Spiritual retreat – what does that even mean?
New people, strangers – what will they see in me that I don’t know yet? Why did I just not come for a holiday to Bali? In this moment I want to go home – a spiritual retreat feels too confronting. I have flown half way around the world on a whim and I have no idea what to expect.
My nerves start to calm down as I start to look INTO (not just AT them) these strangers in front of me and LISTEN to what they are saying. Beautiful stories – I feel my heart already opening to them… Okay – I can do this!
This has been a big issue for me in the past and HITS me like a hammer, sitting in front of the other attendees. I realize how this impacts my business too. For years I have run my business and relationships with masculine energy – too afraid to show any vulnerability, feeling like I needed to fight and push for every success. Not trusting!
When I moved into my own business – it was such an easy pattern to pick up and run with. People told me – ‘Don’t tell people you are struggling, it’s BAD for business.’ But what happens now I am more successful? Do I pretend it just happened ‘overnight’ because I am so smart and talented? ☺
Is it okay to share your past journey – letting everyone know that all WAS NOT okay? My learning has to be the greatest gift for my community of women in business. I’m reminded of Sue Papadoulis and her recent PR talk. Many women can and do resonate with Sue, because of her candid, authentic and emotional show of vulnerability.
So here is what is coming up for me, as I am embark on this spiritual retreat in Bali – Take the courageous step and be VULNERABLE Kylie, expose yourself and share your journey. It’s what other women want to hear!
Big Lesson for Day 1 already – I feel immense GRATITUDE for this CLARITY!
(PLEASE NOTE: 6 MONTHS ON – I am in true feminine alignment with my business and purpose. I will talk more about this over the coming posts. I share my personal story, including my initial business struggles in ALL my presentations. The feedback and connection this has created with my community, is extraordinary )
YOUR Thoughts on Vulnerability…
How do you feel about vulnerability? Is there a place for this in business? What about in life? If or when does it feel staged or unauthentic for you?