Mixed Bag

I have officially rounded up my first month in self employment.  I started the week by spending the first few days in my old vocation again.  By Tuesday morning I was over the idea of traffic and getting to the office by 9 am.  By around 3pm I remembered exactly why I quit the first time and I quickly wrapped up for the day.  Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with working a 9 to 5.  Self employment is not for everyone and I spent most of my career at a 9 to 5 so you will get no judgement from me. However around 3 o’clock I started feeling uncomfortable, irritated and extremely tired.  I was starting to miss my nap time and I was definitely neglecting my new life.  I hadn’t seen an email, sent time developing my ideas or finding new avenues to reach more clients.  I felt grumpy and out of touch.  I decided to call it a week.

Wednesday however was perfect.  I focused on reconnecting with my business and getting some much-needed rest.  I did some poolside yoga training.  I planned my yoga class sequences and caught up on email.  A new opportunity was waiting in my inbox further proof that my efforts were paying off and possible clients wanted to learn more. Thursday I was greeted by even more exciting news.  My main corporate client has expanded their mindfulness program to a different office and 46 employees were expected to participate.  Between the two offices I would be leading a total of 83 employees for 4 sessions a week.  Last year was the first year for the program and it started with 23 attendees so this was exciting to know that the word was spreading and employees were interested and loving the results.  All things are falling in alignment with my mission.

We empower others through body awareness, breathing techniques and yoga postures to enhance their overall health and well-being.  We teach you how to create space in your life to balance your daily challenges and align with your higher purpose, increase happiness and find inner peace.

Friday was back to networking. I attended two amazing events.  The first one was hosted by a business radio talk show.  The show is an unedited and unscripted public broadcast station for businesses.  It was my first openly spiritual event. I think all things have a spiritual undertone and implication. However this was different because at least three people approached me and freely spoke about their spirituality, theories on energy and synchronicities of meeting the right people at the right time.  I even had two other people mention that I looked familiar or they felt we’d met before.  I smiled and nodded knowing that we probably had met, maybe in another lifetime.

The second event I attended with friends and no intentions.  A county official sat next to my friend and begin to chat.  He ended up asking what I do and I talked about mindfulness in the workplace. He mentioned that he wanted to possibly start a mindfulness program where he works. Sometimes all the cues put you in the right place at the right time.  Hopefully that will turn into a long-term business connection.  I am open to all possibilities.

All in all last week turned out perfect.  It was a good blend of the old and new.  It allowed me to refocus on why I made this choice and why it was important for me to continue.

Peace and Blessings