Sunday, October 28, 2007

Focus and Move Forward

There are times in life when the universe speaks to you directly and clearly. I've been experiencing a week where there are so many cause and effect occurrences that it is almost eerie. Let me explain.

I am the type of person who has many interests in life. The problem comes when I want to pursue many or all of them at once. It sounds something like this: “It would be neat to volunteer for this organization; the health club called and asked me to start teaching yoga; I want to take this specialized training in my field; I long to be really involved with my kids, and I want to be super-wife!” This may sound familiar to fellow over-achievers out there. Even if this doesn't exactly represent your personality, read on.

The universe is in order. Over the past week I have witnessed several direct correlations between saying “YES” and saying “NO” and what energetic influences it has. Here's an example:

Before the weekend I got a last minute invitation to take a fitness teacher certification that would take both Saturday and Sunday, all day. I was most interested because working out is right up there with breathing for me. I love it! (That may sound strange to some of you, but stick with me).
I could see myself leading classes, being in great shape, and motivating other people to commit to their health goals. But when I sat with the decision of taking the class (and giving up both weekend days) or working on my life coaching Web site, I listened to my intuitive voice and decided that forwarding my life coaching career was more important.

As soon as I declined the invitation for the fitness training, my Web designer called and said she had an opening on Saturday to work on my Web site. It is nearly impossible to get this kind of time with her because she has four kids, three of them under 3! But it worked out and we got about 80% of the site completed. None of that would have happened if I would have been sweating in the gym that entire day.

The coincidences continued throughout the week. As I got invited to teach yoga at two local clubs, I went through the same gyrations, and decided to continue to focus on my life coaching. Each time I said, “no,” within an hour, I got a phone call from a potential client or from someone who wanted to publish one of my life coaching articles in the local newspaper. The universe was very clearly saying, “You are supported in your quest to become a life coach. Focus and move forward.”

I now have a sign posted on my wall that says, “The more time, energy and brain space I devote to anything besides life coaching, only dilutes and delays me.” It has been tested several times this week, but each time I say NO, the universe says YES and my coaching career moves forward.

The universe is speaking to you if you slow down and listen. My question to you is this, “What are you saying NO to and where is your focus?”

1 comment:

Lori Lavender Luz said...

This really speaks to me, as I am constantly feeling fractured and pulled in too many directions.

It's when I'm busiest that it's most difficult for me to take a moment and listen.

And that's also when it's most important.

I'll try to carry this thought with me this week. Thanks for the post!