The brain-breaking breakthrough

We are doing the 30 day journaling + meditation invitation for the month of August. An explanation of this project is here. I'll be posting an update here every day (M-F) for the month of August and I'm also doing short videos on Instagram to share things I am learning along the way.\

HArdvoer Journal: I Release The Past And Step Into My Brightest Future

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I did a long meditation on the theme.

It felt amazing.

And, this time it really felt, specifically, like business advice.

I thought about how much I learned about business when I was turning this work into my business. I thought about how exciting it was to go from "I love this but there's no way to make a living at it" to "Oh wow I can make a living at this" and how I was willing to work hard and learn lots to make that happen.

I thought about how I was in my 30s and how everything feels different now. AND ALSO I have had the gifts of having my own business for over a decade, thanks to that work I did then.

And it just felt SO true. THIS is the business advice I need now:

Slow the fuck down(!)
BE as creative, powerful and magnetic as you ARE

What happens when I run business decisions through this lens?

I see new possibilities here.

Because I have so many ideas, it's like I want to finish one thing and move on to the next as fast as possible. What gets lost in that - is the marketing.

Last year I made a series of guided journals that will literally help you make your "impossible project" happen. That thing you want to do that feels impossible. These will guide you through it, using your own ideas.

They are GENIUS and helpful.

And I hardly promoted them because I had other projects I was shifting my attention to. It took so long to CREATE the workbooks I just had "no time left".

But I am going to promote them this fall, in a way that feels really fun and creative to me. Because the people who are using it keep emailing me to say how amazed they are by what they are doing with it, and I'd like to see more of that out in the world.

Anyway, by the time I am done creating... ANYTHING... the thought of creating the marketing for it feels exhausting and boring and so I tend to so as little as possible for that, always.

What if I think about this through the lens of:

Slow the fuck down(!)
BE as creative, powerful and magnetic as you ARE

Then it feels totally different. Then it feels like "I am so proud of what I have made. I feel so happy to share it!"

It feels honouring of my work to highlight it on my social media streams, blog + email.

And it feels honouring of the soul of the thing I created to have it have a chance to be found by the people that it's for.

And it feels honouring of the soul of the Creative Dream Incubator whose SOLE purpose is to help more creative dreams HAPPEN.

(I forget that often. What I want is to create all the things I feel inspired to create. What the Creative Dream Incubator wants is for all of those things to get out to all of the people that they are for, to make ALL of the dreams happen.)

And it feels like TRUSTING THE PROCESS.

IT feels like trusting my dreams and ideas! By knowing I have enough time for everything.

And then I think - OK but this means I can't just leap into the next project right away.

And that feels 100% ok.

Which is so funny because that NEVER feels ok to me. I ALWAYS want to start the next thing. RIGHT AWAY!

But suddenly it feels like - I can be brainstorming and planning for the next thing, here and there, even while giving the bulk of my energy/attention/time to the promotion of the last thing.

Who knows. Maybe this will even create a smoother creative flow for me?

Because if I am being honest with myself, and this is my journaling so I really should be, there is that time at the start of ANY new project where I feel so much self doubt and uncertainty. It's not like I dive into the next thing ready to go. There's that weird "on ramp" time....

What if this helps with that?

What if (OMG!!!!) What if I struggle at the start of new projects BECAUSE I didn't give the last project everything it needed to be out in the world?


The brain-breaking breakthrough

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