Last Friday was the “Uplevel Your Life” Day at my Wide Awake Weekend event. It was my third day of speaking and teaching in front of a crowd. My special guest that day was Brooke Castillo, author and master coach extraordinaire.
Toward the end of her session on Self-Coaching, Brooke asked the crowd if they’d like for her to coach me. (We were co-leading the group up to this point – and when she said this, I was sitting in the back of the room watching all the breakthroughs and loving my moment of being a spectator.) Everyone cheered, and I was handed the mic.
The first thing that came into my head was this little fear-driven thought about my performance the very next night. It went like this:
“Gosh, here I am these three days giving so much energy at this event. What if it’s not there when I go to perform at my CD release concert tomorrow night?” (A few people in my life had expressed concern about my choice to do so much during one week!)
I shared that thought, and Brooke walked me through to the end result of such a thought. The end result was fear, contraction, and withholding. (Not exactly the energies you want when you’re singing!)
Then, she reminded me of something. I believe that what she said changed the lives of everyone at that event. (It certainly changed mine.) I’m going to write it in my words because I’ll never remember her words exactly!
When you are waiting to see if IT will be there – then you are setting yourself up as a victim. You’re seeing your energy as something outside of you. That energy – that GIVING – is something you BRING. You bring it with you. And best of all, you CHOOSE to bring it with you. You’ve barely scratched the surface of all the energy you have to give and all the light you have to bring. So, rather than waiting to see if it will be there – choose instead to BRING IT!
More of my words:
My blog readers are teachers, coaches, performers, poets, parents, writers, students, entrepreneurs, nurses, trainers, and artists – among other things. My belief is that no matter what profession you’re in – it’s a service profession. You are in service. We are all in service.
When you wait to see if the energy will be in the room, or outside of you, or among the people, or if it will just magically show up – then you stop serving. All the energy you need is in you. You need only to choose to “bring it.” What people do with it is none of your business. Nor does that need to have an effect on the quality of your giving. Just bring it.
I will close with the words of everyone at the Wide Awake Weekend. It became the mantra:
BRING IT, BABY!!
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