One of the things I love about the summer holiday is the chance to break up our normal routines and go with the flow a little more.
Well, as much as possible with 3 kids who have active social lives!
Joking aside, not having to be bound by school runs, weekly activities and the usual stuff has been a great gift to reconnect to the deeper purpose and meaning of what’s important.
Since coming back from holidays, I’ve been feeling an immense amount of gratitude for everything.
I know gratitude has been talked about a lot but it’s not just about intellectualising it and writing your gratitude list. It’s about feeling it deep in your bones.
This week I share with you a story about how shifting into gratitude has helped me move forward in my life and business and how this lesson can help you handle the setbacks that come your way when you’re seemingly taking the right steps, but not getting any traction.
Not in a place where you can watch the video? Read on for the transcript:
We all know that going through the motions isn’t the way forward to have a successful life and career.
We’ve got to bring in the energy, passion and excitement to what you do.
Because other people feel it.
If you’re in a corporate job….
……..Your colleagues will feel it if you’re not into what you’re doing
……..Your clients will feel it if you feel like you’re not bothered and don’t want to be there.
When you’re giving off this unconscious energetic signal to people around you.
People shut down. Opportunities shut down. The universe doesn’t support you to take that next step.
This is something personal to me and a lesson I’ve had to learn in my own business.
It’s not just about what I do it’s about the energy I bring to the table.
In the past I’ve been quite go-go-go. Taking action. Nose to the grindstone.
But not really aligning and feeling the gratitude for what I’ve created for myself.
Honest truth, I’m still learning everything and I’m no-where near perfect.
One of the beauties of running your own business is the continual learning and always being on that growth edge.
When I let go of the “shoulds” and feeling forceful about how things should be (ahem ex-control freak tendencies are an area I’m still working on)…that’s when things start to flow.
Today I’m in a coffee shop preparing for a in person VIP day with a client.
I haven’t done this in sooooo long.
It happened so naturally. So effortlessly. So naturally. I really want to do this.
It felt really good.
When I was speaking to my client it was a very natural progression and obvious solution.
Here’s a sneak peak of the cafe. There’s no body here it’s around 11.30am and I get to have some quiet time to prep. . Well now you can hear the construction in the background (welcome to Hong Kong!)
I share this story with you because it’s such a beautiful example of what happened when I reorganised my energy and shifted back into gratitude and everything I am grateful for instead of focusing on the struggles…
Ugh I have to work late after the kids are in bed.
I’m really tired.
When I shifted into not only thinking, but feeling the gratitude, that’s when everything started to flow and become joyful again.
In your life…
Are you showing up but going through the motions? With your heart and energy just not in it? If so I recommend you do a few things:
Step #1: What’s really going on?
For example, are you in a job you don’t love but don’t want to admit?
Be honest and real with where you’re at right now. Once you admit what’s working (and what’s not) to yourself that’s when you can address the real issue that’s playing out.
A lot of us don’t want to look at the truth. It can be painful. It can bring up feelings of shame and guilt.
But when you face the truth that’s when the healing and transformation and healing can take place.
Step #2: Is there a lesson I need to learn here?
I truly believe that the reason why we’re here is to learn, to teach and show up as ourselves in this Earth school and progress into the best versions of ourselves. Rather than beat ourselves up over how things aren’t working out, why not ask what we’re being lovingly supported to open our eyes to.
If you’re stuck in a corporate job…is there a lesson about speaking up to your boss about wanting that promotion and needing to work on a plan together?
Or is it you’re in your job and you feel you don’t want to do it, I’m going to spend some time on the weekend to look at what my options are that’s going to bring in the money, be joyful and be my new career.
Step #3: Take action on a mini baby step that moves you forward
For some of you it may be about:
….Speaking to people and putting some energy on what it is that you DO want
….Stopping the doing (aka crazy making) being in meditation and sitting with what’s coming up for you.
It’s not just about what you do, it’s the way you do it.
The world needs you as you.
We need you to shine your gifts.
All of us are special. None of us are special.
So tap into that.
Remember that where you’re at is perfectly where you’re meant to be on this journey.
You have a choice in every moment of every day to choose again when things aren’t going right and to realign to a more empowering and positive state of mind.
And take action from there.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this live video.
Leave a comment and let me know:
- What do you do to manage your energy?
- What are you working on healing/changing in your life?
Sending lots of love!
Have a beautiful week!
P.S. Is this something you’re interested in learning more about? Leave a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can create more resources to support you in developing your own intuition.