What if it could be easy? (Or, "How I stopped working on my business long enough to finally date someone.")
I kicked off the morning of July 4th, one of my favorite holidays, with a meeting with my business coach. "Jenny, I just have so much to do!" I told her. "I'm supposed to have a first date later today but I think I'm going to cancel."
And Jenny, being the brilliant coach that she is, recognized that I was pulling one of my favorite tricks - hiding from emotional risks and vulnerability by burying my head in my business. "I forbid you to work on your business for the next 24 hours," she told me.
"What?! But I have these two spaces to fill in my practice this month. I need two new clients. They're not going to fill themselves!"
"What if they did?" she asked. "What if it could be easy?"
". . ." I said.
"Go celebrate today. Have a beer. Eat some picnic food. Go on your date. And then work on your business strategy tomorrow when you're not all tangled in knots."
So I didn't cancel my date. I pried my fingers off of my business for the day and went on a damn hike with this guy.
And then I went to dinner with him, too. And then to see fireworks. And then to talk in the car for another hour in front of his house.
And then I saw him on July 5th. . .
and 6th. . .
and 7th . . .
and - well, you can imagine how the rest of July went. (Yes, this is why I haven't blogged in a month. So sue me.)
It's not like I haven't worked all month - I have. I've been fully present with my 11 clients in and out of session time. I also scheduled several workshops for the upcoming months, did a photo shoot for my new website (stay tuned), and did some more planning on my first, upcoming Journey to Wildness Backpacking Retreat (for which there are still a few spaces!)
But I didn't do a thing to fill those two open spots in my practice with new clients - at least, nothing I was conscious of. What I did do was enjoy the first spark of romance in my life in over two years. I let it light me up, cover me over, course through my blood with sparkles and rainbows. And I naturally became more attractive to everyone, including potential clients.
I ended the month with three new, fantastic clients - two who found me on yelp and one who came as a referral from a current, happy client - and I had a regular client ask if she could extend her contract with me for an additional three months.
Well, that was easy!
So once again, I must remind myself of the principles I teach to my clients all the time:
Want to learn how to follow your joy? Want to know how to make things that easy in your life? Grab your "Holy Crap I Love My Life" Strategy Session today! Join my growing community of happy clients as we bust through our limitations and finally claim the life of our wildest dreams.
What type of wild woman are you?
Hello! I'm Melanie Munir, founder of Professional Wild Woman - a women's empowerment business dedicated to helping women who are tired of feeling either "too much" or "not enough" to connect to their inner wildness so they can create work that allows them the fullest expression of their unique voice. Welcome!