Dive deep. And look at what this moment brings. One step at a time. No rush. Everything has it’s time.
To be patient. To lift off the weight. The pressure. To let go. To surrender. To feel the pain. The anger. The triggers. The judgements. The loss.
And then find the beauty. The peace. The strength and knowledge. Within.
I remember these moments sitting on the Pelorus Mail Boat Cruise just some weeks ago. Fascinated by isolation. The choices. The nature. It brought me new perspectives. I soaked up the sun, the sea breeze, enjoying these moments so beautifully witnessed and pictured by a lovely friend - being social with myself. My choice.
During the last weeks though, many things changed. Not just here, but all around the world. I’ve been watching things unfold, first as a spectator observing what is happening with my family, friends, colleagues overseas. Then becoming part of it myself. Within my local community.
I’ve been watching my reactions. How I respond. How others respond. What I loved and the examples I want to follow. And situations that I wish I can avoid and stay as far as I can. Because I just simply can’t resonate.
I’ve been following expert discussions and cases how people approach marketing these days, of course social media being part of it. What people do, and how marketing is being reinvented in front of us. It is happening.
Approaches that worked many times, messages that cut through the noise, strategies that brought results might not be relevant anymore. Or are fading away with the speed of a... - I’m trying to think of something super quick but can’t find the right word...
Back to basics. What truly matters. What is the most important. Slowing down. Consuming less. More consciously. Looking deep. Focusing on essentials. What is essential? For who? Putting the Oxygen mask on first so I can give it to others.
I felt the wind of change for the past few months. I chose to consciously slow down, take bigger breaks. I started looking at different approaches. Those of you who worked with me, many of you noticed it. I felt there is a change happening in me that will lead into a new direction. As I change, my business changes, too. I feel it, yet have no idea where it will take me. I just know it is happening, and I have the knowledge I am on the right track.
The current situation came never at a better time. It makes me pause. Further. Bigger. Reflect. Evaluate. And work on my triggers.
Social Media has been a really impactful growth tool not only for my professional development, but my personal development as well. I feel grateful. The things that challenge me, trigger me, make me question things through my work right now help me look at my fears, worries, judgements, pain.
I will use this as an opportunity. To dive deeper, go on a treasure hunt and look more in.
I am grateful for the leaders who can hold the space for all of us in these challenging times. And I am grateful I could accept my choice, follow my gut feeling and move in a different direction.
I guess it is time for me to discover a new chapter. I will call it Soul Social for now. B!Social will still be there, happily I can offer all my knowledge online, but my focus will be discovering more depth through the power of social in these new times.
Thank you to the amazing people and teachers who supported me in making this choice and for showing the way.
I wish you all lots of courage, strength, compassion, love and patience for the coming days, weeks, months ahead. 🧡
P.S. Time to reinvent the selfies :) as my friend Mary said. I was actually looking for a good descriptive photo to accompany my thoughts. And then magic happened and she sent me these. No coincidences...
Hi, I'm Bea!