President's Message - Lee Chaix McDonough
The Border Zone
As I mentioned in last month’s letter, Fall is an ideal time for new beginnings and fresh starts, which means setting new goals. I encouraged you to consider your values - what matters most to you - when creating these goals. When we link what we wish to accomplish with how we want to live our lives, we feel more connected, more grounded, and we’re more likely to succeed.
However, new goals means stretching outside of our comfort zone and trying new things. That can feel overwhelming, frustrating, and even scary. I’m facing those feelings myself as I prepare to launch my first ever virtual conference, the Clarity Summit, and my new membership site for coaches, Coach with Clarity®.
I’ve never coordinated a major online event like the Clarity Summit before, nor have I run an online membership program. I’m walking the thin line between feeling confident in myself and my abilities, and wondering if I have what it takes to make this all work.
I suspect those of you who working towards your big dreams also know this place well. I call it the Border Zone – the area between the Land of Opportunity, where anything and everything is possible, and the Land of Overwhelm, where fear takes over.
The key sign I’m in the Border Zone is restlessness – a pervasive, low-level, frenetic energy that stays with me throughout the day. Typically, I notice it and press on. But this morning, I tried something different – maybe even a little out there – and the results were amazing.
I picked up a pen and started free writing, asking restlessness what it wanted me to know. I wrote for less than five minutes, but that was enough time for restlessness to share ten tips for navigating the Border Zone and taking on an audacious goal. They are:
As you continue to work towards your dreams, I hope you find these ten tips helpful and inspiring. Let me know which one particularly speaks to you.
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