Last Friday, my kid and I bundled up (okay, so it wasn’t THAT cold, but it makes for a better story) and went on a bit of a mini annual pilgrimage. It was the 12th anniversary of the yoga studio I founded, Sonic Yoga, in Hell’s Kitchen, NY.
It could be a deed, a word, an experience. Seconds long. Something that shifts your belief and empowers faith and action. Sometimes that new state is negative or destructive. I’m more fascinated with positive or constructive snapping.
He once made Eric Clapton wait 10 years for a guitar. Not out of spite or ego, just because, well, he’s one guy, he still does most things by hand and the list of people who want guitars from him is 10 years long. Though, as I’d soon discover, that wait time is potentially hackable with persistence and a regular flow of fresh pies. Still, it’ll take years.
So maybe you took the “wrong” job?! What can you LEARN from the experience of living in a place of misaligned action? What skills, resources, relationships can you cultivate doing the “wrong” thing that’ll advise and accelerate your quest to get closer to the “right” thing?
Rankin is an M.D. who walked away from her practice of mainstream medicine after a highly-successful career. She was frustrated, angry and looking for answers that traditional guidelines didn’t seem to support.
It’s been a huge asset as an entrepreneur, marketer, leader and artist. I can get into people's heads, understand what they need, want, desire, aspire to. What makes them vibrate with emotion, good and bad. It lets me work on more of an emotional level, see past facades and words, then speak to, create, and solve for what really matters.
Every Sunday, young Vernon Bush and his family would pile into the car and drive 150 miles to the church where his dad would preach. Like most churches of that time, there was a small gospel choir that Vernon dutifully blended into.