How often do you allow yourself to BE rather than compulsively DO?
Some of the downsides of Western culture are:
• Our addiction to habitual DOING
• Overscheduling to the point of exhaustion and burnout
• Creating lifestyles and businesses that are unsustainable
I have fallen into these traps more times than I would like to admit.
How about you? If you are nodding your head yes right now, there’s that saying that validates this habit: wherever you go, there you are.
I write this as I’m 4 days away from the due date with my 3rd child. This is the longest I’ve ever been pregnant.
My first son Sean was born 2.5 weeks early.
My second son Luke was born 1 week early.
So I was pretty much thinking that this child would be early too. And I put a lot of pressure on myself to get a lot of shit done prior to baby’s (early!) birth so I could then chill out and surrender into the birth experience.
And I did get a lot of stuff done … I’m really GOOD at getting things done and delegating to my team what needs to be delegated. But now as I move closer to birth, I’m seeing where there are still holes that need plugging so I can BE more than I DO in my biz.
As CEO and chief visionary, BEING is the most powerful piece of the puzzle I bring to the table.
As CEO of your biz (and start thinking you are the CEO if you don’t already), you must give yourself more space to BE and DREAM than you do now. Guaranteed. I see this all the time with my clients.
Once they start working with me, they see it too because I model it in my biz and teach them WHY it’s important to step off the hamster wheel of habitual OVERdoing. Once you step into this mindset, you’ll never want to go back to the old way. You actually get more accomplished by doing LESS. Crazy, but true.
This is one of the reasons I attend live events and retreats – both personally and professionally.
When I step away from my computer, to-do list, and responsibilities at home, magic happens. I have SPACE to conceive of new ideas, develop connections with like-minded entrepreneurs and human beings, and simply BE. I make more money attending events than I ever do sitting at home at my computer running my business.
Attending events is my secret sauce.
And I want it to be yours too so I created ALCHEMY Live: Turn Your Gifts into Gold. I know you need it deep down in your bones, in your heart, in your soul.
You need to learn the art of balancing the DOING with the BEING. I’m going to teach you what I know be true.
Learn how to live easier, serve with strength, and advocate for your deepest desires. Oh, and make a much bigger impact with your work than you are right now.
Business doesn’t have to hurt so much. It can be fun. Promise.
BE more than DO.