If you want to make a change in your life you need to do things differently? Am I right?
My year kicked off with something I have never done before. Instead of locking myself inside my cozy studio and working day in and day out on my business plans I decided to dedicate the month of January to trying new things that would feed my soul.
On January the 9th I got on an airplane with 12 other women and headed to Cuba for a Four Day Busi-Women Mastermind retreat. I knew some of the women but not all. Every single one of us are in business for ourselves and all of us signed up for these four days to learn and grow and come back refreshed and ready to take on the world in a new exciting way!
The trip was magical. These women are magnificent, beyond all of my expectations. The training we received by our infamous leader, Karen Baring was invaluable. The official learning began on sunny, breezy mornings with coffee, tea and lots of brain power but continued throughout the day as we were given challenges that provoked thought and created intimate and deep conversations.
After the first day I felt like I had been re-introduced to myself.
It’s so strange to me but as years fly by and life presents itself with more and more responsibility I often forget who I am. I forget about the woman I always wanted to become and instead I go into robot mode. I am a slave to every “To Do” List that I write for myself and when it’s time to stop and relax I forget how. My brain will not shut down. To soothe myself what do I do? Yup, write another “To Do” List.
Why am I telling you this? Well, when I struggle I feel alone. Sure I talk it out with my husband, my Mom and close friends but I still feel like something is really wrong with me.
Immersing myself in a four day retreat with women who were experiencing the same type of challenges was the best medicine for a happy 2020! We were all in it together, we could relate so well to each other and we all let our guards down and just allowed ourselves to be vulnerable. I learned so much from all of them. We shared beautiful stories about how each of us inspired the other. It wasn’t just me who felt the magic.
When we filed on to the airplane to head home to our loved ones we knew we had changed. We had found ourselves again and we were ready to use our “Wonder Woman” power for good. This power I have come home with is giving me higher purpose with everything that I do in my business and personal life. Re-writing my business plan for 2020 took far less time than it has in other years because now I know I only need to work on the things that fill my heart with joy.
Are you looking for a great way to re-connect with your true self? Here are some other things I tried last month that you might like to explore as well:
- – Sound Therapy with Tiffany Tara
- – Get your friends together and make a Powerful Vision Board to set your intentions for the year
- – Use a Meditation App and make it a practice every Morning and Before Bed
- – Exercise daily – 30 minutes of sweating is all you need!
- – READ – The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World