One of the main traits I’ve discovered over the past few years, and especially flushed out in working closely with Kim Butler of The White Boardroom, and Gail Swift of Plans to Prosper Coaching to find out more about who I am, what my goals are, and why I do what I do, is I am an idea generator, but I am also what’s called a compassionate entrepreneur, meaning the ideas I generate usually involves inspiring or improving upon what already exists to make this world, hopefully, a better place. I could sit in a room full of creatives and create companies all day long. I come up with new ideas daily. This is beyond true. It’s a blessing and a curse because my mind is very chatty and it takes a lot of effort some days to quiet it down. In the words of Shauna Niequist, “my internal motor tends to idle at a speed higher than most.” Can any of you relate to this?
My battle, because I don’t have a board room full of creatives at my disposal to assist in moving forward on the ideas, leaves me sifting through ideas which are wishful and which ones are plausible. I’ve learned to carefully listen to my inner voice and tune in to which ones keep whispering and never let up. Those are the mainstays, the dreams that never seem to go away. Those are the dreams I’m tuning into and wanting to finally lean into this year. I mean, what am I waiting for?
What are your dreams? What whispers are in your mind that keep coming back time and time again? As Kim Butler would tell me, she would say “write them down.” So I am committing to writing them down this week. Just getting them on paper seems like a great start, doesn’t it? Why don’t you join me and we’ll see how far we can go together?