Have you ever been really excited about an idea, only to execute it and then feel pretty meh about how it turned out?
Well, we’ve got to be honest: That’s exactly what happened for us after a few months of doing Clarity Gems. (If you’re new to our community, you may have zero idea what we’re talking about. They were our short, downloadable weekly nuggets of audio coaching.)
The intention was pure: To create easy and actionable coaching “gems” that people could listen to and actually use.
But the way we were putting that intention into practice started to feel old, fast. It required scheduling time on our calendar every week to record a new audio (which is valuable time we’d rather spend doing free breakthrough sessions or coaching our 1-on-1 clients).
And unlike writing blogs (which is easy and fun 99% of the time), coming up with fresh Clarity Gem topics time and again felt draining.
FOR TWO PEOPLE WHO CRAVE FREEDOM, WE FELT VERY UN-FREE
Which is the “big point”: If something that used to excite you starts to drain you, maybe something about the way you’re doing it needs to change.
So, we’ve given ourselves permission to change up Clarity Gems. The intention is staying the same, but the way we’re doing it is getting a makeover. It feels much more right this time.
We know some of you might be a little sad to see the old Clarity Gem audios go, but we hope that A) We’ve created something you’ll like just as much, and B) We’ll inspire you and, by our example, give you permission to stop doing things that don’t feel right anymore for you.
WITHOUT FURTHER BUILD UP … INTRODUCING THE NEW CLARITY GEMS
So, we could write you a long blog (that’s what Tuesdays are for around here), but sometimes it’s just better to cut straight to the point.
Think of the new Clarity Gems as your weekly shake of the good ‘ole Magic 8 Ball … you never know what might bubble up, and how it might be exactly what you need to hear today.
And in addition to a beautiful, inspirational, and shareable image (which is a nice start), we’re giving you some quick thoughts about how to apply it to your life … because inspiration without action is pretty, but kind of anti-climatic.
So, here it is, your very first “gem” in the new (and dare we say, improved) Clarity Gem series. Tweet it, share it on Instagram, or forward it along to someone else who needs to hear it today …
This week, we want you to know:
Apply it to your own life:
When people fail, things typically start to spiral. As in, “Ugh, I didn’t get this job. I must not be a good enough candidate. Maybe I’m not smart enough. Maybe I’m not smart enough to get hired anywhere. If I can’t get hired, I’ll be stuck in this job forever. If I’m stuck in this job forever, I’ll most certainly hate my life until I die.”
It sounds dramatic, but this is happening to you all the time, unconsciously.
So, confine your failure. Yeah, things didn’t work out this time. That doesn’t mean they won’t work out next time. Take the lessons from the failure, use them to grow, and then move right along. Stop unconsciously allowing one failure to say something about who you are as a person.
Tell us how you took action:
Use #ClarityGems on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to share how you’re applying this week’s Gem to your own life, and to see how other people are being inspired.
Rachel + Kristen