This post was supposed to go out a few weeks ago. I guess I needed more time than I thought to recover from summer’s world-rocking energies. The lessons learned are still relevant as we move through fall. Hope you enjoy the post.
Now that we’ve passed the autumn equinox and summer’s frantic pace has somewhat slowed, I’ve had a little space to reflect upon the wild ride that was summer 2017. Collectively there was much pressure to push our way over the top of life’s challenges and convictions.
There seemed to be the momentum of a rapidly flowing river pushing us downstream into a different state of existence. And either you tried your best to hold onto anything and everything you could to resist the current of life… or you let go and allowed yourself to be taken along for the ride. Either way, it seemed, was challenging for most.
So which did you do? Did you cling onto the safety of life as you once knew it, or did you go along with the flow even if it nearly drowned you?
Personally speaking, I went with the flow of opportunity. It took me to destinations and experiences that I’d desired for a long time. And in the process, it felt like I was going to go under a couple of times. It truly was the summer of having it all. As exhilarating as it was, I learned a few big lessons that will help to keep me stay afloat as I move forward. And perhaps they will help you too.
If you learned some lessons from your wild summer, please feel free to share them here as well.
I have a feeling that the ride is going to get wilder as we progress into 2018. Let’s build our lifeboats now so we can truly enjoy the ride without the fear of going under.
- You can have everything. You just can’t have it all at the same time.
- Preparation can help you stay afloat to a certain degree.
- It doesn’t pay to try to enjoy everything at once. It only leaves you exhausted.
- Make room in life to focus deeply on the top one or two most enjoyable priorities in your life. Put everything else on hold until you have thoroughly enjoyed those things.
- Making room means taking care of unfinished business and not creating anything new.
- Enjoy what’s available to you in each season. Save everything else for another season.
Heeding my own lessons learned, I’ve decided to implement a different approach to my business life as I go forward. Next year I’m going to take a summer break. That doesn’t mean you won’t hear from me. It just means that I won’t be actively enrolling new clients or creating new programs for a couple of months. I really want to enjoy my way through the opportunities that summer brings. It feels easier and more in the flow to relax about business during the summer season.
So from now through the first half of 2018 I will be extra focused on serving you. I want you to have a 2018 where you can ride your changing, sometimes chaotic river of life without being frantic about it. I want you to be supported through the intensity of change. I want you to be empowered in knowing … really knowing how precious and powerful you are. I want you to have access to the lifeboat that makes your ride through the rapids of your life the most exciting, life-giving experience ever!
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