Part 1: Behind The Scenes of a Workshop Tour
What happens on tour… stays on tour. Well, kinda not really. I’ve never been good with keeping secrets… in fact I remember an old boss from years back laughing at me because I was so honest with coming forward when I felt I’d stuffed up. Some things never change!
Lesson #1 ~ Knowing when it’s time
Learning to listen to your body when it comes to making business decisions will be one of your biggest and most reliable assets you have (Business Brow Chakra). I remember when the idea entered my mind to run a live workshop tour, it was visceral and the message was super clear… I knew it was time. I had tried to do live workshops twice before, and both times they were fizzers… in fact the second time it didn’t even happen. The one thing they had in common: they both come from a place of urgency and fear to make money (unbalanced Base Chakra). The worst place you can make your business decisions from.
Uncertainty Fuels Growth
My life and business had now become fairly comfortable. I knew the drill, what to do, where to go & how to do it. It’s nice when you get to that place ~ but it’s also unhealthy to stay there for too long.
Confession: Two weeks before jumping on the plane to Australia, my nerves got the better of me and I almost pulled the plug (stretched Solar Plexus).
I found myself at crossroads where if I wanted to, I could have chosen to bail out and cancel the whole thing. It was a serious consideration because it would mean that life would become much more comfortable again.
In true typical Libran style though, I looked at the situation from all angles.
If I cancelled my tour, the nerves, anxiety and overwhelm would disappear and I could continue to live my comfortable and simple life in Bali.
But did I really want that?...
Did I want to stay in the comfortable bubble I had created for myself?
No. No, I didn’t.
I mean there is nothing wrong with the life I had created, in fact I love it. But I knew deep down I yearned for more…
I want to travel the world with my work, I want to meet a man to marry that enjoys the same lifestyle, I want to meet and work with people face to face, I want my business to expand… and if I was to stay where I was, hidden in the rice fields of Bali, well, all of that just would not happen.
I knew that if I pulled that plug on my tour that the only thing I would be doing was a disservice to myself, my business, and most of all my tribe.
It was time to take a deep breath embrace the leap of faith and know that the universe had my back… why else would I get the nudge?
While in Melbourne last weekend, I told this story to my Business Chakra Workshop people, and they responded with – “Well I’m glad you didn’t pull the pin because we’d be very upset!”.
In our moments of self-doubt we are
dwelling in a place of self-absorption.
If you are in the business of helping others, your business isn’t about you… it’s about the lives of those you are helping. To stunt your growth, you are in reality, stunting the growth of others.
So while I write this, literally on the plane from Melbourne to Brisbane to complete the second leg of my first Australia tour, even though every day I feel the slight uneasiness of being out of my comfort zone… right now I wouldn’t have it any other way.
When it’s time, it’s time.
Big love, Melanie xo
An avid lover of fresh coconuts & globe trotting, you will often find Melanie Midegs in Bali, Indonesia.
Melanie mentors private clients and runs Entrepreneur Artistry Program Ignition, for upcoming entrepreneurs to step into their power as Change Makers & Thought Leaders.
She is also the founder of The Soul Lounge for Entrepreneurs community.
Her creativity will blow your mind, as she will help to propel your vision into reality and stand out from the crowd in the online space. Catch her LIVE on her Australian Business Chakra Workshop Tour in February 2017 - Click to purchase your Ticket. LIVE workshops in: Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney.