It should be easy, shouldn’t it? You dream, you imagine, you picture what your life would be like if it were completely up to you. The search for purpose and meaning is ongoing. The ability to maintain a connection to it is often excruciatingly difficult.
Steven Pressfield, author of “The War of Art,” says that the closer you get to your passion and your purpose the greater your resistance becomes. It seems backward, doesn’t it? Shouldn’t the obstacles and fears melt away once you stand face-to-face with your greatest dreams? No, apparently not. Read More
I will disappear, will be forgotten.
I will disappoint the people I care about most.
They will be hurt by my withdrawal, and exile me from their life.
The guilt will overwhelm me.
I will be alone and isolated, a forced imprisonment kind of feeling.
I won’t be able to handle the accusations of being selfish and uncaring, which I’m “sure” will be forthcoming.
These are the fears of the Emotional Mind. Read More
In this world where being “on” and productive is highly valued, it’s not easy when the energy for your work – or anything else in life – suddenly drops. It doesn't take long before your mind starts telling you tales about why you need to suck it up and keep going. What drives this? Well, there are many things, but I want to highlight one in particular.
We have tied our results so tightly to what we DO that we have forgotten that we are not in charge of the universe, and that life happens. Read More
It happens to most of us who are in business for ourselves. You experience a lull in inquiries for your services, or the well has dried up completely. No matter what you do, what you "know" to do, it isn't resulting in new business. Does it mean you need a skills upgrade, or is it a signal that you’re in a transition and you don’t know it yet? Read More
In this video I talk about those puzzling moments, and how you might shift your view of what's happening.