The Deep Dive is ready, and I’m so glad to share it with you.
You get clarity about the big picture for you and your business when you turn away from the to-do list and turn toward your heart.
Putting the Deep Dive together has been quite a journey for me.
Today I’m thinking a lot about what happens when you actually stop, turn away from the to-do list, and allow the magic that happens when you sink into stillness. Check out the video; in it I lead you in a small 90 seconds of quiet be-ing with yourself just to share the flavor of the shift that can happen when you allow it, when you open to it.
Of course, what you’ll get on the Deep Dive is more than just the quiet, but I wanted to start there with you. Now that I’ve overcome my video shyness (by some miracle), I’ll be sharing more of what I’m learning as I dive deeper and deeper.
Here’s some of what I’ve learned as I’ve taken my own Deep Dive into developing this retreat for you
- On the surface, the word “retreat” might connote something negative, like you’re operating from fear. Stay with me here, there’s more to see. If the Deep Dive retreat is about retreating from anything, it’s about retreating from the attachment to your busyness; retreating from the belief that you don’t need as much love, support, and sacred reflective time as you offer your clients in your heart-centered work. And it’s retreating toward your own stillness, retreating toward your own highest good, and retreating toward the completely audacious and completely necessary idea that in order for you to sustainably give of your heart, your soul, and your passion, you need to give to yourself. Early and often — oftener than you’ll probably ever feel capable of doing without support.
- Heart-centered women in business are really really good at DIY-ing, but sometimes DIY just doesn’t cut it. You’re probably an amazing multi-tasker, you probably rock the details, and you give your clients 110% of all you’ve got. Do you get stuck — like I have too many times — thinking that since you’ve learned so much, and know so much, you oughta be able to do the deep work necessary to keep your business fed, watered, and fertilized so that it can support you as well as you support it; so that it can grow and shift and change when the time is right? Yeah sister, some shit we just can’t do alone.
- Videos are not so scary! I swear I don’t know how I got here, but I’m so glad I did. If you’re
smartlucky enough to have a Mac, the combination of QuickTime and iMovie and YouTube is pretty easy to use. I’ve done about four now and while there are a lot of steps, they’re easy to follow, and the answers can be found online by asking simple questions. (I think it helped that I have had an really good hair day today.) I applied my “do it fast in order to outrun your inner critic” approach that I use when I make art. A little preparation, post-its strategically applied near the camera, and boom. If I can do this, I promise you you can too!