“Embrace your inner childhood dream.”
This week I observed the corporate people around me. Everyone looked so miserable. A few even complained to me about their body aches and pains and I suggested that maybe the root cause of their pain was the work they are doing. Each person came up with an “logical” excuse but in truth I knew the answer…they where doing work that didn’t fill their hearts with joy and passion.
Then on Wednesday I had my 6-month review (yes, I know it is August and not June…the company I work with struggles with the concept of a calendar…did I ever mention that I work with Italians). I wasn’t sure how the review would go as the project I have been working on has been stalled for reasons completely outside of my control. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised when I was told 2 things:
WOW…I didn’t see that coming. I was mentally preparing myself to be lectured on how I didn’t fix something that was completely outside of my control.
Thursday during a meeting a colleague asked to borrow my cell phone cord. I told him where to find it on my desk…its the purple cord in the black and white polka dotted bag. The response
Last week I did not send out a blog post. Later a friend asked why and my response “I have an urge to create a general plan so I’m taking the month of August to work on developing my workshops and on-line classes for the next 6 months”. So the picture above is a picture of my planning process….piles of ideas that I have collected over the past several years. In hindsight this is a huge step for me as this is the first time in 10 years where I actually sat down and started to develop a general plan. For the past 10 years I resisted creating any form of a plan. Why? I use to create plans and then life would happen (unexpectedly closing the pub, living in 3 countries in 3 years, family issues, etc.)…and I would end up feeling defeated and a failure. Over the past 10 years, I’ve learned a lot about not over planning and going with the flow of life. I learned that over planning your life stops you from seeing and following the magic of serendipitous moments. Over planning stops you from listening to and trusting your intuition. So this month, I’m listening to my intuition and trusting that there is a reason that I need to create a general 6- month plan.