“I’m not sure the timing is quite right”, she says. “I’ll join the course next time.”
“Sure”, I reply with a smile, “I’m not going anywhere.”
It was true for years. As I fell in love with marketing, business, self-employment and the client-finding process, I couldn’t see myself doing anything else, ever.
I created courses – group journeys – that brought together the best of what I knew and I saw this continuing indefinitely. I’d found my niche, my home, my resting place.
And then something shifted. Last year, I went to Germany to participate in the School for the Work with Byron Katie. The experience was transformative and catalysed a renewed fascination with the inner world.
What’s happening behind the scenes on our self-employment journeys?
What are the thoughts that block us from stepping forward, being visible, showing up?
And in our wider lives, how are our stressful and unquestioned thoughts affecting our friendships, our marriages, our family bonds, our parenting and our health?
Deeper and deeper
Deeper exploration has always run through my courses; participants often remark that I don’t just teach marketing, but am a loving guide for the inner journey of self-employment.
Well… what if I were to drop the focus on marketing? And perhaps even self-employment?
I’ve been sitting with questions about what’s next for me – and I’ve now become clear: 2015 is the year for each course – Blog for Clients, and then Passion to Profit – to run live for one final time.
It’s a sweet and tender place to be. I adore both these online courses and the people we all get to journey with. It’d be so easy to keep on this same path ad infinitum- and I know it’s time to answer the call to move on.
It’s scary to say goodbye to the familiar
The job. The direction your business is going. The relationship. The city. The home. It’s great… you love it… but it’s not quite “it” anymore.
With my inner guidance strong, I find myself open to the uncertainty. I don’t know what will happen next. I don’t know the details of what I’m moving into and how it’ll make money, but I trust that the same principles that have enabled me to build this strong and nourishing business over the last ten years, and which have helped thousands others too, will carry me into creating what’s next.
I also know I won’t figure out what’s next in my own head. I’ve always created through conversations. Your comments on this blog, your emails to me, your remarks on Facebook and Twitter – these keep letting me know what’s happening for you, and how I may be able to be of service.
Celebrating each step of this transition
The final courses this year will be precious celebrations. If you’ve been waiting, putting off, planning to join Blog for Clients or Passion to Profit “one day”, the time is now.
Blog for Clients is coming up soon. This 6 week online group journey equips you to find your voice, share your message, and enrol more paying clients; it starts for the final time on 15th June. We open the doors to this training next month; click here and then leave your name and email to get front of the queue. (Even if you don’t plan to join the course, sign up anyway to receive the free guide, You’re In Great Blogging Company.)
Then Passion to Profit will run for the final time in the autumn – likely September. Get front of the queue here.
(And yes, you can take both courses; many people have done. And yes, both courses are open for men as well as women.)
By joining a course, you’ll then have access to all the step-by-step course materials forever; the PDFs and audios and bonuses are yours to save, download, print etc. Plus you’ll have gained access to a private members-only Facebook group which will continue indefinitely; you’ll be part of a safe, supportive online community that is constantly sharing great insights and resources, and encouraging each other along. You’ll be connected to like-minded friends, together in this movement towards happy, profitable self-employment.
For now, I’ll also continue to share free tips and inspiration for finding clients doing the work you most love here on this blog, so stay tuned – and let’s stay in conversation.
Over to you
When have you decided to leave something great… and open to uncertainty? Has it been hard for you to trust your inner guidance and make significant changes? I’d love to hear from you – leave a comment below and join the discussion.
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© Corrina Gordon-Barnes 2015