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What a year it has been for each and every one of us. With not a single person being unaffected by the global pandemic, we've had unity and division like never before. Making a decision early in 2020, I have been on a mission to clear out, clean up and let go of what no longer serves me. And, as the year draws to a close, I'm feeling better and better from doing so.
I'd recently become increasingly frustrated about my lack of action-taking in certain areas of my life. As I started to focus on it the feelings began to boil up inside of me. And, the more I thought about it, the more furious I felt. Then I had a major realisation.
Spurred on sadly by the reminder of how short life can be following death of my brother Paul on New Years' Eve 2019, I'm now writing my first book. This is something I have wanted to do for almost 30 years, and finally, I'm doing it.
One thing that consistently shows up when I'm challenging myself to do something new, and that something, is fear. Every single time, I feel apprehensive to some degree. So, what is the answer?
Watching a recent Facebook LIVE interview with Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, he shared an exercise I'd already been using, but with one slight difference.
Let me start by asking you a question. In a business, who are the most important people? Today when I was out and about looking for a new appliance for the summer, I had an interesting conversation. The person in the store was very good. I got all of the information I needed and they certainly didn't try to sell me anything. She was pleasant, new product, and knew how to talk to customer.
I've been reflecting this morning after a busy day yesterday moving all of the stock for my business Upcycled & Co. Lucky enough to find a wonderful local woman who was keen to take over the inwards and outwards goods tasks for me, she is now receiving all supplies and dispatching all orders. This is something I've wanted to put in place for some time, but it had to be the right time. And, it's been a process.
Two and a half years ago I made a decision to improve my health and I lost 15kg. A life long dieter, this time I was determined to do it differently. With research, and day-to-day effort, I confirmed that my intuition was right, I could indeed do this without a regimented regime. Following a few basics gave me the results I was after.
Over the last few years, I've had a number of stressful family situations arise, and of course, there's good old menopause that was thrown in on top. It's been a long time (about 2 years) since I've felt like I could focus on more than one thing at a time. Being super-careful about I navigated this past year or so has been key, but thankfully it's now all good news.