I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE.
Since moving to Los Angeles from Australia, there have been a lot of transitions, changes, twists, and turns. As a result, my routines and habits have been…inconsistent.
I’ve noticed that I’ve just been checking-the-boxes on my spiritual and self-care practices:
- My morning meditation I’ve been doing for years has felt stale and half-assed
- Calling friends out of obligation rather than genuine care
- Going to recovery meetings and zoning out
I’ve been on autopilot, going through the motions out of habit, rather than intention.
As a result, I’ve felt ‘off’:
- Thinking I’m not succeeding or doing enough in my career (my success wound got activated!)
- Trying to manage and control my body shape and size
- Frazzled and scatterbrained at work
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU?
When our spiritual and self-care practices are off, we can feel off.
My clients often say that summer brings an upheaval in routines: more spontaneous happy hours, long vacations, summer Fridays.
Freedom can be found in going with the flow, and loosening the ‘rules’.
BUT THE NEXT QUESTION IS…
How do I maintain my routines without forsaking the flow? The answer?
OK before you click out, assuming this is going to guilt-trip you into doing more…HEAR ME OUT!!!!
Discipline means to bring intentionality and depth into everything.
This isn’t about DOING MORE.
It’s about BEING DEEPER in your practices.
These super “healthy” habits I developed when I first got sober have taken me far.
But these are not the practices that are going to take me to my next level.
What got me here (6.5 years sober, inner peace, a thriving coaching business, and beautiful relationships)… won’t get me there (10+ years sober, a published author, anchored deeply in my power, with a multinational company serving millions etc. etc.).
I INVITE YOU TO REFLECT BRIEFLY ON YOUR OWN HABITS AND ROUTINES…
- Which “healthy” habits have become mundane or unintentional?
- Which physical movement has felt boring or mandatory rather than fun and energizing?
- Do your spiritual or self-care practices still produce the same peace and confidence?
- Where can you bring more presence and intentionality into just one habit?
ONCE AGAIN, this isn’t about DOING MORE.
It’s about BEING DEEPER.
Here are some examples of DISCIPLINE:
- 5 minutes of truly present meditation focuses the mind more than 15 minutes of half-assed
- 30 minutes of present and intentional movement is proven to yield better results (mind/muscle connection, they call it)
- 45 minutes of deep, focused work is more productive than 2 hours of multitasking
- Taking a true break instead of scrolling social for 10 minutes
The same is true in your career: success and satisfaction is not about hustling or ‘doing’ more.
True career success and satisfaction comes from intentionally following the directions of your internal guidance system.
This starts with being radically honest with yourself about the ways you are short-changing your growth.
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO EVALUATE THE QUESTIONS ABOVE RIGHT NOW, AND LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES!
Action Step #1
Send a DM on Instagram and let me know what discipline you’re going to commit to this summer!
Action Step #2
Listen to my latest podcast interview with my good friend Carissa Karner’s Speaker-in-Demand Podcast, “Speak a Clear Message by Healing Your Success Wound”.
Carissa is a world class speaking coach who helps experts, entrepreneurs, and leaders raise their reach, their recognition, and their revenue as a Speaker-in-Demand.
In this interview with Carissa I share about:
- How to identify the Success Wound.
- The steps to heal if you have the symptoms.
- The profound and positive impact that healing the Success Wound can have on your life.
- How to create Conscious Success instead.
Click the link below to listen! Speaking On SuccessI’m so excited for you to tune in to step into your success just by listening to this 30-minute episode!
Book a call with me and let’s chat!