I know it sounds weird, but my laptop sent me a message last Saturday night. It told me to “STOP DOING” by cracking up. For real, the screen cracked.
Have you ever received a message that told you to ‘pause’ for a moment?
My life revolves around my computer. I write blogs, I create workshops and I develop programs. HOW COULD I WORK WITH A BROKEN LAPTOP?
That’s the thing – I couldn’t!
So after a little cry on my floor I Googled it, posted on Facebook and messaged a friend for help. It wasn’t until today that I truly embraced the idea that I’m being sent a message. I need “to be” for a moment.
It’s given me insight about changing gears and I thought I would share it with you since the last few emails have been about “doing”. I’ve given you tools to make your goals reality. Those tools are still relevant and important. But we’ve done enough “doing” for this month. We need “to be” for a moment.
What “being” looks like…
How being and doing are different
What do I really mean when I say “being” as opposed to “doing”? Well, I learned a style of coaching that honours both. Co-Active = Being-Doing. I obviously fall on one side more than the other. How about you?
Here is an excerpt from the Coaches Training Institute website to explain it a little more…
“The “Co” in Co-Active suggests relationship, connection, intimacy and collaboration. Thus, the “Co” in us is curious, listens deeply, hears nuance, holds space for others, intuits and nurtures.
The “Active” in Co-Active stands for power, direction, action and manifestation. So, the “Active” in us is courageous, has clarity and conviction, takes charge and achieves goals.” http://www.thecoaches.com/why-cti/what-is-co-active
I really hope you don’t get a costly message from the universe, like I did, about where it thinks you need to focus.
It pays to take stock of the “being” and “doing” in your life and make a choice to balance them out the best you can. This will help you achieve your goals while enjoying the process.
P.S. Are you more in the being or the doing? I love learning from you and when we learn from each other. Share below how you're bringing one or the other into your life.