Walking In Blind- Lessons of 2018 | Intention and Intuition

I’m the kind of person who likes to plan ahead…

I’m not very spontaneous unless we are driving, even at that, that’s a stretch. Going into the new year, I would set a “New Year’s Resolution”, then give up on the resolution 2 weeks into the new year. In 2017, I decided that I wasn’t going to set a New Years Resolution. At the end of 2017, I was being treated for postpartum depression and set no goals or intentions going into the new year. I had officially been in business for a year, and as successful as I was becoming, I debated whether or not I even wanted to run Brianne Hultzman Photography, or chalk it up to experience. Going into 2018, the only thing I planned for that year was going on vacation in March and that my husband would be deploying in May. Little did I know in December of 2017, my life would completely transform 4 days into the new year.

On January 4th, while randomly searching for business owner Facebook groups to be a part of, I stumbled on “The Business Side of Being a Wedding Creative.” I like weddings, and I like being a business owner so I immediately added myself to the group. Shortly after, the head of the group, Lauren Dragon-Cook, offered free discovery calls to see how she can help with your business. Once again, I thought, “why not”, immediately signed up, and hopped on a phone call with her that next Thursday. That phone call CHANGED MY LIFE.

What was supposed to be a 30-minute discussion about my website…

Turned into an hour and a half discussion about how to run a successful business. Before this conversation, I didn’t know much about my intuition, let alone trust it. Although at the time I couldn’t afford her, something in my heart told me that I needed to hire Lauren as my business coach. By the weekend, I hired Lauren as my business/ life coach. My life has never been the same. Without further adieu, with the help from Lauren’s mentoring and my life experience, here are the raw truths and lessons I’ve learned in 2018

1. Let it go

“Let it go, let it go! Turn away and slam the door!”

Yes, I hear you singing along to the tune! And no I’m not judging you. In all seriousness, let it go. Did someone piss you off? Let it go. Feeling guilty about something you have NO control over? Let it go. Emotional baggage is draining and it can leave you feeling like you have this huge weight on your shoulders. Instead of re-hashing and letting it bother you so much, do something that will give you more energy instead of wasting that energy on something negative. I know, I know, it’s easier said than done. I still find myself struggling with this. However, this will make you a much more positive person in the long run. I promise.

2. Take care of yourself first

You know when you are on a flight, and the flight attendant says that you need to put on your oxygen mask before putting it on anyone else? This same goes in life in general. This is another concept that I struggled with until I started getting coached by Lauren. This is especially hard when you have a kid or kids who depend on you 24/7. However, the easiest way to explain it is this. When you put yourself first, you feel better about yourself. Which then, in turn, you are happier, and then you are just radiating all of this positive energy onto people and your children, your job or even your business if you own a business. Which in turn, the creative energy starts to flow more and before you know it you are on top of the world!

3. Who cares what other people are doing

Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized and have felt like you are not enough because you see what other people’s lives are like on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Your inner voice starts saying, “Oh, must be nice, {insert remark}.” I know how you feel. I totally know how you feel cause I’m still on that struggle bus. On the other hand, if I have learned anything this past year, it would be to not care. Not to say you don’t care about that person, but more like you don’t know what is going on in their own life other than what they are posting on social media. Stay in your own lane and focus on yourself.

4. Ask for help

No, seriously. Ask for help. Whether that be from your parents, friends, family, or even your angels. Ask and you will receive. This is still one of the hardest concepts I’m trying to come to turn with. Especially if you are hard headed like I am and think, “Oh, I can figure out all of this out by myself” or “Oh, I can do this all by myself.” No. Ask for help, you’ll thank me later.

5. You ARE enough!

Yes, you are. You are more than enough. You are exceptional. Don’t let anyone make you think that you aren’t, because you are. You were put on this earth for a reason and you have a purpose in life. You have so much going for you and truly deserve the world. Stop discrediting yourself, YOU are amazing. I mean it.

If I had to think of one word to describe 2018 in a nutshell…

It would be clarity. Clarity in knowing that I am exactly where I need to be in life and that I needed to learn these lessons for a reason. Going into the new year, I’m not going to walk in blind like I did this year. This year I have set intentions of what I want to accomplish in the new year and even in the coming years! If you liked what you read, would you take a moment and comment on what you took away from this blog article? Sending lots of love!

Xo Brianne

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