I am writing this note to you on a rainy Monday morning, fresh off a quick dip into NYC where I attended Move the Crowd's annual summit, True. Paid. Good, I've known the founder, Rha Goddess, for more than a decade and it was inspiring to see her in her element: supporting conscious entrepreneurs, artists and activists to spread their wings.
True. Paid. Good. stands for: Be True + Get Paid + Do Good. My inspiration tanks were filled on Saturday by connecting with other coaches and experts who are committed to positive change in the world, including Paula Abreu (the first Brazilian to have a 7-figure launch of an online course in 7 days) and Grammy Award Winning Singer, India Arie. With about 100 participants, the room felt intimate and the conversations were deep. Rha calls the work she is doing, "changing the narrative."
I will try my best to share the energy and tribe support that was in that room with you. I plan to unpack more wisdom nuggets and key resources over my next several notes.
For now, I want you to consider where you stand in your own life for being true, getting paid, and doing good
Let's take a quick pulse:
On a scale of 1-10 (10 = "Sweet, I am completely in alignment" and "1 = Ugh, I am completely out of alignment") how would you rate your own level of satisfaction in the areas of:
Be True _____
Get Paid _____
Do Good _____
Next, add up your score.
If you are in the 25-30 range, sweet! Keep moving sister. :)
If you are suffering in one or more areas, then ask yourself: What is my biggest challenge right now to creating change? Write down what comes to mind.
I believe these three themes (be true + get paid + do good) are intimately entwined. For example, if you are being true and not getting paid, then it's challenging to do good. And, if you are being paid and doing good, but not being true, then you are building a life in quick sand instead of the rich soil of a meaningful life.
Have you seen this illustration?
I have read that your "comfort" zone is in reality more like a prison with padded walls. The zone of comfort keeps you trapped by locking you into patterns, self-concepts and ways of being that are familiar. In order to tap into the magic that is available to you, you need to be willing to change. You need to step through your own comfort zone ring of fire
Consider what you wrote above for: What is my biggest challenge right now to creating change? Take a moment to ponder the change that you are wanting to make.
Now ask yourself: What uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, sensations and urges am I willing to make room for in order to take these steps? Be honest with yourself. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to, but most goals involve some level of discomfort along the way.
On Thursday, I will continue this inquiry with you. Stay tuned for a teaching moment I came across from my latest Netflix guilty pleasure, Grey's Anatomy and find out what Grumpy Coffee has to do with it all.