Are you doing what you wanted to do when you were a child?
I’m not. Over the years I’ve wanted to be a dancer, a physiotherapist, a police officer, a diplomat and a florist.
That’s only the jobs I’ve wanted to do and never done!
Let’s just say, what I’ve wanted has changed and evolved a few times over the years.
And although I finally believe I’ve found what I want to do with my life, (woot!) I’m very open to the evolution of my business over time.
One of the reasons that I started my own business was that I wanted to create the rest of my life around what and who mattered to me most.
I wanted to be able to focus on my family. To be around to support my children through the important exam phase in their lives. To be around for my parents who on occasion needed some support.
I wanted to have autonomy over my own schedule so that I could have the peace of mind that goes along with being able to choose, being able to decide where you place your time and energy in a way that feels good, not in a way that makes you resentful.
That all sounds coherent and hangs together now, but rewind some years and all I knew was that I felt frustrated with the way my life was unfolding.
One of the reasons I love mindset work so much, and why I’ve incorporated it as a foundational part of my personal development business, is that I completely overlooked its value at first.
When I started in business, I thought I had to learn what I needed to DO.
Marketing, running a website and all the legal, technical and financial aspects of entrepreneurship were high on my list of learning priorities.
And it was true. I did need to learn about these important aspects of running a business, some of them from scratch, in order to be able to DO what I wanted to DO, which was be self-employed.
So that’s where I placed my energy and focus.
I know what it’s like.
You know there’s so much more you want to do with your life, but you also feel it’s easier said than done.
You have so many other responsibilities that spending time figuring out what your ‘so much more’ is, or how to achieve it, seems like something you might be able to get around to one day…
at least, you hope so.
You know you’re lucky to have the life you have.
You have work, a home, children perhaps, and other family responsibilities. Not to mention the myriad ad hoc activities you undertake daily.
You want to give your time and energy to all of it, and you do, but you wish (guiltily) there was some left over for you and this elusive ‘something more’ that keeps nagging at your brain.
And your heart.
I’ve been there.
I’ve felt depleted, squashed, unfulfilled, yet unable to muster the bandwidth to do anything about it.
I’ve felt dissatisfied with my lot and felt SO selfish and self-indulgent for thinking that way.
I’ve felt that I wanted to do, have and be so much more, but I didn’t even know how to go about it.
Does that sound familiar?
It’s horrible, isn’t it?
So, let’s do something about it, together.
Are you ready to break that debilitating cycle?
Then let’s address four reasons you might be holding yourself back from following the pull to achieve your ‘something more’ and what to do about them. Today!
I’m on a mission to help us create a life round what matters to us most, achieve our own personal vision of success and fulfilment and have a positive impact on our world, all while bringing more fun and creativity into our lives.
Through journaling for personal development. #HoorayForThat
I’ve been journaling on and off since childhood (so a loooonnnnggg time, lol). Over the last several years it’s taken on a more central role in my life as I’ve discovered the power of journaling in helping me manage and enhance my daily life, practically, creatively and emotionally.
I call it Success Journaling, and I’ve found it a powerful tool.