Guest post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess
During recent months I have been dealing with some health issues which have given me the wake-up call of, "You're not in control of your life!" As an individual who schedules almost every part of my day and who even has events and to-dos planned as far out as a year, this was a rude awakening.
What do you mean, "I'm not in control?!" I still wake up in the middle of the night bathed in a cold sweat realizing that no longer can I make specific plans. No longer can I smugly live secure in the knowledge that things will always be the way they always were -- pretty gosh darn good.
I have worked for several years to build up my clientele for my own business, have networked until my throat hurts, attend online and in person seminars, follow up, and follow up again with potential clients. I was the Mistress of my Destiny, right? I thought so.
I recently downloaded a book entitled, "Whereever you go, there you are," a book recommended by a physician I visited with. It's all about being mindful. When she mentioned the title my first thought was, "Holy crap... I am NEVER in the moment. I am always wondering what the next moment is going to be." While I certainly can't speak for every entrepreneur -- male or female -- I can speak for myself in knowing that I need to live to live (and work) in the moment.
I'm trying to believe and understand that multi-tasking isn't truly the best way to be my most productive. I'm learning that while I want to schedule my days to the hilt I have that niggling thought in the back of my mind that my well-laid plans may not come to fruition. Truly I could have used a more subtle wake up call to scale back and learn to relax, but there you have it.
What do you do to be "in the moment?"