Do you want to make some changes in your work but you don’t know how?
Maybe you want to advocate for more effective distribution of power in your workplace, or you want to change the way you meet with your clients to include more creativity.
Or maybe there’s just a vague feeling of dissatisfaction or a gnawing tension.
Recently, I had a conversation with a person who runs a design firm.
She was exhausted. She wanted to be doing more of the creative work, the part that she was passionate about.
She had hired talented employees, but she couldn’t figure out how to shift things so that she could grow without burning out.
I admired her vision and I liked talking with her.
I told her what it would look like for me to support her in her goals.
“I’m too busy for that,” she said. “Could we meet less often?”
She wanted help, but she didn’t have time for it.
I’ve been there myself, and I see it often with my students and clients.
We want something, but we feel overwhelmed when we think about getting there. It seems impossible. The path forward is obscured or blocked.
Here’s the thing: the next step is rarely about doing something. It’s usually about opening up space.
It’s like you’ve planted a seed in your garden, and you’re wondering why it won’t sprout.
Well, if you’ve buried it where there are already other plants, there’s no room. You have to clear some ground for it to grow into.
With the changes we want in our lives, it’s usually not that we haven’t planted the seed. It’s that we haven’t made space to receive what we’ve asked for.
Of course, that involves letting go of something, pulling out something that was growing there. That’s a loss. We need gentleness to face that.
How about you? What seed have you planted?
How can you make space for it to grow?
P.S. Maybe you’re clear what you’re needing right now is one-on-one support. If you’re drawn to explore getting support from me, email me about scheduling a free 30 minute call. You’ll take away some ideas to apply right away and can sense into whether you’d like to work with me further.