What Happens To Us When We Die? 30 Day #MaryBChallenge
We know as Entrepreneurs that running your own business means wearing many hats, providing the actual services/products you offer, accountancy, sales and marketing, customer service to name but a few and you often even have to make your own cup of tea!
It’s still quite shocking to me to realise that when I started my Coaching business 18 years ago there was no such thing as Social Media – hard to believe isn’t it! I was living in the same country I had developed my career, built my network and had solid relationships so fortunately all my business opportunities came from existing contacts and recommendations. So when I heard that setting a 30 Day Challenge is a known marketing tool to encourage your followers to connect with you more – (I am an eternal student 😁) I decided to find something that I could enjoy but would also be a stretch.
As a self enrichment addict and registered bookworm I always have a pile of books waiting for me to devour. And a wonderful client recently gifted me a book written by a neuroscientist at Stanford University.
He provocatively gets you to think about What happens to us when we die? And what does that tell us about being human?
The book is written as a non factual, factual reminder that we are all going to die and there is no afterlife that anyone can actually prove.
I found the book very thought provoking and it confronted me to remind myself to embrace ‘carpe diem’ even more. It’s time now to squeeze more juice out of my one and only life.
For all of us it has been a fatiguing Covid 18 months hasn’t it and now we are running into another European Summer of not physically connecting with family and friends. The pain of not being able to hug my 78 year old mum is intense and I wanted to boost my own feel good hormones and get a more firmer grasp on my own happiness. Also I know it definitely makes me a ‘better’ mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and Coach when I am in a good mood. So I decided to seek and discover new things that were fun or made me feel happy and alive and invite my followers to join in too.
(N.B. When I set myself the #marybchallenge I hadn’t factored in the 2 weeks school holidays which I think you may agree can be an extra demand when you are a #mastermum working from home or ‘living at work’ which is the reality).
You can take a look at what I got up to on my Instagram Story Highlights!
Only 30 days later have I learnt that happiness really is an inside job. It’s not always about spending money, in fact it rarely is. And no matter how horrible a day it’s been I can find something to be happy about. Listening to the birds sing, hugging my children, seeing the sunrise or sunset, saying thank you to my body for keeping me alive during my sleep.
‘What I focus on is what I will find”
I really enjoyed proactively looking for happiness every day and connecting with more people too. It was inspirational to see and hear what makes other people happy and it was great to confirm that yes everyone does need more glitter in their life. BTW the marketing tool does work!
My top 5 fun activities were
✨Putting glitter in my hair on a ‘workday’
👀 Gluing googly eyes on the back of my phone – I’m still laughing
💃Secret Sunrise dancing on the beach – I was buzzing for 2 days
🎭Afternoon tea with The Clingys and introducing Branston Pickle
👩🎤Pink highlights in my hair – something I have wanted to do since I was 14
I wonder what 30 day challenge you could do?
I have learnt that as I continue to design my life I want to live I need to proactively create and register more fun and happiness in the moments and days. Not just for me but for my family and friends too – happiness and fun are connection glues that build healthier friendships and communities.
“Energy flows where attention goes” – Tony Robbins
And the chilling fact to remember is when you go to bed each night there are NO guarantees that you will wake up each morning or if there is an afterlife.
If you want to learn how to enjoy your life more connect with me and I promise you it will be a fun journey.