Happy New Year
If you’ve had your annual break, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed mine.
Two weeks is not a long break, but it was enough to allow me to recharge my batteries and prepare for the year ahead.
It also allowed me to hang out with Peter, and friends and family, which is something I don’t always find the time to do because I’m really good at filling up my life with stuff to do.
Don’t get me wrong, that’s not a bad thing; so long as I allow for balance, the trouble is - I don’t always do that, in spite of my best intentions.
There are just so many things I want to do and so much I want to learn, and I get this sense of urgency going on, like I’m going to run out of time. This means I sometimes bite off more than I can actually chew at one time; putting myself and often those around me under unnecessary pressure. I know this about myself, and it’s something I’ve been working on over the last 8 years of having Inspire Me.
I guess you could say I’m a recovering NOW PERSON, learning to LIVE IN and ENJOY THE NOW, instead of packing so much into my life that I don’t actually get to stop and enjoy it.
Last year was a perfect example of packing too much in…
Early in the year I began creating a little booklet called Becoming Positive, in which I share techniques I use for becoming and staying positive, no matter what’s going on around me. I completely underestimated how much energy and time this little book would take up, but we got there, and I’m thrilled with it.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, I stumbled across Kickstarter (a crowd funding platform), and decided that that would be just the ticket to help me complete and launch some other tools for wellbeing that I’d been working on for a couple of years.
It was an awesome idea, but the timing wasn’t right, and with hindsight I can see that I would have benefited from waiting another year; that creating the ‘Becoming Positive’ booklet, not to mention running a small business, was enough for one year. However, at the time (which incidentally wasn’t far off Christmas - our busiest time of year), I got caught up in that old pattern of…
NOW! IT HAS TO BE NOW!
And so, after a huge amount of work on my part and that of my team of amazing Earth Angels, we launched the Kickstarter Campaign that, if successful, would enable us to begin production of the Angelic Wheel of Guidance and the new Crystal Intention Kits.
And you know what?
Within days of launching, I had a big wobble that helped me discover two things about myself; one was a familiar trait and the other was a new one that came out of left field…
- I still have work to do on that NOW aspect of my personality, as in learning to recognise when my Inner Being and Angels are guiding me to slow down.
- That I have some real issues about promoting myself, which is basically a key element of running a Kickstarter Project. I can talk all day long about the work of others but when it comes to something I’ve created, I found that hard.
So, the Kickstarter Project didn’t meet its target, which meant we didn’t get funded, and I could have looked on that as a failure, but thankfully I didn’t. Instead I was able to see it for the awesome experience it was, resulting in…
- The completion of the new Crystal Intention Kits, which have met with an enthusiastic response from our customers.
- The almost completion of the Angelic Wheel of Guidance, which I will complete this year, at a manageable pace.
- The knowledge that I still have work to do on that NOW THING, and on my CONFIDENCE and FAITH IN MYSELF.
The reality is, life is full of wobbles, and it’s what we do with those wobbles that’s important. That’s one of the things I love about New Years. It helps us look at…
- Where we’re at
- Changes we’d like to make
- What goals we want to focus on for the year
- A plan for implementing those goals
Have you taken time to do that yet?
If not, I recommend that you do.
And make it soon, because before you know it we’ll be half way through the year.