It just might be the time to slow down..
Not only is it a new year- its actually a new decade- the beginning of ten new years. I’d say that was an opportunity. I created the Ideas Decelerator for moments like these.
The ideas decelerator is a simple idea. Take yourself to a place where you understand your current needs in your working life, chew on them, maybe accept them, maybe love them, at least consider them fully, and eventually, write them down and consider the possibility of creating from that new vantage point.
We all have needs, they drive us- whether its to eat, feel safe, be efficient, feel a sense of belonging or make impact- this is also true at work.
The first stage is to break down the process and offer up a simple tool, explore and test- find out what feels true. I try to get away from the idea of the pressure of the “what do you do?” question- the better question for me is “What are you actually doing now” or even “ what are you actually being now?”
The second stage is to see what might be standing in the way of this work getting done- maybe its fear or its a story that doesn’t serve us any more, at least not in that moment. Maybe there is nothing in your way.
Stories. We all have them- but spotting them, thats the trick. This is an opportunity to get some perspective on these beliefs and take a good look at them and how they affect our actions and our work. I provide a simple tool.
There is individual attention built into the workshop so that you get a moment of full focus on your specific needs and there is a much freer session at the end that you can drive with your own clearer needs.
I am not going to tell you something that you dont already know- you do already feel it and know it and be it and do it.
I really just offer you a structured pause before you create.
In moving forward or modifying what we are working on, we set ourselves off on the path of taking on or changing what we are responsibile for, if its a new business or a career change this can be something that we commit to, sometimes for years, maybe even for a decade.
I consider it extremely worthwhile and valuable to consider that an idea really represents you fully before you set off in the direction of responsibility. Just in case you missed that important bit of information that you needed to access before you start on that next step.
As my friend Charles says ;
“Satisfaction doesn’t come from working hard, it comes from doing what you need to”