My writing has been very hit-and-miss the past LONG while. I spent a lot of time in the land of “I don’t know what to write”. It is not too far from the land of “What I have to say isn’t that special”, as well as “No one is really interested anyway”.
It has been a reason for introspection once I moved beyond the judgment I had been holding for all of it.
I talk about learning to accept yourself and the momentum that gives you to make change.
I coached someone just last week on how you can’t change what you don’t see.
All the things I say for clients didn’t pertain to me because I “should” know better. I “should” be doing things better…..and on and on with the “shoulds”.
The problem with “shoulds” is they don’t fuel effective change. In fact, they generally stop the progress you are working towards.
So in this time of introspection, I have come to some decisions. And for a little bit, I was telling myself that it was a “Pivot” for my business. But the more I questions even that premise the more I don’t even believe that to be true. I am starting to see it as more clarification and focus rather than a change in direction.
You see, I have decided for myself that when I say my goal is freedom and flexibility, the way that I actually achieve that is through some structure.
Freedom and flexibility allow me to do things more spontaneously. Oddly enough so does having some structure in my life and my business.
Structure brings me peace of mind and the security I crave which in turn actually makes more space for spontaneity.
So what does any of this have to do with writing a blog and the structure of my business?
As I gain more clarity on what I am creating and why I am creating, I can see that there are pieces that have always been there. I am just fine tuning to make it more focused, more cohesive, and more resonant.
When I first created this website, I wasn’t really sure what I was doing, who I was talking to, what I had to offer others, or how I could make that happen. In some ways, I still don’t know what I am doing. But I am figuring it out as I go.
And over the next several months (since I am not a website creator :)) I will be updating my website to better represent who I am, what I do, how I can help you, and what that looks like.
I know that involves my belief that overall health is like a puzzle. And the corner pieces of that puzzle are Spiritual, Physical, Social/Emotional, and Intellectual health.
That part of my business was something I put on my website in the very beginning. I want faith and spirituality to be a more visible part of my business because I feel it is such a large part of who I am.
Understanding and trusting my true self is becoming increasingly foundational to the work I do. My faith and spirituality play a crucial role in this belief. How I interact with different aspects of my life is deeply connected to who I am as a person.
Who I am also influences the way I interact with other people. My understanding of who I am increases my understanding of who you are and how I see you.
So I will be writing each month about a specific topic and my writings will all focus on that. Within that monthly topic, each week will be from one of those four lenses.
Week 1 will address the topic from a spiritual angle. Keep in mind this is through the lens of my spiritual journey so you may or may not agree. I am always open to respectful discussion and listening to understand the perspective of another so if you have a differing perspective I would love to hear from you.
The lens I will be writing through will be my experience of being born and raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and how my understanding, knowledge, and belief have developed over my 50+ years.
Week 2 will be through the lens of physical health. Again, my lens is my experience, the things I have studied and learned, and things that I have found to be effective for me and others around me.
Week 3 will be based on social, emotional, and mental health. I will explain more about why I group those things together later, but mostly it is for convenience. This is such a rich area with so much to discuss and so many ways to see any given topic.
I’m Michelle. I am learning how to minimize my overwhelm, perfectionism, and people-pleasing and I am ready to help you do the same. I’m a certified Life Coach and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Come with me and learn how.
Week 4 will be based on the intellectual lens. It could be a book I am reading, a class I am taking, a paper I found online, or what I am learning from those around me. Growing intellectually is more than just formal education and I believe it is something our deepest authentic selves crave.
You may get tired of hearing the same topic over and over, and that’s okay. My goal is to offer multiple perspectives on the same topic to see how so many areas of life are influenced by any given topic.
You may think something is only about your relationship with money relating to work and career. But I have found my thoughts and beliefs about money are based on what I was taught, how I was raised in my family of origin, what I have learned in my relationship with my husband, assumptions I have made in my marriage, what I have learned from scripture as well as secular learning about money, and how my brain is tying all of that to my view of my own worth.
Untangling some of those thoughts has been enlightening, to say the least.
My social media posts will also reflect my monthly topic and specific lens for the week. Hopefully it is a way to build a more cohesive message for you.
And one of these days I may even start sending out emails to my email list 🙂
So get excited!! There is change in the air. And some structure and some new ideas. Some of it may be great! Some of it may not! But we are going to work on it and get better at it as we go.
“It’s ALL good…. in the end. If it’s not good it’s not the end.”
Good, bad or otherwise…… “It’s ALL good!”
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