I’m so happy to share an update: I am now blogging for Acacia TV. And I just cashed my first check! Can I get a whoop whoop?
Acacia has a beautiful catalog that sells clothes, furnishings, jewelry, garden supplies and gifts, all with an eco-friendly bent. They also produce great fitness DVDs and stream workouts (by the likes of Shiva Rea) online at Acacia TV. I am thrilled to be working with them, because we share a dedication to helping people do the things that matter to them – get fit, get quiet, get right. And they know that true wellness goes way beyond calories in and calories out – they’ve got a whole section of their website dedicated to all things Mind-Body, and that’s where I come in. =)
So far, I’ve written about how to incorporate your kids into your at-home yoga sessions, stretches to ward off colds and flu, and how to tell when rest is just what you need and when it’s a cop out. There’s a new post every week, and I’ll include a link to each new post here. (If you have any topics you’d like me to cover, shoot me an email! I’d love to have your input.)
I’m sharing this news with you not just to toot my own horn (although I am a big fan of sharing the stuff you’re celebrating), but to show you that the principles I talk about work–for me and for you too.
Here’s how to help make some of these big ideas and dreams you’ve got floating around in your brain real:
Do what you do and do it consistently, but make sure you pause long enough to get clear on where you are headed. This opportunity found me because I’ve been consistently talking about my subject matter for years. But I’ve no doubt that it happened when it did because I got clear that I wanted it. And that clarity took me getting my butt on a plane and surrounding myself with people who knew more than I did for a weekend. That act definitely inspired a certain amount of doubt and fear, but it was also incredibly fun and invigorating. You can’t figure everything out while sitting behind your laptop!
Don’t get attached to specifics. I initially thought I’d be working with a totally different kind of company – I had a car company in mind. If I were dead set on that idea, I’d be at least partially disappointed right about now. Which would be so silly! When you get clear, figure out the broad strokes – who you’re going to be serving, what kind of value they’re going to get, why you care – and let the universe fill in the rest of the blanks. (I just recorded an audio about this very topic for my private clients –- one of the perks you get for hiring me as your coach!)
Celebrate (when the money’s in the bank). Obviously, I believe in sharing good news. But I made darn sure that the check was in my account before I did it. It’s easy to get your hopes dashed by banking on something that hasn’t completely finalized itself yet. Just hold off on the celebrating until the money has cleared. And while you’re waiting for that to happen, keep doing what you do and do it the best that you can (otherwise, simply sitting and waiting is a surefire way to throw water on any flames of progress).
What are you celebrating? I’d love to hear about it and high five you, either in the comments below, or on the MsMindbody Facebook page!