In the power to change yourself…
is the power to change the world around you. ~Anwar Sadaf Click 2 Tweet
What a difference two weeks make!!
I have openly shared here about my current experience with transition. In particular, my preparation for two major life events—moving from full-time employment to self-employment while counting down the weeks until I become mama to my first child. I am exhilarated by them both, yet last week was a different story. While I continue to have an optimistic outlook on my future thanks to my core desired feelings that are inspiring what I’m now naming and claiming as my intentional-driven life (thanks a recent Mastermind for which I participated!), I also want to honor the days that are tough and the doubt that creeps in for a temporary visit to replay the negative, self-deprecating stories my inner critic—Yolanda—likes to tell me. Here’s a window into those thoughts:
It’s noon on a Friday and I should be ecstatic I have nowhere I need to be and absolute control of my time, yet I’m feeling unnecessarily frustrated, annoyed, overwhelmed, and not sure what to do next. Earlier this week, I released the pressure I had put on myself to launch my first eCourse on Monday, October 6th*. I didn’t make this decision lightly as I wanted to stay true to my word while honoring this special time in my life that’s currently taking place. Juxtapose those desires with the dream and reality of now being a full-time biz owner, and I saw the writing on the wall that despite all my best efforts to make Discover Your Authentic Sweet Spot happen that failure and disappointment likely lay ahead.
I ended up sitting with this reflection for a bit and ultimately was prompted to reach out to a friend, who informed me that she woke up with me in her head saying, “Embrace Ease.” Oh, the irony! This friendly reminder helped me to break my self-inflicted case of taking myself to0 seriously with laughter was the turning point in beginning to pull myself out of my funk. I ended up taking my own advice (see 5 Keys to Embracing Your Personal Lovelution) by enacting #3: Listen to Your Body and got out of the house to enjoy the beautiful day, the calm of the SF Bay, and the joy that comes from my dog, Badger, running freely off-leash.
The change in scenery allowed me to gain a fresh perspective and create my own personal mantra that combines both my life and business desires, which I would like to share with you (see image to the right). I share this personal insight in hopes that it serves as just one example of riding the wave of emotions while still in transition.
I would love to hear your thoughts on how you manage transition below in the comments.
P.S. In case you missed my two poems on love, check them out along with audio versions for download here!
* After some tough self-talk about the feasibility of launching on the original date, I have decided to postpone the launch until 2015. Nonetheless, it’s not earlier to learn more about the eCourse, so please sign-up here to receive more information as it’s available.