Today I am super excited to share an interview I did with local magazine SD Voyager! I was honored to be included in their “hidden gems” series featuring business owners in the San Diego area.
One of the best parts of being featured in this series was the opportunity it gave me to reflect on and truly celebrate how far I’ve come.
It always amazes me how quickly our brains want to skim right past the moments of success and focus on the next thing. I mean, think about it: how often do you really stop to celebrate all of your progress?
For me, it can take a business milestone or the encouragement of a coach to stop me in my tracks and force me to acknowledge my wins.
It’s much easier to focus on what’s next and everything else I still want to do and create in the world.
From an evolutionary standpoint, it makes sense. We are literally hardwired to hold onto negative, fear-inducing experiences more than positive ones so we can avoid anything we deem unsafe.
If you’re interested in learning more about this from a neuropsychological perspective, Dr. Rick Hanson has a great book titled Hardwiring Happiness that dives deeper into the brain science of happiness. Dr. Hanson explains how negative memories stick to our brains like velcro whereas positive ones slide right off like teflon – unless we make a conscious effort to appreciate them.
Holding onto positive moments and feelings (even for a few extra seconds each time something good happens) forces our neural pathways to rewire over time, so we can quite literally expand our capacity to feel good.
How cool is that?!
I often encourage my clients to slow down enough to celebrate their wins, and celebrate them fully!
It can feel counterintuitive – indulgent, even – to stop and do this, but recounting your growth and progress gives you more rocket fuel to move forward faster (and ultimately experience more success!).
So that’s what I’m doing today. I’m walking my talk, and I’m taking the time to share what feels like a very exciting win (my first ever magazine interview!) with the people I love (you!).
Thank you for your support and encouragement, and thank you for being a part of my journey!
With love and gratitude,
P.S. What’s a recent win that you experienced? Let me know in the comments or message me here! Whether it's big or small, it all counts. I guarantee there is something worth celebrating in your life, and I’d love to hear it so I can cheer you on and celebrate with you too!