What are you giving yourself permission for today?

I very much believe that we know deep inside what we need and what we crave, but that often expectations, demands, stories and to-do lists can muddle that knowing. So, right now, I’d invite you to take a breath. To ground yourself in the chair or sofa sitting in, feeling the contact with the floor or chair. Knowing that you can trust that need inside of you, ask yourself: what am I giving myself permission for today?

It needn’t be a long sentence. It needn’t even be a fully articulated word. Perhaps it’s just a feeling. Go with it.

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Giving yourself permission

Whenever I ask myself this question, a lot of the time the answer is “rest” or “space”. As much as I’ve worked to incorporate both in my daily life over the past few years, I still need to remind myself of it. Of identifying when I need rest—especially when I have plans, when I want to finish a project, when I just want to get on with things. I no longer see rest as something to squeeze in once the entire to-do list is done. But giving myself permission to rest is something that I do need reminding of every now and then.

Once you’ve identified what you want to give yourself permission for, see if you can make it happen. If “rest” came up for you, can you move things around today? Can take you an hour before the school run just for you? Can you delegate something?

What is really necessary, what really needs to be done right now?

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Perhaps a really specific thing came up when you asked yourself what you wanted to give yourself permission for. Permission to not attend that event you’d committed to. To follow that big idea you had, even though you see no one else doing it. To reach out to your dream client or a possible collaborator. To watch trashy TV in the middle of the day.

Whatever it is, can you make it happen?

Reminding myself of that deep inner knowing inside of me is really empowering for me. There is so much noise out there for what we ought to do—around our businesses, around our lives, around our bodies, how we move, what we eat, how we raise our children… With all that noise, and all those shoulds, it sometimes seems as if we really can’t trust ourselves and our needs. Apparently, we need a whole industry of advice books and websites to tell us. But that’s not true. You can trust yourself. Even if you see no one else doing or desiring what you feel, what you know, inside, you can trust yourself, your needs, your body, your business.

A permission slip is a great first step

If my newsletters and free resources resonate with you, I might just be the right mentor for you. I don’t believe in 10-step-plans, or get rich quick schemes. I do believe that it is possible to create and run a business that fits you and your life: your values and rhythms, your strengths and passions. I strongly believe that you don’t need to do all the things, or be on all the channels to make your business work. 

I’m here to help you feel more supported in your business. I’m here to give you the confidence to run your business from that place of deep inner knowing inside of you, offering my signature blend of mindset shifts and practical steps.

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