The people who come here have lived through some shit. They have superpowers they don't recognize. They are heroes to people they didn't even know were watching. They have learned the hard way when to wait and when to act; when to hold on and when to let go.
When we walk out the door of an old life that no longer fits, it creates waves of change we can’t always see coming. It can be harder to leave an acceptable situation than a bad one. We are shining a light on a path to freedom for all who follow. We are leaping out of our ego and into our hearts. It is scary because we can't see the good that lies beyond the prison we know so well. But the beauty is there. Even in our leaving, we exhibit a key leadership skill for anyone who wants to lead a bigger life.
Dream a new dream. The more we put it all on the line to follow our dream of something better for ourselves and our children, the more we deserve to party with others we meet on the road. This is not a pity party for what you lost in the shift. This is a celebration of all you gained that you couldn't see when you took that first step of faith to become more of YOU!
Dreams reside deep down in the heart of every one of us. Sometimes they get buried by shame, or clouded with ambition, or shrivel from lack of attention. But they remain. Deep down. Buried alive. Waiting for you to come back and find joy in the only place it can truly be discovered. Within.
Sometimes leading means leaving - with style, with grace, and with Heart.
You're here, you're safe, we've got you.
Since my last leap into early retirement from a corporate career, I have felt more and more like a Lemonade Stand.