THIS WEEK, I’ve been reaching out to people whose work I love, trust, and respect to ask them to read an advanced copy of my new book and, if they are so inclined, provide an endorsement. As I considered who I wanted to ask, six or seven people immediately came to mind. I then dug into podcasts I listen to and blogs I read to identify a few more.
As I looked around, it got me thinking. There are so many resources at our fingertips these days, it’s hard to know which way is up.
This one says “eat this and not that!” and that one says, “no, eat that and not this!”
This one says you can “master manifestation” in six minutes or less, and that one says manifestation is a bunch of malarkey.
This one promises to show you how to create a six-figure business in 30 days and that one says it’s not possible.
This is a whole category of clutter in and of itself and it can make your head spin! Not to mention question your decisions and choices. Is she right? Maybe he is? But she has a ton of followers, so she must be right. And so on and so on.
Here’s what I say:
Sure, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, especially in the self-development world, but if you give yourself permission to listen to what you feel drawn toward and let go of what you don’t, you’ll find the teachers who are for you.
There are a couple of teachers out there (no, I’m not naming any names!) who many people love and resonate with but for me, they just don’t do it. Instead of listening to my inner guidance, I tried again and again to get on board because everyone seems blown away by them, but their messages or vibes aren’t a match. It doesn’t mean they’re not fantastic at what they do. They’re just not for me.
If you feel like you’re drowning in the information available to you, start your quest by looking within first. Pause for a moment and ask yourself, “What goal or dream could I use support with right now?” Take a minute (or 10) to get quiet and listen to what you and your soul need.
Then, as you explore different teachers’ content, check in with your body:
- Whose energy do you resonate with?
- With whom could you sit and have a cup of tea and feel safe and relaxed?
- Who revs your energy in a great way? Excites and inspires you?
- What approach intrigues you the most? Or even scares you a bit?
Getting support from people who have “been there, done that” is a great way to elevate your learning and growth, so let yourself taste test inspiration. Take tidbits from this one and tidbits from that one.
Ultimately, the person with the greatest wisdom to help you fulfill all of your dreams and desires is you. Stay in close communication with your gut, and you’ll choose the perfect support team along the way.