I caught my reflection in the mirror. A particular mirror that has been witness to whom I have become over the years and to whom I am becoming in the future. If only mirrors could tell stories or take visual snapshots! For now, a selfie will have to suffice.
I was recently back in my home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. As I stepped inside my grandmother's home where she has lived for over thirty years, I paused at the mirror in the hallway. I can’t remember how many times I have stopped to look at myself in that mirror. Every time I have seen a slightly different version of me reflected back; daughter, a granddaughter, a student, a National Rowing Champion, a graduate, a wife, an employee, a mother, a property investor, a podcaster, a business owner.
I have loved the many versions of me to date but I have to say I am excited to see the next version of Amy to come. I see more growth, more wisdom, more adventure and more opportunities ahead.
Open-minded with a strong sense of purpose, I now understand more than ever the responsibility I embrace as to whom I am becoming. There have been many challenges and knock-backs and no doubt there will be more. Except I now see them as being on my way not in my way. It is all about the journey and who you have to become in order to overcome these challenges in life and business.
“Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there’s more growing to be done.” Michelle Obama
Two years ago today, if I’d looked in that mirror on April Fools’ Day 2020, I would have seen pure excitement on my face as I had just woken up with the idea for a new podcast. Just look at what Focus on WHY has become in two years! 264 episodes released, downloaded in 109 countries and a Top 1% podcast globally. I knew I could make it into something special and I have. That journey continues...
As a podcaster, there's no escaping the limelight, the role of creating impact and of creating global ripple effects. I shine the light on all of my guests in each episode allowing them to truly shine and share their story. Focus on WHY was created to bring all the magic out from within and share it with a global audience. What magic do you have within you? What is your hidden potential? What might happen when you unleash it?
The difference between those who make success, achieve their aim and pursue their purpose and those who do not is that successful people are willing to do what unsuccessful people are not. They keep going because they have a plan and a purpose. Opportunities are there for you to grab hold of all the time. You just need to know what to look for, where to look for them and how to create them.
Who you are, what you do, and what you have is all within your control. What you want to have determines who you become and what you do. So, what are you doing? Are you living or existing? Who are you becoming? You have this choice to make.
“What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.” Muhammed Ali
Focus on Becoming!
Knowing that what you focus on is what or whom you become, what are you focusing on right now?