Checking Out Is No Longer an Option

We have all had one of these days, I know. It's part of being human. For entrepreneurs these days can be a common occurrence, especially in the early days of starting a business.

Today was one of those days. It started great. We went to the coffee shop on the way out to meet with our coach and got booked for our first speaking event in Petaluma. That was the high point of the day. As we drove we talked about what we would talk about.

Then we went off to meet our coach. This turned out to be a head spinning experience for me as we talked through how to tighten up our core message and who we want to "play with" (as in who are our ideal clients).

This is a huge part of structuring a new business such as ours and decisions made now are pivotal to how we show up in the future. Thinking cap back on, we drove home in silence processing the work we need to do before our next session on Sunday.

Returning back to the farm we expected a work crew to be working on our (overdue) office. Life in 200 square feet is all fun but not easy to work in. We have so much work to do and need the office to do it.

Upon arriving back at the farm all was quiet and no work crew to be seen (for the third time in 2 weeks). FRUSTRATION would be an understatement. This has been a long move and it is not yet over.

Now in a previous life I would have dealt with this frustration by "checking out". That could mean binging on food, alcohol, drugs or a combination of all three. But not today. I neither drink nor take drugs. Checking out is no longer an option.

So now as I sit and write I take a deep breath and tune into the bigger picture. I am alive and I have love in my life. I have chosen a path less travelled and know that I will encounter hurdles and stumbling blocks, all as part of that journey.

Instead of passing out and checking out I am allowing myself to feel all that is happening knowing I have the tools to deal with anything sent my way.

The yoga teacher in me reminds me to breathe, to connect with my breath, to remember that I am such a small part of the whole. I will not end the day with passing out, I will sit in meditation and reconnect to that which is so much bigger.

Having tools to deal with these situations is key. My tools are meditation and breath work and my saving grace is that I have Cemaaj by my side.

How about you? How do you deal with the stumbling blocks that appear on your path? What tools do you use to overcome the days that make you want to run and hide under the covers? I would love to know. Tomorrow is a new dawn and I welcome it. Now to my meditation. Good night and thank you for checking in.