Coaching Call #034 is out today! The topic of today’s call is: Using Inspired Action to Build an Online Business.
This client wants the 4 Hour Work Week Lifestyle, but hasn’t had too much success so far. We talked in depth about inspired action, why it’s important to wait for the inspiration, and what that actually looks like in real life. We also worked through several beliefs that were blocking his manifestation of easy, joyful, financial success.
In today’s post, Mary Carol Moran, aka Lady Awesomesauce, reveals her third identity, as well as her journey so far this year. Enjoy!
Thank you everyone for the amazing response to my last post, Surviving and Thriving the Emotional Roller Coaster of 2012. What a great discussion!
Despite the title, for me most of November and December, 2012, passed in survival mode, at best. Every, every, every little doubt and fear and anxiety surfaced and demanded its day in the sun. Melody said I wished for big rapid change, and guess what, it wasn’t fun. But it was worth it.
So here we are in February, 2013, and I am so eager to hear how you all are doing! Seriously, it feels like this post is mainly an excuse to get the conversation started – that’s how much I want to know where you are now.
Let me update you on my story first, and then I want to hear all about yours.
I can’t document the transition from misery to gleeful joy. Somehow, it just happened. I do know that I kept saying to the Universe, I’m ready. Whatever it is, I’m ready. Guess the Universe believed me…
I found out in early January that a job I had thought I was going to get had fallen through. After about twenty minutes of disappointment, I realized that not getting the job was perfect. I had been going to be the support person for someone else’s success, which is what I’ve done for much of my life.
Huge awakening! It was time to put ALL my time and energy into my own personal success. Strange as it sounds, it had never occurred to me that it was okay to focus on my own success. The Universe watched, probably chuckling, as I drifted along for years and years, honing skills and helping lots of people, until finally I was ready.
I hired an assistant (which is what I was going to be), resuscitated my pseudonym, Carole Remy, and set in motion the release of my five previously published novels on Kindle. Within a day, Carole Remy had a Facebook page, an author page on Amazon, a Twitter account, and her very own blog! Creating a persona from scratch is a challenge, but also exhilarating – kind of like giving birth electronically.
Since that day, the energy has been flowing continuously. That’s how I know that this decision is perfect for me: right action, right timing, right path, right everything!
For a while, I tried to keep my two identities separate. I write erotic romance as Carole Remy, and for years only a few good friends knew that Carole and Mary Carol were the same person. I decided two days ago, after talking it over with my daughter, to come out of the closet, so to speak, and openly link the two names. If anything, the energy is flowing now stronger than ever. Transparency rules!
Yesterday and this morning, I had an experience which reinforces all the LOA teachings, and also reinforces how we learn the same things over and over and over.
There’s a puppy who lives in the neighborhood (you knew there’d be a puppy in this post somewhere, didn’t you?). Canela (cinnamon in Spanish) is four months old and spends all her time, day and night, tied up in the carport. She’s the sweetest baby, and is going to grow into a big ole hunting dog. I’ve been taking her for walks, but this last week she’s gotten too strong for me to take her and my Gemma out at the same time.
Seeing her tied up every day, I’ve gotten more and more worried. The owners love her, but their lives are complicated. The young man and woman are married, but each lives with his and her birth family for lack of money. They both work really long hours. The mother of the man won’t let his puppy inside her house. She’s a good person, but it’s not her dog. I had talked to the grandmother fairly forcibly about finding Canela another home.
Walking with Gemma last night, it hit me. Duh – smack myself in the head! I was taking responsibility for Canela’s situation, and not giving her credit for the huge and amazing power she has to arrange her own life. This was the huge lesson I learned volunteering at Animal Control. Sigh. As Melody says, rinse and repeat.
I immediately focused on the best possible outcome for Canela – a home filled with love and freedom. I thought of asking the young owner how long it would be before they would have their own home, and offering to foster Canela in the meantime. I emotionally saluted Canela for the awesome, strong little pup that she is, and I slept really well!
This morning when I went to visit Canela, she wasn’t there. The grandmother told me that the young man and his wife had gotten their own house, with a small garden, and had moved Canela in to live with them. The grandma was a bit scandalized that her grandson planned to sleep with his puppy – I was thrilled!
So, once again, all I had to do was to get out of the way. Whew! I’m focusing on doing the same thing with my books – letting go and trusting the outcome. My assistant and I are working like crazy, formatting and designing covers and promoting all over the place, but the ultimate success is up to the novels themselves. I have as much faith in their power as I do in Canela’s. And look how her story turned out!
Please, please, please, share how you are moving into 2013. Has your life opened up? Are you learning, maybe relearning, valuable LOA lessons? I’m all revved up just thinking about your comments! Huge hugs!!