Don’t Forget to Breathe

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I think I’m going to look into Yoga.  It’s hard, given all that is going on, not to think three or four steps ahead, when of course I need to stay in the today and focus on what I can impact today what I can change.  I forget to breathe, I forget the moment.  Always on to the next crisis, the next issue that needs to be resolved, etc.

Don't Forget to BreatheI haven’t taken a break for a while, but this past Monday night I decided to take an overnight trip to Corpus Christi with a friend.  I’d never been to Corpus, having grown up in Southern California I always assumed Texas beaches could not compare.  I was pleasantly surprised running through the waves late Monday night, full moon overhead, warm water at our feet.  It was like something out of a Diamond Necklace commercial, that perfect escape.  I needed it.

I think they teach us all about how to get things done, how to be productive, efficient, how to organize, etc.  I need to find that class that teaches me to stop and breathe.  We’ve been so blessed with amazing news, amazing opportunities, but of course with all of that opportunity come new problems and new hurdles to leap.  It’s exciting, and it’s terrifying.

I’m not ashamed to say that.  Maybe I’m supposed to sit here and say I have all the answers, but if you’ve ever read this blog before you know I do not.  The more I work with other business owners the more I learn that NO ONE has any clue what they’re doing.  I kinda wish non-entrepreneurs would take a few days to shadow a business owner.  See just how all of this lives or dies by the skin of our teeth.  Anyone could do this, everyone SHOULD do this.

It’s exciting, and it’s scary, for sure.  Someone not too long ago warned me to be careful who my friends were, which at the time I took as honest advice but over time I started to see all these little lines drawn around town.  The US’s vs. the THEM’s.  The cliques.  I’d like to think a lot of the success we’ve had is because we never played that game.  I’m just Matthew, and this is just Image Freedom, take us or leave us.

I’m tired, and we’ll be working into the weekend this week for sure, BUT I know that I’m where I’m supposed to be and I know that I’ve been making the right choices for Matthew.  At the end of the day that is the only question that needs answering.  Am I proud of Matthew?

Absolutely.  Now don’t forget to breathe, and get it done.