This weeks blog post is inspired by some shitty house warming 'presents' that have emerged since my partner, Matt and I moved into our dream home a few weeks ago.
Our dog, Tyson, took a little while to adjust to moving into such a big house and property after being an apartment dog. In the stressful first week of adjusting to his new territory he pooped on the white carpet....twice! Greyhounds leave big packages too! Ahhhh!
Then on our second weekend... the septic system blocked, backed up and sent raw sewerage up through the plug hole into the downstairs shower! Ahhhh!
Both situations were a nice mirror of the shitty side of life that we need to face and deal with on our life adventure.
Even when life is in a blissful 'reap what you've sewn' phase as mine is this year... there will always be a shadow side to every situation, including every blessing that appears in our life.
So how do you deal with the darker shitty bits that emerge in your life?
Do you run, hide and make excuses to avoid them at all costs?
OR are you a brave warrior who faces the dark side and the bumps in the road with courage, resilience and positivity?
OR maybe you're both depending on the day!
Your success in your business and life will be determined by how you deal with the tricky and sticky stuff that life deals us along the way!
After being a therapist for 20 years I became quite accustomed to facing my own challenges head on and thus guiding others to do the same.
The same applies with business mentoring.
When we have the courage to say YES to our dreams and step up to make them a reality there is often a wall of resistance, fears, doubts and our dark side that rears up creating a layer of shit to face at each step.
I like to call it 'the fertiliser for growth'!
Like all flourishing gardens there needs to be a good amount of dirt and shit to grow through so that we have a solid foundation to deal with nature's elements.
Same goes for our business dreams...
We need to allow the shit to rise up and clear the way for new growth and expansion.
Many people get scared and want to run back to the safety of mediocrity and the familiarity of their comfort zone when the natural fertiliser appears.
It's all part of nature's design.
It doesn't mean you're not cut out for it, or it's not meant for you... oh no no no!
It's just life's way of preparing and strengthening your commitment and resilience.
Embrace the shit, the fertiliser and the dark side of your dreams.
Just like we can't have the sun shining bright without it creating shadows.
There will always be shit and darkness to navigate on our road to success.
Put on the gumboots, gardening gloves and get in there to face it... your thriving garden and life masterpiece awaits!
Are you ready to create a flourishing online business and lifestyle of your dreams?
I have just a few places left for mentoring before my baby arrives at the end of the year. Let's get your dream business rolling so you can start next year... livin the dream!
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