I've been thinking about cultural norms this week. My daughter, whose homeschooled, asked if we could read Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.
From just the title, you wouldn't think that it would have much to do with building a coaching business, but oh my, it does.
In Braiding Sweetgrass, she talks about the way western culture demands that we know something only from our scientific and linear mind.
What a limited way to move through the world, and yet it is what is ingrained in us from a young age.
Schools taught us to ignore our emotions, to only focus on what it takes to get an A in the class, to not ask too many questions, and certainly not to question the cultural norms.
That my dear friends is bull sh*t.
Only when we honor all four aspects of our being: mind, body, emotions, and spirit can we truly understand a thing.
Our business, our coaching practice, is no different. We need to use all of our aspects to create a sustainable, thriving business.
Are we connecting to our mind, body, emotions, and spirit when we are making business decisions?
Are we listening to the needs and desires of the soul of our business?
These are the questions that I want to ask and dive into when we circle together on Feb. 26 at 1 pm ET for my next free call with Master Life Coach and founder of Unstoppable Ease, Sarah Papp.
Our society teaches that we should be able to set goals at any moment in time, on-demand. But, sometimes, there is more that needs investigating before we can declare those goals. Then we feel shame and lose our momentum in our business.
I hope you will join Sarah Papp and me for our next free call on Finding Momentum when Goals Feel Overwhelming, next Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 1 pm ET via Zoom.
Please sign up here to get the call-in details and a recording of the call. https://www.carmenschreffler.com/momentum.
I'm looking forward to having a cup of tea and diving into a conversation.