I'm so happy to be coming to you today from California, after a magical weekend in Scottsdale celebrating beautiful horses and friends.

I love what I do, but I have a tendency to prioritize work above other things, and sometimes, I get ahead of myself.

If you're a high-achieving, sometimes perfectionistic, motivated woman with tons of ideas, chances are good you know what I'm talking about.

So, when we're starting or running our own businesses, maybe while still working a job, how do we balance it all?
 

We listen. We listen to our bodies and our spirits.

 

Here's an example:
I'd planned to attack my inbox like a boss on the plane between Scottsdale and California. But, the snoozies kicked in. I don't really sleep on planes, and this went against my productivity plans, but instead of pushing as I would have done in the past, what came to mind at the time was this:
 

This is WHY I work for myself. This kind of flexibility is what I want my business to be--in service to my life, not the other way around.


So, I put on a favorite uplifting audiobook (The Big Leap), and I closed my eyes and relaxed.

For me, this was a big deal. Why?

Because, dear one, for so long, I STROVE. I pushed and stressed and struggled and worried, striving, believing and living out the unconscious vow I'd carried from childhood, "It's never enough."

Living this way was exhausting, and while I accomplished a lot, I was never truly satisfied.
 

Do you ever feel that way? Like your efforts aren't enough...like you're not enough?


In doing my own work on myself, recognizing that this was what was going on was a huge step in me making forward progress.

If you realize that you've been striving, know that you're not alone.
 

There's no need to shame yourself for it...


...you were doing the best you could, at the time, with what you had and what you knew. We all do. And it's possible to get freedom and lightness on the other side.

How?

1. Recognize what's going on. Get real about it. You'll survive, I promise!

2. Reconnect with the inner voice of your intuition. You know what you need so much more than you think you do. Learning to trust yourself is one of the best things you can do for your future business, and for your life.

3. Reach out to people you connect with, and surround yourself with those who are going to support you on your journey to freedom. I can't emphasize this key to your success enough. We are not made to walk this path alone. Open up and let someone in. Join Life With Passion Society; I created it just for this reason.

4. Realize that this is a process toward freedom, and as much as you may want to, you probably won't be perfect as you learn. The sooner you begin the process, though, the more you'll be able to incorporate this freedom into the business you're building.

I believe in you, and know you can make this journey, too.

Much love,

Christine

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