Been there, done that
There is nothing like a new beginning. Picking up a new hobby. Starting a new career. A new relationship…
Over the years I’ve worked with many people making big transitions in their lives. Quitting a job and starting their own business. Trying to learn a new skill. Getting out of a toxic relationship, or trying to find a new partner.
When you’re taking those first awkward steps, one of the first things we tend to do is FORGET everything we already know.
You might say, “But I don’t know how to paint,” or “I not good with numbers, so I can’t balance my checkbook.”
It’s all new- unfamiliar and uncomfortable.
What you’re forgetting is that you’ve already created success in certain areas of your life. And the same skills that helped you there, can probably help you now- if only you will use them.
Success always leave a trail. It’s just that it’s not always obvious.
Like the bookkeeper who wants to learn how to play guitar. They say, but I’m not creative. But that’s not true. A good bookeeper is incredible creative with numbers. Figuring out where they all fit, like a puzzle with no picture to work from. It takes diligence and attention to detail, which is exactly what it takes to master the fine motor skills and rhythmic sensibility to play guitar.
And if you love music enough to want to learn how to play it, then you’ve probably been listening to music your whole life, so you already know very well how it’s supposed to sound by heart.
How about the guitar player who needs to figure out how to manage her books. The same is true. The care and attention needed to sculpting a beautiful phrase is the same care and attention you give to where your money is going. The discipline to practice consistently is the same discipline to look at your books regularly, rather than ignoring them and hoping for the best.
In relationships it’s easy to look at everything that’s different, but the foundations of a healthy relationship don’t change. Sure, you might need to communicate differently, but that’s more like learning a new style of music after you’ve already mastered the instrument. You’re definitely not starting from scratch.
And the same skills that made you successful in your career will help you build your own business. Only now you won’t have a boss lording over you, so you’ll need to learn how to manage yourself better.
Of course, you will need to gain specific knowledge and skills to master something new, however…
The hallmarks of Mastery don’t change.
I guarantee that whatever it is you want to do, you already have exactly what you need to be wildly successful.
You may just need to do a little digging to find it. Or a little help to bring it out of you.
That’s what I’m here for.
To new beginnings.
The Mystic Next Door