The first time I got really scared as an adult about money was in 2012. I was a reporter at The Seattle Times, and teaching yoga as a side hustle. I wanted to make it a career, but the thought of it shook me to my core. My gut told me it was time. My brain told me I was giving up a steady paycheck, health care, retirement, etc.
In other words, stability.
I made spreadsheets. I moved to a cheaper apartment. I emailed yoga studios for
teaching auditions. I worried.
The second time I got scared about money was two years later. I was teaching 10 classes a week. I was working for a yoga company. I was freelance writing a fitness column for The Seattle Times. I wanted to write a book, but the thought of it made me quake in familiar way. My gut told me it was time. My brain told me I didn’t have an agent, a completed book, or any idea about how to do those things. I would be giving up a steady paycheck, health care, retirement.
I made more spreadsheets. I signed up for a writing class. I frantically subbed yoga classes. I worried.
The third time I got scared about money was this year. I was teaching full-time, writing my column, and doing goal and energy coaching as a side hustle. My gut told me it was time to make coaching a career. (Gut, why are you so sassy?) My brain told me I was giving up steady income. (Brain, why are you such a downer?)
I made some spreadsheets. I did brand work. This time, I took the tools I share with clients and did the work on myself. Every time I felt myself start to worry, I did the work to take out the stress. I looked for signs. I trusted my intuition. I launched Maple Path.
You can let the patterns run you. Or, you can identify them, see them, and choose for yourself and be free.
If you want to know more about the energy tools, my workshop Energy Essentials: From Stress to Ease, introduces the foundational work to take out stress from decisions and goals. We meet on November 8. Join me for this life-changing work.