I usually write a short article for my business blog every week. I have lots of topics to write about and never run short on words. But last week the words wouldn’t flow. Even though I had hot topics swirling in my head there was no content streaming forth. So I let go of writing for the week and turned my focus towards what was dominating my thoughts and feelings. I sat in contemplation and uncovered that I am experiencing anxiety about the next turn in my life.
I chose the path of an entrepreneur years ago and now recognise the feeling of fear that arises when I am about to make a change of direction. The feelings are evident even before I am consciously aware that I am making a life change. They can manifest in my day to day as impatience, disinterest or my all time favourite procrastination.
Its not all anxiety and dread. More a mix of trepidation and anticipation that can sometimes keep me awake at night. A jingly jangly feeling that persists until I consciously make a decision about my direction and commit to it. Then the feeling transforms into pure excitement as I begin once again to be in alignment with my purpose. The uncomfortable feeling during the transition phase is my inner compass letting me know that I am off course. It may be that I am not working with my ideal client or I am not getting my offerings to the right audience. It’s a powerful inner guidance that won’t be ignored.
I have affirmed my decision, reset my inner compass and I can’t wait to share with you the new and exciting things that are coming into my life and business.
Do you feel like this when you are planning a change of direction or launching a new product or service? Leave a comment and let me know, I’m sure I’m not alone in these feelings.