Taking the Shame out of Self-Promotion
Sometimes a dream grows larger than your inhibitions. Sometimes you dare to envision a better life and then false-modesty falls off like the Emperor’s new clothes. I’m not a miracle worker. I have some skills and gifts. I have a lot of beautiful, appreciative clients. If I don’t believe in some measure of my abilities, what business do I have being in business? Really! So here I am. I do have a dream and this is it:
I want a fresh start in my spatial, environmental, and financial life. I want to move our home (but not my business) out of Hingham. I need a miracle for that or at least to speed up the curve of my business plan.
It is rather freeing to have something override shame. That something is desire. I always heard that passionate desire was necessary in achieving goals but nothing really woke it up enough until now. I fed the beast and here it is. This is what it eats:
This is the fuel for the fire. Now am I jinxing things or creating an affirmation? I do happen to believe that positive thoughts and attitudes are more likely to lead to positive outcomes. I certainly have seen enough of negative self-fulfilling prophecies to believe that such are surely a factor in life’s dynamics. On the other hand…
If intention, affirmation, chanting, mantras, positivity and changing one’s attitude can create wealth, why does Deepok Chopra charge $3,500 for his seminars? Can’t he meditate it into being like we ask the poverty-stricken to do?
Surely, I digress. (And quit calling me Shirley!) So yes, I have two parts of my brain. The one that wishes and intends (and learned that easily with no fancy retreats) and the part that says I must act. So act I will.
I need to double my business ahead of schedule. I’ve been a bit lackadaisical, whimsical, and reticent. I like organic processes but even they need fuel. I’m ready to step up my game and even, *gasp* ask for help!
No, not money silly. I haven’t fallen that far. Just for the good people I already know and love to step out and find more good folks like themselves. That’s all I need. It is more than enough. I’ve been too shameful, (prideful, lazy, scared?) to outright ask for help but now I will.
Please share this if you would like to help. In my heart, I do know that some of my friends and clients would welcome an opportunity to give something valuable to me and this is it. Just spread the word so I can find more great people for whom I am grateful, not only because they allow me to have my dream job but because they enrich it with their own courage and inspiration.
P.S. We are going to see this house Saturday morning, courtesy of Connie McWade of Raveis. She is a miracle-worker and a hard-bargainer with a heart of gold. I would trust no one else with my dreams. I am grateful to her for the time she has already spent, not knowing if there will be any gain for herself. We will keep you posted…