How are you Honoring Endings?

I’m feeling an overflowing of gratitude right now.

In all my working over the past 27 years & 9 businesses, I’ve never been so completely comfortable & aligned as I have been with my clients Barbara & Don with Sage Seeker LLC {SageSeeker.org}.

We have very similar values, philosophies, energies, & mutual respect.  To say that I’m totally the fortunate one is an understatement. What they’ve brought to my life is truly visionary & life changing… just like they’re doing for & with their clients… the ones that are brave enough to say YES to any of their coaching, consulting, or nature immersion experiences.

One of the philosophies they teach is about…

Honoring Endings.

For what?

Take your pick…

~ a change in the season of your life
~ a change in the season of your career / job
~ a relationship {personal or biz}
~ a project {Yes!}
~ an accomplishment in your personal or biz life
~ a child going to college
~ a child getting married
~ a medical diagnosis that {even temporarily} changes things for you
~ a move
~ an abrupt pivot turn in your biz
~ etc

Would you agree that our life is SO fast paced these days?  Totally!

It’s no wonder we keep plowing forward & somewhere along the line realize that “something’s missing”. We’re not as fulfilled as we think we should be on a day to day basis… even within the context of a career / job that we love.

Was the project you just completed fun? {Yes, but usually there are MANY other words associated with it, too, right?!}

Did you & your team take a breather & celebrate its completion regardless of the outcome? Did you share stories {increasing bonds} & eventually converse about what was awesome, what was not, & what as a group will be the recommendation for improvement next time?
*Remember, there is no “good & bad”. Those are perceptions. Labels.

Was there praise of effort for each other? Attitude? Honesty? Vulnerability? Appreciation? Things that could easily make or break a team?

If Honoring Endings isn’t a part of your personal & business life, I’d very strongly encourage you to look for opportunities & ask how this can be incorporated. It just may be the missing key to fulfillment.

Just yesterday, I took some time out of my day to do just that.  What was the ending? We just officially completed our 1st season in our “summer home”, our 32′ Freedom sailboat, Twilight. This was a 7 yr in the making dream.

To be completely honest, when I woke up yesterday, I had no idea that this was to be my day’s mission. As a recovering overplanner {a good proactive safety mechanism for control}, I’m very much now in love with the idea of “Inspired Action”. This is directly what lead me to take time for proper reflection & journaling.

Ironically, it was 1 year prior to the day that I took time out for reflection, too, as I was reminded by my Google photo account!  The ending that time? The Growth Summit in Phoenix had just ended & I was about to dive in deep to question my WHY… which as it turns out, was directly responsible for a pivot turn in my business.

I Love Travel! Everything about it. The new experiences. The people. The beautiful scenery. Adventure.

It dawned on me that a prereq to true, deep, reflection isn’t to travel hundreds or thousands of miles away {although, I look forward to doing this in the future!}… but just requires {for me} a beautiful nature spot where I can be alone with my thoughts… minimize distractions… & journal what comes.

So what was the outcome for me yesterday?

I was able to see more clearly just how far I’ve come, both personally & professionally over my lifetime. I felt proud & acknowledged my progress & “wins”. This hasn’t come easily for me in the past as I’d rather focus on others vs myself, but I’ve realized that in order to really & truly give of myself to my 6 Figure+ Dream Clients, not only do I need to up my growth game, but to create more fulfillment for myself. Yes! I’m responsible for my own fulfillment. I Own My Fulfillment & as you can too.

It was amazing to have the reality of achieving a 7 year in the making dream that many, many did not share & believe that it could really be possible for us. At the end of the day, we didn’t either, but what we learned was that a strong intention… baby steps of progress to work a “plan” & the continual reminder & accountability to each other {my husband & I in this case} was enough to keep the fires burning & working toward our Dream. We can’t control the outcome or circumstances, but we can control our intentions & actions.

How about you? What endings want to be honored before you can properly move forward?

Make time & create space to do this on your own.

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If you’d love some guidance / coaching to shortcut thinking time & to get the most from this process, visit 1:1 Virtual MedicineWalk to learn more. If you schedule a conversation, tell Barbara & /or Don that Crystal says hi! 🙂

I Believe in You! We Got This & Let’s Rock Our Collective Impact,
~Crystal 🙂

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