Yay! It’s Valentine’s Day! I love this holiday. And, why shouldn’t I? It’s all about love. I think back to my childhood and buying and addressing Valentines to everyone in my class. I remember creating little mailboxes at school and then being excited to receive cards from classmates.
I remember the parties with punch and cookies and other goodies — before bureaucracies stepped in and ruined everything for everyone!
So today is about sharing love with family and friends and even your business colleagues. It’s also about loving yourself. Because you can’t truly love others unless you love yourself. You can’t give what you don’t have.
And, let’s not forget our businesses. As entrepreneurs, it’s vitally important we align with our passions. When we do, we are an unstoppable force. We can put our full selves into our work and create the outcomes that we want to share with the world. We can reach the right people, at the right time and with the right message.
Today, I challenge you to make a list about everything you love about being an entrepreneur and about the work you do. Keep that list handy and read it at least once a week to remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing. And, during the challenging times, it’s especially important to read it — to remember why you must keep on moving forward.
To my family, forever friends, and business associates — Happy Valentines’ Day!
Tara Alexandra Kachaturoff