Hello my dear,
Recently, at one of my female mastermind meetings, we noticed that several participants were stuck. We had almost 3 months of intense work behind us. Each participant was pushed to her limit.
And there we all sat noticing that most of us where just not able to make the next step. It was clear that our brains were not responding anymore.
So what do you do in those times that I like to call times of „zero idea“?
Here is one secret that usually helps me.
First, I like to make sure the „zero idea“ attitude is not a self- sabotaging maneuver. „zero idea“ can be your subconscious telling you:
1) Either that you are afraid of letting out the many ideas you have inside of you.
2) Or that you are holding on to this project just so you don´t have to work on other projects more inline with the real you.
Here is an example where fear keeps your ideas away. I recently had a conversation with a wonderful women. I´ll call her Katy. Katy started her dream business a few years back, but it didn´t work out. In the meantime she has been working on other less exciting projects. But, deep inside there is something missing. She took a few days to think about giving her heart-centered-business a new chance. But she has no new idea.
Another example where the universe is telling you „actually you do not want to do this, do you?“
A client of mine who I´ll call Debbie joined my mastermind group with a very exciting media project. In the middle of the mastermind program she had no more ideas for her project. She didn´t feel comfortable either answering the mastermind group´s members questions. So we started to dig deeper. It turned out that the real heart-centered project was not out yet. We learned a lot more about her and she has decided to change her mastermind goals and dedicate her time to the real project. Ideas have been flowing ever since.
Once I have excluded self-sabotaging as a reason for my „zero idea“ phase, then it is clear that the only thing that helps me is the below.
After working intensively on a project, there comes a time where I cannot go any step further. I am caught in thinking everything over and over but I see no issue. It feels like I am at the end of a tunnel and there is no way further.
Usually, that tells me, I need to take a break.
As high-achievers, we tend to ignore the signals of our body in those times.
However, for your hard work to pay, you need to listen to your body.
A break is a great way to change your perspective in any situation. Especially, when you reach the tunnel view in a project, there is no better recipe then letting go of all your thoughts on the project.
Do something else. Go on holidays. Do whatever makes you stop thinking about that project for a while.
When you are back you will experience a boost in your creativity. You will be able to look at your project from many new different angles.
This is the last post you will get from me…
For the next two weeks. I am off on holidays. I will recharge my batteries and then come back with a wider vision to put at your service. Wishing you a great holiday season!!!
NOW It´s YOUR TURN
Want to share how you deal with your “zero idea” phases? Drop a comment below!!!