Let’s do a little exercise. You with me?
Don’t think about ‘em.
Just for a minute.
Can you do it?
It’s really simple!
Just don’t think about cucumbers!
Okay…how’d it go?
I ask you this because taking control of our thoughts is something that has been, well, heavy on my mind lately.
Specifically when it comes to our collective quest to detach from what other people think of us.
I am about to make some really big changes to my business. “Winds in the east, mist coming in” as Bert would say in one of my favorite Sacred Seduction® movies, Mary Poppins.
I feel really itchy and unhappy with the “information product” business model. I long for connection; to be with my community in-person, skin on skin, voice to voice.
In designing this restructure I have been instructed to stop looking at what other people in the industry are doing and stop caring what people think.
Which of course just sends me straight to Instagram to obsess over people’s lives and how I need to be like them in order to be doing things right.
Have you ever noticed that trying not to think about something often will drive us straight into the lovin’ arms of that very thing itself?
(Hence the cucumber analogy.)
To explore this idea, I’ve recently unsubscribed to pretty much every piece of content marketing that hits my inbox, even the things and people I truly love.
In doing so, I’m noticing what it is I truly yearn for, rather than just consuming everything comes my way.
And here’s what I’ve learned:
The secret is not to care less about what other people think.
The secret is to care MORE about what you actually care about.
For me, that’s looking at mansions in Barcelona for a 2017 Seduction Retreat. (she says as her eyes turn into hearts that make the sound of a 1920’s car horn.)
It’s planning more in-person experiences, less recorded MP3’s.
It’s dancing more, reading more, traveling more…computering less.
In doing so I feel my energy curling back up inside me; condensing, focusing, becoming more potent.
Look out Lovers. Somethin’ is brewin’ and ’bout to begin…
P.S. – Want to see me LIVE in your city? Drop me a comment. I want to hear from you!