Get into it!

I have always had the mindset that if I’m going to do something, I might as well just get into it full force. As a skater, I pushed myself to reach for the gold. As a banker, I dedicated myself to learning the business, working in my community and striving until I became a Senior Vice President. Today, I continue to stay focused on building my business as a national (and sometimes global) lifestyle expert. My passion and drive remain the same, and those simple skill sets of yesteryear continue to shine through: staying focused, dedicated, and being passionate about what I do.

Truth be told, this same drive many times overflows to some of the most unexpected projects.

This week I decided to take on some “housekeeping” tasks; with the weather being so pleasant, the overall mood makes chores seem more fun and enjoyable.

As I child I cleaned windows, and today I still clean windows. But, jumping into the sink to get the best angles is something new. When my assistant found me in the sink she blurted, “You do get into it!“ Thus my blog was born.

Later that day, I got to thinking more about what she said, reflecting on how important a motto that is. When we do something, why should we ever hold back? I’m lucky to know several people who have made a positive difference in their lives – and for others – by really getting into their work after tapping into their passions. My friend Indie Lee, who launched her own organic skincare company to give eco-chic options to women. Dear friend Geri Zatcoff who left corporate life to devote time to one-on-one nutritional counseling. Buddies Debbie Karch and Sue Hitzmann who wrote the best-selling book The Melt Method to help millions get out of chronic pain. Just to name a few I know who “got into it.”

So this blog is for my dedicated MARtians who also put themselves wholeheartedly into everything they do.

Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well,” once wrote the British statesman Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, in 1746. Although I doubt he ever contemplated doing his own windows, the sentiment has stuck with us – even Hunter S. Thompson famously paraphrased it in 1971 as “Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.” So my 2013 take on it? “Got something to do? Get into it!” And remember, nobody can do it like you can.