It wasn’t pretty – pretty ugly is more like it. We’ve made it so far and when we reach 2021, there won’t be any sudden pivot to whatever life becomes post-pandemic. It’s here for awhile, and we are going to need to keep adjusting – and reinventing – accordingly.
I am SO ready to kick 2020 to the curb. SO ready to create 2021. You, too?
Which leads me to today’s post.
The newest speaking and wingwoman offering at TOTALLY TATARELLI.
If you’ve been a subscriber for awhile (thank you!) you might see this as I do… reinvention is not a new topic around here… it is the ultimate intersection of EVERYTHING I’ve been about championing in myself and others over all these years. Welcome…
BOLDERSHIP™ : THE MODERN WAY TO REINVENT YOURSELF
THANK YOU to those who already – or may in the new year – recommend, refer and/or hire me as your WingWoman, your Discreet Confidence Builder, your Host and your Inspirational Speaker. I am thrilled to be working with you:
Women at every level of work. Women at every stage of life.
One thing I know for sure:
REINVENTION IS EVERYDAY LIFE… IT’S. ALL. LIFE!
Curious: How have you reinvented yourself in this unprecedented year? If you’d like, please comment below. You’ll inspire in ways you may never know. Thank You!
That’s it for now.
Stay Safe. Stay Sane. Keep Becoming Totally YOU! And I will, too.
Ready when you are.
Ann Tatarelli Ulrich – TOTALLY TATARELLI: WingWoman For Women – Discreet Confidence Builder – Confidence Makeovers – Host & Inspirational Speaker
I’ll never forget the gut-wrenching feeling after that surprise phone call. I was fired from my dream job. Or more accurately: one of my many dream jobs.
I stayed all dressed up (as if looking the role would bring it back?) and called my friend, Monica. I needed to see a dear friend. On my deck. With wine. Girl talk. The real kind. Pronto.
When David returned from biz travels a few days later, he took one look at me,
“You’re not over this, are you.”
Um, no. It happened like yesterday, how could I be. Not even close.
He suggested I get a good night’s sleep and then scheduled a kitchen table ‘meeting’ with me for the next morning. (Sometimes you just need to let someone you trust guide you thru and beyond your stuckness.)
That ‘meeting’ shifted my whole perspective and transformed my soul.
I was going to be all right.
Yet there I was: Fired. From a major dream job after having been invited in, following an international search. I would be Co-CEO of a soon-to-be-global startup.
(Don’t ever be Co-Anything. Own your role… and structure the organization so that everyone else can own theirs, too.)
I left my BOLD business and my Fit Modeling Agency to go do this. It was an opportunity custom-created, made-in-heaven, a custom fit, for me. So yes, it was a very big deal.
And yet, there I was. Fired.
Back to David. “Head to Treehouse. Nature will do you good. Take a few months and go write. You always wanted to write. Go. Write.”
So many times in my life I was sure I no longer needed a cabin. Every time, ours has proven me wrong. I packed a few things, said my Goodbye Awesome Husband goodbyes, and headed to Treehouse. The little lake cabin we built together almost 30 years ago.
When I arrived, I was overcome with emotion – gratitude, exhaustion, amazingly no hate.
The decision someone else made for me was no longer holding me prisoner in my own mind.
I headed out the door, straight onto one of my favorite dirt trails… I walked that dry, dusty road and cried pools of tears until all that was left on my face was the same dry dust I was walking thru.
And then I looked up. I looked deep into the woods. And saw THIS.
Sunshine revealed a most exquisite scene… mighty trees protecting bouquets of delicate peach-colored moss.
I had walked past this same spot every Fall for years… and never noticed.
I exhaled one last massive exhale and finally believed I was ready to let it all go. And in that moment, reinforced for myself that no matter how hard anyone wanted to help me thru it…
Rebounding from any setback was, is, and always will be… up to me.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you’re here.
KEEP BECOMING TOTALLY YOU
And I will, too.
ANN TATARELLI ULRICH
WingWoman For Women – Champion. Friend. Coach. Confidante.
Or hanging on to these last few days, wishing they could last, you know, forevvver?
One person’s Champagne celebration, is another’s Auld Lang Syne, is another’s Angst.
That last one. If your end-of-year Angst is due to a precious loss – or a radical disappointment this past year, I hope you feel this virtual hug…
… maybe just sign off here right now… go head outside into some fresh air… or grab your favorite pillow and blanket and gift yourself an immersion in blissful nothingness… or call a friend… or send an encouraging word to someone you know needs it today.
Love how compassion and kind action for another can boomerang right back for you.
Let me know in the comments below what came your way as a result of sending that encouraging word to someone you know needed it… so I/We can help celebrate the beautiful BOLD in YOU.
You already know what you need today.
To believe you deserve it can be the hard part.
And if your celebration is all sparkly glitter and bubbles? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll be right here virtual toasting you!
Ah, ringing in a new year… I had a few too many bad-blind-variety dates back in the day (Ha! Ugh!) and learned that my favorite way to welcome a new year is to “Immerse In Blissful Nothingness”. Not sure if my husband David enjoys that choice as much as I do, he’s become a good sport about it over all these years.
Funny how my business has evolved to reflect life. (It’s ALL life, right?)
Immersing in Blissful Nothingnessis a DO 1 BOLD THING™ strategy that helps me take big BOLD action and baby bold steps toward my dreams and goals.
Sometimes what I need most is to first get QUIET… immersing myself in blissful nothingness… before I boldly hit DO.
Even for a moment.
Even when it’s easier not to.
I hope this inspires what you need to do, or not do, too.
(This Downloadable/Printable 8×10 poster: My “Thank You for Subscribing!” Gift for YOU)
Here’s toasting everything GOOD you’ve experienced or created or dreamed up or took action on in YOUR 2018…
My wish for you as you welcome 2019:
(And I will, too!)
It feels great to be blogging again…
I’m excited to build this blog readership back up in 2019.
THANK YOU for your subscribing, for your comments below, and for hitting any SHARE BUTTON linked below to share this Blog on your Social Media – or with whoever you think might love a positive jolt of BOLD inspiration along their way, too. (Tag me so I can thank you!)
– ANN ULRICH, Wife Mom & Nonna | Motivational Keynote Speaker | Inspirational Movement Igniter – Join our community where I’ll be featuring weekly reposts of YOUR BOLD ACTION in 2019 on Instagram: @do1boldthing | Blogger, Writer, Author | From Founder to Co-Founder To Fired To Owner | Former Plus Runway Model & Founder of the 1st Fit Modeling Agency In America! | Chief BOLD Innovator, Owning It at DO 1 BOLD THING™ | @do1boldthing #do1boldthing
UPDATE – MARCH 2018: Aha! My fabulous Live Show may soon become “formerly fabulous”. Just learned Gravy Live has changed their platform, re-launching as a Shopping Gaming Show iPhone app. Umm… you thinking what I’m thinking? Yep, no longer may be a fit. GREAT team at Gravy tho, and it was all SUPER FUN while it lasted! Stay tuned for new posts, what’s NEW at WOMEN WHO DO 1 BOLD THING!
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