Love change, love change..I have been self employed for 25 years because I am unemployable, and I am unemployable because I love change. (and being the creative entrepreneur in control) I am not so good at changing my address, but everything else…
For the last 14 years my income source has been via my coaching – one-on-one and groups. This has been the most remarkable gift to me. To do work that makes your heart sing. I feel very blessed for everything coaching has brought me. Friends around the world I love, an amazing learning journey, a skill and craft that has taken me from being a very rough diamond to having a heart. Amazing clients. Incredible adventures. Each year of my coaching journey has been an evolving one, so the change has continued.
But the Universe is asking me to play a different game now. Transcending and including coaching. It is very exciting. I am not afraid of what I am moving towards, that is very energising. I do have some fears about the space between. How the transition will be resourced.
My life always comes down to the point of trust and surrender. For many years I have asked God/spirit to be my business partner. I have recently realised I have been a lousy partner, for my trust in my partner has been so low. The deal now is that whenever the fear grips me and I contract I have to breath and return to trust. Or as the Course in Miracles says, “There is no order of difficulty to miracles” Anything and everything is possible.
Interestingly, in my daily practice, I usually draw a Zen taro card. Something to contemplate for the day. Sometime last week it was clear to me that I needed to use a different card deck. Now I can be way too practical and un-fussy for my own good. I have been inspired by my friend Lindley, who is an ex-corporate banker, current CEO of a very successful Australasian firm and who is a lover of the Celtic mythic entities. Faeries and such. Synchronistically, reading Caroline Myss’s blog a few weeks ago she asked her readers to consider where did enchantment live in their lives? Caroline, a big fan of Alice in Wonderland, has a house full of Alice characters. Me, my enchantment is in a box under lock and key, buried in the basement. It seems it is time for me to bring it out, and to eject some of my rigidity around fussiness and the magical and mystical. So out came the faery card deck. And I love it. (Well that may be obvious to you, but not to me!)
Of course, I adored reading the Bitterbynde Trilogy, three novels by Australian author Cecelia Dart Thornton. All about the celtic mythological realm. And I am not alone in my love of Tolkien, and Harry Potter and the Twilight series. This is how I allow my expression of enchantment to live, secretly devoured under covers and between the pages of wonderful books. Snuck in somewhere between the intellectual, political and economics books! Interesting isn’t it that the biggest best sellers of all time involve the mythic world?
To reinforce further any form of mistake in the scheme of things, one of my archetypal characters is the mischievous imp. A small sprightly faerie like character. This character rarely comes out, but my good friends know her well. And…would you know it, my team for the Kokoda Challenge 2010, well, we are called the Victory Sports (our sponsors) Sprights! OK, you are now rolling around on the floor laughing!
Finally, the novel that is wanting to be written by me features angels! Not even I knew that until I put pen to paper. I have only written two pages, but I know the story lives and needs to be born.
So we have unleashed the enchantment box, and this blog is going in a very different direction to the one I thought it was going to. I suspect that these sprightly characters needed unleashing. And I need to give them due respect.
Circling back. I am in transition, in the space in between, and it seems obvious that I am supported by all sorts of mischief.
What am I up to…
Well, last year was birthed The Constellation. From this little seed that came together so remarkably well we are now working on some very incredible projects. Global projects that look at evolving whole systems. The people we are dancing with have amazing leverage and influence. It is like a giant tapestry is being woven, and the threads are all coming together in the most breathtaking way. I really can feel it.
On top of this, we are birthing from within The Constellation a new way of being in business together. One of my pet projects has been to unfold a new model of business. The one we have is 410 years old, created by Queen Elisabeth 1 to build the East India company, and is all about limited liability. Well, we are about 100% responsibility.
Crafting this new model of business in its own right is very exciting to me.
Within in this, my own little project is about creating an experiential game around the money system. This is a massive piece of work, with implications beyond this blog. If you want more details, let me know.
Plus…(There is more? Well it is a major transition, and I do like to play)….we are working on my rebranding. Its a subtle shift, but very aligned with who I am.
All my life and in most of my writing the continued theme is integrity. We are positioning me to be the authority on integrity. The Chief Integrity Steward. I will work with influential people, entrepreneurs, celebrities, rising stars, elite athletes, executive teams and boards, on their integrity. Building it, restoring it, maintaining it. My role will be mentor, advisor, confidant, and coach. It is actually what I have been doing for a while, but under the coaching banner. Open any newspaper and there is no question that there is a need.
We are working on the business model around this…in the mean time, let me know your thoughts, suggestions, ideas.
So there you have it…major change, major transition, and all the while, off with the faeries…I love it…isn’t life delicious?