Do you know what is one of the BEST things about doing work you love?
Well, read on to find out!
I’m back from a fun and deeply transformative 3-day workshop on the Enneagram and relational skills with one of my mentors and masterful facilitator, Ben Saltzman.
I LOVED every moment of it. There were lots of deep and authentic connection, some profound personal growth and transformation, and lots of fun.
(Photo: Ben Saltzman)
I was in my element.Personal development is my #1 passion.
I LOVE taking all kinds of workshops and classes to know myself better and transform old patterns holding me back from being the full expression of myself and living the life of my dreams.
(Photo: Ben Saltzman)
I signed up for this workshop for my own pleasure.
and you know what?
It issupporting me in being a better coach with my clients and a more successful business owner.
I’m already applying a lot of the things I learned in this workshop in my work. My knowledge of the Enneagram combined with my 20-year expertise in the Myers-Briggs personality types and related models (Essential Motivators and Interaction Styles) is a KICKASS combination in supporting my clients finding the work they love and overcoming their unique challenges.
This is what happens when you do work you absolutely love.
What you do for fun helps you be better in your work.
Personal and professional development become the SAME thing.
How cool is that?!!
There is no more disconnect between YOU in your personal life and YOU at work
NO MORE feeling like you need to be two different people depending on the context.
YOU CAN BRING ALL OF YOURSELF IN YOUR WORK, including your passions and what makes you tick.
Do you want that, Isabelle? I know I want it for you!
Well, if you do, this is time for you to step into the work you love, or to step even more into it if you are already doing it.
Do you give yourself permission to slow down, rest, reflect?
Or are you always in “go-go” mode, doing and doing all the time?
If you are, this is time to STOP doing.
This is what I said: STOP DOING.
DOING all the time won’t get you where you want to be.
Oh, shocker. Really?
Don’t get me wrong. Doing is important. And if you are inspired to DO and take lots of inspired actions, don’t stop that!
But if you are always in DOING mode, it won’t work.
You need time to slow down, reflect, and just BE.
To harvest the fruits of the year.
To reflect on what your true priorities are for next year.
To assess if you are living your life according to your values and what matters most to you.
If you are in doing mode all the time, you can’t access that.
Slowing doing and going within is what I’m practicing–imperfectly– right now after a very active past few weeks and months.
LOTS have been happening in the past few weeks.
I attended two 3-day retreats with my mentors and communities.
Lots of shifts are happening in my personal life.
At Wealthy Goddess LIVE, transformational retreat with my coach, Kendra in San Diego.
With my sisters, other visionary women up to great things.
photo by Lindsay A. Miller, Wealthy Goddess LIVE. (Del Mar North Beach, California)
on a 3-day retreat with my spiritual community in Mill Valley, California.
After these powerful weeks, I am back home, integrating, harvesting, and reflecting.
I’m giving myself permission…
…permission to slow down.
…permission to rest.
…permission to not have all the answers.
…permission to reflect.
…permission to take my time.
Photo by Lindsay A. Miller, Wealthy Goddess LIVE.
It is not always easy. I tend to overdo at times and I tire myself. My inner achiever gets impatient. The part of me that wants to know and have all the answers gets restless. Yes, she does!
Can you relate?
If so, this may be TIME TO SLOW DOWN.
Recharging so that you can be more present for yourself, your loved ones, and your life.
yes, right now! I see you 🙂
P.S Comment below and tell me how this is going for you. I’m here with you. I get it, slowing down in this crazy busy world can be hard, but it will pay off dividends, at all levels, including in your work.
Finding and doing the work you love is about giving yourself the permission to be fully who you are, love what you love doing, have the talents that you naturally have, and using them. There is nothing to look for outside of yourself to complete who you are. You already have all the seeds and gifts you need in you. The hardest, yet simple, path is to see, acknowledge, and fully embrace these gifts. This is what you came to earth to do. The world needs you as you are, not as somebody else.