I spend most of my time in a very left-brain view of the world.
No doubt some would say this is because of my masculine energy. That it draws me to try and rationalise and find explanations for everything that appears to be happening to me.
For example: Recently I had a product launch for a course I run a couple times a year. I really wanted to enroll 50 people into the course.
Zoe and I wanted to spend some money on an activity and 50 people meant enough to top up the savings and pay for this thing.
At the end of the enrollment though I had only enrolled 27 people.
Overall I was satisfied with that number. The launch had been fairly effortless thanks to it being the 4th time I ran an enrollment for this course. I had even been able to do it during a week that a friend was visiting from overseas and we still spent most days doing touristy stuff.
But on the other hand we were sad that we weren’t going to be able to go do this activity we really wanted to go do.
I thought about this for a while and then for some reason I worked out exactly how much money 27 sales equaled. As I looked at the figure I realised it was pretty much bang on the amount we needed to go do this activity. But then we wouldn’t be able to save as much.
So I asked myself this question, ‘If I had a view of my life, that wealth was abundant and that I would always have money when I need it, would would I do?’
And the answer that came back straight away was, ‘Of course I would spend the money on this!’
I had been stuck in a worst-case scenario mindset and I was running the same stories I always do: That money is scarce and I must hold onto it for dear life. It’s the same story that holds my business back because I’m too afraid to spend money on hiring people to help.
What’s interesting is when I let go of trying to make things certain and neatly explained that’s when the magic happens. That’s when the really amazing ideas come or that’s when I’m truly able to put myself in someone else’s shoes and give them real empathy.
It’s when I see the choices that are available that had previously been in my blinders.
It’s when I see the choices I want to make, not just the one’s I think I should make.