[painted ladies SF] Mar 18, 2015
Do you feel exposed when you step out of your comfort zone? Do you go for it anyway or does it stop you?
I was just drinking two aloe beverages called “Exposed” and “Comfort” and it inspired me to blog.
I’m the type of person who crave change and have no problem being exposed. The comfort zone is an interesting one as some are easy and others may occur as larger shifts. And still I am fully aware of that being my interesting point of view. And with that POV what do I create? So what choices can I make and what questions can I ask to shift that?
Say you own a house, have a couple of kids and would love to change jobs, do you? Do you take the leap without having another job or income revenue in place? Do you move or sell your house at a loss? Or do you wait until something else shows up?
To me revenue has been a sticking point, changing and having revenue lined up is different to me than leaving without, and is it? What makes the perception of employment occur as “safe” vs. creating your own thing? Why do we buy into the belief that we can’t leap without having money for our expenditures so it may make sense to save up money first? And what if that is what stops the flow of new possibilities to show up in your world? Interesting isn’t it?
I have yet to crack the code for that myself so I continue to explore and ask questions. I do know that there is a lie that I have bought into along the way and once I have the awareness of what that is I’ll shift things fast. The fun thing with asking questions is that you open yourself up to new possibilities. I wonder what will show up?
[image of me] Mar 9, 2015
… and how are you expressing it?
Having spent more than 25 years working with “professional” sales people I know that many of them have no clue. So what am I talking about? Do you think sales is only for the “professional” sales people? To me, life is a game of sales, selling you. What? Yes, and here is why. Think of someone that sold you something professionally that they were really good at. Now think of a close friend that you really love being with. What do the two of them have in common? Is it what they do? Is it how they dress? Is it who they are being? Or a combination of all of it? What makes you say yes?
We all look to create different experiences on this journey called life, and the intentions and targets vary so what do they have in common? Is it that you want to be with them, that they have the “it” factor whatever that may be? Do you connect and see yourself in them? Maybe they dress in a way that you really like? Or sell a product that you really like? Or are happy, fun and easy to be around? Or is it that they show an interest in you?
I buy when someone is being the product, when you get the “I want what they have” vibe. It’s often magical, charismatic, happy, authentic and no bs type of people that are offering a product that matches the energy of what I am looking for and where it’s expansive and a contribution to my life and living. What is it for you? Two questions that you can ask are “If I do/buy this what will my life look like in a year, 3 years, 5 years?” and “If I do not do/buy this, what will my life look like in a year, 3 years and 5 years?”.
And then there’s the “packaging” of us. Did you know that there are colors that you can wear that enhances not only how you feel but also how people see you? And you can still be fashionable? Cool huh? What if you wore the colors of your essence in styles that flatter your body & being (independent on weight)? What if you could communicate who you truly are without uttering a word? What would it look or be like if your outside coloring and style matched the energy of what’s on the inside of you? That is what sold me on Jennifer Butler Colors and I’ve explored that area of growth for the past 10+ years.
It’s an ongoing process to refine what that looks like for you especially if you are a person like me who loves to grow and with a body shape that varies which results in different choices on what to wear. I find it to be a very empowering and playful approach to choosing what to wear and express yourself as in the world, in fabrics that feels yummy for me to wear and colors that complement the different aspects of me.
What side of your personality are you looking to express? What are you looking to create in your life right now? What would you like to communicate about yourself and your message? Would wearing colors that make you feel great be a contribution to your life? What is your awareness?