What Next? and the Art of Being Present

As I continue along the path and adventure of entrepreneurship, I have come to understand that, for me, it isn’t about notoriety or financial reward. I recognize that my journey is about self-discovery. I am getting to know myself in ways I could not have imagined otherwise.

By embracing each step, each new experience, each moment of insecurity and feeling of insanity while expanding my comfort zone, every perceived setback or sense of inertia continues to help me understand myself more fully. I recognize it all as part of my path, and not an interruption.

For me, strategizing or anticipating outcomes typically results in some form of comedy. I used to feel disappointment when what I thought I wanted (like a speaking gig or conference appearance) wouldn’t happen. Yet as I continue to release attachment to outcome and simply trust, I recognize that where I land – further surrendering to love and truly enjoying the moment – is exactly where I wanted to be in the first place.

Don’t get me wrong – making plans makes sense. It provides a template — a strong foundation on which to focus and strive to implement. It’s especially critical in business, and I honor that.

And yet sometimes it takes me a while to connect the dots. For as long as I can remember, whatever I have focused on manifesting has unfolded in deliberate, unorthodox and unanticipated ways.

For example, my natural inclination (besides to break the spell of isolation and despair in my life) has always been to keep love flowing so that perhaps I can contribute to others’ recognition of how amazing they are. For me there’s no other goal.

But if you would have told me that in service to that goal I would write a couple of books, stand on stage and talk to folks, and now produce a podcast; given my introspective nature, I would not have believed you. So, focusing on my intention and following my intuition has led me here. I continue to keep my heart open so that I can hear and then follow the guidance that I know is available to me.

Going for what you want might reveal a path that is unexpected yet directly attuned to your intentions. Recognize that each experience is part of your path and not an interruption. When you do that, you may find that you get what you wanted without even knowing that you wanted it.

Trust yourself and trust the twists and turns of your journey. If you’re paying attention, you’ll probably be amazed at your own development!

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