The Big Leap and My Upper Limit Syndrome

I started writing this week. Finally. I said as a child that I wanted to write. I never have. Formally at least. I have too many limiting beliefs around being a writer. I don’t feel good enough. I don’t know what to write. Why would anyone want to read what I write? I even started a writers group with a friend about two years ago. And started scraps of writing here and there. I still haven’t even published a free eBook. I even stopped blogging for a while! Well for months really. But it never goes away. I want to write. I don’t really care what sort of writer. In fact I have so many ideas that I could write in multiple genres. Elizabeth Gilbert is my hero. Because she just writes. She writes what she feels like writing. Fiction and Non Fiction. It’s quite funny really because when I first read Eat, Pray, Love I called it self indulgent twaddle. I think I was just jealous. She just writes. And people love her writing. And she changes some lives. In my incarnation as an astrologer, my other passion, I felt the shift recently as we ended the tumultuous Uranus/Pluto square followed by two very powerful eclipses and I felt compelled to write. I started blogging. If you look back over the last two weeks the frequency is staggering after a long absence. And I actually started my first book. I took a big leap. Interestingly, at the same time, Gay Hendricks book, The Big Leap, which I first read 5 years ago, kept coming up for me everywhere....

Are You In Your Zone Of Genius?

Last night I got an email from my good friend Jen Duchene after she received my weekly Cosmic Transitions Report (don’t get it yet? You can subscribe over on the right) saying that I am in my genius zone. Now I don’t say this to toot my own horn - okay maybe a little - after all we all SHOULD be proud of our achievements when we have worked to get where we are now.   When I embarked on this leg of the journey to finding my ‘thing’, I won a coaching session with the fabulous Britt Michaelian. At the time I had not even embarked into the world of coaching. This happened almost immediately after this interview that came as part of the package that I won. It was clear from our session that the world of coaching was for me. I love listening and giving others tools to help them create their own transformation. It took time to find MY coaching focus, however.   Being new to the coaching world I didn’t realize at the time what a valuable session Britt gave me. But much of what we talked about stuck with me throughout the years. After the coaching session Britt very kindly sent me a copy of the book “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks.   At the time I had not heard of Hendricks but I devoured the book and in it he asks 3 questions in order to make your journey into the Zone Of Genius. The questions are:   Am I willing to increase the amount of time every day that I...