the past few days, my attention has been pulled towards and literally
“sucked into” the current health concerns in the world. To
the point where it has been hard NOT to think about it constantly or to
stop checking articles about it, and focus my attention elsewhere.
I’m giving myself lots of grace around it. (and I invite you to do the same) The atmosphere around it is quite intense.
I don’t regret it as I’m learning what I need to learn so that I can act from LOVE to be of support to family, friends, and our big Human family.
However, this week is a BIG week for me in terms of sharing my message out and stepping into BIGGER visibility. I’ll be Interviewed on Facebook Live and on a TV show; I just launched my new website.
So, I realized I needed to find a way to FOCUS back on what I’m up to in the world and pull my attention away from the trance we are getting lost into.
This afternoon, I made the decision to take a break from checking or discussing the virus, to focus on the preparation of the two interviews I have this week.
hours into preparing them and connecting with the core of the message I
want to share and why the world needs to hear it, and I felt my JUICE and EXCITEMENT back again!!
I was connected back to my PURPOSE on this planet and why I’m so PSYCHED about it.
My inspiration was flowing and several times, I got myself saying out loud: “There is a BOOK here that needs to written!” “I’ve a BOOK that wants to come out of me.”
My message needs to be shared more broadly in the world to help more people.
So, what can you do today to move your attention away from the current situation, take a break from it, and connect with JOY and INSPIRATION again?
It starts with making a conscious decision to do it and to focus on something else that brings you joy, and let yourself dive into it.
…and to STOP checking news, articles, and such for a little while, even if it is just for an afternoon or a day.
Try it even just for a little while and let me know how that goes.
With love, Isabelle
P.S. I’m excited to announce I’ll be interviewed this Wednesday at 10 am PT on this awesome Facebook Live show. Watch the interview live at facebook.com/the3burns
Three weeks ago, I had no idea I would be flying to France. There was no trip to France planned in my schedule for a while.
Monday, two weeks ago, as I was talking to my 101 years-old grandma over the phone, I found her voice and energy extremely low, lower than it has ever been.
My heart sank.
My grandma who I love very much recently spent three months at the hospital after falling and breaking her femoral neck last February. She has been back home for a few weeks but with limited autonomy and moving on a wheelchair. This has been extremely hard for her.
On that call, I heard my intuition speak very loudly:
“Go to France and see her. She needs your love and presence right now.”
On Friday, four days later, I bought my ticket.
On Saturday, I was on the plane to Paris.
On Sunday night, I was giving her a big hug.
This is an example of me following my intuition and taking inspired action aligned with my values.
3 of the keys of living a fulfilling life and career.
1. I listened to my intuition: I heard it very loudly. I don’t always hear it so loudly; this time was particularly clear. I initially resisted it. I had other plans; it required shifting things around, and facing disappointing people. It was hard. I faced some of my demons. But, everytime I would speak to my grandma the following days, it was so loud and clear that I could not resist it. I knew I had to go or I would regret it.
2. I took inspired action: This action was not planned or prepared. It was a spontaneous action guided by my heart and my intuition. It felt right. I felt inspired to do it. It did not feel forced or constrained. It emerged organically. I felt more alive as a result. This is what inspired actions look and feel like.
3. I aligned my action with my values: My grandma is one of the most important people in my life. I love her very dearly. She has given me so much love over the years. I wanted to give back and be present with her the same way she has been for me. Caring and showing acts of love to the people I love, especially my family, is a top value for me. Every time I act on this value, my life feels fulfilled, rich, and meaningful. This is what happens when you live according to your core values.
I am so glad I did all of these things. Since being here, my grandma has felt much better. I saw her regaining some vitality and strength. I fulfilled part of my purpose by being with her.
So, let me ask you,
How are you doing on these three keys?
Do you listen to your intuition? or your gut feeling? (or inner guidance) Are you actually in touch with it? or do you listen to the voice of “should” and fears? Or do you even don’t know maybe because you have lost touch with your intuition for a long time?
Are you taking inspired actions? oractions dictated by society and what people around you tell you “should” do? Do you wait to act until you have a super well crafted, impeccable plan?
Are you living your life according to your values? Do you even know what your values are and what brings fulfillment and richness to your life? What your key ingredients and drivers of fulfillment are.
Check with yourself right now. This is important. This is your life.
If you answer no to most of the questions above, chances are that you are lacking significant fulfillment in your work or life.
And yes, these totally apply to work as well. They are essential to be happy in your work.
If so, what are you going to do this week to change that?
Or, if you answered yes to most of these questions:
What are you going to do to align even more your life and work with those keys?
Hit reply and tell me. I would love to hear and support you.
To you living your life and career on YOUR own terms.