This week I have for you some thoughts and a plan to get back on track when you’ve fallen off the wagon of desire and doing what you love.
As creatives and creative entrepreneurs we often have a multitude of ideas on the back burner at varying stages of completion. Rather than creating new bodies of work, why not have a look at what you've created and are yet to complete?
A recent intuitive reading directed me to reevaluate my approach and to actually honour and value what I have created. It highlighted that I already have worthy projects waiting for my attention that would benefit my soul clients right now. I'm also realising my true value through the leadership work I'm undertaking. This has meant that I am now repricing my work to match the vibration, value and significant financial investments I've made in myself and my business including personal development, energy medicine, practitioner and mentoring studies, strategic coaching and business programs which I've utilised.
Even though we have many tools and resources available to us, we forget to use them because we are so 'busy' and caught up in how much we think there is to do, rather than giving ourselves the space and time to review our progress and make the necessary adjustments to return to our true navigation system: our intuition.
What follows is 8 steps you can take to review your projects and return to a place of ease and flow by doing what you really love and realigning with the intentions, goals and vision for 2016. As September is the 9th month, and we are in a 9 numerology year and 2016 is the year of Completion, this month is an important time to take advantage of the cosmic energies, setting in motion a solid plan for the remainder of the year.
I scanned my Self and my life and considered how creative a year this has been for me. I recognised how much of it has been idea generating, writing, creating and prioritising which creative ideas to work on next followed by a rigid focus on launching. Launching is one of the most stressful and vulnerable activities in business. After launching and re-launching a handful of times this year in the space of 8 months I realised I was burning out and the sparks were not lighting up as easily. I was not feeling lit up at all! This was not what I was hoping to feel. In the trying hard to invite ease and flow, I had returned to my masculine energy and hustled in an unhealthy way.
I reminded myself of one of my most repeated mantras to my students and clients: Do what you need for yourself first. Refill your cup first.
I had fallen off my own cup filling wagon and I was in a constant create & launch mode state and the things I normally enjoyed were feeling like chores. There was no white space for the ideas to brew, there was no space for growth, there was no room in my head to invite stillness and my body was showing me how upset it was by showing me signs of fatigue and burnout leading to illness and me feeling disconnected from everything I had created. I was feeling pretty drained by the go-go-go tornado I had wound myself up in.
I realised that I had strayed from my 'being' state: the state of the High Priestess which I had been embodying previously. I was not giving myself the power or the pleasure to be a magnet for what I desired. I was in fact, repelling everything I wanted like a non-stick coating!
Re-Vision & Realign
Through this recognition, I was called back to one of my guiding words of 2016: Discernment. So I began to go through areas of my life with clear vision of whether I was more being or doing. If I was more *doing* and it wasn't lighting me up, I stop doing it. I show it the door. I walk away. I let it go. I refined and exfoliated with necessity.
Redefine, Reinvent & Replan
This discernment led me to a series of ideas and projects which varied in completion from an outline to 95% complete. I questioned why I was putting those close to completion projects on the backburner in favour of building things from scratch! Why was I reinventing the wheel when all the resources, materials and tools were already here, simply requiring refinement and love from me?
Now that 95% complete project is getting my attention. I had forgotten how close to completion it was and had bounced from it to the next shiny object - ditching it like I was on the rebound. I hadn't given it the attention or the love it deserved. Does that ring true with you? Are you giving yourself the love and attention you deserve?
I put a huge amount of love into this project when I created it. I poured my heart and soul into it. I poured years of personal development and deep soul work. I tried and tested it on myself. I recalled how it was the start of the sisterhood gatherings (Gutsy Gatherings). It helped my very first workshop participants get clear, feel empowered, get creative and celebrate themselves exactly as they are. A portion of it became a mini eBook for my subscribers last year and was formerly known as Creative Fire. I had planned on creating a full length eBook and eCourse around it...which might still happen.
After a mini beat up session and some negative self talk about why I put it on hold (not recommended but I’m stating it here so you know that you aren’t alone if this resonates with your own behaviours), I concluded that it was a strong desire of mine to finish this project because it was aligned with my vision to help the women in my community immediately, would be a great tool to help them and any other women who are interested in journeying with me to complete 2016 and prepare themselves for a magical 2017. And if you haven’t already sensed it, 2017 is going to be PURE MAGIC. Nothing to fear, but it’s definitely time to tune into your magnificence and the infinite possibilities that the Universe is going to bring to each and every one of us, in its own unique was so long as we are receptive to receiving it.
So what is it that I’m working on?
An all in one memoir - journal - playbook - tips & strategies - inspiration - rituals - eBook - audios - live webinar - hmm, who knows what else!?
Get back to a being state and get back on track with this infographic!
Yes, there has been a lot of re's in this blog post, hasn't there?
If you need further support and guidance to rein in your end of 2016 plans, your goals & projects and require some serious accountability and next steps, I've opened very limited places in my mentorship calendar. Get in touch to learn more and to schedule your sessions.
Hello, I'm Sharyn: Founder of of Gutsy Girl and Gutsy Girls Will Rule The World. I am the Creatrix of Sacred Circle Leadership Training and Gutsy Mantras.
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