Making Things Happen 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014





Earlier this week I had the privilege of sharing two full days with a room full of inspiring women.  We dug deep, shared our stories, encouraged each other and truly visited what mattered most to each of us.  I'm not gonna lie.  I didn't know what to expect when I headed to MTH.  I was kind of hoping that Lara would hand out instructions on how to be successful in every aspect of your life and then we would use the two days studying up and practicing those skills.  HA!  I can dream...  
As you can imagine, that's not what happened.  Nowhere even close.

Instead, Lara and the other amazing coaches asked the hard questions.  They asked the deep questions.  And when we weren't getting deep or real enough, they dug even further.  My coaches, Gina and Rhi, pushed me like I had never been pushed before.  They encouraged me to "own it" and say with confidence what it is that matters to me.  And even more than that, they guided me through the process of creating steps to truly make what matters happen to me.  We didn't create a "To Do List."  And we didn't create a map for my life.  Instead we created tangible and manageable tasks that will bring me closer to the picture in my head.  


To those of you who have experienced MTH, you know exactly what I'm talking about.  And for everyone else, I'm sure all of this seems so vague, and even simple.  But trust me when I say those two days were anything but vague and simple.  I was vulnerable, I was inspired, I was affirmed and in many ways I was healed.  God truly opened my eyes to some key aspects of my life.  He encouraged me to fight harder for some of those, and yet for others He commanded me to release the death-like grip I had on them.    

So here I am.  Starting a long journey of truly going after to what matters in my life.  I'm excited and hopeful but most of all I am capable.  Capable of making these things happen.  Capable of creating that picture I have in my head of my family in 40 years.  So here's to #makingthingshappen

More to come next week about some specific goals and changes I'm going to be making in my life!



5 comments :

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

This sounds like it was an amazing experience Denise! I can't wait to hear more! xo

Linh Vo said...

So amazing! I can't wait to hear the deets!
Linh
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Rhiannon said...

I'm so excited for you, Denise. You are wonderful and truly making your LIFE happen. Keep it up, girlfriend. Own it :)

malloryhrussell said...

This is so beautiful, Nise. I cannot wait to hear more. Love you so much!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

This is so inspiring! Excited to read your goals!

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