“Success leaves clues,” he said.
I was listening to James Mel on Facebook presenting a Get Ahead Challenge. At age 25, he networked his way into a successful growing online education/coaching business while investing in property becoming a millionaire at the age 30.
He had my attention because he looked like the boy next door and said he wasn’t all that smart but had a system, was a hard worker, and “success leaves clues.”
It made me think of the breadcrumbs I’ve followed in life. The whispers of synchronicity that make you take notice and sit more upright. Take you out of the mundane into the magical world of “did I just really hear that?” or “see that?” Hearing a line in a movie feeling it was written just for you or those repeated phrases that keep popping up.
That weekend I was watching the Easier Life Online Summit and almost exited. However, as I looked and paid close attention, I could see a picture of the speaker’s book as the backdrop - Success Left A Clue: 6 Ultimate Steps To Success. God, the Universe had my attention. The speaker was Robert Raymond Riopel, an author and highly sought after life transformation trainer who went from $150,000 in debt to to financially free in 9 months and teaches and inspires people across the world about success through his “clues.”
My slouched back went upright. I tuned in instead of out.
In the presentation, he was speaking about continuous cycles of life. And if you follow the flow of things, you more easily live life instead of life living you.
Through his teaching, I found I am in the observation phase. Similar to the dating stage in a relationship he said when things are new and you’re curious and want to know everything about that person.
Well, things are new and not necessarily by choice. Hours at my job have been cut and business income has fallen away because of COVID. Interesting, because the unclutter phase comes right before observation. Out with the old, what is the new? Instead of a time to panic, I am seeing it’s more of a time to get curious. Which is good to realize.
The observation phase is a time for meditating, listening and allowing for that higher wisdom to come through, and learning. The time for dream boards. He called it a time to be a human creating instead of a human being. No wonder I’m wanting to soak up as much knowledge as I can right now listening to webinars and reading books.
We are in Mercury Retrograde, a planetary time for reflection, so this is right in rhythm with my observation stage. It’s hard for me to be still. As a kid, I rocked my crib right up to the door and blocked the entrance. My sister had to crawl through the window. I crawled on counters as soon as I could walk. And sometimes my right leg is in a back and forth rock, rock or an up and down bounce, bounce motion.
But the answers will have a hard time dodging my leg, so I’m taking time to just listen. When I talk with my angels, I sometimes start out asking all sorts of questions and spilling out my worries and what do you think? And then I say, “Okay, I’ll be quiet now.”
The other day I heard a line from the Mary Oliver poem The Summer Day, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Definitely letting go of playing small. I dreamed big as a kid wanting to be a vet and an author. I’m thinking I need to get a bigger dream board.
And it’s even more than getting a bigger dream board. It’s also being aware of and knowing what is precious to me? What do I really want?
So I’m taking time to listen instead of going into the same old, same old patterned responses or beliefs of I can’t do that. That same belief that came up when I wanted to go to Ireland a few years ago. “ I can’t do that,” I thought. And definitely not by myself. But I did. I questioned that belief and thought why not? I stayed for eight months instead of the original two months I had planned by volunteering for room and board at a Buddhist Center I stumbled on overriding my old beliefs of what is possible.
I’ve put up a picture of Ireland in my bedroom so it’s the first thing I see when I wake up to remind myself of those travels and think “why not” to something else.
I love the scene in the movie The Magic of Belle Isle with Morgan Freeman’s character, a writer of Westerns, and an actor playing a boy with special needs. Morgan Freeman looks at him and says, “You are Diego Santana, train robber and faithful sidekick.”
“I am?”, he said.
“Yes, you are,” replies Morgan Freeman.
The boy then straightens up and takes on a walk of confidence and purpose.
Sometimes we have to tell ourselves, this is who I am so we can start showing up differently.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” It can be anything not measured in actual size but the size of joy that it brings you.
There is a quote by Robert Louis Seveson…”Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice …..For to miss the joy is to miss all.”
I challenge you to be a kid again and ask yourself what brings you joy? What do you love? Then act on it.
Check out Robert’s book Success Left A Clue at http://www.successleftaclue.com
In his book, which I’m reading now, he outlines six steps to re-set your mindset for success. Things he’s learned from first hand experience and gives CLUES for success.
My blog is accounts of my observations, living life, lessons learned, seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary, the paintbrush and palette for inspiration. Hopefully it opens you up to new worlds and lets you know that you are not alone in this one.