I have a tendency to get all crazy with my plans. I get excited and then I layer idea on top of idea until I'm buried in glitter.
Shiny, eye-catching glitter with very little purpose.
Then I have to unbury myself, idea by idea, until I uncover the original thought. It's always sitting there at the bottom of the pile, just looking at me with wide eyes that say, "Yep, still here and still a good idea. Why'd you go and throw all that glitter on me? Did you think I wasn't good enough?"
Ain't nothing wrong with simple.
You know what's simple?
Wooden blocks are a really simple toy for kids. They are like magic for the imagination, so much so that my professor of Children's Play in college told his students he would send them checks for $100 to buy wooden blocks when they had kids. He wasn't into all the fancy toys with their battery powered this and noise making that. Give 'em blocks, he said. They're simple. And they're awesome.
You know what else is simple?
Vanilla ice cream. Other flavors will come and go but vanilla will always be a fan favorite.
Simple is taking out all the unnecessary clutter and leaving only what truly matters.
This is why my online program, Simplify, is SO…FREAKING…SIMPLE. In the past, I was always afraid the exercises alone wouldn't be enough (and deep down I was really afraid I wasn't enough). I added different price options and bonuses and Facebook groups and bells and whistles galore.
Today, I am practicing the art of being enough. I want you to practice it with me.
If you decide to join Simplify - which starts today! - here's what you'll get:
Welcome to Simplify - a daily practice of exercises with one BIG GOAL: to empower you by helping you reconnect to your true self.
What does it mean to reconnect to your true self? It means you looks inside yourself for your answers. It means you trust that wise voice within you, not google, or strangers on Facebook, or anyone else. You. It means you acknowledge that you are powerful and that only YOU know what is right for you.
Over the next 21 days, you'll receive daily exercises to help you connect to your inner voice, unclutter your mind, and find peace and honesty with your beautiful, fierce, REAL body. (Because make no mistake, your body is REAL, not photoshopped, and it is beautiful, not in spite of its realness but BECAUSE it is real.)
When you go to a meditation or yoga class, you expect to be guided by your teacher in exercising your body and mind for a period of time. With Simplify, I'll be your guide but I'll be teaching you tools that you can use on your own. I want you to feel empowered that you know how to look within YOURSELF for the answers. I want you to feel that YOU ARE ENOUGH. I want you to be able to see where you're cluttering up your life with bells and whistles out of fear of finding out what is there when you allow things to be simple and allow yourself to be enough, just as you are. And then I want to help you find the peace that comes when you take away the clutter.
So I invite you to join me today - your first e-mail will come at about 5pm PST. I'll be sending the e-mails personally, not from a group mailing list, and you can e-mail me day or night with questions and I'll do my best to respond as quickly as possible (keeping in mind I'm chasing around a 9 month old, so ASAP will sometimes be hours later, when he's napping).
Thank you for reading. Whoever you are, wherever you are, you are enough.