I found my own freedom from the “do more, be more” mindset and the alcohol that seems to make the hustle easier, and now I’m here to share words of encouragement with you.
Cozy up with some tea for my reflections on finally, blessedly, living and loving life by simply figuring out the next right thing.
reformed people-pleaser, former gray-area drinker, and Senior Certified This Naked Mind Coach.
One of the the most valuable things I’ve learned as an entrepreneur these last few years is to figure out what your strengths are and what tasks you enjoy doing and do those. Then find others to do the things that aren’t your “thing.” Which is why I decided to hire designers for a re-brand and re-creation of my website. And excitedly the new website officially launches today!
This new website has been a long time in the making. Not because my amazing designers weren’t efficient. Quite the opposite actually! Please see my friends at With Grace and Gold for all your web design needs. They get the highest recommendation from me! I love what they created and they were sooo kind, gracious and patient with me since there was a lot they couldn’t do until they got certain things from me.
My delays in getting them what they needed came from my consciously choosing what in my life gets my attention and when. People—my family, my friends and my incredible clients—always get my time over tasks. Which means I might not be the most efficient business owner or task-doer.
And I’m ok with that.
And it means that people might get annoyed with me (although WGG never did to my knowledge) when I delay in getting something to them and I’m ok with that too.
4 years ago, when I was stuck in the drinking cycle I didn’t prioritize my time the same way I do now. This has been something that’s taken a lot of work and a lot of practice and a lot of time.
4 years ago, I prioritized making others happy to avoid conflict. To avoid discomfort. I prioritized self-preservation over selflessness. I prioritized popularity and validation from others. I prioritized my time by what would produce the greatest return financially over showing up for people. I prioritized many things that conflicted with what valued.
And none of this was my fault. My responsibility but not my fault. Living in a world that prioritizes time-saving, efficiency and productivity it’s hard not to get sucked into the hustle and the hurry. Which makes it all too easy to fall asleep to our lives and get trapped in upside down priorities.
4 years ago, I was stuck.
Although you would not have known had you known me.
And it’s taken time to discover and uncover and grow and heal the story of survivaI I was stuck in at the time.
4 years ago, I began writing a new story for my life when I started getting curious about the space that wine occupied in my life. That story led to finding freedom from alcohol and so much more than I could’ve ever imagined.
AND it just keeps getting better!
It’s the greatest privilege, the greatest honor that my new story has included getting to walk alongside some of the most beautiful humans—my clients—as they too write new stories for their lives.
I can’t believe it’s what I get to wake up everyday and do!
I can’t believe this is the new story the Lord had been waiting for me to write with Him and through Him and for Him.
But it’s taken time. And it’s taking time because it’s not done.
Thankfully though my new website is done. And though it took a long time—over a year in the making actually—it’s been more than worth it.
And because my website is so much more than a marketing tool—it’s a reflection of my story and the means for which I get to share my story in hopes of reaching others who are stuck in the hustle and the wine and are looking for new—of course it too has taken time to create.
Jesus wasn’t worried about the time it took for me to start writing my new story 4 years ago when I was stuck in the drinking cycle. He’s not worried about how long it will take to continue writing my story.
And as a coach, I don’t worry about the time it takes for a client to write their new story. (although freedom from alcohol doesn’t probably take as long as you would thing.) It will take what it takes.
When we put down the hustle and the hurry, the tasks and the to-do lists, we get to pick up the relief that comes from allowing whatever new story we know is inside us to write to take the time it needs to take.
And when we do, we’ll see that just like my website and my new and ever-growing story over these last few years have shown me, its all very much worth the wait.
What new story are you looking to write for your life?
Grab my free Get Unstuck Now Workbook over on my newly designed website to get started writing your new story today.
As a freedom coach, writer, educator, and speaker, I empower others to find freedom from the alcohol habit that’s keeping them stuck so they can discover who they are, reconnect to their true self, and create a life of their choosing.
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