I was working with a client this week I'll call Ann.
Ann has been really overwhelmed lately. Rather than kicking back and relaxing this holiday season, she's been amping it up.
She's cleared a ton of old beliefs around not feeling safe to be visible, around feeling worthy of what she really wants (not what she thought she could get or what would be "acceptable" for the kind of person she used to think she was) and around feeling safe to set boundaries (particularly around saying no to plans that aren't a "hell yes" or aren't in alignment with what she's currently working on).
But she's all like -- "Karen, I am so overwhelmed. All of this stuff that's happening is completely amazing and I don't know how I'm going to do it all in the time I have. And it's the holidays!"
Now, this is a good challenge to have in business, but it's still a challenge...
If you're showing up with the energy of fear, fear is what your people are going to feel.
The fact of the matter is, you don't know whether or not your thing will sell until after you put it out into the world. HOWEVER, there are a number of different ways you can make the sale of your product/service much more likely -- one of which is SHOE SALE ENERGY....
~Thinking about all of the negative things that could possibly happen in the future – catastrophizing about the worst case scenario.
~Feeling like you’re in a constant state of fear &/or worry – like someone pushed the “On” button and you can’t find the “Off” button
~Stuck in perfection-itis – where you can’t seem to get things out in the world because you’re always finding another thing that’s wrong or needs to be fixed. You have to wait until it’s “just right” to move forward.
~Not being able to clearly identify what you want or where you want to go
~Not being able to trust others and feeling like you need to do everything yourself (probably because no one else would do it right!)
These are all symptoms of being ruled by your past.
Maybe you're "the creative one" or "the smart one."
Or maybe you're "the rebel" or "the black sheep."
That label became who you thought yourself to be in the world.
Now, sometimes branding can be positive, like in the case of "the creative one" or "the smart one."
But if you've been branded something negative or some other sibling was branded as the thing that you wanted to be, you might just be a little pissed off and/or resentful and/or quite sad that you're simply not that.
It's easy to get to this time of year and think, "Oh, well.... I didn't get to where I wanted to be and it's already September (!), so I'll just wind down, call this year done and wait til January to start again."
What would you most love to complete/ accomplish/ experience/ try before the clock strikes 12? ...