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Lady, clean out your purse!

Yesterday I was spinning out about everything….

- Am I cut out to be an entrepreneur?

- Dammit I gotta get this house clean.

- I need to book some clients ASAP.

- Finding a new daycare/PreK program for my son seems IMPOSSIBLE.

- Oh crap! I forgot to reach out to that friend!

- Did I ever respond to that e-mail someone sent me a couple of weeks ago?

- I have started reading, like, 5 books in the past 6 weeks and cannot seem to make time to finish any of them!

- These gray hairs are getting out of control.

- I have so much to do, I don’t even know where to start.

- The list goes on and on forever….

I was thinking all of this while I was half listening to a recording of my coach talking about doing or wearing something that makes you feel beautiful, confident, and gives you pleasure. I looked down and noticed the state of my purse. Suddenly, moments from the last couple of years flashed in my head of being at work or attending events when I have been ashamed of the bag’s appearance. I have had it so long that I can’t even remember how long I’ve been wearing it. The strap is tattered. There is gunk in the bottom from who knows what, dirty face masks, expired medicine, toddler socks, so many pens I could open my own office supply store, and lipsticks I forgot about. My wallet has what seems like 6 years’ worth of receipts in it, not to mention the 15 gift cards that have random unknown balances. I took all of that in and realized that retiring this old faithful gal and getting a new bag is something that I could control and accomplish in a short amount of time. It would also make me feel a smidge more confident and put a few peps in my step! (Yes, more than one pep!)

I immediately headed to the store and found a lime green bag and a coral wallet. They don’t match but I love the colors!

Cleaning out the old purse was gross (moms with small kids, y’all feel me?) and I certainly experienced waves of humor and shame that I carried this old thing around every day! Yikes! But what a relief it was to have accomplished this task! I now have a much lighter purse that’s clean and organized! Upon completion of this task, I realized I was no longer spinning out. The list of things running through my head no longer seemed insurmountable and they don’t have to be tackled today.

We are all works in progress.

Just breathe.

So I ask you, what’s in your ratty old purse? Do you have a closet that needs to be cleaned out? Maybe that kitchen “miscellaneous” drawer could use some TLC? I challenge YOU to find something small you can accomplish today. The power you can unlock by just achieving one thing, just ONE little thing, can turn out to be a pretty big deal. Give yourself an easy confidence boost and get something done today!

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