Last week, I made a decision. I made a decision that felt like a HUGE course-affirming or course-altering decision.
The bottom line: I said NO to an opportunity to be featured on a nationally broadcast television program about sustainability. I said NO to the opportunity to share my message with thousands and thousands of people—my message about the wisdom of doing less and how living and working in a more sustainable way actually creates a more meaningful life and better results.
And instead, I said YES to integrity—living and working in alignment with my vision and my brand.
“What? Are you crazy?” you might be thinking.
If I would have said yes, it would have been crunch time, leading to a huge spiral into the black hole of overwhelm: massive upfront investment of time and money, compromising the quality of support I provide to my current amazing clients, greatly reducing the degree to which I could be present and patient with my two boys, squeezing dry the time I faithfully dedicate to self-care, and much more.
The reminder for me: stay true to my purpose. Say YES to what supports my vision and allows me to live in full alignment with every element of my philosophy.
I am grateful to my mentors Joe and Candy and the others—Tom, Christiane, and Angela especially—who asked me the tough questions that helped me to see what the right path was for me.
And thanks to Tom for reminding me of the great old story of the tortoise and the hare: Slow and steady wins the race.
As Traci Fenton (founder of the wildly successful WorldBlu workplace freedom movement) said to me this past July: “What’s the rush?” If something this great came along now, just imagine what else might come along in the future when it is the right time!
3 BIG Questions for YOU to ponder….
What can you say YES to? What supports your vision for your life? What sets you on a path that is in direct alignment with your purpose?
What can you say NO to? What pushes you into overwhelm and threatens what is most important to you?
Who can you turn to for support and tough love? Who helps you to see your truth and what’s right for you? Who helps you to let go of the trappings of ego so you can live a more sustainable, meaningful life?
Count me in! I’m here to support you in clarifying your purpose. I can help you decide what to say YES to, and what to say NO (or “not yet”) to.
To talk further, email me and we’ll find 15 minutes on your calendar to explore the important decision you are weighing right now.