She’s willing to confront issues and recognize mistakes.
She knows if she has lost her way because her Vision is there to guide her.
When “in action,” she takes time to come up for air—she takes a breath, gets her bearings, and corrects her course as necessary.
She takes breaks, walks away, asks for help.
These thoughts came pouring out in a rush of clarity as I struggled to work on my new coaching program, “Cultivating a Savvy CEO Mindset.” Things were just not coming together. All morning, I felt hugely disconnected. Frustrated, I researched more ideas and found myself following a new path of Googled Thought Leaders who seemed to have the answers. I found myself on a sales page that took me down a very familiar road. That road where the signs read: “You’re Not Good Enough!” “You Don’t Know Enough!” “You’re Not Qualified!”
I found myself becoming anxious, doubtful, and ready to hit the Purchase button so I could learn from this “expert” who would finally teach me how to become what I most desired. Suddenly, I was directed out of my reverie by the obnoxious clamoring of the buzzer on my dryer. It broke me out of my stupor and into the awareness of where I found myself. It allowed me the time to take a break and walk away from the glamorous testimonials that seemed to be decrying my lack of worth.
As I folded the laundry, I told the voices plaguing me to STOP! The words at the top of this page shouted in my head, forced me to grab a piece of paper, and write them down to consider their meaning.
In that moment, I stopped the bus at Crazy Town…and so can you!
I confronted the insidious Voice inside my head who was distracting me. I prayed for help—and God spoke.
Writing a blog post on Leadership was on my “Must-Do” list today, to share with you that, for a short while, I lost my way and arrived in Crazy Town.
I made a mistake by looking for new information rather than focusing on what I know is true for me and what I have to share with others.
I recognized this because my Vision and Purpose is to share what’s true for me as a Mom-preneur, to allow myself to be my most authentic self and to create a community for women who want the same. My Vision doesn’t allow me to run in the circles of double-mindedness and doubt, but to live in the Divine Favor and Protection of Christ who is Love. His words of love can be convicting but never negative or mean-spirited. His words build us up, not break us down.
Crazy Town is that place where your mind swirls with negativity and hopelessness. It says, “I’m not enough.” Christ tells me I can do all things through Him—He is my strength. He’s not the mayor of Crazy Town. When I need help, I just call out His name.
Being in action, I focused on my goal. By setting a timer, I was able to literally come up for air and assess my mental whereabouts—I was waaaay off course in the swirling ocean current of Not Good Enough.
Walking away from the computer and getting out of my brain and the pain I was in by performing a simple, menial task like folding laundry allowed me to stop, assess, ask for help, course correct, and recognize God’s Divine hand holding me and pointing in the right direction.
I hope you will take time to do the same!
Shannon Spencer is the Founder and CEO of The Savvy Woman Business Network, Executive Coach, Joy Strategist and Marketplace Minister. A life-long entrepreneur who is passionate about shining the light of Christ through all she does, she has a strong background in retail management and specialized in Mental Health and Wellness. Shannon lives in the wine country of Kennewick, Washington with her amazing husband and talented teenagers, where she teaches and empowers Christian Mom-preneurs to fulfill their missions at home and through their work with joy. Kingdom living is her passion. Find out more about Shannon—and her newest program, Cultivating a CEO Mindset for Savvy Mom-preneurs—at www.TheSavvyWoman.org.