If you’re feeling stuck, lost, overwhelmed, or stressed in any way, shape, or form, then you need a CAR.
Let me explain…
Anytime you’re trying to get from Point A (where you are now) to Point B (where you want to go), you need some sort of vehicle, right? That could be your legs if you’re walking, or a car, bus, train, or plane. Well, I propose that you take a CAR where C stands for Clarity, A for Acceptance, and R for Rebuilding.
You see, to get from Point A to Point B, you need to start from a place of Clarity & Awareness. You need to get clear about where you are now and the situation you’re currently facing. You need to take a look at it. It’s so easy to keep ignoring it, pushing it aside, or shoving it down as you move through your day. But, the first step is to actually look at it. This might sound simple, but it can actually be quite hard. Yet this is the very first and necessary step to getting unstuck and making significant, intentional change in your life.
So, what comes next?
After you look at it, you need to approach it with Acceptance. Now, acceptance doesn’t mean that you stay stuck and do nothing about it. Rather, it’s the opposite. It’s saying “hey, this is what’s going on right now. I see this situation with a non-judgemental awareness and, from this place, I’ll begin the process of transformation.” The key here in all my programs is tuning into your body, which is always sending you signals. Even if you don’t intellectually acknowledge what you’re going through, your body will find ways to let you know. It may be through signals like digestive issues, chronic pain, or insomnia. So, learning how to tune into your body’s signals (i.e. strengthening your mind-body connection) is a key aspect to all of my programs.
Then comes the part you’ve been waiting for - R for Rebuilding. From this place of Clarity and Acceptance, you’re now ready to Rebuild and create your plan of action.
There you have it. Your framework for getting unstuck and creating lasting change. Of course there’s more to it and I dive a whole lot deeper in my 6-week group program, Reclaim Your Radiance, where I guide you step by step through this process with powerful action items along the way. The thing is I only launch this program a couple times a year, and the next cohort will be starting June 20th. I want to make sure you have all the information you need to decide if this program is right for you and that’s why I’m offering a free Information Session on June 8th.
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I was leading a group through the Career & Relationships module of Reclaim Your Radiance last year, and one of the participants shared such a great insight. You see, in this module, we talk a lot about boundaries. So often, we end up feeling depleted and drained in relationships (at work or home) because we’re not setting boundaries to protect our needs and priorities.
You place “people-pleasing” higher on your priority list than your own self-care. This leads to resentment and conflict in relationships. Why? Because you’re not staying true to yourself.
One of the top 5 regrets of the dying is “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not what others expected of me.” How powerful is that??
And yet, that’s what we do in relationships all the time. So, at the end of the lesson, my student said to me that this module taught her the ABC’s of relationships:
A = Acceptance (of yourself and the other person)
B = Boundaries (my favorite definition of boundaries is “the space from which I can love and respect you and me at the same time.”
C = Courage (opening yourself up to any relationship is a radical act of courage & vulnerability)
There you have it! The ABC’s of relationships - Acceptance, Boundaries, and Courage.
I led a free workshop last week on Relationship Burnout. CONTACT ME if you want me to send you the Replay.
If you want to dive even deeper into topics like this and more, then enroll in Reclaim Your Radiance. It’s a 6-week group program that starts June 20th. Early Enrollment is NOW OPEN.
We talk about it in terms of work and career, but it can happen in relationships too. Have you ever been in a relationship where you felt drained anytime you were around the person? Or, felt like you had to walk on eggshells? Or, simply felt unheard and unseen much of the time? This could be any relationship in your life - intimate, family, friends, or colleagues.
Chances are if you stayed in this dynamic long enough, you experienced (or are currently experiencing) some form of burnout. Collins dictionary defines burnout as a state of emotional exhaustion caused by the stresses of one’s work or other responsibilities. This can show up as feeling sad, angry, or easily frustrated. It can show up physically as insomnia, digestive issues, or chronic pain. Mentally, you can have a hard time focusing on tasks at hand, thereby affecting your work and career.
The truth is relationships can be the greatest source of joy, and the greatest source of stress at the same time. When things aren’t going smoothly, it can affect other areas of your life including your career, health, and overall well-being. Give yourself space to intentionally cultivate relationships that fill your cup instead of drain your energy.
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