I’m Illana Burk, CEO of Your Life’s Workshop, coach to entrepreneurs and
Hi everybody. Today’s episode
What are we talking about? You know the feeling. You have big plans, big ideas, big desires, and for every goal, there are a thousand details, and for every detail, there are barriers. Specific ones, hard ones, real ones, money, time, motivation, energy, and all the things that slow down meaningful progress.
Now a quick sidebar. This is a topic I know a lot about. As I mentioned at the top of the episode, at one stage or another, I have been all of those not super wonderful people that I just listed. Occasionally, all at once. I have been the overwhelmed martyr working my ass off at three o’clock in the morning, pushing myself way beyond my limits, praying it’ll all work out somehow. I know what it feels like to forget to eat, to postpone peeing for hours until you end up with a bladder infection. I know what it feels like
For most of my life, I have carried every brick in every moment. Like if I put down a few, someone will steal them. I was a pro at this. Every brick was a good idea, and if I put it down, I would lose it forever. If I didn’t work
I thought it was because I didn’t have the resources. Like if I just had more money or more time or something that it would all fall into place. I was wrong. In existing like that, nothing ever falls into place. You just keep banging your head against the same dumb things, and you keep existing in that scarcity place because
There are a few of us that are learning this one simple lesson, and that’s that you can exist and carry just one brick at a time and get comfortable with the uncomfortable slowness of real growth and real, sustainable business design. This is not something to master, though. It’s a simple concept, but it’s not a simple thing to do. It takes a lot of practice. It takes a lot of work, and I’ve put in the work, and I hope that it’s part of my ongoing practices to teach this work to my clients and the people who listen to me and pay attention to what I have to say.
The basic idea is rather than holding all of that pressure and pain all at the same time – rather than holding your breath and hoping, rather than entangling every task with every other task – you look at the thing in front of you as the only thing that’s being asked to view. The only thing you’re asking of yourself and instead of pushing all the things that give you strength and the real fortitude to the periphery, while you pay attention to all the things
We, most of us listening, most of us here, if you’re paying attention to me, you have done entrepreneurial martyrdom. We all have. Where we just think
When you hit your money goals, no one gives you a cookie for nearly killing yourself
I don’t want that to sound callous; it’s just the truth of it. They’re willing to wait for it from you. Killing yourself in overwhelm is like driving 15 miles over the speed limit to get
Thank you all for your attention today, everyone. I hope this one sticks with you. It’s important to me. One last time,
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. For more information, visit www.thegoodbusiness.co or www.yourlifesworkshop.com.
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