The Silence Between the Notes & a Little Content Creation
I remember my therapist telling me “you get yourself coming and going”…
Tell me if this sounds familiar.
You work hard all week, you look forward to unplugging a bit, the weekend rolls around and you unplug.
You stay away from your business, the weekend passes and then you feel like “I should have done _____” (fill in the blank with whatever task you felt like you ‘should have’ been doing).
I had a great weekend, it was pretty hot here (over 90 both days) and I got some pool time in. Saturday I spent some time getting my yard situated then went over to my sister’s (she lives a few blocks away) because she heated her pool (I refuse to heat my pool). It wasn’t hot, but it wasn’t freezing, so it felt great to get in.
Then yesterday my son & I went back over to her house along with my brother and his crew and we swam and barbecued (the kids loved it).
The BBQ invite came yesterday morning. I had been planning on a quiet day and doing some work.
Then I thought, “these are the moments that matter. Go.”
But then last night I was kind of wishing I had stayed home (WTF Doyal… make up your mind).
Mainly because I was pretty tired from being out in the sun all day (tough life… leisurely spending the day in the sun wore me out) and didn’t have the energy to do anything when I got home.
Then I thought of a line I first heard Wayne Dyer say…
“It’s the silence between the notes that makes the music.”
The same is true in our business.
If you don’t take the time to rest, rejuvenate, and play once in a while, you’re not going to be making much ‘music’ in your business.
Clearly, I need to put my hashtag in my face again: #FtheHustle
I’m a little tired this morning, but it will pass. I’m back at it, enjoying my coffee, listening to something that grounds me, and getting my day going.
What I’ve realized is when we build in the ‘silence between the notes’ (the space in between the work), that our work gets that much better.
I’m all about ease in my life.
That’s pretty much how I choose all the activities in my business.
I ask myself, “does it feel easy?”
I don’t mean ‘no work’ when I say easy. I mean the thought of doing the work feels easy and fun. Does the thought of committing to this thing make me feel excited?
Which is how I’ve been able to stay focused on two things:
Content and lead generation.
Everything I do pretty much comes back to one of those two things (aside from the occasional rabbit hole I dive into, but I consider that my ‘playtime’).
Which is why I finally launched the Content Creators Facebook Group.
It’s a free group that focuses on content creation for audience growth and list building. It’s still in its infancy, but I’d love for you to join the group, share your content, and connect with other Content Creators.