Ok, if you’ve followed me at all, you’ll know that I am way overdue for a blog! In fact, this is my first blog in 2010 and we’re already in April, OMG!!!
Now, you may or may not ask, what happened and where have you been. So the short story is, that I’ve been resting my brain and getting refocused. The long story is more interesting.
For any of you who know me or have seen me speak, you’ll know that I’m fairly energetic (without coffee). I usually have my goals set and my vision in focus by December of every year so that I can come into the New Year kickin’ butt and taking names.
But, not this year, actually, it’s the first time in almost 15 years that I haven’t done my usual process… Why? Because I needed rest. In 2008 I wrote my first book, “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession” and built the e-learning system that accompanies the book all in the same year!
In 2009, I started the process of marketing and speaking to promote my efforts. I spent an entire year learning more about social media marketing, being on radio shows and travelling to speak at any place that would have me. Mind you, I did all of this while volunteering at my kids school, cleaning house, doing laundry (including folding), cooking, shopping and being a good husband (my wife gets a cup of tea in bed everyday – during the week and Saturday’s).
What does all this have to do with goals or plans? A lot. Here’s what I noticed has been going on with myself. After re-inventing myself due to the market change and life changes necessary, I had to create a whole new direction for my career, which was documented in my book.
At the end of this two your extensive process, I’ve need to rejuvenate, which is a natural process for all living things. The challenge is that many times we do not honor the body and it’s need to rejuvenate, thus, we continue forcing ourselves to keep going. The story that we have to make money is one of the biggest things we tell ourselves to keep us moving.
Truth be told is that when you need to rest the brain and or the body, it has a way to get your attention. Sometimes they even make us sick in order to get our attention so that we’ll slow down a little. When that happens, the money story becomes null and void – you must slow down and rejuvenate.
We’ll here it is April 11th and while I’ve been rejuvenating, I’ve still been actively involved in re-visioning my life. This is part of the dream job vision process that I teach in my online course. Yes, even I have to do what I teach and it works!
So far this year, I’ve worked with Mr. Cesar Millan (Dog Whisperer), Don Miguel Ruiz (Author of The Four Agreements and The Fifth Agreement), Carlos Santana, Eckhart Tolle, and some others.
I only say this to let you know that my dreams are also important as I blaze the trail to help people achieve their dreams, even in a down economy.
So, as I rejuvenate and recalibrate, my new vision is starting to arise from the rest that I’ve allowed and my goals are starting to make sense again. So the moral of this story is, it’s ok to not set goals or have a plan; sometimes its necessary to listen to your internal voice, which is your instinctual self.
Take time to listen to that voice daily; it’s truly a gift from the universe that many of us don’t utilize, but it is your compass in life if you honor it. My friend Cesar Millan speaks about the Instinctual nature of people in all of his books and in his work as The Dog Whisperer, I encourage you to listen to what he has to say, because it’s not just about dogs.
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