Badassery Magazine November 2017 Issue 18 - Page 4

Letter from the Editor... There’s an entire world waiting for you out there! As a digital entrepreneur and nomad, we tend to get lonely. You might not realize it, but all those days alone typing on your computer, bouncing back and forth to zoom calls, Facebook lives, they all give us some form of connection, but it’s really not the true connection we need. I will be the first to admit, I feel extremely connected online. I spend a large portion of my day on video calls and collaborating with bosses. It’s easy for me to deny the fact that I need people, when people is all I ever see. So let’s just get super real for a second here. Those people online are very real, but the connection is lost. It’s like taking a bottle of Dom Perignon, adding sprite to it and then trying to pass it off as the real thing. While the bottle and essence is still there, you’ve added something artificial to it. Don’t take this wrong way. I have met more fabulous people in person than I could have ever dreamed of. I am literally amazed at the men and women I have the opportunity (yes, I stress op- portunity) to speak with on a daily basis. It’s magical. Now take that magic and put it in person, now that’s what real life is made of. In early April, 2017 we hosted our very first ever Badassery Retreat. It was an amazing experience. Those relationships that I had built online grew 1,000% just by spending a weekend together. There is a real raw essence and trust that is built when you bring people into the same space. Seriously, what you can do virtually is stunning, what you can in person alters the earth’s axis. As an entrepreneur and a women I am always trying to balance “all thing things”. I’m consistent- ly in motivation mode. Let’s face it. It would be far easier to just keep those covers over my head and sleep that extra two hours when my alarm goes off at 5am. When the kids are pissed off or when the Netflix is just calling to be watched…it would be easier to say, “no, this is too hard world, I’ll try again another day”. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you this shit is easy, because it’s not. I’ve had to come to the realization that mindset and motivation is a 24/7 thing that will never ever go away. I have to stay on top of it, or it’s easy to fall into a downward spiral. My fa- vorite way to stay afloat, connecting with people in real life. Igniting that spark and watching the night turn to day in my mind. Get out, do the shit and have some fun. There are so many ways to grow and connect as an online business owner. Even an introvert needs to get out of their head sometimes and just have those human experiences. You will never regret the inspiration and motivation that comes from having that real connection. XOXO, a h t n a m a S 3