I spent most of Tuesday purposely stepping back from everything that keeps me busy to do some focused thinking. Since launching my solopreneur life coaching and consulting practice in December, I’ve been very busy, but I’m not so sure the things that I’m spending the most time on are the things I most want to do. I used my retreat day to think about where I am now with my work, and where I want to  go.

My tools included a VisualsSpeak deck, a journal, and a thermos of coffee. To create a calm space for thinking, I used a scented candle and some new-agey chakra music. I needed that because some of the questions I wanted to dive into can cause resistance (otherwise known as stop-you-in-your-tracks fear) to spring up.

By the end of the day, I’d gotten the results I wanted. I’d journaled about some hard questions about financial security, personal and professional identity, evolving interests and passions, and hopes and goals for the future.  I created a pie chart identifying how much time I want to spend on consulting work, how much on my life coaching business, how much on learning new things, and how much on volunteer and community-focused work.  I’ll use it to guide me in what to say yes to, what to seek more of and what to decline.

All of that led to this morning’s activity: 2 hours of rearranging and decluttering my office. It’s starting to better reflect who I am now and where I am heading.

A process like this one can help you step back from the busyness of day to day life that can put us on autopilot, and help us align what we do in life with who we truly are. Contact me to find out more.

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