I’ve been playing with tag lines again. Here’s the backstory on our new one:
A few months back I gave myself the gift of a new beginning.
You may remember: I quit.
(That was, by the way, the second most popular post of all time here at Life After Tampons.)
So, anyway, I quit.
And gave myself the gift of just B-E-I-N-G.
Here’s what I’ve been doing instead:
- Hanging out with Mr. Delicious.
- Taking Mr. D on a cruise.
- Going to Mr. D’s Family picnic
- (I just noticed there’s an awful lot of Mr. D in the picture)
- Taking my youngest to swim team and back – a gazillion times.
- Taking my youngest to marching band practice and back – a gazillion times.
- Working on my book – kinda sorta.
- Taking myself to Camp GLP – great HEALING weekend.
- Talking to my teachers.
- Talking to my team.
- Talking to a whole bunch of Beautiful You’s.
And here’s what I found out.
I don’t need to PUSH anymore.
Cause I get it.
I see “the Great Intersection” between what you want and need and what I love to do.
Ironic that I needed one in order to see it.
But not really.
Midlife is the IDEAL time for a Fresh Start. You suddenly find yourself with a modicum of time, energy, and maybe even CASH to invest in yourself, but maybe not the first or second or tenth clue about what you really want.
All you know is – “What I want is not this.”
Or, maybe, “What I want is more of this and less of that.”
Or, perhaps, “What I want is to be FREE of blah blah blah”
Some of you are clearer about the “what” but not so clear on the “how.”
Which is also great. Because what I found out (or actually re-reminded myself of during my time away) is that I am super gifted at helping people find the “what” in their lives.
Then I take my 41 years of strategic planning experience and help you figure out the “how.”
And even as I write this I feel kind of like I’m in 10th grade English class exploring the Beautiful Questions with Beautiful You.
WHO are you?
WHAT do you want?
WHY is that important to you?
WHEN do you want to get started?
HOW shall we proceed?
WHERE do you want to end up?
OOOOH, let’s play a game. Pick your favorite question from above and ask or answer it in the comments below. I’ll tag along behind and add a coaching comment or two.
Because this is the BEST time. To Begin Again. In Work. And Life.
P.S. If you’re an entrepreneur (in actuality or just in your dreams) let’s talk. Go HERE and schedule a Soulful Conversation about how to more your Dream to REALITY.
photo: flickr, Alan Levine