One question to ask yourself before you dive into another [insert name of shiny new object here].


First, a Prelude and definition.

In my fave all-time book, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, the Mentor named Melchizedek tells the Hero of the story, named Santiago, that everyone has a Personal Legend and that it is “… what you’ve always wanted to accomplish” since childhood.

Speaking from experience, supernaturally creative entrepreneurs have a tendency to jump on anything that feels like it will solve that gnawing not-enoughness voice that shouts, “you’re not selling enough.” Or doing enough. And the worst one, you are not enough.

This voice blinds you to the truth that you were born ENOUGH. Whole. Complete. You were designed perfectly imperfect.

Right now I’m just going to ask you to STOP.

Stop before you jump into yet another program (that incorporates knowledge you think you can’t live without) or project (that feels like it will save your bank account or your life) …

…and ask yourself one question:

If your only REAL obligation was to realize your Personal Legend, how would you change your business, your brand and your life?

I want you to riff on this question for 5-10 minutes. No lifting your pen off of the page. No censorship.

Does this new shiny object that you’re so ready to devote your precious time and money to fit into your Personal Legend?

This is a great way to navigate the rough waters of confusion and doubt. When you connect with your deepest desire to be of service in the way that Source designed, the path is made clear.

I took on more projects than I could chew lately. I’m deep in the second round of rewrites for my book, Return to Enchantment: Branding with Mythological Archetypes, and I realized I needed to hire more help and set aside more solitude time to devote to completing the book in time for my January launch date.

I had to back out of a few projects I had agreed to do with others and that I had planned for myself. Sacrifices were made.

But, sacrifice means to make something sacred, holy.

The one sacred thing is to realize my Personal Legend. It is to be a writer and share my wisdom on a large scale and in the most sustainable way.

You have my blessing to realize your Personal Legend. Not that you really need it, but just in case.

Turn away from shiny objects that dazzle and lure you down other paths that take you farther away from home; and yet, even if you curve right when you should have turned left, you’ll find your way back to your Personal Legend.

Life has a funny way of doing that.

To your personal journey,


P.S. This weekend is the final call to join my new eCourse, Alchemist: Discover Brand Brilliance by Uncovering your Personal Legend, which begins on Monday, December 8th! Get CLEAR about your brand and your personal mythology before you head into 2015.

Check out all of the details + register, HERE.


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