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A Pep Talk

January 28, 2013 by Kiersi

Sometimes it’s hard just to get up in the morning. Other times, springing out of bed before the alarm even goes off is about as natural as breathing.

I know I need a pep talk from time to time. A spoonful of encouragement just to sweeten up a little-too-spicy reality. A few words to keep my goals at the forefront, and my doubts back in the laundry room.

So I have a couple items for you to consider, ever-doubter. First is this remarkable little “pep talk” from some adorable shorty calling himself Kid President.

But while you’re riding that high, it’s important to remember one thing:

It’s all about creating. It’s about doing what you love. That takes me to my next point.

Eddy Rivas wrote an amazing post today called, “Why You Should Quit Trying To Make It.” It’s about remembering why you’re here: because you love what you do. And if your only pursuit in doing it is to “make it,” you’ll probably be disappointed.

So, remember Kid President’s advice. Make stuff. Love it. Enjoy it. Encourage yourself and others.

These crazy little journeys we all take–go on them with glitz and glamour. And don’t worry about where you’ll end up.


  1. We all need a pep talk every once in a while. 🙂

  2. M. Ziegler says:

    Good old pep talks. I would like to ‘make it’ enough to stay home with my kids and love what i do. I don’t love the day job. Oh well. I think we should just be realistic in our goals maybe 🙂

  3. RYCJ says:

    Certainly worth the reminder… “if your only pursuit in doing it is to “make it,” you’ll probably be disappointed,” — OH, so true, not to mention I needed this pep talk!

  4. Kashif Ross says:

    First off, my man’s above, Kid President, I’m voting. That’s all I can say. I’m voting.

    Secondly, I couldn’t write if I did it just to blow. I love having readers email me and say they loved my work. Those three people that rave about my work is all I need. I enjoy the process of writing and that’s enough…for now haha. I know it’s going to change in the future, but I’m happy with what I have.

    • Kiersi says:

      I’m voting for him too. Kid’s gonna go places.

      I know… Those few reader comments do make it, don’t they? I agree 100%.

  5. Thanks for the pep talk, Kiersi!

  6. I love the article you posted! It worked for me. It worked for me, I’ve been applying it to myself all week! I realized I have to been focusing too hard on making it. It’s incredible how great it feels to let go of that. I’m suddenly enjoying what I’m doing! Thank you for this.

    By the way, I never “spring out of bed.” Good for you though! Wish I could!

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