I’m off the grid. I’ve become something of a monk.
I had a car accident at the end of November and got a pesky concussion. Who would have thought the key to joy I have felt at times close to euphoria and the rapture of a beautiful business awakening, could come from doc’s orders of no driving, computer, texting, screens of any sort, reading or writing?
My memory has gone in and out and words with them. I was barely walking, and the brightest light I have seen in six weeks is the one inside the refrigerator.
I listen to meditative music, have no idea what’s happening in the news, (it hurts my head to even listen), and I don’t miss it. I have a blanket over my television screen. It’s almost religious. And here comes the enlightenment:
Though I can’t see the screen, I can listen to the one movie I stored on Tivo that doesn’t have loud music, gunshots, screaming, or for that matter much of a plot. But having listened to it now for close to (no kidding) a hundred times, I can still feel the heart of the people. I connect with the deep feelings between their spoken lines. It’s these feelings that align us to others, and become the number one reason why your book or business may become your audience’s obvious choice over and over. Their brand.
I have discovered in my work that there’s extraordinary freedom in losing your words and letting them find you better than ever. The essence is never lost; the struggle is. Your story becomes something so much more expansive than an “about us.”
I’m still a bit of a mole—peeking out into the sunlight bit by bit. Getting better. A long-time client who insisted I still help her a few weeks back, told me my insights for moving her company forward this year were “better than ever.”
Our brains are magnificent machines! Who knew? My synapses were discombobulated all over the map and they’re now finding their way back to the barn. How lucky am I!
Let this be a beautiful year for your success. It starts with not just telling a story but embodying the story only you are here to tell.
It takes readiness and some courage to be the kind of person who knows you’re wasting you precious time without a little “whack on the side of the head.”
Sans concussion. With love and empathy for the people you’re here to help.
I’m here to help you. Thank you, as always, for reading.