Wow it's been a long day... Waking up at 8 am, being in training for almost 12 hours and tomorrow starting at 8 30 am. So tonight post will be short.
Today was the first day of 7-day Harmony Integration Coach training I came back to staff. I can't believe it's been half a year since I've taken it myself as a student. So much has changed since then! This time I am back, lo learn but first and foremost support the coaches who are going through it the first time.
My personal intention for these upcoming 7 days is to fully process and integrate the last blocks so I can step in my full power as a coach and run it as a business and fully serve people without holding back. Synchronistically enough right around the time I stood up today in front of everyone and declared that intention I got an email from a potential client I had a discovery session a few weeks ago saying that she would like to work with me starting December!
I also manifested a pretty awesome opportunity for me to stretch myself and step into a leading role in the training tomorrow morning (will share details later).
I will leave you with another video from Bashar on what abundance is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mz90E9e8QQ
OMG what a full day!
I have fully accepted that fact that before 3pm I am just not being productive on anything related to my coaching and creating money (a track record of the whole last week). BUT after about 6 pm till about midnight I rock!
After getting some of my project management work done in the first part of the day, and between 4 and 6 pm helping set up a room for a Harmony Integration coach training that starts tomorrow here in White Rock, BC, I got home about 6 pm. For about couple hours I was fighting myself trying to be productive and work on my website or doing anything on my coaching and I was totally resisting and procrastinating. About 8 pm I finally slowed down and asked myself what I would be excited about doing in that area rather than pushing myself. Reading came to mind. I've started reading this book "Prosperous Coach" about how to create a full coaching practice in a fun and connected way. So I set everything aside and got to continue reading it. OMG this book rocks my world! I love the approach which is all about creating relationships and focusing on giving value rather than selling and at the same time creating an abundant practice with committed and exciting clients.
Flip flopping the whole day about what level of detail I need to design my coaching packages to, by the end of the night after reading the book I decided that it overall doesn't matter. The most important thing is to focus on the kind of clients I want to work with and then diving into coaching, no more excuses or busy work. So what I will do is create a list of criteria I want to use to filter out MY clients and then put a video on my Services page about that and whoever is interested and fits the criteria can sign up for an initial free session with me and if by the end of it it feels like a fit to work together we can design a package right there and then that fits best. Plus I will make my initial free sessions 2 hours looks instead of 30 minutes so I can really serve people and they can fully experience my coaching and see if this is something that works for them and worth their investment.
So in the next week even with my busy schedule of staffing Harmony Integration coach training during the day and putting in project management hours in the evenings I commit to finish the list of criteria for my clients, create a video and have it ready to launch next week when I am back in Seattle and have more time.
And I feel so happy that I got our of resistant space about reaching out to prospective clients to an exciting one!
Wins from the day:
So excited about tomorrow! In the next seven days straight I will be helping facilitate Harmony Integration coach training which I took half a year ago and which was so pivotal in my personal development as well as in my coaching. Looking forward to serving all the new coaches diving into it as well as learning lots myself and creating massive shifts in my life through this intensive work.
Time to go to bed and get some sleep.
Insights and learnings:
Going to bed now. I love this learning experience. I want to end this post with the quote from famous speaker Jim Rohn that a friend of mine posted on facebook the other day: "Making your first million is great, but the money isn't the reward, it's who you become on the journey that makes it a goal worth accomplishing." Not exact words but close...
Looking forward to see who I will become in less than 4 weeks from now! :)
Day 3 went slower than the other days.
Insights and learnings:
Day 2 went overall well. Some work, some social time, even a bit of dancing, and lots of downtime.
Day 3 in progress... Results tomorrow :)
OK day 1 of my $15K in 4 weeks challenge is coming to an end.
I loved today! I had lots of fun and felt very much in the flow.
I didn't really get on with my goal until after 3pm.
But after that things just manifested perfectly!
Wins from Day 1:
Insights and learnings from Day 1:
Did you ever need lots of cash in a short period of time and had no idea how to create it? Try on a challenge!
As of 11pm last night I took on a challenge to create $15K in the next 4 weeks (by December 4). I have no idea how yet.
How did it start
My friend and also a life coach (who's name will stay anonymous) emailed me couple days ago asking if I want to create "make $10K in 4 weeks" challenge. She said she wanted to go on a trip but didn't feel it was completely responsible for her unless she generates some cash first. I Said "Sure why not!". When we had our first co-coaching session, I decided that I really wanted $15K (not $10K) so that by Dec 4 when I am out of my job I would have generated enough money to feel secure with all my financial obligations. I also decided that I only want to do it in a way that is fun. Scary and uncomfortable: yes, but no more hard work or pushing up the hill!
How I feel
I feel excited and scared. Excited about the opportunity to finally do what I preach "anything is possible when you commit to it" and stretch myself in this area. Scared what if i won's be able to do it.
Is there a guarantee that I will make it happen? Absolutely not. Then I thought: what's the worst thing that can happen? I won't create all of these money and feel like a looser. But I will definitely create some, learn new things, challenge myself and expand my comfort zone. And have fun in the process. And learn what it takes so I can then coach others in doing that! I also remembered that I don't need to know the "How" before I commit, "How" often only shows up after the intention and commitment is set.
Why do I share it here
I don't remember where I read it that when you share your goals/commitments with others, your chances to make it happen go much higher, also so does the disappointment if you fail.
I also remember from the past experiences: it's easy to create if I am 100% committed. If I am half way it's actually harder. So declaring it here I put by butt on the line and will have more motivation to do whatever it takes.
