Step 6 of The Life Alchemy™ Success Formula is all about releasing fear, expectation, and judgment. If you can relate to having an endless loop of tapes playing in your head (and they are not telling you how great you are!) then you know what it is like to be stuck and feel not enough. If fear is holding you back, if you’re too hard on yourself, if everyone’s expectations keep you stuck, then watch this video and learn how you can release your death grip and open to new possibilities and greater success AND joy.
When it comes to making the most of the holidays intentions are everything. Intentions are like a compass; they point you in a direction and give you something to refer back to along your journey so you can make sure you know where you are and where you would like to go. If the two are not aligned you can make adjustments on the spot rather than waiting to find yourself completely lost and unhinged.
As you approach this holiday season, are you clear on your intentions for it? Meaning do you have a sense of what your inner desire is in terms of:
- Activities you want to partake
- People you wish to connect with
- How you want to feel as you participate in holiday activities
- What you choose to spend your money on (and why)
- How much you can spend while staying in financial integrity
While the holidays can be a very busy time, the bottom line is you get to choose what you do (or not do) and how you show up. Meaning, you are in charge of how you will feel this holiday season: stressed or unstressed, a slave to your money or in control of it, enjoying the season or just putting up with it. Does that mean you will love every last thing you do this year? Hell no. If you are in a relationship, work or part of an extended family, you may do things out of love that aren’t first choice on your list, but the people you are doing it for are at the tops of your list. For example, your idea of fun may not be traveling to some distant state to spend a few days with your partner’s eclectic family. Yet you love your partner deeply and your relationship is at the top of the list of things that matter most to you. So, you go. Even so, you get to choose whether you approach the trip with curiosity and treat it as an adventure (consider it your own live reality show!) or sulk through it and make everyone including yourself feel like you’re taking a trip through purgatory.
I want to take a moment to talk about the distinction between intentions and expectations. [Read more…]