I'm sitting in the coffeeshop.
(Really, right now, this isn't a metaphor)

The barista, the who actually gets what I do, comes up and starts talking to me about work. His wife is a knitter.

I see the guy next to us keeps looking up, interested.

When the barista walks away, John introduces himself. His wife wants to start selling her self-designed handbags…where should she start?

We talk for nearly an hour, I point him towards some resources. I walk him through the steps.
We both turn back to our laptops feeling excited, exhilarated, happy to have made a connection.

And I started writing this, not sure where it was leading.

But I know that this experience, this moment of helping someone, of bringing hope and independence and direction is My Truth.

It is what I love.
It is what I love to do.
It is clarity, purpose, truth.

And I wanted to remember it.
For when I feel uncertain.
And I get wobbly.
And I wonder why in the world did I take this on?

I want to remember this moment. And all those little moments I have with my clients and in my classes and just anyone who asks for help.

I bet we all have these moments, these perfect distillations of why I do this clarity. A moment where everything feels on and right and clear.

Remembering these moments and sharing them can be a powerful motivation to keep going.

So I'd like to know: what was your most recent moment?

3 Comments on Coffeeshop Clarity

  1. Sherron
    October 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm (14 years ago)

    My most recent moment has nothing to do with business at all, but it has to do with who I am. People think I’m absolutely out of my mind because I have a houseful of dogs (and oh, by the way, a couple of cats, too! That REALLY makes people gasp!). And sometimes I wonder if maybe I’m a little warped because my momma dropped me on my head when I was a baby or something. But no, I don’t think so. Because last night, my 58 lb Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix came over to my chair, crawled up in my lap, and snuggled with me for several minutes before she fell asleep. And it was about the happiest I’d been all day – and I’d had a good day, already. So, there it is: if I’m the Dog Lady, so be it. My dogs make me happy. And occasionally, my cats do, too. 😉