Today Is Not Over Yet

“Today is not over yet” ~ Alex Franzen.

No matter how many times you pressed snooze on your alarm.

No matter how many fires you had to put out.

No matter how many I’ll-do-it-laters you said.

Today’s not over yet.

Me?

I slept in today.

I set the alarm.

When it beeped at me at 6am I turned it off, rolled over and went back to sleep.

So there goes that productivity hack.

When I finally woke up at 8.40am with 20 minutes to pack and leave the AirBnB I realised my writing time was gone.

It’s day two of my Express Yourself challenge and it’s not a great start that I’ve already bailed on writing first thing in the morning in favour of sleeping in.

So, what’s a girl to do?

She gets in the hire car, she goes for a swim in the Mediterranean, gets back in the car for a 2 hour roadtrip, arrives at the vineyard, steps up her laptop while the crew go for a wine tasting + speaks to clients.

She still hasn’t written a word.

Then comes dinner.

And now it’s 10.41pm and I’m writing.

Because today’s not over yet.

And because I’m a woman on a mission.

I won’t stop until every one of my family and crew express themselves.

Fully. Wholly.

Their truth.

Because it’s the only way you’ll get what you want.

And that’s all it’s ever been about.

Communicating your wants and needs to the world.

The issue isn’t your offer. Or your expertise. Or your marketing.

It’s your ability to express yourself.

Fully. Wholly.

Truthfully.

Because even though the truth is straight up terrifying, honesty is your only policy.

In business. In life.

So I stand before you.

Scared shitless.

Expressing myself.

For the sake of expressing myself.

Because that’s all I’ve got today.

And at 10.45pm I can proudly say that when my head hits the pillow I did the one thing that matters to me most.

I wrote to you.

Because today’s not over yet.

What’s the one thing you’ve been holding back on?

What’s the one thing you’ve been keeping quiet?

What’s the one thing you’ve stopped doing?

Today,

Get vocal.

Get loud.

Make a scene.

Express yourself.

One sentence. Two words.

Three paragraphs.

Today.

And always.

Express yourself.