How I got here
Shaking my snow globe
Have you ever played with a snow globe? It’s fun to shake it and let the fake snow inside settle. A different pattern appears in the snow each time. It can be a great deal of fun, at least for a while.
It’s not so much fun, however, if it’s a metaphor for your real life instead.
It’s important for me to share that I spent years walking around, shaking my internal snow globe, letting it settle and examining the resulting pattern – only to say, “Nope, that’s not it. Give it another shake.” I would then pick it back up and shake it again. (Maybe you or someone you know is still doing this, or something similar?)
Not to suggest I wasn’t being productive during that time. Actually, I was one of the “lost superstars” I now seek out to help. (That’s part of why I do what I do today.) It bugged me that I didn’t really feel fully connected to my work, my world, at least not consistently. Sure, there were places where I felt connected, but I knew something was missing. And, it wasn’t getting any easier or less bothersome, especially when I was still and quiet. That was tough.
And, there were other challenges popping up in my world, complicating the situation all around. One day, though, I realized I just wasn’t willing to continue to settle for less than my best, but I couldn’t seem to find the right place – to find “my thing” – and the harder I pushed, the more elusive “it” felt.
That is, until the day I finally got it – I found “my thing”. It was like seeing a Fibonacci sequence for the first time in nature, but recognizing it right away – a balance of ordered chaos, all parts interconnected – a recognizable geometric progression – a sense of beauty and order all wrapped up together.
It wasn’t exactly a lightning strike, but it was sure close. A lot of pieces fell in place [insert link to The Missing Key blog post] in rapid succession – patterns emerged where before I saw (and felt) only chaos. I’m happy to share the whole story with you – in person, even – but for now, rest assured that if you’re still looking, you’ll know when it you find “your thing.” And, if you want help to get there faster, I look forward to visiting with you.
Since then, I’ve gone through growth spurts and setbacks just like all the other folks around me, but the opportunity for approaching life from a genuine mindset of abundance – instead of fear or anxiety – has guided me to be where I am today. And, what a fun trek it continues to be!