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Feel like you’ve hit a wall?

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You can grow…
 
…and then plateau.
 
As a verb, “to plateau” means:
 
“to reach a state of little or no change after a time of activity or progress.”
 
As a noun, “plateau” can be used in a sentence as such:
 
HOW THE HECK DO I GET OFF OF THIS STUPID PLATEAU?
 
 
Finding yourself stuck on a plateau longer than you’d like doesn’t necessarily indicate that you are not taking any action.
 
Lots of folks are taking action yet finding themselves unable to shift up to their next level.
 
That’s because the action they are taking is basically “more of the same.” More of what helped them make their last shift.
 
Which seems perfectly logical! You do some deep work to untie some old knots and those inner shifts help you advance. So, you figure, MORE deep work will result in MORE advancement.
 
(It’s true that more inner work will help you advance – just not right now.)
 
Now you likely need to focus on making some exterior shifts to bring your outside self (or environment) into alignment with your new, more refined inner self.
 
Because without that alignment, shifting up and off of a plateau is very, very difficult.
 
Once you make those exterior shifts – getting a new wardrobe, or organizing your home, getting your finances in order, or creating a new product – you will shift up to your next level…
 
…and only then is it time to do additional inner work to bring how you think and feel into alignment with all of the outer evidence of your new level of success.
 
Shifting to your next level definitely requires taking action… but it has to be the right type of action.
 
Follow the flow of the natural cycle: inner growth leads to outer growth, which leads to more inner growth… onward and upward.
 
 
Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,

 
 

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Having trouble finding time to refuel?

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How do you…
 
…get away
or play
or hit the hay
or Namaste…
 
…if you can’t reserve an entire day?
 
Refilling your creative fuel tanks isn’t solely about giving yourself an abundance of space and time, it’s also about how fully you commit to actually unplugging from your life.
 
The more you can fully unplug (and dissolve your guilt around doing so), the less time you’ll need for that experience to be a revitalizing one.
 
Spending 90 minutes completely unplugged will likely be more restorative than four hours of halfhearted, semi-committed, kind-of-distracted “relaxation.”
 
(Of course, four hours of whole-hearted unplugging has the potential to totally Blow Yer Mind.)
 
 
Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,

 
 

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Conserving your precious resources…

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The best thing about a leaky faucet…
 
…is that you can hear it.
 
And, if it’s annoying enough, you will be compelled to fix it (sooner, rather than later.)
 
Plus, water is a precious resource.
 
Alas, not all of our leaks of precious resources are as easily identified and plugged.
 
Why is that?
 
My 90-second answer – this week’s Golden Nugget – starts at the :45 second mark in the video above.
 
(Place your cursor over the video image and the time bar will appear at the bottom of the video.)
 
Also… my amazing cartooning skillz are featured at minute 3:40, 4:09 and 5:35. Yeah, that’s right… should this whole coaching thing not work out, drawing is totally my plan B.
 
 
Mindset Reset
Only 6 seats left.
 
 
 
 
Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,

 
 

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