So my commitment is:
The game is on!
I will keep you posted here on my progress!
See my next blog for Day 1 results!
Feel inspired to do it too?
Join me with your own goals for the next 4 weeks!
Feel free to reply in comments here!
Have you ever noticed that when you want something really badly, it usually doesn't happen. But when you finally give up and stop focusing on it, that's when it usually shows up?
People use different words to describe that phenomena:
I am just amazed how even when I am aware of this, I still have resistances in my life. They are rare, hence I need a whole new level of triggers to bring it up in me (i.e. now it's not having a job December 1 and now having clarity yet what I want to do instead and how I will create money).
Big part of October I spent in resistance to being in the unknown and not having all the answers. And now when I after coming back from San Francisco kizomba festival and dancing 16 hours a day for 3 days straight my brain must have been turned off and let go of all that struggle things finally started to flow again. And everything is changing quickly.
Just in the last 5 days this is what showed up:
So what I reminded myself about again is this: it's important to set an intention, but if there is a strong attachment to it or importance about it, it can actually push it away. And when you feel like you give up on it, or forget about it, that's when the energy finally starting to flow and your intention starts to materialize in reality, very often surprising you.
Note to self:
Excited to what's next!
Not sure where I read it, it was sometime last week. The author of an article was saying that very often when something stops us, we can view it as an obstacle or use it as an excuse. When you can't do what you want to do because of something getting in the way, do you keep looking for creative ways to go around it (in this case it's an obstacle) or do you let it stop you and give up (in this case it's an excuse)?
It made me thinking. For so long I wanted to decide what specifically I want to do with my coaching business: who is my target client that I would be inspired to coach, what are the services/packages I want to offer etc... And not having that clarity I didn't do much (up until now) to develop it as a business. Did I do coaching and have clients? Sure I did. I just didn't have a solid business goal of what I am building and didn't do much to attract those clients. So as for obstacles and excuses I had a really good reason not to fully commit to coaching and developing my business: I don't have that clarity, and I need it to start, so I am not going to fully commit until I get that clarity. But when I asked myself today: having that lack of clarity in the way, did I let it stop me or did I look for ways to get through that? And I realized I was in and out. Sometimes I seek out coaching, do brainstorming etc., and sometimes I just focused on other things in my life, and at other times I just pushed too hard working to get that clarity and just got myself frustrated. My commitment in getting through this lack of clarity to the other side wasn't consistent. So I didn't have consistent business results (consistent clients and flow of new clients).
So the question is: how do I create that clarity, that inspiring vision for my business and what I want to create in the world and for myself through that while doing it in the flow with ease? Good question :) I don't have a solid answer yet. You would think a coach should know it right? Wrong :) Bad news: I can't coach myself. Good news: I have lots of coach friends. So... Tomorrow I have an early brainstorming session, then I am off for three days and nights of dancing at SF kizomba festival (time off from thinking about my goals). Starting Monday I will reach out to more friends and coaches for brainstorming, strategizing and coaching. I also committed a few days a go to at least 1 minute meditation every day (thanks to my friend Michael for nudging me!). I am open to any and all ways to create that clarity. If you have any idea or support you'd like to offer me in this exploration, give me feedback or brainstorm with me, feel free to reach out!
Speaking of commitment, also in the past I realized that the only time I didn't achieved an intention of mine was when I didn't commit to it with a timeline. So here it is: my intention and commitment is to define my target client and my service offerings by Dec 1 with ease and flow so that after that I will have no more excuses to procrastinate. 1 month commitments is how I changed my last two jobs and transitioned to a part time remote consulting. Now a little more than a month is a good duration for me to create my next professional outlet. A little scary but that just means I am on the right track of expanding myself and my comfort zone. Part of me is scared that what if I put it out here I still don't reach it by December 1? And that thought signals me my intention is not 100% at the moment (otherwise why would I doubt). Plus this will be a good accountability for me!
I will keep you updated on my explorations goes!
Today I've taken the bull by the horn. While I committed not to do anything to force clarity about my life plans, there was still some worry, thoughts and feelings that I felt somewhat dis-empowered by. I decided to walk my talk and do what work best in such cases: run a few Harmony Integration processes to bust through all the things, thoughts and negative charges that have been stirred up by not having a job starting December 1.
I have reached out to our harmony Integration coach community and asked if someone can guide me through some processes (I go much deeper that way then when i run it on myself). I did two processes:
1. End of words, highlighting what's good about that and what's bad about that and bringing it into balance.
2. Gnostic Intensive, the process designed to have a direct experience of who you truly are.
End of Words brought me to this balances place, that I really saw all the good and bad sides of it and arrived in the balanced middle where it's all neutral and all the charge was gone. Gnostic Intensive however blew my mind.
I have had Gnostic Intensive run on me a few times before, and I always had resistances coming up and I never got to the direct experience. After couple times I felt very frustrated, started thinking my old thoughts "what's wrong with me" or "why things work for everyone but me" and was hesitant to do it again.
Today was different. Maybe because I was exhausted of thinking and my brain was shut down and got out of the way, but I got to this very interesting deep space that I have never been to before.
Here is what opened up for me when I was in that state and my coach asked me a question "Who Are You?":
I probably knew all this before intellectually. It's not something new. The difference was that this time I experienced it. I felt it, I saw it and my level of awareness of myself jumped couple levels. It went from intellectual idea to a knowing.
I feel very peaceful and grounded.
Actions I am taking TODAY to live this awareness: