Asking for what you’re worth, pressing “Publish”, hustling to get booked solid, launching your passion project and hoping it doesn’t meet crickets… there’s plenty for a heart-centered entrepreneur to stress about.
The thing about being in crisis mode is that we can get so spun out we forget where the rip cord is. Where’s your bridge over troubled water? Who ya gonna call? How do you spell relief? Make a list of your soft places to land, so you can refer to it when the going gets rougher than tough.
YOUR SOURCES OF STRENGTH AND COMFORT:
When I do the following, I am very likely to feel centered, lighter, focused, inspired…
Lunch with my best friend, visit to church, texting my mastermind group, a few laps around the lake.
When I do the following, I will likely feel a sense of relief…
Getting in the tub, dancing it out, ommm’ing it out, journaling, silence.
As for downing a carton of cookie dough ice cream, drunk-dialing your former flame, and binge watching… let’s put that “comfort list” in its proper place.
Even though I “think” that doing the following things will make me feel good, they actually aren’t very helpful…
Mindless Instagramming, sneaking a smoke, therapy shopping…
Your heart knows the difference between what soothes your nervous system and what just numbs the pain. @DanielleLaPorte (Click to Tweet!)
In service of your true comfort, and creating from that centered space, get clear on what’s good for you.
Always with Love,
Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path—from one seeker to another. The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries. Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.” A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son. You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.
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