One of my favorite metaphors when it comes to taking action on something NEW.
As 2018 gets on a roll I want to THANK YOU, so very much, for allowing me the space and time to support you. I believe that one insight can change EVERYTHING, so hopefully you’ve experienced at least one fresh, game-changing, a-ha moment as a result of reading through this blog, scrolling through Instagram, having a conversation or diving into the deeper work of coaching together.
I wanted to keep it simple today and share a quick update on where/when/how I can support you in the coming year.
A few things to note:
I’m opening up office hours every Tuesday from 1-2PM EST, starting next week, 1/9.
You can call in or find me in my Zoom Room (my virtual table at a coffee shop!) and say hi, ask questions, connect in person. I would LOVE to hear from you! All details are here.
I’ll be holding my free class - 3 Ground Rules for Bringing a Big Idea to Life without Losing Your Mind - on the second Wednesday of each month at 1PM EST.
This means that that first session is next Wednesday, the 10th. More details and to register can be found here.
The most powerful and transformational work we can do together this year is through a one:one Coaching Partnership.
I’ll be sending out a separate note in the coming week with more details. In the meantime, though, if you’re at all curious to explore the potential of working together - or simply have a some questions about it - email me and we’ll set up a time to connect.
And finally - one of my goals this year is to continue meeting more fun, interesting and fascinating women like YOU.
If there is someone in your life who you think I should know - or someone you've been telling about this work - the /find page is the perfect introduction to send her way.
Whatever emotions you experience today, remember that they are telling you nothing about your world, your work, your projects, your future, your potential, your worth --- and everything about your thinking in that moment.
And that is all.
Often times we're so caught up in our thinking about our ideas and how we want it to unfold, that we start to attach ourselves to the ideal we created with our thoughts.
We tend to forget that baby steps is what move us forward. A "big leap" always begins with an almost imperceptible change in pressure in one's foot. If you're feeling stuck, bring your gaze back down to the ground beneath your feet and ask yourself, "What is the tiniest step forward?"
Give yourself permission to only focus on that micro action. Then take it.
An open invitation
If you're having trouble discerning what your next micro step could be, I invite you to have a conversation with me. Often times all it takes is a fresh perspective to get out of a perceived rut.
I've been thinking about the metaphor of boiling water. You know the old saying, "A watched pot never boils."
When you've got a pot of water on the stove, you can turn it on and walk away from it. You don't have to think about it. You can walk away from it and the fire will still be lit underneath it. That's just how it works.
Now, the same is true for big ideas. Click to watch →
Some notes from Instagram.
An open invitation
I consider myself an Expedition Leader, helping my client partners tackle their big ideas while also rediscovering and staying connected to their inner basecamp. I asked my daughter to illustrate that idea for me and this is what she created.
That’s me down there at camp; wielding the walkie-talkie, coaching my awesome climbers both up and down the mountain, reminding them of when it’s time to take a step (micro action) and when it’s time to sit by a fire (upshift and recenter).
If you're considering some bold moves in 2018 and would like some space to talk those ideas out I'd love to invite you to book a complimentary discovery call with me to share more about what you're up to. These connections can be very insightful even if we choose not to speak again, so I encourage you to grab a spot:
I've put together a summary note of the different content I put out there this past week to help YOU slow down to do your greatest work. Some highlights:
An insight about big ideas in my Campfire Conversations Facebook Group
Please don't underestimate the power of slowing down, taking a break, having no new ideas and nothing to do. As one of my clients realized recently, it's critical to your life to be in it.
So yes, create and enjoy productivity when you're tapped in to it, but don't forget to be still and slow down for no other purpose than to be still and slow down. And as much as possible, don’t make that stillness conditional or put expectations on it, i.e. “I’m going to slow down so that I can have my next great idea!” It’s okay to rest there for no reason at all.
You got this.
November 16th at 1.30PM EST
I'll be hosting another free foundational class over on Zoom this week, sharing my three most favorite tools to help you move from a place of overwhelm, overthinking, and overdoing into calm, clarity, creativity and centered-ness! This will be the last workshop I run in 2017. So if you missed it last week, I'd love to have you this Thursday.