Had a few days away from my office last week. It was great, out meeting new people, having appointments, answering questions about what I do, showing people and sharing The Art of Extraordinary. Even had the pleasure of a few days with my own mentor and mastermind group working on my business. It was an intense and explorative few days.
However something was unsettling me on returning home. Something that really made me think on my morning walk early today.
I get bogged down thinking about all the things there are to do, that I haven’t done yet to keep my business growing and thriving. It’s been really bugging me and bringing me down lately. Feeling like I can’t reach far enough, touch enough lives, do enough. I’ve got so focused on what I am doing, it was eating up who I am being.
And so to remind ourselves, our business is not our identity. Our role, career or business is a vehicle to fulfilling our values as a person, what matters, that enables us to be who we are and want to be.
I had to remind myself I am not, something that I do. Neither is my business, my business is a result of who I am being and who I teach and empower others to be.
So no matter whether you’re in a role, lead or run a business. Take a moment now to reconnect with who you are instead of focusing on what you do. Because this is where the magic is, this is where the fun is at and this is when the action happens.
Rather than worrying about what you’re doing or not yet…. Stay focused on who you’re being, be more of that if it’s serving you, useful and helping you achieve your aspirations, goals and dreams. And if it’s not, tweak it and improve it.
Be green and growing, not ripe and rotting.
Make your shortlist, answer this one question:
1. Who am I?
In thinking about my shortlist, this is what resonated the most.
I’m a creative, an achiever, a funster, a sporty gal, a connector, an experiencer. Here to experience all the joys, the highs, lows, curveballs that life is and offers.
And most importantly I’m present, present to the here and now.
When you get disconnected from who you are, it can be uncomfortable and unsatisfying.
Reconnect and be you, all of your beautiful ‘you’ness.
Have a fabulous week.