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Let’s Do Less Together: An Invitation

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Ever since my first book, Money: A Love Story, came out in 2013 I’ve been waiting for the “next big thing” to emerge.

There have been times when this waiting has felt calm and peaceful. And there have been times when this waiting has felt tortuous.

Now, I’ve certainly been busy making things in the meantime. Like programs, a wedding, a baby, and a podcast. I didn’t sit around literally waiting.

But, despite staying busy, there was a part of me that was waiting.

Well, three years of waiting (not necessarily patiently) later, I’m finally ready to invite you to join me for the next chapter.

What’s next made itself quite clear to me earlier this fall. After all that waiting, it was such a relief to finally feel a clear direction!

While I can’t tell you all of the details yet, I can tell you this: I’ve never felt more excited and on purpose to get something out into the world as I am about this.

You know those times when you feel like everything you’ve done in your life up until a certain moment has prepared you for that moment? This is one of those times.

I tell you this because I want you to remember three things:

1. You don’t have to feel like you’re totally following your Dharma and living your purpose in order to make things that are useful.

2. Eventually your next big idea will come, but you can’t force it.

3. The muse has her own timeline. Honor it and she will honor you.

I’m so grateful I didn’t just launch another big thing just to get something out there out of fear that I would become irrelevant or disappear. I just kept on keeping on, making things that seemed like they’d be fun to make and useful for other people to receive.

It has been deeply uncomfortable to be in this murky place of not knowing what’s next. But the muck is a fertile place, and if you hang out there long enough, something beautiful will be created. twitter-logo

More will be revealed as this year unfolds, but for now, I made a video for you.

It’s an invocation.

It’s an invitation.

It’s a call to a new way of being for all the women (like me) who have found themselves taking on too much and losing themselves and their sanity somewhere along the way.

If you’ve ever found yourself saying, “Why did I say yes to this?” or “I’ll have more time for myself when…..” then this message is for you.

Click below to watch.

Join The Do Less Experiment here.

Who in your life takes on too many things and loses herself in the process? Forward this to her. She needs it.

I couldn’t be more grateful for you for being part of my community and continuing to share your heart and mind with me when I meet you in person and all around the interwebs. I’m so excited for this next chapter. It feels so good to finally know where I’m going so that I can take you with me!

 

OVER TO YOU:

Have you ever found yourself in the murkiness of not quite knowing what was next for you? How did you deal with it? What came of it? Are you joining me for The Do Less Experiment? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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A Simple Little Drawing that Melts Overwhelm

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Team Love: Join Meggan Watterson & Me to Support Love146 in Their Work to End Child Trafficking and Exploitation.

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The Joy of Seeing What’s Right In Front of You

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I was feeding my 14-month-old Penelope dinner the other night, and she started whining and reaching for some food that I had on my plate. What she didn’t notice is that I’d just placed six beautiful, juicy, organic blueberries down right in front of her. She could have reached them easily, plopped them in her…

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What Do You Stand For? On fighting, peace and the semantics of change.

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How to Make Friends When You’re a Grown-up

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Let Mother Nature Be Your Financial Planner (FREE download)

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