Are You a Flicker or a Flame?
Isn’t it amazing when you meet someone and you just feel that you’re not only going to be great strategic partners but are kindred spirits? Well that perfectly describes this gem of a woman, Kimber Britner, who I met a few weeks ago at the NAOEM Success Summit!
Kimber is an author, speaker, life coach and CEO of Moxie Me Institute, who is described as a woman with big vision, who boldly ignites passion, activates purpose, and maximizes greatness in heart-led entrepreneurs and entrepreneur wannabes. As a success strategist and activator Kimber Britner is one of women’s greatest advocates.
Definitely a woman you want to know! 🙂 So today, I want to share a beautiful post she wrote about my very favorite topic….living our most passionate and joyous lives!
We each carry a flame that we either feed or let die out, so when I find myself trudging through life as a whimpering gasping flicker, without a breeze fanning my embers and no wind beneath my wings, it’s time for deliberate measures. That’s when I make the heavenly 911 call for a little CPR that breaths life back into the dry places and leads me onto the path of joy and a passion filled heart.
I don’t know about you, but I want my heart to overflow with passion. I want to be someone who can’t contain themselves, but passionately runs out to share my joy where ever I go. Contrarily some of our lives become so routine and passionless, that we wearily go through the motions of our daily activities forgetting the power available and resident within us. Is your life a testimony of greatness, or a miserymony?
Joy is an important key to keep our flame alive. If we neglect to listen to the place of authentic joy within us we will wonder away from the path that leads to life. Whenever I’ve wondered off the joy filled path and I am seeking the road back I first:
- Evaluate whether I’ve gotten caught up taking care of everyone else’s desires and leaving mine out in the dirt.
- Secondly, I evaluate if I have given room in my life for my natural heart led, natural bent, and the things that intrinsically flow from my life that release joy.
- Thirdly, I give myself a joy assignment. I sprinkle fun throughout my calendar; be it a walk in the park, an ice cream cone in February, a lunch with a windy friend, a much needed date with my husband, care for the needy, or smell-good-flowers on my table. These are just little things that stir my heart to joy and counter any stuffy pretensions that might be tripping me up.
Sometimes we need to stand back and get the big picture. Are we more productive, leading a life of excellence when we are depressed, oppressed, and squeezed into a tight rigid box, or when we are joy filled and bright-eyed? I don’t know about you, but my energy is boundless when my joy is released.
When we are truly on our path, joy won’t be an after thought; it will be what announces itself as we enter a room. So if you are wondering why your joy has disintegrated, check for telltale signs.
When was the last time you made a date with joy, prioritizing your schedule to allow for fun? Are you making room for the things that make your heart sing?
We bring a lot more to the world when our hearts are aflame and we are walking in joy! If you truly want to be happy, no one can stop you. So let me ask you, are you a flicker or a flame?
Are you investing in what causes your flame to ignite? How are you prioritizing your life? Have you centered your work around your passion? To find out how you can live into your passion and actually leverage your passion as an entrepreneur, be sure to subscribe to Kimber’s Moxie Me Please Newsletter. Then be on the lookout for her upcoming Teleseminar, 5 STEPS TO THRIVE: UNCORK YOUR PASSION, MAXIMIZE YOUR LIFE.
Contact Kimber for a strategy session at firstname.lastname@example.org
So I hope you enjoyed Kimber’s writing as much as I did, and I look forward to hearing your comments below! And be sure to connect with her, you will be glad you did!