When I first picked up this book, I was reminded of how my own thoughts shaped the results I was experiencing in my own life.
Not too long ago, I took on work in public relations that put me in front of all kinds of successful individuals in all sectors; the arts, politics, education, science, etc. And though I was excited to do the work, I also found myself becoming resentful that I was doing the work (crazy, I know).
I straddled the fence on if I should be working the job I was working or if I needed to keep doing my artistic work. My thoughts were “I would rather be on stage than working in an office.” or “I can do this job with my eyes closed.”
You see, I was not fully present nor showing up daily with a spirit to serve or a spirit to be great in that moment at what I was doing. My consciousness and thoughts about the work and what I was doing ultimately shaped my actions, responses and words while on this job. Soon I left the job, moved and began refocusing on what I needed in my life and what I needed to do with my life.
Recently, I found a response to my old thoughts creeping up into my life. I moved into a rented home where the management company did not care to show up or fix things that needed to be fixed on time. Great home, great bones, great exterior, yet there was no care happening for the home and then it dawned on me that this how I treated my previous work. I have great talent, I am extremely intelligent and I was able to do well at the type of work I was doing, yet I did not fully show up while I was there. I did not show up with bells on to “claim my wings” on a daily basis.
My negative feelings, consciousness and thoughts, were shown to me when I stepped into my new home. It clicked and I ultimately understood the importance of shaping my thoughts and consciousness with positivity and while making a powerful decision to show up very present and ready to be the best I can be at whatever I am doing. It is essential that I share the best of me wherever I am.
So what does this have do with you and building your artistic career?
Well, I am going to take you back to your own thoughts about your life, your career, and where you are right now in your life and career? What is happening for you? What do you say to your self on a daily basis? The truth is your inner conversation and beliefs drive what shows up in your life? Are you resentful of a 9-5 you are currently working? If so, I suggest you shift your resentment to something positive and decide to show up and do your work proudly while you work on building your artistic dreams (there are so many things you can do to successfully build your artistic dreams while working a 9-5. I know, I have done it.) What are your thoughts about building your dreams? Do you say to yourself that you will never get there? If you do, please change this and change it quick as you can create a successful and fun career just by beginning to change your thoughts.
Be the light today and everyday~
Your Transformation Career Coach and Creator of the Igniting Your Artistic Dreams Coaching Program