Thinking about being a leader in legal marketing community, in New York City, in my my life — is daunting at times to say the least.
For the last few days, I’ve been in the midst of being overwhelmed by “the thinking about” of the responsibilities I’ve taken on in my community, my family and myself… There were days when I can hardly breath, let alone write!
It’s all occurring to me like — There’s no time to feel like this. This is Horrible!
But what if that’s not “The Truth”. What if occasionally I just need a “pick-me-up”? What if all that I’m going through is simply a human phenomena, rather than there being something wrong. Ahhhh — I just exhaled…
For the next year, I’m in Landmark’s Wisdom Course, and incorporating fun into my life.
This is a photo of my “Community Circle” as a work in progress, illustrating the groups of people or “Communities” I interact with on a daily basis.
With all of the pressure I constantly put on myself, no wonder I’m so exhausted some days that I don’t want to get up and moving, let alone write…
There are times when the thoughts I have about hearing a “No”, or not getting a response, or getting negative feedback — keep me from being very enthusiastic about taking any more actions at all that could actually be positive or result in an affirmative.
You know the craziest thing… I always feel awful when I get “bogged down” . Inevitably, inactivity for self business generation will show up in my Google Analytics and the results I produce at the end of the week. See, I’m a terrible person! And Oh! Let’s not forget — People are watching!
No wonder I’m so tired all the time!!!
All this being said, I think it’s time to shift my daily writing and morning routine from a “Have To” to a reward I give myself? I’m also shifting what I call my daily exercise from “Working out” to “Going Out to Play.”
No wonder life was so much fun as a kid! Look what us adults end-up calling the things we need to do!
Writing for me is extremely therapeutic, as is the completion of most things I frequently avoid responsibility for. So I have some catch-up to do, but only because I made up that there’s somewhere else I’m supposed to be.
The goals we set for ourselves are great inspirational / motivational tools, but when they start to take the joy out of living — It’s definitely time for some reinvention!
I’ll keep you posted about the results of my Self Generation of Business is Fun — and playing more.
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Kara works with legal marketers to create a more clearly defined focus and distinctive business strategy that will provide them with a competitive advantage for new business, higher reputation recognition, and enhance their ability to attract, win, and retain the clients they really want.