Subject: Are you hiding?
In session last week with Elizabeth (let’s call her that here), something profound happened that I have to share with you.
She has a relatively new coaching business and it’s not financially where she’d like it but it’s growing in income and impact.
With the rising success, her work isn’t what makes her heart sing.
She is met with tones of brain noise in her business. Her internal chatter is so loud it’s distracting and draining her of any creative juices she has inside her.
Now, add an extra layer of complexity to the dynamic and she perceives herself to be behind.
She wants to be further along the success path than she is. So she’s pushing and forcing her business forward.
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This means grinding every day out of fear. Her thoughts raced to unknowns; if she dropped the ball, if she didn’t make that sales call; if she didn’t produce content, if she didn’t wake up before 5am, there would be no ball to pick up again and her business would cease to exist.
(oh yeah and not to mention she’s be working on every time zone in the world, trying to be in all places at once like some inconceivable super human).
It’s creating a business out of desperation which leads to deprivation.
Deprivation means the drive to offer your service comes from a feeling of lack, not abundance.
I know too many people in the world who are not doing what they feel called to do and forcing themselves down a path of necessity to get them where they want to go.
They think “I’ll do this to make enough money now to set me up to do the thing I love later.”
What they’re really saying is “I’ll sell my soul for a price today and hope that sometimes in the future I’ll get to do what I love. Maybe.”
Now, if you died tomorrow, you’d die without shining your light on the world.
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. Don’t let money blind you on your path.
Some wise words from Steve Jobs, “your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”
The secret to a fulfilled life is to find out what your purpose is and then follow it.
That means trusting in your soul’s calling and for divine guidance to light the way.
And let the money be the byproduct of the inspired message you’d love to share with the world.
Remember, it is “not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” Seneca.
Circling back to the session with Elizabeth. We are coming close to the end of the session. She is wanting to get more of her creative writing juices flowing so she says “I’ll write every day for an hour at 3pm for one hour.”
Just as she had finished the sentence, Amazon Alexa (a smart home system thingy)pipes up and says “I’ll set an alarm for you at 3pm every day.”
Seriously, if this was not a moment where the universe was conspiring to make this girl do her purpose, I don’t know what is.
So are you living your purpose? Are you doing what your soul is calling (or screaming) at you to do?
And what needs to shift to level up in 2022 to make a bigger impact with your purpose?
P.S. So it’s time for me to take a break from coaching and re-energise with my family and pouring over some really cool books I’ve purchased about somatic coaching, trauma, attachment disorders and emotions. We restart MG classes on Wednesday, 13th January. I’ve purchased some really cool books to read over the summer break on somatic coaching, trauma, attachment disorders and emotions.
You can still contact Claire about your membership, or anything MG related. She’ll be around.
P.P.S. If you’re not a member and you’d love to join the 12 hours of planning classes we have coming up, please register your interest here.