When I was in my corporate job, I was on the phone a lot and doodled while I talked. Always the same doodles … boxes inside of boxes and more boxes inside of boxes. The truth was the doodles were a metaphor for how I felt in my corporate job – stuck in a box and soulfully stifled.
Twenty years ago, I left my corporate job and entered the world of personal development/leadership training. I started to doodle again and realized I was doodling open designs, circles, and squiggles. I enjoyed letting my mind wonder and to see what creative piece emerged; It was freeing to my soul.
Fast forward to today…I am in the process of creating something new and feeling stuck; I was explaining my stuck place to my coach and saying, “if only I could figure it out, I could organize it in the cell in the excel spreadsheet in my mind and execute it…” He stopped me and said, “You’re in a BOX!” OMG, I gasped and the memory of the doodle boxes metaphor came flooding back.
We can all get blindsided by the edges of our boxes; the boxes we know are there and the boxes we discover are unconsciously there. We all have boxes that keep us from getting what we really want from life … fear, stuck, frustration, overwhelm, beliefs, habits, etc. It’s what we do when we find a box that can change the course of our life.
There are times our mind needs to have things in a box to execute something. There are times our soul needs to be out of the box to be creative. There are times we dance between both.
If you are feeling stuck in any area of your life, I challenge you to look and see if there is a box that needs to be looked into and unpacked. If you need a hand unpacking the box, I’m a call away!
Author's Many Hats
I wear many hats - all in service of reminding you that you are a powerful force of energy. You get to direct your energy in a direction that matters to you. You are always using it, either intentionally or accidentally. Which do you choose?
Working with me we impact many arenas of your life - relationship life, work life, home life, money life and more.
Thought Organizer creating clarity and focus
Personal Development Coach creating bigger impact in client's lives.
Shared Wisdom Circle Facilitator creating group experiences for life impact.
Creator of The Shared Wisdom Project creating positive energy into the world.
Productivity Consultant creating sustainable and personalized solutions for disorganization.
Activational Speaker creating new perspectives and an invitation to something new for life.
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