Thursday, September 28, 2017

Why I Started a Book Club

Ask yourself this. How many times have you wondered if you were having deja vu? You find yourself thinking the same thoughts. Doing the same things. Having the same results. Over and over again.
At some point, it’s time to gaze inward and ask yourself….do I want to change? I know, it’s scary. That’s okay. Scary can be good. In many ways, I feel scary is better than negative certainty. Negative certainly is when we move into the same behaviors as we always have, even though we know negative outcomes await us.
How do we stop the cycle? Make a shift. One small but easy to attain shift and stick with it. Success feels good and through change, we can overcome the hurdles that have held us back, year after year.
Here’s the good news, there’s an abundance of people just like you who also want things to be different, but aren’t excited about change. Understand this, you must travel the rainbow to arrive at the gold. Nobody can bring it to you. You must set time aside to pay attention to your desires. Create a space for it. These are the action steps of manifestation. In order to manifest a better life, we need to bring ourselves there. We talked quite a bit about this in our last book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Our next book, Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown begins to reveal how we go from creating a space to digging into what we really want. What does your truest self really want? To fit in? To be unique? To lose the weight? To have happier relationships?
How long has it been since you’ve thought about it? The good news is, most people need to take some steps to figure out what they really want. To paraphrase Brene in her book, my summation is that you have to know who you really are. If you’re willing to walk through that door of discovery, what you really want can be relieved.
Now I’m not going to lie. It’s a process. That which takes years to develop cannot be changed overnight. The trick is to find a process that you enjoy and slowly allow your truth to unfold.
Is this for you? I can’t be sure. You’d have to put one foot in front of the other and move through it to know. If it’s not for you, or now is not the time, no worries. But if you’re like most people, there are some issues that yearn for reconciliation. A feeling within us that drives us to repeat the same behaviors over and over again. And by extension, the same ole results. That is why I started a book club. I aim to hold a space for growth. I hope you’ll join me.
So if you’re ready, I’ll be there to walk alongside you in your journey. If you’re not, that’s okay too. I’ll be here when you are.
Our next meeting is October 13th, 6-8pm. Join us. The club is free, but registration is required. Questions? Email