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Getting Out of My Own Way…

I ended yesterday’s blog post about emotions/feelings with this statement: “So consider getting out of your sad, mad state and move up to curious, willingness and happy for a better life.”

Today I got to practice what I preach…. hmmm! 🙂Here is the scoop. I have been traveling on my annual trek to visit my Mom, sister and girl friend all who live in Florida. My husband joined me for the last week and we drove home. It was a challenging drive this year and I am tired.

I have planned a series of workshops for this year. I will teach two of them and I have another instructor coming in to teach the third class. The last several years, I have not drawn as many participants as I would have liked and had to cancel several workshops.

This year I am doing things differently. I did  a sizable direct mail to hopefully interested people within a hundred miles of my town. My goal is 20 participants for each workshop.  I was hoping to have some responses when I returned home.

You know what it is like when you arrive home after a long vacation. The cats need attention. There are two good size piles of mail; a couple of packages. You unpack, start the laundry and so forth.

I finally got to the mail. What I had was about 1% return of undeliverable workshop mail. I have no idea what a return rate would be. I am thinking that I didn’t have a very good list. Oh… no sign ups yet! Now I have a month. There is plenty of time. But where did I go… you got it… spiraling down. The self talk… :nobody is going to come…” yada, yada, yada.

I was getting really mopey. I thought to myself… “stop it, for heaven sakes!” I decided to get busy. I went for a walk. It was a cold and windy walk but the sun was out. That cleared my mind. Then I cleaned the house. By then my mood had changed and I am feeling much lighter. Tonight I will do my visualization for this upcoming event, which I have done every morning and evening since I scheduled the class.

Tomorrow I will share some other ways I used to help me get out of my own way.


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