Today we will be hearing from my mentor and coach, Sarah Robinson. Sarah has a way of whispering in your ear so that you take the next step, I guess we should call her the Blog Whisperer.
How to Develop Laser Sharp Clarity Like the Big Dogs
How would you, your blog and your business be different if you had laser-sharp clarity about The Thing you are up to in this world and the most important things you should (and should not) be working on to get where you know you are supposed to go?
Today, I’d like to share a tool with you that I teach my clients that is part of the Irresistible Business Presence Equation (you can learn more about that here if you’re interested). When you are overwhelmed by options and uncertain of the best direction to take your blog, you can access what Martha Beck (she trained me as a coach) calls the Body Compass. Here’s the thing – for your blog to be irresistible to your right people, or your Tribe, it must be deeply connected to who you are. By tapping into your inner wisdom, you can be certain that the steps and choices you make resonate within you, and will then resonate with your tribe.
So, how do you setup your own Body Compass so that you can run your blog and your business with laser-sharp clarity?
Step 1. Think of the most joyful moment of your life.
Close your eyes and really put yourself into that moment. What do you see? Who was there? What do you smell? Anchor it into your senses. Now, scan your body. Where does that supremely joyful feeling live? Really nestle down into its place of residence like a big down bed.
Step 2. Think of the most heinous experience of your life.
Do everything you did in Step 1 to anchor it in your body. What do you see? Who is there? What do you smell. Once it’s vividly technicolor, scan your body again. Where does this complete and total yucky, nasty feeling live in your body. Now you don’t have to nestle down into it, but do make a note of its address in your body and what it feels like to be there.
Step 3. Summon the decision you must make.
Visualize each of your available options in turn. Breathe into the details. What will that option look like? Feel like? And when you really are “in” that option, where does the feeling it gives you “live”? Is it a nearby neighbor of Joyful or is it camped out near YuckyMcNasty? Don’t let your brain get in on this conversation. This is about tapping into what your body knows. I’m guessing that one of the options in front of you lives in Joyful’s neighborhood. And, if I were you, that is the option I would choose.
So my challenge for you today is this: try this little exercise on a decision large (like should you redesign your blog) or small (like should you ask that person to write a guest blog post) and let me know how it goes in the comments below.
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