So many of us decide on healthier things to do, healthier habits to develop, as we begin each new year. I decided to work on my “Covid weight” since I am praying we soon have the ability to get out and be in person more. I want to look and feel like the best me. In addition, for me, and yes I am aware its April already, I have been gradually simplifying my life by looking at all the “busy” work I do, the over commitments, and as a result, what had become a lack of focus because there were so many deadlines and time commitments. No matter how good at all this we can be normally, we are all human. At times, life can get away from us.
I had noticed there was no time to stop, no time for my fun activities, whether reading, my plants, or simply talking to girlfriends, who I rarely got to see, on the phone for an hour. By making life simple, I am losing weight, my desk is so wonderfully in order and cleaned out, and my calendar, although full, is not overloaded. I am going to bed again, tired not exhausted. It is easy for us to lose ourselves in our lives a little bit at a time, so getting it all back can be a longer piece by piece process. However, once you start, it is amazing how much you start to notice.
A vision I create for my clients is, imagine you, an exquisite, embodied soul or essence whatever your faith system, sitting in the chair at your desk.
Far across the room on the opposite wall is the life you have created. That includes old friends, lovers, jobs, homes you lived in, vacations, and risks you have taken. That life you have created is not you, you are the creator, it is only what you have created. When we identify with that creation, we start to disappear, and we lose sight of our need and ability to occasionally assess it to see if it still works. If not, what changes does it need? What kind of personal growth are you being called to in order to make your life, and yourself, the person you want to be or even the person you need to be if you are going to be able to live your best version of you in this new stage of life or even this new stage of your business.
For me, each time I bring in a new client, I have new strengths, wisdoms and understandings to develop.
I love the call to growth. My experience in founding 4 companies provides a wealth of knowledge yet I never have opened a boating company, so I need to explore their market and their industry. For another, never having founded an insurance agency, even though I have had insurance for decades, means I need to discover and assess what helps them succeed. I’ll never be an expert, but I can learn the right questions to ask. So that when I see how they are getting in their own way, I can support them in the psychodynamics, the stories they are telling themselves, as well as their own personal growth as a leader and as a vision holder.
I work with leaders who are struggling in their business, have lost sight of their vision and need to remember their “why.” I help them to either take their company to the next level, solidify where they are, or support them in a dramatic shift of focus. Whichever it is, I LOVE it. For me it means I get to support them in being who they are called to be and doing what it is they came here to do. They are supported, and called, to live a healthy, alive, and refueled life with passion and purpose. What we are all called to…
What calls you to a life of passion and purpose? What changes do you need to make in this life you have created? This business you have created? What is it that will have you wake up so excited to be alive? Go for it. If you need to reassess, do so. If you need to grow into what you have created, do so. Do not survive this journey – live it fully alive!