My Mum always told me drugs are bad. VERY bad. Luckily I listened to her and never got into them – I actually became a Police Officer so she really had nothing to worry about. I turned out to be the biggest “goodie two shoes” ever. I did everything by the book and followed the rules. If someone said jump I said, “How high?”. If it wasn’t “by the book” I didn’t do it.
I didn’t get the big V and got the sack from the Police. Whoops sorry Mum. I mean, really, when you look at it, I listened to her advice and didn’t get that drug put in my arm either ha ha
I felt like such a rebel. Go me… being all defiant and stuff.
The reason I am telling you this is that since that day (2 years ago now) I have been on the biggest roller coaster of my life. I am a single mother of 2 young girls and suddenly was relying on my business to support me full-time. Eeeekkk Talk about crap ya dacks (see previous emails for the explanation of those words!)
Over the last few years, I have had the HUGEST highs and the LOWEST lows. Some days they would happen within 24 hours. Like seriously… Feeling so accomplished and proud one minute – the next hyperventilating into my pillow wondering how I was going to pay my bills.
Running a sold-out retreat, high as a kite, and then coming home to kids that wouldn’t listen to a word I said…
Receiving the most beautiful heartfelt testimonials of people saying I have changed (or even saved) their lives to receiving hateful and horrible comments about my motives and intentions
Being so excited to have people joining me on a course, retreat or seminar to have them suddenly not be able to make it
I have been through it all
So I can tell you all with my hand over my heart – I am very qualified to talk to you about how to deal with the roller coaster of emotions in business. I don’t have a degree in rollercoaster riding but I do have a tonne of life experience.
I know what works and I know what doesn’t. Trial and error really.
It’s just like drugs actually – you need to survive through the highs and the lows. Without one there is not the other.
But what can we do? How do we make it through each day, week, or month whilst celebrating and then taking a hit that physically knocks you to your knees?
You get really good at resilience and even better at moving through these emotions quickly.
I would love to tell you everything you need to know here on this email but it would take me forever (even though I do have a brand new PINK keyboard with the letter L present and accounted for..)
It would be easier for me to talk you through it and show you some visual tools and embodiment practices to make for a smoother ride.
I will give you a hint – all our tools start with SH… No, they are not swear words but they are memorable and will help you when the SH hits the fan.