Life Coaching Tip – Are you trapped in a cycle of hustle, devoting all your energies to taking care of everyone else’s needs, urgently tending to daily obligations, and constantly putting out fires? Have you lost sight of the truly significant things that light you up? Yes? Then sister, keep reading! This is no way to live your one-and-only life!
I’m not exactly sure why—perhaps it’s from a sales script—but I’ve recently been receiving unsolicited sales emails from freelancers that include the following line:
“I am sure your schedule is as busy as mine, but I do have a few openings in my schedule for a quick consultation call . . .”
And I think, how odd.
Why would these folks think I’d want to hire someone who’s so busy that they can barely fit in a consultation call?
Yet, I do understand they are attempting to impress me with how busy they are and flatter me with their assumption that my schedule is busy, too.
I’ve also noticed something similar in everyday conversations with friends, colleagues, or even clients who say to me, “I know how busy you are, so I will make it quick.”
Again, I think, how odd. But I know they mean this as a compliment.
And when I answer, “Absolutely, no need to rush. I’m never so busy that I can’t make time for you,” there is often an uncomfortable chuckle that follows—as if I am joking.
I mean, that’s ridiculous—NO ONE says they’re not busy these days.
Everyone is crazy busy, right?
Do you find yourself talking about being “crazy busy” much of the time, and maybe even feel a tinge of pride about just how busy you truly are—equating busyness with success?
If so, I wouldn’t be surprised.
In our culture, we’re taught to view busy as a badge of honor.
And as women, we’re often judged according to how busy we are and how much we’ve accomplished. We are assessed even more harshly than men with unreasonable productivity demands being placed on us, creating a relentless cycle of hustling for worthiness.
Many of us struggle to say no to the demands of others, committing to a grueling pace that causes us to feel drained and lost in the grind.
So, if you’re finding yourself scheduled so tightly that you’re emotionally and physically exhausted, know that you’re not alone.
But listen, this is no way to spend your one and only life!
When you’re trapped in a cycle of hustle, devoting all your energies to taking care of everyone else’s needs, urgently tending to daily obligations, and constantly putting out fires—you lose sight of the truly significant things that light you up!
I’m wondering . . . .
Are you spending your days working on meaningful goals that bring you closer to your heart’s desires—the fulfilling experiences your spirit craves?
If your answer is “yes,” then sister, SHINE ON!
But if it’s “no,” and you’re thinking: “Maybe I’ll have time to delve into my dreams someday, but I couldn’t possibly do it now,” then please allow me to remind you:
YOUR LIFE IS HAPPENING NOW!
If you don’t start making changes in your life today, “someday” will never arrive.
Don’t allow your to-do list to overshadow the important, long-term objectives you want to achieve in your life!
It’s the start of a new year—a clean slate—and I encourage you to make some time for yourself TODAY to write out meaningful goals that will bring you closer to your heart’s desires. And then create time in your schedule to work on them.
Imagine how amazing you will feel when you are developing and fully activating your unique gifts and talents—and contributing in a way that ignites the fire in your soul!
You are not here to spend your life checking obligations off a never-ending to do list—taking care of everyone else’s priorities—while leaving yours unpacked in a box in the basement—busy, but unfulfilled.
Start living intentionally by creating goals for the year that light you up and will get you moving forward—undistracted and focused.
And if you need help with that, simply reach out.
I have created plenty of time for you. It’s what lights ME up.
I live my life on purpose, and I want to help you do the same!