Summers here, school’s out, camp starts in 3-weeks and the baby-sitter quit as she needs a job with more hours… .
Just a head’s up – this months article is a little different from usual, I decided to let you in on a few things that are up with me – as members of my community – I figured you might want to know a little more about who you are connected to? So if that’s ok with you – read on!
I knew I would have to re-evaluate my hours and availability when my LO started camp in July and August and now it seems, I have to do that a little sooner than expected! Don’t you just love it when the Universe pushes you to do something you were considering, by removing other choices? Sometimes? Just a little bit? lol!
I am very grateful I have a business where I have the flexibility to adjust and make new choices, but it does keep you on your toes too… This month is my 12th month of being in this business… almost a full year and frankly, I thought I’d be further along than this… I have always been more than a little demanding of myself. I hold myself to much higher standards than I do others and I am quick to criticize myself when things aren’t quite where I expect them to be. If this sounds a little tough and not very fun, you’re right!
So, I’m going back to basics… Whenever I want to really create something new, the beginning of the creation process for me, is always me getting super-clear on what’s not working, what I really want and what I’m going to do about it… and then taking inspired action. Then it usually unfolds quite quickly… ;0) I also remind myself of Einstein’s definition of insanity… Doing the same thing and expecting a different result… I know I want different results and so, right now, I’m doing some different things… always starting from the inside-out.
So, what am I doing that’s different? It’s often said that it takes a minimum of 21 days to create a new habit, so with that in mind, I’m going to be very focused and make very conscious choices about what food I put into my body for 21 days, I’m going to take myself to bed earlier and rise earlier so I can create time to get back to a (pre-baby!) meditation practice – before my family even wake up, I’m setting intentions again, I’m remembering and applying processes from over fourteen years of study with various teachers, I’m exploring a bunch of new internal processes learned in a recent course with Jean Houston, (btw…wow!), I’m learning new energy management tips and tricks by joining a 21-day course run by my friend, Iris Van Ooyen, I’m journaling again, expressing gratitude again and I have reduced business hours and have more family fun planned for the next 3 weeks… So, I’m changing it up, in just about every way I can…
My way is not for everyone I know that and from past experience, I know new inspiration will show up, ideas I wouldn’t normally have had will occur and lead me to do things I wouldn’t normally have done, if I’d stuck with ‘business as usual’. I have shown myself, time and time again how the Universe has my back and that things I couldn’t possibly have foreseen, just magically fall into place in much better ways than I could ever have made them, or usually have even imagined… (Like my husband and daughter within a few months of each other… ;o) But that’s another story…!)
I know one of the things I want is to get back to the gratitude I had, for creating a flexible service business in the first place; for the simple joy of helping people out of their technology struggles… I love knowing I can make a difference in someone else’s business, by relieving their technology headaches and I can bring a smile to their faces when they see I go above and beyond, to get things done. And I am going to be grateful every day, for the extra time I get to spend with my fun LO at the moment… so, life is good and every day, in every way is getting better and better.
So, I would just LOVE to know – when you come to those places in your life, when you stamp your little foot or shake your fists and shout – ENOUGH! You know what I mean… what kind of things do you do? Email me privately, (or those brave enough, leave a comment on my blog or facebook page!) I would love to know what works for you or even what you think of today’s departure from the norm. And yes – I’m even trying out a new day to send this out – let’s see if Wednesday is any different? ;o)
Stay tuned next month for whatever changes around here… ;o) If you’re still reading, (thank-you!) maybe you’ve just learned that I’m a bit of an all or nothing kind of gal! Maybe you didn’t know that about me?