It’s time for me to stop worrying about the pace and enjoy the slow unfolding of my business.
- I tend to worry — hard — about how slowly my business development proceeds.
- I tend to conclude that I’m never going to get where I need to be, or meet my goals.
- I tend to feel bad about the glacial pace that seems to rule my business.
I’m letting go of my deathgrip on these negative conclusions.
This crap I worry about is based in fear — it doesn’t serve me, which makes it harder for me to be of service to my clients and show up for my loved ones!
It takes a village, yo. I needed (and continue to need) a lot of help to shift here. It’s not easy. I am so skillful at operating from fear and negative projections that it makes it hard for me to let go and embrace compassion enough to begin to shift and change.
This question of my glacial pace became even more difficult for me when I got so sick in 2014.
Being down for so long helped me shift my priorities from work-work-work to work and wellness and rest and balance. So for over a year now I’ve been revising priorities and working a bit less than I used to, which slowed everything down even more. Even in the humility near-death can bring you, I was still able to find a way to feel fearful about taking care of me first, and then showing up for my business.
Lucky for me I have amazing friends and mentors in my business community.
Here are some of the jewels of wisdom that have been freely given to me.
First, what became the seed for the topic of this post:
Yes, you may be moving slowly, but remember, glaciers are powerful.
Your new programs are amazing, and it doesn’t matter that it’s taking you longer than you planned to launch them.
Your clients and meant-to-be clients are patient, and loving, and are ready to receive what you offer when you’re ready!
So I’ve let go.
A great deal. Maybe not 100%, but enough that these fears are not hurting me or keeping me from my work.
It feels so light and liberating to stand in compassion, to smile at my humanity, and to move on. Flawed and fabulous.
How about you? How are you doing with accepting yourself just as you are — your pace, your products, your offers, your everything? Let’s talk in the comments. Blessed be.