Weekly-ish notes on navigating big change


What’s it look like?

What's your business (or dream of one) look like right this minute?

I've had a great time looking at the maps (like Kristine‘s + Amy‘s) you're making with the Map-Making Guide.

One of the best secret magics (yes, there are several) of the Map-Making Guide is that it makes your business visible.
Not just the path to your next goal (that's obviously part of it), but your entire biz.

Did you draw your map to be a dark + scary forest?
Or a well-lit  hike through the mountains?
Or a fairytale trail to a castle?

You don't need the Map-Making Guide for this

Close your eyes.
Think of your business, as it is right now.
What is it?
A place? A person?
Is it warm or cold? Dark or bright? Friendly or grumpy?

Write down the description or sketch out what you see.

Now, what's your Biz of the Future (your dream! your ideal!) look like?
Is it brighter or more abundant or more colorful or more rested?

What's the difference between the two?
What happened between Right Now and Future Dream to change it like that?

Now you have a pile of useful things about where your business is and where it wants to go!

(If you don't, if you can't see anything, you may want to talk it out.)


In seeing your biz, you'll also see it's stories.

We'll talk about this more next week, but think about it: what story goes along with your map?

(ex. Red Riding Hood being eaten, Rocky overcoming, the Hobbits going home to the Shire, Thor being cast from Asgard)

What can you see that you've been telling yourself about your business and where it is?

I fell overboard..

I built a beautiful Starship.
I was in love with it and excited and could not wait to tell everyone about it.

I had grand plans for a fabulous online-birthday party for myself. I was going to announce a really great gift (for you!) and then spend all the next week writing about what the Starship is like on the inside.

And then I fell off the edge of my world.

I took 2 days off for my birthday (fun! yay!) and then I got ridiculously sick.
Flu-sick. Fever-sick. Can't-get-out-of-bed sick.

For over a week.

And the worst part was: I had no energy. No will.
I had NO desire to write, to help, to celebrate the Starship.
No desire to do anything.

And I'm still not back yet.

I'm still stuffy and fluffy-headed.
Still sleepy and foggy.

I still don't have my excitement back.
I know it's part of the cycle.
I remember that.
The Starship help me remembers that.

But I miss it.
I miss being excited about the Starship.
I miss feeling like myself.

I just wanted to crawl out of my nest of blankets and tell you that if you fell overboard, or if you're tired, or if you're just not excited right now: It's ok.

Give yourself a break.
Rest, drink water, take your time.

It will come back.
And when it does, I'll see you here.



PS. I am feeling well enough (and the stirrings of excitement) about our FIRST call in the Starship, Wednesday at 3pm EST.
In case you missed the excitements over the Starship, you may want to beam up before the call.

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