15 Sep How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything
Episode #59: Welcome to the She Builds Show, I’m your host, Stefanie Olson and this week we are talking about how you do anything is how you do everything. What that means to me is if you want to achieve something in your life, it really starts with the small things and doing the small things well; cleaning stalls, making our beds neatly. You give intentional time to your kids, you drink the water that you know you need to, you do the workout that’s going to make you feel better, you give intense focus for an hour to work on the plan and the goal that you’ve set for yourself. The pressure is off, and the thing you need to do is just right in front of you. So, take Instagram and Facebook off your phone. Heck, don’t even park your phone in your bedroom, and tomorrow, get up and make your bed. Take a small step to day towards the person you want to be.
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• I became a step-mother in my 20s, I was young and naïve, but I became a step-mom to the sweetest young boy. I became a parent to him before I ever had my own children, and I will say for sure that I stumbled my way through this and I probably did not handle it with the wisdom I would have handled it if I were to do it over again, knowing what I know. But you see, I grew up in a family where hard work meant everything, you never got through life being lazy or doing less. (00:53)
• I required my children to make their beds every day, and I don’t just mean throw the covers up and call it a day, I teach them how to straighten their sheets and fold it down at the end of the head of the bed. I show them how their comforter goes and where to set their pillows and how to straighten everything once they’re done, to look at their bed and notice if anything needs to be fixed. This isn’t a type of punishment, I promise. I’m teaching them the notion, how you do anything is how you do everything. (02:52)
• I don’t think I understood the phrase until I read Mark Peterson’s book Win the Day. I knew I was teaching my children important things, but I didn’t have the phrase to sum it up. I think this phrase, how you do anything is how you do everything also reminds me of the same, that you must be faithful in the small things to be trusted with the big things. I love this because there is no huge commitment here, there’s no pressure, there is no looming mountain to climb, you wake up and you do the small things. (03:47)
• We can break it down into those small steps for ourselves and just do the small things well. That’s if I’m faithful with these small things in my world, that I know that I can be trusted with the big things when they come later. They won’t be scary, they won’t be too big, I’ll know how to handle it. So I just appreciate you that you took the time to listen today, I know this is short and sweet, but wherever you are, I want you to know how incredible you are and that you really are a blessing to this world. And girl, do the dishes and do the laundry with kindness in your heart, and do it well, do the small thing. (05:30)
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