Examining Priorities

As you may have noticed during this blogging challenge, there were many days where no blog was posted. Today, when I saw this topic, it felt like a great way to connect the topic to my frequency (or infrequency) of blogging.

During the first 10 days of the blogging challenge, I was totally into it, and I was enjoying and discovering new topics to discuss. Then, as inevitably happens with this work, there was so much going on with other duties that blogging had to go on the back burner.

Having that experience allowed me to realize how I was putting pressure on myself to keep up with maintenance tasks, such as blogging or social media. I began to recognize that while these tasks are very much helpful to my work, they are not essential to it.

And, that got me thinking. Where do I want my business to go? What do I want to be spending my time doing? For example, even though I don’t mind blogging (and many times I enjoy it), if given the choice I would rather be connecting with clients in person.

I have a long standing issue of putting too much pressure on myself. It is an issue that comes from one of my personal past life patterns, the Infidel. The Infidel, because of their fears of judgment and persecution, carries a deep desire to prove themselves to others. One way that need to prove oneself can show up is through work output.

So, when I look toward what I want to create in the future, it is a life with less pressure on myself. Part of that journey to get there will come from me releasing the self-induced pressure. The other part will come from my willingness to let go of those tasks I don’t need to be in control of any longer.

And, I know that will change as my business evolves, but at least I am headed in the right direction for sanity in solopreneurship!

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Karen Downing

Karen Downing is a Soul Mission Facilitator, here to guide others to living an empowered life.

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