First, I say “good morning” to the painting I worked on yesterday.
11X14 inch water miscible oil painting in progress
Then taking my coffee, I slip on my garden clogs and meander towards the gate. Robins chatter and other morning birds sing in the new growth on the maple tree.
I closed my leadership coaching practice at the end of December in 2009. Or at least I thought I had. I made an announcement. I took the website down. It was after that I noticed something odd begin to happen.
Clients began calling and emailing asking “you will still see me, won’t you?” I said, “maybe in the future – can I give you a referral?” No they said. They will wait until I am available. I explained that I may not be available – at least not for a long time. But they were prepared to wait and see.
Then I was interviewed for a coaching article by Noomii.
People contacted me in a panic because my website was down and they were looking for my book, my by-donation approach to service design and so on. So I put Terrill Welch – A Woman behind Women back up.
So feeling a little like a carpet salesman who is always going out of business… I turn the handle to the studio.
I switch on the lamps and smile.
The universe is saying “yes” even though I was saying “no.” I hope we can agree on a both/and – doing both creative work and a little of my unique by-donation triple bottom-line coaching… say maybe just for a part of a day on Tuesdays. I do so much love the work – all of it.
Sprout Question: What do you do when the universe says yes?
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