Last Friday, I had a really CRAZY day.
I had definitely over-booked myself, and was running around like a madwoman all over town, trying to meet the insane expectations I had set for myself. Sound familiar?
This brought SO many things to my attention that I wanted to share with you today.
1) This is an old pattern that I've successfully replaced with much more spaciousness.
It's rare that I'm "rushing" these days, but it wasn't always that way ... not by any means, whatsoever! I was the QUEEN of rushing around, spinning my wheels, staying "busy," and over-committing. Now, the way I use my time is much more flowy, spacious, and ease-y.
But as old patterns go, they always re-surface as we reach a new level of success. They're like gatekeepers to the next level of our success, and we have to defeat them and re-commit to the NEW pattern at this new level we're stretching into. They never fully "go away" in my experience -- they just change form, and we always have the choice to do things differently the next time the old pattern emerges.
Takeaway: Replace "busy" with "ease-y"
2) There's always a lesson in the experience we're having in the present moment.
If I notice an area of my life that feels "off" or "icky," I always ask myself, "Where else am I doing this?" I firmly believe that the way we do one thing is the way we do everything -- so this frenetic energy was not just present in my schedule on Friday, but in other parts of my life too that needed my awareness so that I could shift them, too.
As I sat with this question, I came to realize that my business actually had been feeling VERY frenetic, even though I am truly passionate about all the different programs, offerings, and other things that I'm creating and leading. I've been in a discovery phase for the past year and a half, experimenting with a bunch of different programs and services, seeing what was fun for me, and what actually got RESULTS for the women I was working with. I was also learning through experiences WHO I love to work with -- what kinds of women, their age, what they do for a living, etc., which has allowed me to become CRYSTAL CLEAR on who my ideal clients are, and what they actually crave from me.
That phase was 100% necessary to get me to where I am now, but the constant launches and frenetic energy of wondering whether something would "stick" will absolutely NOT get me to the next level of my success as an entrepreneur and coach.
Takeaway: Take massive action in discovery and integrate what you've learned. Learn to recognize when something is truly not serving you and when you're operating from an out-dated paradigm in your life/business.
3) Busy-ness is a form of hiding from playing a bigger game.
This conversation came up at a recent mastermind meeting I take part in with a few kick-ass coaches here in Charleston during our last meeting. After much conversation, we concluded that creating "busy-ness" in our lives is truly just a way of hiding and playing small in our lives and businesses. It's a way to FILL THE SPACE we have so that we feel validated like we're doing something that's creating forward momentum. But in truth, we're just creating movement -- it's not necessarily propelling us forward, let alone in the direction of our purpose.
But when we FILL THE SPACE we have in our lives, it's easy for us to ignore the guidance (or not even receive it at all) that we're supposed to be getting that's giving us the information and intel about where to go next.
It's incredibly vulnerable to be willing to be in that spaciousness, with just ourselves and our empty presence, awaiting what's next and trusting it will come. It's also incredibly necessary.
Takeaway: Movement is not the same thing as momentum. Get comfortable with spaciousness so that you can be present to the guidance you're actually receiving.
Overall, what busy-ness taught me last Friday has had an impact on the way I'll be running my business over the course of the next year.
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Love + Light,