I N T E N S E! That’s what the past few weeks have been for me. Not because I’ve been over-busy, I haven’t. It’s been intense because I’m learning new skills and venturing into a new way of doing business. It’s like being an explorer travelling into uncharted territory. Sometimes the scenery is breathtaking and other times it’s downright scary!
Joseph Campbell says “If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make, with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path”.
Many years ago, a therapist told me, “you are the type of person that needs everything mapped out”. That was so true. I needed a plan. I needed to control my plan and to know exactly where I was going and how I was going to get there. I then exerted an immense amount of energy making sure I followed my map. I was the ultimate trekker. I saw the path ahead, I’m not veering off the path – don’t get in my way, I’m pushing forward no matter what!
And then the recession hit. The path became very steep. No matter how hard I pushed (I did try for sure) the path, that I thought was mine, wasn’t. One day I blurted out, “that’s it, I’m tossing my map out the window”.
Had I kept my map I would still own my nutrition store. I would not have seen a different path because I would have been too busy pushing forwards.
Today, when the path I’m on starts heading in a direction that doesn’t feel right, I have my daily practices that keep me moving forward step by step, finding my own path in life.
I wanted to share these with you, so I’ve written a mini e-booklet: Seven Steps to Creating a Life You Love (or love more).
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