My client Jules has a brilliant mind. She also has a dreamy mind. And a mind that loves shiny objects. Can you relate?
Lately, we have been working on simplifying her business by building a strong foundation, and fiercely holding off on any of those distracting, trendy, and new opportunities that are great ideas—but for another time.
In addition to supporting Jules to focus on her most important work and grounding her time and energy to produce the results she wants—we have been having many coaching conversations on the topic of commitment.
One of my favorites.
Personally, I have both struggled and succeeded in the face of commitment.
Like how I’ve had resistance with long-term monogamous romantic relationships. Or how staying put and planting roots in one home location has felt provoking. (Btw, I am leaning into both of these right now and making progress—but those are stories for another time!)
I’ve also been fiercely devoted in my life, like when I served 21 years as CEO of my Yoga company. Or how my bestie, Tami, and I have been faithful friends for over 25 years. And how I consistently write newsletters to you—(which, thank you so much for reading🙏🏻!)
In working with Jules, a multi-passionate small business owner, and exploring her relationship to committed action, I by no surprise got my own invitation to more deeply examine my capacity to commit. (Interestingly, this typically happens with clients—like whatever we are working on together often shows up for my own healing too! It’s kinda bizarre and perfect!)
So, when the Fearless 30-Day Social Media Challenge came across my radar, I paused to consider if this was something I wanted to commit to. I paused to consider if this was in line with my current goals. I paused to consider the pros and cons and if this was right for me, right now.
After a weekend of considering—and walking the land with the “challenge” in my heart and talking it through with a coach—I found my committed yes.
Yes to being courageous, visible, vulnerable, and valuable.
Yes to being dependable, responsible, trustworthy, and committed.
Now of course as it goes when saying yes to any big commitment—like when you decide to move across country, start a new health regimen, invest in working with a new practitioner, or say yes to creating something next-level in your business—the ego steps in with all the questions, fear, and resistance.
Simply because the ego despises change and growth—and wants to keep you safe—as you are.
Can you feel me?
Committing to 30 days of posting fearlessly in my vulnerability, visibility, and value-ability has been no joke—especially after coming off a two and half year social media hiatus! (Also, a story for another time!)
And I am doing it. Today is day 8 and if you’d like you can read some of my fearless posts on Facebook or Instagram including ones about my biggest mistake and the thing that scared the sh*t out of me!
Ultimately, I’ve come to know that commitment shows up in so many ways: in relationships, in personal growth, in business, in health, in tending to house plants, to name just a few. And when we choose it, we have access to our confidence, goal achievement, and courageous Self love.
How about you? What are you committing to these days? A long-term partnership, a start-up business, a new hobby, a way of being? As always, I’d love to hear from you. You are invited to send me a message and share about your current commitment.
And if you are struggling with commitment, please know—that’s normal too!