I should probably have called this post "My Mind and Money" but I figure if mine wages war on me yours probably does too. I'm now 1 day shy of 2 weeks living in Sedona, Arizona. Even though all is financially fine, my MIND is giving me a really hard time. IT wants me to GET to WORK and BRING in MORE Money NOW.
So hardy, har, har, the universe granted me an opportunity to "make more money." I was approached by a recruiter on LinkedIn to consider taking over a book of business for an established insurance company in Sedona. You got that right, insurance. My immediate response:
"Unun, I don't think so. Can't you see that I already have a business, and a new book out?"
BUT, my mind had other ideas. It saw the $$$ signs embedded in the email and it said,
"HEY! This is the answer to all our worries.
Plus, the number one concern of your clients - the one thing that will keep them doing work they don't love - is insurance. Become an insurance agent and you can help them! Wouldn't that be great?"
The next morning, instead of saying "no thanks" I crafted a positive reply and accepted the invitation to talk and we did the next day. I got off the phone an hour later with an agreement to move into the 1st of the 5 steps in the assessment process.
But then nothing. I didn't act. Hm. Interesting.
Another Day, A Different Perspective
Later that same day I told some friends in the area what had happened. I presented my question: Is this opportunity "correct" for me?
Yes and no questions cut through my mind-chatter and get to what is TRUE for ME in the MOMENT. Here are a few of the questions I was asked, and my responses:
- Do you want to do this? No
- Are you interested in insurance? No
- Do you need to learn about insurance? No
- Are you interested in the opportunity? No
- Is your mind worried about money? Yes.
- Do you have everything you need to survive? Yes
Oh. It's that simple. My mind is worried about money. I am fine. My mind was intrigued by the invitation but it is not correct for me. Now that I'm 2 days out and have stopped entertaining the invitation, my mind has let me be about it. Still, it took an entire 24 hours before the remnants of confusion and self-doubt dissipated.
It's good to be back, connecting with you, enjoying this beautiful day. All is well.
What Did you Notice?
- What did you notice when you read my responses to the questions my friends asked me?
- How often has your mind taken you into business decisions that were not healthy or correct? What has that been like?
- Is there something about this approach to decision-making that resonates with you?
- What questions do you have? Feel free to ask!