I’ve been procrastinating. For a few weeks now, since completing a fabulous mentoring program where we worked on our business and sets some big goals. I’ve made great progress in some areas; running my first workshops and creating and sharing loads of amazing tools and resources to help people with… visioning, goal setting and then getting things done! But I've been holding off launching...
The irony is not lost on me.
So, it got me to thinking… why am I procrastinating? Why am I not charging into the fray with all of my programs, workshops and new materials, blaring out to potential business owners who might need my help, “Hey, I’ve got just the thing for you”…?
It has been really puzzling me. I’ve been lacking energy and focus and I’ve been unsettled and out of balance. And, to be honest, feeling a little overwhelmed.
I was beating myself up, not ready to launch to my desired timeline. I was stressing myself out and not making progress with setting dates for my launch. I was procrastinating big time.
Or, was I?
I realised that the whole reason I created Ocean Flow is exactly the why I have procrastinating. Throughout my career, I've pushed and driven myself to achieve without taking time to really review, reflect and focus on what I really wanted to be doing. I wanted to take my my time. Time to think, to dream, to create, to plan. I may be ‘procrastinating’ for all the right reasons. We usually think of procrastination as a bad habit and we all do it. But what if we turn it around and think about the benefits of ‘pausing’…
So, I stopped putting myself under that pressure to 'perform' (A type personality be damned) and I started working with my own tools (the ones I created for you!). The Ocean Flow tools that help us to create, to move towards our dreams and goals, to get stuff done with flow…
Ocean Flow is all about just that… flow. With ease and grace. I’ve discovered a whole new way of doing business, of staying in flow, to get things done without the push and grind that we usually associate with being productive and making money.
So I’d really encourage you to reframe. Procrastinating or pausing? Pausing is about breathing, getting perspective and then resetting our objectives according to our goals, our energy, and our needs.
And a very simple process of putting one foot in front of the other, or taking one small stroke in the right direction may be all we need to feel like we’re starting to gain momentum again.
Remember Dory in finding Nemo? “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming… la, la-la, la-la, la-la, laaaaa”
Just like Dory, applying some simple, flow techniques can help us get back into our zone of genius, to get back to doing the stuff we need to do and to keep our focus on the right things. With flow…
A photo I took in Vanuatu of a little anemone fish hiding away in her anemone, maybe she's pausing too...?
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