Why would you slow down?
Yeah, I know a lot of people are telling us to buy this.
Purchase that to make our business better.
Get this half price to be sure 2018 is a great start.
And it goes on and on.
Yes, of course there are many things that sound good, but I think for many of us, it is time for us to STOP and slow down!
Now I’m not talking about slowing down and doing nothing. Not at all.
I am saying stop long enough to think about what you really want to do and think about how you possibly already have the way to start.
And how many of you like me have done things that people have asked me to do even though it was not part of what my key focus area was. And in many cases, it just took me off the path that I knew was the one that I was supposed to be on.
So when I am saying slow down, I’m thinking of shutting down all the white noise and listen to what I really want to do. And know that that is what I’ve been called to do and I need to keep on that path and say ‘no’ to people who want me to do other things for them, but they aren’t the focus that I know I need to stay on.
This year, I did do some of the things that were my focus but there were many other things that caused me to go off my path. And it meant that so many of my things got watered down and really did not get started well.
This year, I have resigned from one of my 9 year contracts. I knew it was the right time. And I have already said ‘no’ to some things that people said ‘Oh Linda, shall we consider partnering with xxx?’ And my answer is ‘no’.
And what happened? Already I’ve got a few young people to mentor (the millenials are the key group that I will still be part of), getting a film crew that is already a possibility, writing my next book and working on my wellness advocate business which I have found so many to be wellbeing.
I’m going to write more about slowing down. But this is just a start.
I hear more and more people talking about slowing down. De-cluttering. And making sure that life is not just on the internet but that there are many great times to catch up with people for fun, for dreams and for making sure we are doing what we know is our plan and not letting others take us off the path.
And yes, slowing down does not mean that you have to skimp on things or not get things you love. But it is about making sure what you do get is what you know is fun for you, fully enjoying it and not just getting it because it means more material things for you that people admire.
What will you do differently in 2018 to be sure that you are on the path you know is the one that has been given to you.