I’m taking some well needed time off, and working virtually at my lake house. Here’s a picture of what it looks like from my office at sunset, or, what I call my office. Pretty spectacular. I’m lucky to be here.
It’s daytime now, and the neighbor’s kids are jumping off the raft, laughing and screaming. My dog, Lucy, is asleep under the table, and I’m happy to be at peace, with who I am, and where I am.
As I have progressed on my journey, I’ve found that progress isn’t measured by the number of hits on your website, or the number of friends you have on FaceBook. It’s measured by how you are feeling today. Are you happy in your work? Are you serving to the best of your ability? Are you making a difference in someone’s life — even if it’s a small difference (in your mind). You really never know how your words, thoughts or actions impact another in a time of need.
I’m getting better at the Art of Unfolding, and leaving space for expansion. It’s been a wee bit challenging for me, as I’ve been a results-oriented professional for most of my adult life. I’ve found that I can still get results, in a big way, by not rushing things, or pushing them through. Setting the stage, doing the homework, getting everything ready and then pressing the button. It’s the letting go that and observing, that creates unsettling feelings. Less and less, though, as I practice. And more and more, I am able to teach my client’s this strategy, and watch this calming practice work for them.
A trusted colleague of mine mentioned recently that business has three stages: generation (energy and magnetizing); creation (taking action); and institution (putting the structures in place). You can’t succeed without all three, much like a stool can’t stand without 3 legs.
This summer, I’m regenerating. Putting ideas on paper, so that in September, I’ll have plenty to act on, and structures will be in place.
With some newfound freedom, I’m both uncomfortable, and excited beyond words.
It’s a new time for me — to create, and be. To review my priorities, and to work on what will bring me the greatest joy, and prosperity.
I hope that this summer, you have some time to recharge, regenerate and refuel.
I’m just a few days into it, and it’s feeling right on.