Yesterday I participated in an amazing call. It was a follow up call to the Sacred Success Retreat I attended hosted by Barbara Stanny. Last night I listened to 10 women share their continued success since spending 3 days together at this retreat. In every instance there was one common thread that wove through each story… SURRENDER.
Each of the women were working on and learning how to surrender their desire to do, and instead begin to listen, listen to their heart. While it sounds simple it’s not. We have been so trained to believe that being busy, always doing is what creates success, but we couldn’t be further from the truth.
The state of surrender does not come easy. We think because we want it and set our minds to it that ‘poof’ it will happen. Then when we are feeling doubtful or swinging between moments of euphoria and moments of fear and doubt we aren’t doing it right, yet those are the signs that indicate we are moving closer and closer to surrender and ultimately achieving our true greatness.
As I listened to these women share their accomplishments I was reminded of all the female advisors I have coached. It is so easy for female financial advisors to get caught up in the business syndrome, taking on too much giving too much of themselves away.
Many female advisors find their lives so full and busy that they often lose sight of what it is they really want. They get so caught up in feeling busy, worrying about production and numbers that their business becomes more of a burden to their success rather than a fulfilling aspect of their life. They have forgotten that passion and desire that once inspired them and gave them focus and clarity.
This morning I went walking. I chose to not turn on my iPod and let my mind focus on my business. I didn’t have a pen and paper and couldn’t create a to-do list. I just let my mind focus on where it wanted to go and next thing you know I have uncovered a whole new key note presentation that will knock the socks off of any audience. In that 50 minute walk I surrendered and found more clarity and inspiration than in a week long program. I just had to take the time to listen and to feel what my mind, body and soul was telling me to do.