Saving the World? Not My Job

As I mentioned in the Monday Madness #23 post, I found some great food for blog. Namely, that my only job on this earth is to discover and become who God wants me to be. What does that mean, exactly? Let’s start with what it doesn’t mean: I am not here to save the world. I am not here to feed every hungry person. I am not here to make everybody happy. I am not here to be perfect. I am not here to be rich. I am not here to be poor. Save the cheerleader, save the world Perhaps there is something to be said for changing the world by starting with yourself. There is a school of thought out there that everything and everyone in the world is just a reflection of your thoughts and intentions. I don’t particularly subscribe to this concept but as an exercise, if it were true, that would mean I could solve all the world’s woes by solving my own. If I want others to know joy, peace and love I have to know and embody joy, peace and love. I love that commercial where one person sets off a chain reaction of strangers helping strangers in little ways, all because they witnessed the random act of kindness of someone else. This shows that even a small gesture can have far-reaching, positive effects. The happier I am, the happier people around me will be and the happier people around them will be and on and on. . . If I want others to live in abundance, I have to live in abundance....

Mad Love Monday #23

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week, and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. I am not an elephant chained to a post. I am, however, conditioned to think I can’t do many things, like said elephant. One of those “can’ts” is “I can’t run my own business.” Actually, I am running my own business. On to destroying the can’t that says “I can’t run a profitable business.” Whether it’s my thyroid or my personality, I appreciate this post by Johnny B. Truant on laziness. Umm, whaaaat???? To paraphrase Carla Blazek (guest posting at the Comfort Queen): My only job is to explore and be the Christine God wants me to be. This hit me right between the eyes which begs the question: just what do I think my earthly job description is? * * * Have a madly marvelous...

At the Smithy #2

“At the Smithy” is a place where I discuss what I am currently learning about, be it through a book, an ecourse, a teleclass, or a life experiment. This is my opportunity to model what I’m teaching others and legitimizes all the self-work I like to do (bonus!). So my first “At the Smithy” Project, Magical Mapping, continues. I say “continues” in that it has been started but not yet finished, not in the sense that I’ve really accomplished anything new. Ahem. Wouldn’t you like to know my excuses extremely valid reasons for this lack of productivity? Thought so. Extremely Valid Reason 1 I’ve actually been pretty busy making money. One of my current clients has reached a point in our work together that involves a lot of preparation on my part. This is great. This is awesome. After all, my business is about providing services that help people so much they’re willing to pay me for my time and expertise. However, this hasn’t left a lot of time for overall business development, aka Magical Mapping. Extremely Valid Reason 2 I think I had an epiphany regarding writing earlier this week. I’ll post about it soon but suffice it to say that what I think I’ve learned will affect the way I structure my business. Magical Mapping needs to be put on hold while I process this and see if I need to turn in another direction. Extremely Valid Reason 3 I’m a helper mouse and I’m learning about how to effectively establish boundaries around “work” time with the flexibility of being my own boss. I’m also less inclined...