I was telling a friend of mine about my new Whole Body Compass product that I’ve gotten a ton of awesome feedback on.
If you need a refresher, it’s basically a single session where I take you through an exercise to teach you how to read your physical body response to positive (yes) and negative (no) stimulus. Then I walk you through a few exercises where you hone that sensation to apply it to decisions that you need to make.
It’s really powerful stuff made more powerful because I’m an empath and I can help you feel your way through.
This woman, my friend, that I was sharing this with said “Oh, like Martha Beck’s body compass”.
Which triggered my desire to want to change the name.
I love and respect Martha Beck and fully expect to be in a financial position to attend her STARS program in Africa in 2017. I have no desire to coast on her coat tails and/or copy her material.
I never knew her body compass existed before this moment with my friend so clearly it wasn’t a “copy” (and I've done research to confirm it's somewhat different) but now that I know; it feels important to differentiate.
I started to brainstorm other titles. I like “The Power of Yes” which has been used for two separate book titles and a plethora of business and lifestyle articles.
Which got me thinking that writing about how most ideas we come up with that seem original might not be, even if they are original to us; in a blog.
Oh SHIT! It's 11:08 PM Pacific on MONDAY night and I didn't write my blog.
You know, the blog I’ve been writing for over a year, every week, published on Monday.
Today is Monday and I completely forgot. What's funny is I just wrote an email tonight to someone saying it was a near perfect day.
This was shocking to me on so many levels and at the same time completely apropos to what’s happening in my life and what’s going on for me internally. If you came to my house you’d be able to tell by looking at the external mess I’m currently surrounded by.
In a little over a week, I'll kick off 21 days of travel covering most of July. While this amount of travel might be overwhelming to some; I am grateful for the escape.
I am in deep need of a reset. Reinforced exponentially by the fact that I actually forgot to write my blog article this week.
Here’s my point.
My brain that got me to where I’m at now, with my business and my life can’t be the same brain I use to help me with my next steps.
To break out, to shift the pattern, I need physical displacement. I need to take a time-out from my normal life routine.
I know this about myself after years of studying what makes me tick.
My golf course gig helped a little. My new tap class did as well and yet there’s nothing like being immersed in a new location with different smells, sights, tastes and textures.
It’s amazing how quickly new things become routine in life when the start and end point is the same place.
When I return from my three weeks, I know I’ll be thrilled to settle back into my happy and familiar routine but I also know I will be a different human when that happens.
I don't know what this means for my business or my blog.
I only know what this means for me.
I’ll have a fresh perspective and that will make all the difference.