April 13, 2020
A Life Shaping Question For Now
I'm hearing a lot of stories from my friends (and you're probably hearing the same things) about people doing it tough. Maybe you're one of them.
Maybe you have lost your job OR maybe you are facing unprecedented expectations from work that you're not even sure you can handle? OR you just might be stuck at home, struggling under the pressure of working remotely PLUS trying to homeschool your kids with limited resources.
Don't worry, I get it. My business has been twisted around completely in these uncertain times as well. But I also know that with every challenge, there's an opportunity.
Imagine we were together in person right now at a cafe (remember those?) and I was coaching you. We are going through a process called 'future-pacing'. I'm asking you some questions designed to inspire you and get you thinking beyond the rut of day-to-day living that has become a frustration for you in the last few years...
One of the questions I ask you is...
Here's the highlights:
[3:10] Future-Pacing is part of the goal setting process. Answer questions designed to inspire you and to let you think about the possibilities, the legacy you want to lead.
[4:33] Take the space that’s in front of us now: Give yourself the time to think and shift away from being caught and trapped. Think about breaking away from the ‘golden handcuffs’ and doing the things you are really passionate about.
[7:30] Take 4 deep, relaxing breaths and spend 10 minutes writing about this mindful question: If the world went on pause tomorrow and you have three months to build inwardly and focus completely in transforming your life, what would you do?
[9:1] Focus on the core piece inside of us. Despite what’s happening in the world, who you are inside has not changed. Focus on that.
[10:00] This is an opportunity to dream, to think: maybe things could be different. There would be resistance BUT if you just give yourself some time and space, that core part of yourself waiting to be unearthed will come out. The world needs what you’ve got inside.
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" Don't ask what the world needs.
Ask yourself what makes you come alive
and go do THAT, because what the world needs
is men and women who have come alive."
- Howard Thurman
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