Being a huge introvert and always craving more “me” time, I thought I would love this period of self-isolation in our state’s “safer at home” order due to COVID-19.. but I find myself feeling a bit disconnected from the world, even though I’m meditating, reflecting and connecting with nature more. To be honest, I never thought I’d feel this way. While others were bemoaning that they couldn’t go out, I was secretly relieved and excited for this quiet, retreat time, where my life and the world slowed down, allowing me extra time to breathe, pause and reflect… and catch up on my reading.
I keep new books that I want to read or reread on my nightstand rather than on my bookshelf. Seeing them every day reminds me to take time to read. But this past year, they’ve been piling up.
Last week, I was elated to finally commit to this pile, curl up in my hammock under the blue spring sky and lose myself in Richard Bach’s Illusions 2.
But as of today, I haven’t even touched it yet.
When the thought of reading arises, something deeper inside me whispers:
“This isn’t the time to read. This is the time to lead.”
I don’t know who or what or how I’m supposed to lead, all I know is that this is an unprecedented time in the history of the world and this fire inside me yearns to be a part of it, not by retreating within myself (which sounds so heavenly sweet) but by getting out of myself.
I feel like I have a personal and spiritual responsibility to get my important ideas, story, work and message into the world, now more than ever.
I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
I want to spread the energy of peace, kindness and compassion, rather than circulate more anxiety, fear and panic.
I want to be part of the good, positive media, shedding light on our bright future, not the bad, negative media, pronouncing the dark end of the world.
Something restless inside me calls me to step up. As much as I want to curl up within myself, withdraw and go within, this voice tells me again:
“Now is not the time to retreat. Now is the time to lead.”
Do you feel that way?
Maybe it’s a subtle whisper deep in your soul, barely noticeable. Maybe it’s a powerful calling yanking you to step outside your comfort zone… but you don’t know how or what to do. Maybe you don’t already have a platform like mine yet (a blog, a business, a clear message, an audience, etc), maybe you’re in the beginning stages of following your calling and don’t know where to start, maybe you’re somewhere in the middle and don’t know how to get your message out there in these uncertain times.
For some, this will be a time to slow down and retreat. For others, this will be a time to step up and lead, no matter where you are in your journey.
I feel fortunate to attract some of the most amazing sensitive souls and empaths on the planet – from people who are just discovering there are others like them for the first time in their lives, to people starting to wake up to their sensitive, empathic gifts and get a glimpse of their power, to people who have been transmuting energy for years and well into their empathic evolution.
Wherever you are, I’d like to help.
I understand that you may be going through some difficult times — you may have little ones at home, a family member who is ill, or new work challenges and emotional, financial or spiritual uncertainties. We’re all facing different levels of challenges in our lives right now.
But what we all have in common is a deep yearning to:
Serve and help humanity, animals and all living souls
Share our story or message with others who need to hear it
Make a difference in one or many lives
Fulfill our purpose here on earth
Connect with others in a deep, meaningful way
If this is what you feel called to do… if you too are feeling restless with a fire burning inside you for more… I’ve got something that can help
In fact, I have 2 things…
First, once a year, my friend and publicity mentor, Selena Soo, releases her Impacting Millions Publicity Video Series — along with 3 bonus gifts (100% free) to help you make the impact you were born to make.
In today’s landscape, it’s clear how powerful the media can be… what if we could continue to use the media for GOOD?
As an introvert, I used to shy away from publicity and media. But the only one who heard my message was my mom and sisters, and that left me feeling frustrated. I felt like I had so much to say but no one to listen.
Ever feel so much love but no one to dote it on? It’s like that.
Ever feel like there’s more inside you dying to come out but there’s no avenue to express it?
I believe you have something inside you worth sharing.
I believe your past suffering and pain has not been for nothing; I believe you’ve been chosen to use your story to help others.
I believe you can truly impact the lives of hundreds, if not thousands and millions.
And I believe I can help you, even if you’ve said to yourself:
- “Is it appropriate to talk about my work in uncertain times like this?”
- “I have no idea where to start.”
- “I don’t have an impactful story.”
- Or….“I’m an introvert. I’m not comfortable in the spotlight.”
Go here to get Selena’s free Impacting Millions Publicity Video Series — and an updated list of 200+ media outlets where you can be seen and serve.
Don’t let the name fool you… this is not about publicity, this is about service. This is about how to get your message out there so that more people than just your mom can hear it and benefit from it.
This is about answering your calling.
Remember earlier I said I have 2 things that can help? One of them is Selena’s video series, you can access here.
I’ll share more tomorrow about the second thing, but I’m experimenting with something new that I’ve never done before. It’s a way for you to safely connect with me and other sensitive souls 24/7, at your leisure, while you’re isolated and on lock-down. It’s something my business mentor, NY Times bestselling author Ramit Sethi, did back in the early days when I was a budding entrepreneur. Don’t worry, it’s not about business. It’s about connection. I’m borrowing his idea and shaping it for us sensitive souls who are stuck at home alone, feeling isolated. It’s a way for us to connect, belong and be a part of something bigger IN REAL TIME without the pressure of talking or listening or engaging in any way. Oh, and by the way, it’s free too. Sounds mysterious, huh? I can’t wait to share it tomorrow.
Until then, you can start your leadership journey today by watching the Impacting Millions video series here, at no charge.
See you tomorrow,