timing is always right.
Friends, I believe this to be true: the timing is always right.
Everything was always meant to work out as it did.
In January I wanted to launch my brand clarity online course in 3 short months. Turns out, I knew NOTHING about what it takes to create an online course and how incredibly valuable it is to walk 6 clients through the process over time. I thought that weekly meetings with everyone would be the pace, that digesting the information I provide with beautiful homework handouts would be simple to accomplish. Ha!
- I learned so much about timing. Everyone digests information at a different pace. Some clients could be in it weekly, some needed two weeks to process the content. (This informed me to release all of my course content at once, so everyone will be able to go at their own pace instead of a drip content schedule.)
- I learned so much about committing to my word. It’s easy to say “I’ll send you an email or that link or xyz.” It’s super hard to remember, to follow up, to keep track, to do the work. I learned that putting the time in to sit after a meeting and send the links I promised or to have notes from the meeting always saved my ass. Staying in integrity with the testers have created incredible confidence in my abilities as a brand clarity coach, and it makes me aware of two new things now: when do I really need to say yes (will I be able to keep my promise?) and when can I say “This week is already booked” keeping my life manageable and therefore me in my integrity even more. I used to be terrified to say I was unavailable immediately thinking people would ditch me. Disclaimer: it’s all still a work in progress but I see how it can work way better now.
- I learned so much about slowing down. The times a meeting got pushed back, canceled or rescheduled, I always somehow found the most perfect article for next time or the exact podcast episode with an example that now better illustrated my point. The value I placed on fast-paced overachieving never led to anything good other than exhaustion. Allowing for gaps have enabled me to get even more clear.
Time is so tricky. We could think we want more of it, or less of it, or that something is not timed right or that we have no control over it. I think it’s always exactly what it needs to be. You can have 4 days to create a logo or 4 weeks—you will take the exact time you are given to complete the project. Our ability to manage our time and to trust it is entirely up to us.
I choose to believe that the timing is always perfect. The right people, projects, and timelines are always available to me. It creates so much freedom and abundance to work instead of worry about the past or have anxiety over the future. To me, it’s all perfect as is, in the now.
Tell me, what have you learned about time in your first quarter of 2019? Did you slow down? Did you speed up? Were you aware enough to notice 3 months have passed? Did something happen or not happen that now altered the course of your work or life? Do you trust that the timing is always right? Some of my friends think it’s insane that I ask questions in a newsletter and that it’s even more insane that some of you respond back, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. So write back, please. I will make the time to respond back. You know I do.