Warning: Don’t read if you want to believe that we are perfect. I am about to fall of the pedestal and don’t want to ruin your day. But at the end - there is something special just for you!
I was sitting in the ER a month ago. A stomach virus thought to be appendicitis had me reeling in pain, waiting for a CT scan. I have been having medical stuff going on for months now. And you know what? This was not the best time for this to be happening. I had clients to see and a big conference to attend.
Dear Universe - I don’t have time for this.
That was my mantra. Ok, not the best mantra for a person that believes in affirmation and being present. But I am human and it is what it is. In the ER my phone was dead and I had nothing to do but sit there and wait and rest and think. I realized, my body was saying to stop. Stop working, stop worrying, stop all of it. I admit I hadn’t been listening to myself lately and thus got a nice reminder to pay attention.
Dear Universe - I am listening.
Clearly, if I am freaking out about work because I am sick - there is an issue. We all should be able to get sick or go on vacation without fear. But even I get caught up in the doing from time to time. This is what happens to a lot of people I speak with. They spin their wheels doing stuff and never knowing what works or what doesn’t because they are freaked out. I spoke with my friend yesterday who had been panicked about her billing only to realize she had already done it. We had a good laugh about it. Maybe you can relate though.
Dear Universe - Thank you.
I learned about what I needed and what my business needed. I needed peace. I needed some time for rest. I needed to get back to doing what I love and remembering why I do it. My business needed me to be more focused and organized. I learned to let go of some of the stuff that wasn’t important. I also learned a new mantra - I have time for me, my family and my work. So I have been changing up my schedule a bit. Miranda and I are dividing tasks a little differently. My sleep habits are better, my work habits are more focused and I have more time for me. Who knew a virus could be a blessing?!
What will it take for you? I am giving you a chance to take a moment and just look at your business, your relationships - whatever you got going on in your life. Be honest with yourself. Do you like what you see? From your mindset to your work habits to your business process - it all matters and it all impacts the other.
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