Thursday, November 03, 2005
As an intense, driven, ambitious gifted adult, one of my most difficult lessons has been learning to let go and allow things to happen in their own way. Accepting help along the way, and creating space for things to show up, is part of this surrender. I am used to applying my energy and will to get where I want to go. This independence was a way to protect myself as a child with little control of my circumstances. As an adult, I am able to reach out to people and receive assistance as well as give it.
Starting a business is the most challenging and creative experience of my life so far. When I get into the flow of it, it's nothing but joy, and I'm constantly surprised and delighted at the positive energy that I receive. Peace out.
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When I worked "for the man", I was always looking at the clock, dreading going to work and thinking about when I could leave and what I could do when I left. When I performed the same job with myself as CEO, surprise..I wasn't looking at the clock anymore. Work was fun, challenging and interesting. Suddenly, there was a reason for doing what I was doing and even more reason to explore ways to do it even better. I was never happier or more fulfilled.
I remember my own surprise when I discussed this topic with my father (another gifted in the closet)almost 20 years ago. He revealed that he too had despised working for other people. He built several successful businesses in his lifetime, each one completely different than the next.
It's all part and parcel of that gifted drive to focus in on a speciality and master it completely. While that can be annoying if, for example, someone wants to know everything about The A-Team, it's just the ticket for independent business.