What do you do when you don’t know what to do? That’s the topic of this week’s Client Challenge. Nicola and Judith share some strategies to get you back into action when the time is right.
In the Show..
It’s been stormy in Stoupa and rainy and cold in London. Nicola and Sarah have fought off a monster of a spider and won (though the couch sounds as though it lost out!). Judith’s taken her annual day off for Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel and been contacted by an old schoolfriend via her blog.
- What’s Fuelled Their Fire?
Judith’s fired up by all the writing she’s doing, and Nicola’s reading “Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future” by Jonah Sachs and starting to enjoy her membership of My Spirit Business, focussing on the hero’s journey and archetypes, there’s even talk of Jung and Freud.
- Client Challenge of the Week
What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Nicola mentions journalling, creating a self-imposed deadline, seeking inspirational input, asking your guru(s) either literally or figuratively via their books & podcasts, asking yourself WWJD (bracelets that read “what would Jesus do?” but you can insert guru / deity of your choice), taking advice from mentors but being ready to ignore it all, getting into momentum and reading Big Magic. Judith suggests doing nothing initially, sit with the feelings and see what advice they bring you. The “all you can from where you are with what you have”, courtesy of TUT.com. James Altuchers’s recommended daily practice of 4 elements – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. And finally following intuitive nudges for inspired action and doing them, however small and silly they may seem.
- Words of the Week
Nicola picks Change and Judith brings Muse.
- Project Updates
What’s interesting about the facts and figures of the podcast? Is Pat Flynn’s advice right about Libsyn and how it is used by Own It! or does the You Tube opportunity change that?
- Who or What’s Impressed?
Judith is impressed by Andy Murray becoming the #1 tennis player in the world after 11.5 years’ hard work, and also by a programme on BBC 4 about Virago Press. And Nicola admires Casey Neistat, the man who made her want to get a drone!
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