I am a man who is very much living by faith these days. I have spent so much of my life trying to control every body and every outcome and I finally realised, I can’t do it, without going crazy, having no sleep or killing myself in the process. So, now, as author Phillip Yancey so profoundly says, I truly trust in advance, that which only makes sense in reverse. This blog is the product of my faith, trusting that a topic will come to me at the right time, and it did, as I was talking to the wonderful Shay during the week.
Shay is an amazing lady in Arizona, USA, who I am helping write her book. The week was getting towards the end and, to be honest, I hadn’t even thought about what I would write this blog about. There were too many other wonderful things happening; great meetings, incredible opportunities and launching my first ever podcast episode. I was talking to Shay, pictured above, who has a holistic wellness coaching business called Shay the Coach, and, is in the process of writing her book. She had struggled for a while to get into the rhythm of writing, but had somehow found the key that unlocked the door to let the words and inspiration start flowing out of her, and, she had written an incredible amount in a short period of time.
As we were chatting, I asked her what it was that triggered this wonderful cascade of words out of her head, her heart and onto the word document. She explained that, because if the COVID-19 isolation, she had been doubting that now was the best time to write the book. After some reflection, not only did she decide that now was a great time, but that now is exactly the right time to write her book. She knew that people needed to hear her message and her story now. She knew that her insights and expertise would help people get through this time and fortify them for future challenges they would experience in their life.
Just as she was talking, it hit me, this is the topic for this week’s blog. So, thank you Shay, I had faith and you delivered on that faith for me. So, the question I now have for you is, what are you putting off, procrastinating on, thinking that you’ve got lots of time to do, or that now is not the right time for? Let me tell you, now is exactly the time. The part of isolation I have been loving, is the ability and time to do stuff that I had been putting off. I finally launched my podcast this week, which I have been talking about for many months, now it’s done. I have been forced to rethink my business and my strategies and am doing things now that are exciting and energising me.
Thinking about doing stuff is hard work, doing is so much easier. The more I thought about starting my podcast, the more I got stressed about all that had to go into it, so, the more I put it off. The moment, I stopped thinking and started doing, amazingly, things started to happen, and it is now launched. Funny how that works, right? I didn’t ‘think’ it into existence, I ‘actioned’ it into existence! In normal circumstances, and by normal, I mean pandemic-free, I would still be encouraging immediate action, but I feel more strongly than ever that now is the perfect time, For what? For everything!
It’s the perfect time to invest time with your family and significant others to build a strong family unit. If you live alone, as I do, it’s the perfect time to get a stronger relationship with yourself. It’s the perfect time to make your health and wellbeing a priority. It’s the perfect time to learn how to use technology. It’s the perfect time to be incredibly grateful for what you have in life. What you do now, and turn into new wonderful routines in your life, will bless you and benefit you long after the Coronavirus is a distant memory. Look at it, get excited about it and do it, because now is the perfect time.