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The real truth about retreating

After an unexpected hiatus, I'm back and checking in from my new home office in the beautiful Central Coast of California. I knew it would be pretty awesome to live here, but my vision has been completely surpassed by the reality Tom and I have manifested here. This place ROCKS.

Even on a windy day, this guy LOVES his new beach life.

Even on a windy day, this guy LOVES his new beach life.

But back to that unexpected hiatus...

I love change. I didn't always, but over the last ten years or so I've really embraced the idea that, intrinsically, I thrive when conditions around me are in flux. Stagnation and samey-samey just doesn't work for me.

A move from Denver to California seemed like the best culmination of the things I love; warm weather, new environments, and change.

I figured I'd just pack up the house, say goodbye to friends and family, and off west Dogface and I would head in our rental car to meet Tom in our new town. Take a few days off work, get to CA, and life would begin again. No biggie.

Well... It turns out as much as I love change, I also have a primal need to have stability in my home environment.

Moving inherently creates instability. Your stuff is everywhere and nowhere all at the same time. You've got upheaval all around. And the process can last weeks depending on how long it takes to get settled into your new space.

Apparently, this kind of frenetic energy just doesn't work for me. But I didn't know it. So I retreated.

And now, just about six weeks since this moving process began (and, incidentally, about a month after I told you all about how to avoid overwhelm), I'm feeling back to my old self again.

What's so funny about this retreat of mine is that I thought I was prepared for the inevitable discomfort I knew moving would bring. I was sure that I was "good to go" and was managing stress and balancing life, business, and logistics really well. I even had a series of Inspiration Monday videos pre-recorded to keep me ahead of the game.

But I didn't know what I didn't know about how this move was going to throw me completely off kilter. 

In fact, the video I'm sharing today was recorded about a week before Dogface and I hit the road for California. I must have had a premonition about what was to come. Watch below and try not to laugh at me for not remembering my own advice pre-retreat.

I watched this video again yesterday for the first time since I recorded it four weeks ago and giggled at the irony...

I did NOT seek support.

I did NOT ask for help.

I did NOT reach out to my coach, mastermind partners, or friends.

I did NOT even REALIZE I was in retreat until the last box was unpacked and the final pictures hung on the walls creating that settled feeling I didn't know I needed so badly.

What I didn't know I didn't know was #1, that feeling unsettled in my home environment can completely derail me if I'm not careful; and #2, that I won't likely notice the retreat has occurred until I'm knee deep in the shit of it. 

But the good news is NOW I know. And I've got some new support measures in place that will help me function more proactively on a consistent basis to ensure that a future retreat is mitigated WAY before I end up completely buried in a bunker.

So thinking about what YOU don't know you don't know, especially as it relates to your already successful business, use my experience as a cautionary tale.

Whether it's a retreat you're avoiding (or don't know you're already in), or you're leaving money on the table in your business and don't even know it, or you're feeling overwhelmed due to inefficiencies you had no idea were inefficient, GET SOME SUPPORT. 

If working with me to figure this stuff out resonates, click here to take advantage of my discounted Strategy Session now. At minimum, it will get us on the phone to determine if we're a good fit. And if we're not, I am certain I know of another resource that would work better for you.

With love and inspiration,

-Amy

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Since creating strategy and taking people from A to B is my wheelhouse, people often ask me what the secret to a successful action plan is.

Well, in this week's video I'm sharing my #1 tactic for strategies that succeed, as well as the origins of my own success strategy in my business, and you might be surprised to hear what the catalyst really was...

Watch below to learn more...

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The size of your investment is in direct correlation to your level of commitment to the thing you're investing in. 

So, what are you going to invest in now that will take your life or business "to infinity and beyond"? And how do you feel about making that investment? Tell me in the comments below. 

And if coaching is the thing you're ready to invest in, let's talk. Click here to schedule your discounted Clarity Call with me now.

Before you run off to dive headfirst into your Monday, I've got a quick update on my upcoming video series, Rebel Professionals Action Week...

My husband and I are (pretty much out of nowhere) making a cross-country move in the next three weeks, which means I'll need to postpone the launch of the video series. It's still coming, it'll just be a few more weeks before I'll be able to get it out. Leaving Denver, my home of the last 15 years, to head west is going to be quite an undertaking, both logistically AND emotionally, let me tell ya!

You can still register for Action Week here, and you'll get advanced access to the Facebook group right away, so register now and I'll share an update about the video launch in the coming weeks (as soon as the sorting, packing, prepping house to be rented, moving, unpacking frenzy is behind me!)

With love and inspiration,

-Amy

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Can Three Days in Vegas Change Your Life...?

Hooray! The technology gods smiled upon me this weekend and I was finally able to complete the editing process for my very first Inspiration Monday video newsletter! 

I'm really excited about this new format. I think weekly videos will give me a great opportunity to connect with you on a more fun, personal level. You can expect them to be short, powerful, and filled with value. 

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