If there is one thing we can be certain of in life, it’s that things change.
And if we want to grow, change is inevitable. That inner call to purpose is in fact an invitation – sometimes even a command – to change our beliefs, our minds, our direction, sometimes all of the above.
But funny thing, if you follow it long enough sometimes it brings you full circle.
In recent years I’ve undergone a tremendous spiritual awakening that opened up gifts which I’ve felt compelled to share in service to others in the form of spiritual readings and healing work. This work is tremendously fulfilling and I’m grateful for the positive feedback I’ve received.
However, I have found that just as it didn’t feel right to NOT follow the healer’s path, so it also doesn’t feel right to leave my creative career in marketing behind. I find that leaving either one off the table leaves me feeling polarized, unstable, and inauthentic.
What to do?
In an interview I heard several years back, Karl Henrik Robert, the founder of The Natural Step, introduced a technique for dealing with difficult people. It is the “yes, and” technique.
Very simply, rather than opposing someone’s point of view (typically with a “No, but…” or even a “Yes, but…” response), you find something in it you can agree with and then tie it in to a portion of your own agenda so they can see how the situation could be changed to work for both parties (“Yes, and…”)
I have found this to be an extremely effective technique over the years. And now, faced with seemingly opposing agendas within myself, I’ve turned to it again.
Yes, I am a healer. And, I’m a die-hard creative (and hopeless marketing geek.)
Why not combine the two?
So that’s what I’m doing: My new brand, Lead Gen for Healers, combines my intuitive gifts with my creative skills and marketing expertise to help other healers, coaches, and service providers connect with more of the clients they love to work with.
It’s been a long time coming, but it feels right!