Today I am really excited! Something big is happening behind the scenes. The past few months have been big for me. I feel a lot has shifted, and then these past 7 weeks in the “lockdown” made me reflect even more.
It was really like a “lockdown with myself”. Nowhere to run, nowhere to escape, just let a lot of things go and decide to face some really uncomfortable stuff and look into myself...
Those of you who know me or already worked with me, you would probably know that I like to do these kind of stuff, do the self-reflection, even though it is often very uncomfortable and challenging. But I learned some years ago that this is the only way forward - for me.
Situations like these just show that there is nowhere to go, but within, to find the answers.
BTW Thanks to this that this business was born, 2.5 years ago, too....
A lot of things came up that were “not supposed” to come up. Again. There were a lot of challenges, both professionally and personally I had to deal with.
I had to rearrange my life, my work and my plans. It hurt on so many different levels. It also reminded me of a very painful time in my life. But happily, this time, I could find relief, compassion, understanding and use the tools I learned to get through this. It’s a process. There are good days. And there are bad ones.
Looking back, it couldn’t have come at a better time. It allowed me to slow down, or rather say further slow down, and I could allow myself to revisit topics that I wasn’t ready for.
I knew I had to deal with it someday, and I knew it was the direction that was calling already for some time, but you know that feeling when you are just not quiet there yet. You procrastinate. You find an excuse, a distraction, no time... whatever. You convince yourself that you can’t do it. And you believe it.
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you can’t paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” ~ I saw this quote by Vincent Van Gogh today. Totally says it all.
This was somehow a recurring topic with some of my clients in the last few days, too... we were looking at topics like what keeps them back from promoting their business on social media.... what are they afraid of or worried about... why are they scared to post. Do a video. Take a selfie. Show up....
And what to do to get over ourselves.
We really have to want it, and do something about it, to make it work. Not others convincing us. But having that ownership over our decisions, our choice.
The decision is to be made. The limitations that keep us back are suddenly starting to fall apart. Putting the work and effort behind. Keep the focus. Have a plan. And enjoy the ride, with all the bumps along the way.
I can now start visualizing the feelings that I felt for a long time, and I can finally start finding the words for it.
To tell this story. Show up. And make it happen.
For me, life is about constant learning. I use my business as a tool. I use social media as a tool. And I love seeing that my clients are now able to use social media as a tool. For growth and development.
Exciting times! Big questions. Big answers.
Time for a self-reflection selfie? 😉😊👍
Do it!!! :)
Hi, I'm Bea!