Ever get emails that sound like this?
“This will never happen again at this price!”
“This is the ONLY WAY to get happy and rich!”
“In just six weeks, your life will be exactly what you want it to be!”
Or they have a tone like this:
“Here’s a shot of my mansion in this luxury city and you don’t have one yet because you’ve never worked with me.”
“My life is amazing because I am my own boss and you’re unhappy because you’re not.”
So much of it is complete crap! And the first week of January is LOADED with emails like these. (Gotta capitalize on all that resolution stuff right?)
You want the truth? Here’s the truth.
I can’t blame them, as our business mentors teach us that we are supposed to represent the “after” of the before and after scenario.
Have I made great money doing what I love? Yep.
Did I navigate a horrendous personal situation and come out the other side with a completely transformed spirit and a peace and resilience NO one thought was possible? Yep.
Do I enjoy a pretty great reality that allowed me to take yesterday off and spend the day with my honey, and a day off last week to drink chardonnay at noon with my friends? Yes.
But I’m not the after honey.
I’m the middle. There is no AFTER.
Living a great life- a life of bliss and beauty and love and purpose and abundance, has nothing to do with reaching a concrete milestone.
Write the book. Make six figures. Meet the man. Lose the weight. Those are all great goals. Great dreams. But I can promise you they are NOT the end. They are not the “after.”
The “good” life comes from one thing and one thing only – ALIGNMENT. Daily, consistent commitment to alignment.
The dictionary defines alignment as “an agreement or alliance.” What alignment is to us is an agreement and alliance between our soul and our reality. A contract between our hearts and our daily lives. A commitment to attuning our truth to our choices.
Listen I’ve published a best-selling book on amazon. I’ve made the six figures. I’ve spoken on the stages and met the celebrities. Did ANY of it permanently enhance my daily experience of life? No.
What finally DID? Alignment. Making sure I knew exactly what my non-negotiable feelings and values were.
I want to feel: Love, Light, Creativity, Connection, Significance, Freedom, Abundance.
Free time, money, love, creativity, purpose, connection to spirit, connection to family and friends.
Those are the things I will not negotiate on. I have actually lost clients who didn’t like the fact that my team and I don’t work weekends. I didn’t sweat it, because there’s always another client and my weekends with my family are NOT on the negotiation table.
She offered me a LOT of money on monthly retainer, but basically, I would have to be at her beck and call. No thanks. Because I knew what would happen. I would be cranky as hell, resenting her, resenting the work, and not doing a very good job because of it. We would BOTH lose.
One of my colleagues recently said to me, “I have worked SO hard to fill my program that my wife honestly threatened to leave me.” Um.. ok. The whole point to selling your program was so you could spend MORE time with your wife, so how does it make sense to work SO hard at it that she might not be there at the end? That’s some major misalignment and a sure fire fast track to disaster and regret!
With every decision I make, I ask myself this question:
Is this decision in alignment with my non-negotiables? Does it keep me feeling how I want to feel and having what I want to have?
If it doesn’t, it’s a no. No matter how scary or painful it might be to walk away from, it’s far more painful to be out of alignment with your soul, breaking contract with your heart and suffering massive spirit fatigue because of it.
I can promise you that your truth will not mislead you and you will find yourself living the life you imagined.
But it doesn’t happen in the AFTER, it happens in the middle. What the after actually is, is the peace of living in flow and alignment on a DAILY basis. It’s not a destination you reach, it’s a way of life you commit to.
So, what are your non-negotiables? How do you want to feel? And are your choices in alignment? Are you honoring the contract between your reality and your soul?
If not, this is the year to do it ok?
I’m with you.
Something special for my fellow heart-centered entrepreneurs. Are you are pushing, striving, not sleeping, not enjoying your business, frustrated, overwhelmed and working too hard for too little in return? You are out of alignment honey!
Would love to work with you in a private Align and Define VIP session. “Freedom business” can feel like a big fat joke if you are chained to your computer and STILL can’t get a client. Freedom comes from flow and flow comes from alignment. Period. Read more here and let’s get you on the calendar and set up for a much easier 2018!