ENJOY THE JOURNEY!
Ever wonder what the list of New Year’s resolutions for two smart, savvy and oh-so-stylish executives looks like? We had a chat with Silpada Designs Co-Presidents Kelsey Perry and Ryane Delka about their visions for 2014. Take a peek at our Q&A; their thoughts on New Year’s resolutions might surprise you!
Do New Year’s resolutions work for you?
K: I haven’t really been one for New Year’s resolutions in the typical sense. I try to focus on a mindset, or a mantra, to incorporate into my daily life. Like this year, my mantra is “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!”
R: Resolutions are not really my thing. There is something that I do not like about the idea of instantly “starting fresh” because if you did, you lose part of your journey, and to me life is truly a journey and not a destination.
What advice do you have for women who are trying to reach their goals?
K: To set benchmarks on the way to their goals. Women set lofty goals (which is great!). However, as soon as we get off track, we are the first to kick ourselves when we are down. We as women need to remember to enjoy the journey and all the ups and downs, twists and turns that come along the way.
R: Be kind to yourself. There will be roadblocks and detours on your journey and although those moments can be tough, they end up being the moments where we learn the most.
If time wasn’t an issue, what’s one goal you’d add to your list?
K: If time wasn’t an issue, what wouldn’t I add to my list? I think the first thing would be to travel the world!
R: Develop my culinary skills!
BEING PRESENT IN 2014
A common theme during our chat was to be more present and live “in the moment” throughout the new year. Here’s what K&R mean:
K: Being present to me means enjoying the journey. I’m a planner and a processer. So I think ahead and often go back and re-examine things that have happened. Being present to me means using my entire being to focus on the here and now.
R: It might sound weird, but for me it is to just stop and breathe. It’s easy for me to get caught up in the beautiful insanity of life and forget to take in the moments. So sometimes I just need to realize that it’s not yesterday or tomorrow that counts, it’s today…this moment. I do it with my kids when they are upset or frustrated. I just have them stop, take big breaths and a calm settles that allows them to tackle their days a bit more effectively. It’s been huge in our lives.
Every now and then it’s nice to stop, take a breath and think about what matters most. Happy New Year from the Silpada family to yours! Now go out and make 2014 great!
Comment below with what inspires you to keep pushing forward in 2014!