You know what I was afraid of? Creating this blog.
Late last night my family and I staggered off a plane after a long vacation. We came back home with FIVE suitcases full of dirty laundry, and I brought some extra baggage of my own.
See, I was supposed to be spending some of my vacation time putting stuff together for the new radio show launch in the fall, upcoming classes, continuing to write bits and pieces of the book I’m working on, creating a 30-second ad spot to air on Transformation Talk Radio … oh, and did I mention creating a blog for my website? And the list goes on.
How much of that did I accomplish on my vacation? None. Instead I just made a giant to-do list. And when I got to the office this morning, jumping into that list felt about as appealing as sorting through the five bags of smelly clothes.
Last week, I had the chance to sit down with Chris Williams. We were talking about the enormous, wonderful shift that’s happened in my life since Fog City Psychic was born three years ago, and I told her that I want to get my message out to as many people as I can … whether that’s through the radio show, one-on-one work with clients, the book-in-progress, and all the ways I haven’t thought of yet. “I’m so grateful for all these opportunities,” I told her, “but I’m struggling with how to keep up with it all.”
Chris doesn’t beat around the bush. She cocked her head. “Karen, what would you say your message is?”
I knew she knew. This had to be some kind of cunning trap.
“I teach people that shifting their perspective from fear to love will allow them to reconnect with Source, get back in touch with their own intuitive guidance, and move forward with more clarity and confidence.”
“Hmmm. So what you’re saying is that you want to reach more people with your message about not being afraid … but you’re afraid to take the next step in actually reaching out?”
I remembered that conversation this morning when I sat down. And instead of allowing myself to be paralyzed … I did something to move myself forward. It only took a few minutes, and now I’ve got some momentum going.
Is there something you’ve been putting off? Pushing through the paralysis to do one small part of that dreaded thing may provide a powerful shift!
(And if you’re reading this and you don’t have anything you should be doing instead … please come over and help me unpack the five smelly suitcases!)