I went for a hike with my husband and kids in Palm Springs yesterday. It’s called the Bump and Grind…gotta love the name!
I met a woman who was 79 years old, hiking up the mountain like nothing. Sun glasses, hiking poles, visor and a big smile. I couldn’t believe it. I asked her what her secret sauce was for staying youthful.
She said she’s very active. She bikes, hikes, swims, plays golf and loves to travel. But mostly she said “I have fun!”
It was refreshing to hear. It was refreshing to see.
If you’ve ever been to Palm Springs, you’ve probably noticed that in the shopping district of El Paseo there are plastic surgeons every few doors along the entire strip.
It’s not uncommon to see older women with the plumped up lips, lifted eyes, hiked up eyebrows and large breasts.
Sadly they are trying to be someone they are not. Keeping up with the Joneses. Attempting to fix what she thinks is wrong with herself or trying to be a younger version of herself in order to feel good.
But this 79 year old woman. She was different. She looked great. But she was glowing. High on life. Having fun being herself and doing what she loves. Living for life and fully present to enjoy what life has to offer.
And because of this she was magnetic.
Being you, loving life, and having fun is also the key to building a tribe of raving fans.
It’s not about keeping up with the Joneses. It’s not about being like everyone else. It’s not about being someone that you’re not and losing sight of why you started this business.
It’s about living life. Dreaming big. Having fun. Being unapologetically you. And sharing the message you were born to share, in the way you were meant to share it.
My theme word for 2017 is FUN. What about you? If you could sum up in one word the way you want to feel, the way you want to impact others, what would your one word be?
Go in the Sassy group and share with us your one word. I’d love to hear.
Let’s make this fun!