Gabrielle and I first met almost a decade ago—she was a publicist for various New York City bars and the focus of Shecky’s at that time was the NYC nightlife scene. A decade ago is a lifetime, but what’s pretty wild about reflecting back is just how much we both evolved as women and entrepreneurs.
The old adage is true: It is a jungle out there. Growing personally, professionally, emotionally and physically in a positive, happy, rewarding and healthy direction just ain’t the easiest thing to do, darn it!
That’s why it’s so crucial to have guidance from people we can relate to, people who may have experienced similar challenges and have learned lessons that they’re generous enough to share with us. Call them mentors, advisors, motivational speakers, authors, self-help gurus, therapists…or even mothers; whoever they may be, we all need guidance.
Gabrielle seeks to be an inspirational leader, and she is positively influencing young women with her book, Add More ~ing to Your Life: A Hip Guide to Happiness. ~ing stands for developing your own “inner guidance” system, tapping into that internal source of inspiration and intuition, and allowing it to guide you to fulfill your dreams.
I am inspired by Gabrielle and how she continues to live her dream, constantly guided by her inner ~ing. She is living proof that ~ing works. My hope is that you take steps in 2011 to make your dreams come true. If you’re lost on where to start, watch this video and pick up my girlfriend’s book.
Here’s to a happy new you in 2011!
GIRL TALK TIME: How are you getting happy in 2011? Will you add more ~ing to your life? What guides you and gives you peace? What women do you look to for guidance and inspiration?