As I declare my retirement from body work tomorrow, I feel a deep sense of purpose, confidence, and calling, but the thoughts about what my checkbook will look like this month creep into my head to eat away at all of the “knowing” that I have about this big change in my life.
I am fortunate to have a working spouse to help pad the financial changes, but my inner perfectionist seems to want to sabotage me – it has been successful many times in my life, and I don’t want it to win this time. A dominant narrative in my life was “If I am not perfect, I am a failure.” In some ways,my decision to change my business paradigm has been easy. Nothing has ever felt more “right” to me.
Here are the ways I have been working on myself during this change:
- Reprogramming limiting beliefs: I love doing this with clients – I have my ways, but I really prefer not to treat myself all the time. I appreciate the other perspectives and being able to “turn off” from practitioner mode. Working with Yolanda Perera, who specializes in Theta Healing and EFT (Tapping) and Marylou Smith, who specializes in Psych-K has been a tremendous help.
- Law of Attraction: Focusing on what I want instead of what I don’t want has been transformative for me. I love Abraham Hicks’ YouTube Videos and Pam Grout’s books E-Squared and E-Cubed.
- Speaking it into reality: I recently listened to Joel Osteen’s book The Power of I Am. I realized I wasn’t speaking what I wanted – just letting it bounce around in my head. As I have spoken more about it, my desires and path have gained clarity and crystallization.
- Lead with your heart: I am a big believer in using your heart as an internal GPS. I will be teaching courses on it. As I have used the method, both from an evidence-based place and an intuitive state of mind, I have found it immeasurably powerful in guiding me to abundance and success. I still use my mind, and love information gathering and logic, but all of that needs to feel good to me in order to proceed.
- Celebrate yourself! Celebrate failure, success, birthdays, retirements, new beginnings. For most of my life, I have had deep shame around celebrating myself in any way. Having a party tomorrow is a HUGE deal for me. I never saw the point in celebrating anything, and I still struggle with it at times, but I am stepping out and it feels good.
How do you navigate success for change?
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