Old rusty windmills and “Mom is always working!”

Every one of us Makers who’s growing a dream, building a business, or trying to see our project turn into something rewarding knows the feeling of hitting a “stop point.” I call it flatlining.

We do everything to push things along, then as our returns start sagging, we slow down and eventually slide to a full, disappointed stop.

This is your dream, your baby, your idea or talent starting and stopping like an old rusty windmill.

You use all your resources. You Flowdream. You look up strategies on websites. You get a little lost and take a stab at a few things until again you slide to a halt.

• You have an email list that’s half built.

• You have ideas for a website, but no site (or the one you made yourself 4 years ago).

• You have flyers for your sessions but they sit on your desk undistributed.

• You have names of prospects for your business but you have phone-phobia and no one ever gets a call from you.

• You attended two conferences and three online summits to learn how to monetize your make, but now you don’t have time to implement anything you learned. You never open your notebook that you wrote so excitedly in all those days.

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Paper flowers, authentic expression, and “Making”

Paper flowers, authentic expression, and “Making”

I just spent the day in Old Town San Diego. It’s the historic spot of our town where the original settlers put up their houses along the El Camino Real trail. You get to eat truly excellent Mexican food and dress up in old-timey clothes for photos as you wander the old streets.

I haven’t been there in years, since I was a kid. I remember pining for bouquets of those giant bright Mexican crepe paper flowers there … and my mom getting me weird-tasting sarsaparilla candy instead.

I looked around and thought about all these people making things. Making art, making food, making music. Making sales, making laughter, making memories.

Everything we do, all the time, is Making. Even when we’re binge watching a Netflix show, we’re making ourselves relax.

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Flowdreaming Podcast 444: Going Big – Totally Scared of Success

I want it! But I’m scared of what people will think! I’m scared of being powerful, and rich, and SEEN!

Does this sound like you? Do you think it’s kinda crazy, too? You’re not alone…TONS of people feel this way. You want to become hugely successful in your work and life, but you hang back…afraid of something you can’t put your finger on. Summer deconstructs the emotional energy behind this and puts you in Flow to release all fear of success. Get ready to be seen with the Going Big! Playlist at Flowdreaming.com.

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