Are You A Resistor Or Persistor?
Wouldn't it be great to feel that way in your business? That you could just be in action, really quickly, creating high-quality marketing materials, attracting ideal clients, producing new products and programs and not even notice anything else around you (all your other "To-Dos", or various projects or housework that needs to get done ...) instead of feeling overwhelmed, like you're torn in a million different directions ...
Back when I worked as a High School drama teacher, I had a term that I used to describe really good work happening in my dramaroom: creative chaos. What was so special about these creatively chaotic moments was that to anyone just walking by it would have looked like mayhem, but instead it was students so engaged in creating that they didn't notice they were working right on top of another group of students, that it was so loud, or that they were, well, working. They would actually beg me for more time to work (yes, you read that right) and would create more quality in 15 minutes than they ever thought possible.
Wouldn't it be great to feel that way in your business? That you could just be in action, really quickly, creating high-quality marketing materials, attracting ideal clients, producing new products and programs and not even notice anything else around you (all your other "To-Dos", or various projects or housework that needs to get done ...) instead of feeling overwhelmed, like you're torn in a million different directions or don't know where to focus your attention and energy first so you just give up and answer email instead or get a snack ...
The thing is, you can.
Creative chaos is the second energy point in action, my friend, and you have the ability to tap into it - all the time, anytime - in your business or any other part of your life, for that matter.
First, a bit about the second energy point: it's located throughout the hip area of the body, and it's no mistake that's where our creation organs live as well (hmm-mmm, you know what I mean). The golden key that will have this energy point going to work for you and your business is in shifting your thinking. What's so exciting is that when you shift your thinking about what you're actually capable of creating, nothing can limit the explosion of energy that will naturally come bursting forth. It's the Universal Energetic Principle of Creation.
But, for that to happen, you must be willing.
Let me go back to my drama students to show you what I mean. To kick-off creative chaos I would usually count the students off and put them into groups. (Some of them hated this. This meant they weren't with all of their friends; you know, the people they were most comfortable with...) Next, I would give them the task of what they needed to create and then I would give them, say, 10 or 15 minutes in which to do it. At that point there was always 1 or 2 from each group that would freak out: "What? Are you kidding? How are we supposed to do THAT with ONLY this?" My answer, "You have 8 more minutes."
These kids weren't wrong, and I wasn't mean. They were simply playing the role of resistance, and I was playing the role of persistence. We all have both inside us, and they live in our second energy point.
The question then becomes, when it comes to creating what you want in your business: which one do you choose to activate - resistance or persistence?
Whenever you are faced with wanting something to come into your business - more clients, new programs, products, more money, whatever it might be -- you ignite the energy of your second point, and you call up either resistance or persistence - depending on which one you're more familiar with. If you aren't sure which it is for you, take a look at what's around you. There's your answer.
Ok, so if you don't like what you see how do you change? How do you get this second energy point really working for you?
You must create who you want to be. Shed the old; create the new. Sounds simple. So why haven't you done it? We're all bound together by the common tension that lies in the second energy point between the belief in your potential to be your highest and most successful self (persistence) and the fear that, for a reason most likely you can't actually prove, it just won't happen (resistance). What I really want to point out here is that persistence isn't about struggle, strife and ugh. That's just resistance pretending to be persistence. Tricky little energy, huh?
Call To Action:
Use your energy to say YES to your creative abilities rather than engaging your energy to come up with all the reasons of why you can't.
Take a moment to ponder which one will better serve your business ...
Use time frames. This serves well for activating the power of creative chaos.
Find someone to keep you accountable. (My drama students wouldn't have done it without my constant countdown reminder and the knowing that they would be asked to present SOMETHING when the time was up - No Matter What.)
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Oh, and my drama-students? Well, wherever we performed I would hear, "I can't believe you got these kids to do this." I still hear from a lot of my students today - you can see many of them on my FaceBook Page: http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679002799 . The experience has stayed with them and, well, that's the power of the second point, right?