Are you willing?

There’s a dude named Jonathan Fields who is one of my heroes. He started a series of video interviews called Good Life Project. If you haven’t heard of Jonathan or seen any of the Good Life Project interviews, you are truly missing out.

Recently, Jonathan posted a question with so much insight that it made me want to weep. It was simple and he spoke the truth. You can watch the video here.

Before you click over though, here are my questions for you:

  1. Are you committed to being of service or are you committed to being comfortable?
  2. Are you committed to leadership or are you happy getting by, not making waves?
  3. Are you committed to action or are you committed to frustration?
  4. What’s your BIG WHY? (And if you don’t know it, figure it out. Not knowing – not remembering – is a BIG part of your frustration and unhappiness in life).

It may feel like “being busy” means you’re contributing to the world. It may feel like “getting organized” means something, too. And while getting work done in an organized, efficient manner is critically important for putting your good work out there, sometimes we get stuck on the big scary stuff because it isn’t “perfect.” In reality, sometimes good is good enough.

If you’re feeling wishy-washy on the questions above, or you know you’re ready to step into something big, I can help (and often in a single two-hour session).

I’m here to be of service to you in helping you connect with your Big Why. And to do it in a way that doesn’t wear you out or leave your feeling overwhelmed. My work with you centers on right action, aligned with your purpose. And you end up getting really focused and organized to boot.

Are you willing?

Make Some Room,

Angie

#iamwilling

Information without action

I don’t talk about this part of my life much, but it’s hugely important to my well-being and physical health. For almost five years, I’ve been seeing a chiropractor who practices a very different methodology called “Network Spinal Analysis” (NSA). It’s more of a form of energy and breath work than the standard pop and crack method most chiropractors use.

Initially, I started seeing the chiro because I had lower back pain so horrendous that I couldn’t walk around in Target for more than 10 minutes before the concrete floors had me bent over with back pain. Within a few months of doing this work, my body has been healed from that pain. I can spend hours in Target now (just kidding…I’m so not a shopper) The point is: I could if I wanted to and that feels like freedom to me.

Anywhooo, now that my hubby and I live in the mountains, we’re switching to a practitioner of NSA closer to our new home. I went for an introductory talk last night and was excited to learn even more about what NSA is and what it does for the body.

Dr. Brian said something, though, which is really what compelled me to write this morning.

He said, “Information without action is frustration.”

Wha????

With that simple statement, he helped me realize a lot of Universal issues that you and I are struggling with.

We are in the information age, right? There is so much information available to us it’s literally overwhelming!

Now we can “know” anything we want. We can collect, research, analyze, and think to our heart’s content.

But unless we put what we “know” into action, all we get is frustration. All the collecting, researching, analyzing, and thinking leads to…nothing.

Nothing at all unless we TAKE ACTION.

So, gentle reader, if you’re feeling frustrated about ANYTHING, if you’re feeling PAIN, if you’re feeling STUCK, that’s your body’s way of saying, “HEY: PAY ATTENTION! The time for mental gymnastics is OVER. Let’s get into ACTION.”

Enough navel gazing. Enough collecting. Enough thinking.

ACTION.

It’s the answer to your frustration, your pain, and your stuckness.

Make Some Room,

Angie

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The tangled web that’s weaved…

My hubby Nelson shared an insight he had over the weekend while he was out shooting photographs on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

His class was focused on sunrises, sunsets, and macro photography of flowers. And I guess while he was shooting, something about the flowers reminded him of a spider web.

This thinking of about spider webs led his wonderful brain to think about the world wide web and how it acts as a sort of spider web.

His line of thinking was profound to me: just as the purpose of spider web is to catch food for the spider, so the world wide web captures us.

And if my clients and friends and myself are any indication, getting stuck in the world wide web is easy, isn’t it?

How many times have you gone online to check something and looked up 45 minutes and 13 tabs later wondering what was going on?

You’re trapped in the web!

This led me to do a little research and I pondered, “Are there any insects that cannot get trapped in a spider web?” Turns out, this led me to an article that describes how spiders avoid getting trapped in their own webs!

And THIS bit of information is important for us!

First, here are three things I learned:

  • Spiders make light contact with the web. They use just the tips of their feet to walk across the web
  • Grooming is important! Spiders will regularly clean any extra bits of web silk or other debris off their legs so they don’t accumulate and cause “stuckage” (yes, I just made up that word).
  • The whole entire web isn’t sticky – the spiral threads ARE but the spokes of the web and the center (where the spider rests) are not!

“So, how is this important to me?” you’re wondering…

I’m so glad you asked! Check it out…

  1. If you make light contact with the internet (the web), you can avoid accidentally getting stuck and sucked into mindless surfing!
  2. Be present to how you feel while you’re surfing the web. If you start to feel yucky because you’ve somehow landed on TMZ or some Joan Rivers crap or (gasp!) you start watching some “Real Housewives” shenanigans, close your browser(s) immediately. Proceed to the bath, use lavender to cleanse your aura and go do some volunteer work for the community. And don’t surf mindlessly again. Ick!
  3. Finally, if the spokes of the web aren’t sticky, this gives me the image that using the internet deliberately – meaning searching for something specific and then walking away – will keep you from getting trapped. Quickly in, focus, easily out.

Am I spinning this analogy too much?

Probably!

But it’s working for me.

When Nelson and I talked about this, he said, “You know the point of the web is for the spider to catch food. The insect – the food – is killed and eaten by the spider. Getting caught up in the internet feels like that sometimes.”

His advice? Instead of mindless web surfing, go outside. Look closely at the trees, the flowers, and the flowing streams. Hell, go find a REAL spider web and be in AWE of what an amazing creation it is. And understand it’s also a warning to tread lightly in this world, lest you become entangled in something you didn’t plan for!

Make Some Room,

Angie

P.S. Last week, I introduced you to some friends of mine who are doing a giveaway. I wrote a little eBook (Simplify Your Day: The Ultimate Guide to Clearing the Clutter, Cutting the Noise, and Cleaning Off Your To-Do List ) and included it as part of this fun! If you’re interested, I hope you’ll check out the whole she-bang of giveaways from my friends Jen & Kyleigh.

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