Five Quotes that Inspire Us

“Stay in your lane.”

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We don’t know the original source for this quote. If you said it first, let us know! Who knows, maybe we made it up! But it’s been our mantra from day one. Stay in your lane. Think about that. The world can take you in a lot of different directions. As a small business, we can be pulled a million different ways. As bloggers, we could write about anything - fashion, recipes, life coaching, you name it. But what are we good at? What do we love? Where do we excel? That’s our lane. And we have to stay in it! When we’re up against big decisions for our company, we always go back to this quote. Staying in our lane. What does it look like, how does it feel and where does it lead us? When you’re grappling with where to go next (as a business owner, a wife, a mom, an employee, a friend), always remember to stay in YOUR lane and not drift into someone else’s. Or even worse, into oncoming traffic!

“Work hard, rest hard.” - Rachel Hollis

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Let’s face it. We could have just put - see everything Rachel Hollis says. Ya’ll, this woman just speaks fire into us! She is so motivating, so inspiring and so incredibly real. Everything she says is so relevant to our business, our lives and our families. But this quote really stuck out to us. In a world where “busyness” is valued, we don’t take enough time to rest. We don’t take enough time for self care. Goodness, as women, we RARELY put ourselves first! This year, we’re embracing rest. We’re working harder than we ever have before in our small corner of the business world, but we’re also resting more than ever, remembering that we can’t pour from an empty glass. 

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“You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.”

The author of this quote is also unknown, but wow, what a great one! You CAN do anything. No matter what you set your mind to, no matter the obstacles, you can make it happen if your heart desires it. But can you do everything? Absolutely not. Do we sometimes wish we could? You bet! But when you’re trying to do everything, inevitably you start to fail. Find your passion. Find your tribe. Find your purpose. Do those things. Do the things that matter and focus on one goal at a time. Don’t try to do everything at once!

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“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” - Jenna Kutcher

Preach! This one speaks volumes to us as we make some big changes in our business this year and ponder what the future might hold. What does Rock Paper Sisters look like at the end of 2019? What do our families look like? What do our personal lives look like? Where will we be? What will we be doing? The future is vastly unknown, but we can trust that God is in control. When we’re following our passions and stepping into God’s calling on our lives, we don’t need to worry about the rest.

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“The way you get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney

That’s good stuff, Walt! We make a lot of plans. Like, a lot! Our quarterly business retreats are full of huge ideas, big dreams and plans for the future. And sometimes, those things never get off the ground. Why? Because we never take the first step. We never begin doing. The only way to grow is to step outside of the comfort zone and make the first leap, write the first word, start the first page, sign the first check. That’s where the real journey begins!