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FEAR, LOATHING & DIRTY DISHES

Fix the "broken pieces"; do the healing before we do our creative work. What's wrong with this idea?

The pieces that need healing are Not the part we create from. "Healing first" is just another form of our old enemy, Resistance.

If we wait until it's all fixed, we'll never get our creative pieces out there in the world that is waiting for them.

Working on our "stuff" is important and I'm all for it, but don't wait until you're fully baked, or you'll never do it.

MORE IMPORTANT THAN SEX

MICHAEL: Don't knock rationalization. Where would we be without it? I don't know anyone who can get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They're more important than sex.

SAM; Aw, come on! Nothing's more important than sex.

MICHAEL; Oh yea? Have you ever gone a week without a rationalization?!

from Lawrence Kasdan's "The Big Chill"

....and Rationalization may well be Resistance's "right-hand man".

What are you rationalizing about Not doing this week?

We can always find good ones to stop us from doing what we're supposed to create.

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HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR FOUNDATION?

Have you checked your foundation recently?

If your business isn't generating enough clients and income, it's usually around foundational cracks.

All sound and strong?

Congratulations! You must be doing something extraordinarily well, and you are in the minority.

If your answer is "no", there are likely cracks in the foundation. Identifying and "repairing" them is a key component for creating future success and sustainability,

Want to know what they usually are? You may be surprised, and it has nothing to do with spending more money!

THE BEAST AT YOUR DOOR

Steven Pressfield writes in "The War of Art"     "If Resistence couldn't be beaten, there would be no Fifth Symphony, no Romeo and Juliet, no Golden Gate Bridge. Defeating Resistance is like giving birth. It seems absolutely impossible until you remember that women have been pulling it off successfully, with support and without, for fifty million years."

Resistance is the enemy and it shows up in multiple forms.

We all experience it at times, or all the time, and to lesser or greater degrees. 

Defeating it, and it can be defeated, is the only way to win through

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FOR A NEW BEGINNING

"I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me." Herman Hesse We can ignore our Callings until the whisper becomes a persistent chatter, or a roar. A beautiful reminder from John O'Donohue, quoted in "Wisdom@Work, The Making of a Modern Elder" by Chip Conley