So how’m I doing in my quest to re-invent my life, follow my evolving Blisses and create the life I really, really want?
I just spent a week in a time machine.
At least that’s how it felt. The past seven days have gone by in a flash, but on the other hand it feels like last Monday was about a month ago.
Why? Well, Monday marked the start of Action Studio, an intensive course with Sinclair of Self-Activator to hone in on your brand and build a new income stream in 30 days.
Since then I’ve been immersed in exercises to discover my primary and secondary brand archetypes (Creator, flavored by Caregiver, Sage, Every Woman and Lover, if you’re curious), and wrap my head around how that applies to my business.
All with the support of the most loving, brilliant community of women + one guy I’ve ever encountered.
Did I mention it’s intense? Let me tell you: it’s intense.
As in epiphanies popping like popcorn. As in rethinking every single thing we’re doing, from the ground up. As in “cast members” regularly admitting to liberal doses of tears in between the excited revelations.
Yep, major shifts are happening, and it’s a glory to behold.
The downside of popcorn epiphanies
All this intensity has me bouncing off the walls with excitement as I bubble over with a new sense of clarity of purpose, direction, and ideas.
It also has me utterly exhausted, because when I get in a super-creative phase like this, my insomnia kicks in.
Sometimes, however, exhaustion is a gift. Kinda like getting walloped upside the head with a 2×4 by the Universe is a gift, if you’re willing to take the lesson such wallops are there to teach.
In this case, I’m getting clear that the overextended schedule I’ve been scrambling to keep up with is simply unsustainable.
Yes, I like being engaged in lots of projects. Yes, I prefer being busy to being bored, but this is ridiculous.
So tonight I made some decisions that have been brewing for months. Decisions I’ve been in conflict about, not yet ready to implement.
All of them aligned with my new, clearer-than-ever understanding of exactly what I want to be doing and with/for whom.
Do you know what it feels like to stand on bedrock? To stand right in your sweet spot?
Thanks to a mere week in Action Studio, that’s where I am on the inside. Finally.
It feels amazing.
Now my job is to bring my outside into alignment with my inside. In other words, I have a lot of work to do.
And given that I already have more work on my plate than any sane human would try to juggle at one time, it’s really, really clear that something has to give.
Destruction makes space for generation
Letting go of something (“destroying”) is always hard, even when you know it’s to make space for a bigger dream. But when your goal is to live the life you really, really want, not just the close-but-not-quite life, it’s gotta happen.
The only way to rock out the great is to let go of the good, dump the “almost right but not exactly.”
Scary, and painful, but true.
So watch for changes in this space.
And now I’m off to see if this is the night I finally beat the insomnia dragon. Hold a good thought…