I want to tell you a story. It’s an important story, because it’s about the underlying reason why so many women aren’t 100% happy and satisfied with their lives. It’s a story about doing the inner work, so you can be free to create the life of your dreams. Two weeks ago, I had an amazing afternoon session with a client of mine, Lisa, who is in my “Find Your Voice & Speak With It, Too” signature program. Lisa has tons of ambition and passion, is super smart and funny, and wants to create a life for herself in which she has it all: a meaningful career, dinner parties with her girlfriends, regular yoga classes, and a sexy romantic life. While she WANTED to create her dream life, every time she tried she felt totally drained. She was working her butt of, doing 100 things at the same time, and trying to keep track of all of her amazing ideas. Then she crashed and found herself procrastinating and getting distracted.
She was just too overwhelmed with all of the pieces that needed to get done and in the midst of all of these external demands totally stopped taking care of herself. Somehow adventure, romance, and doing creative activities always were the first to go out the window if times got busy… and times were always busy. The evenings when she did indulge, she often felt guilty for not being more productive.
Over the course of our work together, Lisa and I really investigated her inner world and talked about what she actually wanted in her life - both from a feelings component and from a practical component. We discussed where she wanted to be in 10 years, 5 years, and 1 year from now. We created a clear roadmap for how she would get where she wanted to be and penciled in lots of fun activities, work-outs, and simple pick-me-ups that would make her daily life feel colorful and alive.
By the time we finished our work together, Lisa was on track like never before because she had a step-by-step plan. She didn’t have to think about ALL the things she wanted to do in her life, but could easily focus in on what needed to get done one day at a time. Having that kind of direction and self-awareness has allowed her to move through her daily tasks smoothly, jump back into her exercise routine, hang out with her friends, and go to bed at night feeling accomplished.
I am telling you this, because I know that so many of you are on auto-pilot and pushing really hard for your goals at the sacrifice of your well-being and your relationships. And that sucks.
The takeaway message is this:
The answer to leading a fulfilling life doesn’t always reside in doing MORE, pushing HARDER, or running FASTER. The solution to when you feel off balance and exhausted, is to take a step back and LISTEN to what you actually want to do in your one precious life.
Clarity, direction, and satisfaction isn’t something that can be found outside of yourself, it’s not something that you can discover by collecting everyone’s opinion and well-intentioned thoughts. If you truly want to live a fulfilling life, be in love, and do meaningful work, you have to take a step back and get to know yourself first. That’s what I did in my own life, what Lisa did in hers, and what you can do, too.
SO, here is your invitation to schedule your 30-minute consultation with me, during which we can chat about where you are stuck, how it’s affecting your life, and how I can help. There is no commitment and no pressure. Just a way for us to get to know each other and find out if we are a good fit. Schedule your 30-minute consultation here.
If this email speaks to you, I am excited to connect with you and hear your story. If not, that’s totally cool too and I am happy you found your path already.
I look forward to being in touch with you!