You know that feeling when you have this important and challenging project that you’d like to work on, but it’s so freaking hard to get started? It feels big and unclear and oh maybe I can check facebook first or solve this ugent thing that this person is asking and this other small thing that I keep forgetting about. Sometimes you gather all your willpower and eventually dive in. Other times, days and weeks fly by like this without you even getting started on it!
I used to have this sometimes when I was working on projects that required more research, design, thinking, structuring, clarifying. And trust me, I had quite a few of those as an entrepreneur and product manager, most of the time it was on me to bring clarity to my teams of what is it that we should we creating and focusing on. My secret weapon of dealing with this would usually come down to willpower which I had notoriously large amounts of – it was my way of moving forward and surviving a world in which you needed to be strong to survive, because it’s always working against you. So eventually I’d MAKE myself sit down and do it, cause I really need to, because otherwise I fail and it’s over and aaaaaaaaa…
Recently, however, I found another way to do this. I’ve began working on a workbook in which I distill the most useful practices and resources I’ve used in a process for alignment to your life’s purpose and soul power. I intend to use it in my coaching practice and am also thinking of ways I could offer it to more people independently (if you have ideas or are interested, get in touch). Shortly, it’s another one of those big challenges that come with a messy creative process. But everything is sooo different now. And a big part of it is the way I approach it.
Every day, on my walk to the city center, I take some time and space to really reach for the best possible feeling I can get in that moment. This involves also thinking about all the nice things I will be doing on that day, getting excited about what I am creating and the reasons why I am creating it. By the time I get to the cafe, I feel like I’m flying. When I sit down and prepare to plunge into my creative process, I feel excitement washing all over my body in place of the resistance I used to have before.
This is my reminder for you today – if you have a creative task in front of you that feels big, scary, unclear, make some space for yourself to get excited! Spend some time on your way or right before you start doing it, take at least a minute or two and FEEL into why is it that you want to do this, why is it important for you, what you are excited to do with it! I promise over time you will be able to approach it with much more joy, which will show in your progress and results.
PS If you are interested in coaching to facilitate your alignment to your life’s purpose and the projects you find most meaningful, I’ll be happy to explore ways for us to work together. Let’s grab a cup of coffee (online or offline) where you can experience a little bit of it for free to see whether and how it can support you in your journey. I am also currently working on a new Core Purpose & Soul Power program, which I am going to launch at a much lower price point – hit me up if you are interested in joining.
About Lessons in Paradise
I believe we already are in paradise, regardless of where we are and what’s going on in our lives. I believe life is a journey towards becoming aware of this and enjoying as much of it as we can in the limited amount of time we have here. The ‘Lessons in Paradise’ vlog is the space where I share my process of shedding patterns and beliefs that obstruct our view in order to replace them with presence, awe and wonder. It’s also my invitation to you – an invitation to connect and journey together by sharing what we are going through and helping each other see through to the greatest expression of ourselves. Subscribe to my youtube channel and be the first to know when I release a new video.