Truth time: despite all the hoo-ha out there, it’s not always easy to stay in touch with what keeps you tapped in & on-course, is it?
Stuff happen. Plans go awry. Curveballs fly. Or you stretch into new territory & find yourself feeling anxious or a little outta sorts…
One key thing always makes a world of difference for me, helpin’ me keep a cool head (& my intentions front ‘n’ center) whether I’m stretchin’, rockin’ or recoverin’…
My Tabletop Gang, Buddha & Animal, who stand sentinel on the corner of my desk (something many of you’ve commented on – and a few of you’ve scratched your heads over – watch the video for more on the head-scratchin’ & what its done for me).
Buddha. Whenever I’m having a grrr-day (or things don’t go my way) Buddha helps me stay in touch with one of my primary intentions: to live, work, create & serve with as much equanimity as I can, come what may.
This isn’t about not feelin’ what I feel (like that’s even possible), but remembering not to blow off or fight whatever’s happened (wasting oodles of creative capacity time & energy) but instead, meet it by tapping into the best of me again.
Or, when I find myself nervous & a lil’ breathless doing something new (can you say TV show?) – or a little bigger or bolder than I’ve ever done before (can you say TV show?) – he reminds to take a breath, reconnect and come on back to being me.
Animal. Whenever I’m likely to drift off course a bit with worry I’m ‘not doing it right’, Animal’s my guy. The ultimate status quo antidote, he reminds me to cut myself loose of conditioned constraint and be my kinda wild, free & purposefully pioneering.
The auto-smile that comes whenever I look his way works too (dare ya not to smile).
Given it’s the start of a brand-spankin’ New Year – and you’re likely to be doing something newer or bolder or bigger than before (dare ya) – could you use a sentinel or two?
Which sentinels would you choose?
And what would they stand for with you?
P.S. Have you downloaded last week’s SHAZAM beginner’s Brand MappingTM freebee What’s Your Fave 5 yet (goes with last week’s show, which doubles as a video tutorial)?
P.S. to the P.S. Have you heard the hubbub about 30 Days 30 Dares yet?