Yes…. It’s October already. The days are getting shorter and the temps are dropping. The holidays will he here before you know it.
How is 2016 going for you? Take this quick poll. Which number fits you?
1: YUCK… I just want this year to be over.
3: IMPROVING… It was rough but things are turning around.
5: SO-SO… A mixed bag. But I’m ready to move forward.
7: Not bad… Not amazing; but things are going ok.
10: FANTASTIC! This has been my year!
If you are having a tough year, I encourage you to do whatever is necessary to take care of you and your family. Sometimes all we can do is get through it – one day at a time. But whatever you do – don’t go it alone. Many of us will suffer in silence and not want to burden others – when that’s exactly what we need. If you need to lean on others – do just that. There is no shame. They care about you.
And if I can do anything to support you – just let me know, ok? Seriously. Send me a message and let’s talk!
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I originally wrote this piece within days of The Purple One’s untimely death. But after all the speculation on cause of death, estate, etc., I decided to hold onto it until his birthday, which was on June 7. He would have been 58. Many of us were shocked and overwhelmed at the news. However, I was also very encouraged when I learned of some the little known facts of how he conducted his life. So I came up with this list of lessons we can apply to our own lives.
Live your truth… unapologetically.(Authenticity) Prince lived life on his own terms – always. It meant he made some controversial decisions, and sometimes pissed people off. But he was true to himself – 100%. We can all learn from this.
Contribute(Generosity) Prince was very philanthropic, but kept his good works out of the limelight. After his death, many stories came out about the extent of his generosity, including environmental causes, and supporting youth learning about computers, among other things. He was also devout in his faith life, and kept that personal as well.
Connect and bring others along (Mentorship). After his death there was an outpouring of sharing among people he had supported and encouraged in their careers. Some of his protégés included Alicia Keys, Janelle Monet, Carmen Electra, along with more well-known connections like Vanity, Sheila E and The Time
Live out loud!(Outrageousness) Party like its 1999! Need I say more? Prince SLAYED with every fiber of his being. No limits, no boundaries. And it worked like a charm!
Embrace your gifts and passions.(Live on purpose) Prince was clear about who he was in the world, and was completely committed to his music… and it showed!
Work it! Prince was a hard working brother! (Drive) We’ve now heard about the vault of music, with many years’ worth of unreleased material, and how he often slept in studio. When you love what you do, the work is easy to commit to.
Embrace change. (Reinvention). We all know the many faces, styles of dress and musical personas that Prince developed over the years. A reminder to us all to keep it fresh!
Innovate!(Entrepreneurship) Prince constantly thought outside the box. He was always creating opportunities, and was very protective about his brand and music. We all remember the “slave” tattoo and him adopting a symbol as his identity.
Plan your legacy.(Preparedness) Sadly, this last lesson is a cautionary tale. Prince had built a sizeable empire, and there is doubt as to whether he left any estate plans, which is unbelievable. But as we all know, tomorrow is not promised. At 57, I’m sure that he thought he had plenty of time, but one never knows.
In closing, take time for what, and who matter in life. Live on purpose and embrace your destiny. There will never be another Prince Rogers Nelson, but we certainly learn by how he showed up in the world and made us all take notice. Sadly, his story ended much sooner than it should have.
Here’s to life…. Abundantly! #JustDoYou
Much love always,
Trina Ramsey – Career & Life Strategist, MyCoachTrina.com
P.S. A footnote on #9: I have a friend who is working on helping people to plan their legacies TODAY. Please contact me if you would like an introduction.