This Texas girl recently spent a week in the Big Apple. It was cold and rainy, but that didn't stop me from soaking up much needed inspiration. There's something so magical about New York City -- you can't help but tap into your inner mogul and want to make major moves. Jay is absolutely right -- if you can make it in the city that never sleeps, you truly can make it anywhere. For the next 7 days, I will be sharing with you some tips on how to tap into your own empire state of mind.
Here's your second tip --
Walk with purpose.
I have to admit -- I am a slow walker. This does not bode well in New York City. I was walking to catch the F train to Brooklyn and I could not get down the stairs down fast enough. The doors closed and the train was off. I missed it by seconds.
It was not a big deal at that moment because 1) I know myself -- I'd always be late if left to my own devices. If it takes 20 minutes to get somewhere, I'll leave the house 40 minutes earlier. 2) I was just visiting. However, for a New Yorker, missing a train by seconds can make the rest of the day even more of a difficult mission, especially if there are connecting trains/buses involved.
New Yorkers have a sense of urgency when they travel -- they have somewhere to be and it's important. They do not lolly gag. They are unapologetic. Whatever they are up to, even if it means going to the bodega up the block, is of the utmost importance and they treat it as such. Nothing, even slow legs, is going to stop them from getting where they need to be.
YT Pro Tip: Truly own what is important to you -- the projects, activities, people that are important to you. Don't apologize for wanting what you want. In fact, go after it with a sense of urgency. If it is important to you, then no one has the right to tell you that it doesn't matter. NO ONE.
Comment below and tell me about something in your life that is truly important to you (and maybe you've been not owning up to or apologizing for).
Your soul is rooting for you and so am I.
P/S Don't forget to share with your OMies.