Happy Labor Day. Hope you enjoyed the weekend and are still getting as much of the summer sun as possible. The Seattle summer has been one of the best in a decade. No complaints here.
I’ll be honest though, I was moving all weekend and actually most of last night. Still have more to do today. There wasn’t much being in the sun for me.
For everyone that has ever moved you know it can be a pain in the ass.
Throwing crap you don’t need away (giving away half of my clothes to the homeless…minimizing feels gooood!)
Getting new stuff (this is not that bad).
Changing the address on all documents; this sucks the worst!
And so on….
Most people asked me why I moved since I was living in a nice place and never complained about it. It was the exact opposite, I love the area, living on the lake, etc.
I didn’t move far….
I moved to a different part of the building, a little bigger apartment with an office, a deck on the garden floor.
What no one knew is that I NEEDED to move.
Last couple of years in my personal life were not the greatest. Some really rough times. Truth be told, the roughest (and I have been through some serious shit in my life!).
There is no “woe is me;” I take 100% responsibility for everything that happened to me.
I realized that living where I was kept me in a place I didn’t want to be. Too many reminders and it made me not enjoy coming home as much as. This led to working in the office more and throwing off my schedule.
Either way, I stopped stepping on my own feet and decided to make the move.
I realize I should have made the move earlier but I can’t go back now. All I can do is change the present with what I do to affect my future.
I’m already feeling better about it all and I have started organizing everything even more, from my schedule, task lists, big projects, when I eat, etc.
I’m making the place Zen, minimalistic, with pictures of what inspires me, a library in the office.
This will make a huge change and I just needed to let go of some things.
Sounds easy but change is hard! We live in ambivalence so much of the time when it comes to things that hold us back (and we know it).
Friends and mentors helped me make the choice (you can’t push anyone, the change has to come from within) to make the move.
So to put you in the spotlight…
Are YOU stuck?
Do you need to make a move in your life or your business?
How long have you been where you don’t want to be? And how much will you miss by staying there?
Here is the great thing about wherever you are – if you don’t like it you can change it!
First you have to take 100% responsibility for where you are.
Then make a choice to change it.
Will you feel all types of resistance (within yourself, your friends and family too)? Yep.
Will it be the most worthwhile thing you have done in a long time? HELL YES!
Maybe my truth has made you think about what your truth is.
What I can’t do is “convince” you or make the choice for you.
Change has to be from the inside out and not the other way around.
If you have truly decided to make a change and you know that change is in your business; but you don’t know how to get started and what next step to take then we’re here to help and we just had 4 spaces open up for a strategy call this week:
Now, if you’ll excuse me, we’re running a Labor Day Smackdown boot camp for a cause and donating all the proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It will be a blast and I’m expecting around 60-70 people at least.
P.S. If the change you know you need to make affects others you love as well, then there is even more reason to not waste time. Time will pass either way, how successful you are will be determined by what you DO in that time. If you choose to get help with laying out the steps then we have strategy calls open this week: