Over the past few weeks I’ve been over busy! I’ve had so much going on professionally and personally that I’ve had many times when I’ve just wanted to get under some sort of big safe rock and stay there. Not to hide; just to be. To be whatever I need to be to regain my strength and renew my energy to be the best I can be for clients, my loved ones and most of all for me. The thing is that it’s been a big challenge to do that, until last weekend when I finally got some time away with my hubby James to re-charge the batteries. Whenever I take a break I open the space for my mind to get overly creative, in a very exciting and empowering (and I’ll be honest, sometimes overwhelming) way. This past weekend was no different. I had a beautiful, just right amount of time and space to explore much of the new learning I’ve had over the past few months and to see what I needed, what I really needed, to take away and integrate. I didn’t want to get caught in the illusion of something and distracted by what isn’t real
The thing is, there was so much content flying around inside of me that I was concerned I might miss the really good ‘stuff’. I didn’t want to go down the path of overwhelm because I know that’s one of the biggest blocks to flow and being the best I can be. I knew I needed a strategy to sort out the true gems from all the bright shiny stuff that can be really distracting and get in the way of what’s really important. So I decide to keep it REAL.
What do I mean by that? It’s simple really. I took empowering action and checked in with my inner leader by stoping and asking myself a powerful question each time I discovered a potential ‘gem’ amongst the masses of information I was reflecting on. I asked myself “Is taking action here in keeping with the Respectful Empowering Authentic Leader I have committed to be?”
Then I just let my inner leader check in with the answer I needed to hear. You see one of the many aspects of being empowered is self trust – it is about being able to trust that you do know what’s right for you and taking action that aligns with whatever that is. All you need to do is keep it REAL for you
Think for a moment….. How do you stay REAL? Really REAL?