likely we’ll continue pursuing our goals instead of getting defeated and giving up.

Friday Links

Are Meaningful Daily Activities Linked to Well-Being? – It’s all about framing!

5 Surprisingly Tiny Habits That Will Help You Feel Happier – Simple things with a big impact.

The Ancient Art of Turning Walls into Doors – Mindfulness is something we can do anywhere at anytime – a great way to open all kinds of doors!

The Secret to Resilience? A Good Story. – Love this and something I’ll definitely share with my kids.

Two Huge Chocolate Chip Cookies – For my fellow sweet treat lovers who don’t want to stock their homes with multiple cookies, this is the perfect recipe for you!

Have a great weekend!

By Parita

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