I'm being really methodical about getting ready for this session. It's a little different for me. I've got my list and I'm just working my way through it a little bit each day. It's a good way to do it. Very sane. Very measured. And totally not how I usually work.
This is called tranquil inertia. It happens to people when they are stressed. This time it's presenting itself as movement, but often it can be a standstill. I think the steady forward movement is a happy accident and I'll take it. If you are a business owner and you read this description above, you are more than likely nodding your head and sighing. . . tranquil inertia, what a great description for it. I have to remember that.
The stress right now is coming from a few different directions, but the biggest is that my partner-in-crime is away in Ghana on a site visit for ChopArt. It's an amazing trip, I'm sure and I wouldn't ask her to not go. . . but it's stressing me out. Yvonne and I do a lot of things together - this class is just one of them - and we are used to talking about projects and prep work and decisions a few times a day. This isn't bad though. . . because for me, this is REAL PROGRESS.
A few years ago, I wouldn't have been phased by this. I also didn't have a solid support system around me with amazing partners like Yvonne. I was incredibly lonely and it turned into some very severe burnout and depression. It's not unusual for business owners to feel this way; that's why I'm sharing this. What is unusual is to be able to pull out of it while keeping the doors open.
So, I'm teaching this one alone. It's ok; we've done this class a few times. We have even turned it into a webinar. So the content is there and in that way, spending time working on the class is sort of like spending time with Yvonne. Until she returns. . .