If life is a journey, here are trip details for Planet Andrea at the moment
As a creative person, do you wonder what to do when you’re ready to move on from one set of ideas and go to the next?How will you take care of what you’ve created before? When will you decide to definitively leave something behind?
Will you lovingly tend to all your old ideas, patiently talking about them afresh, every time you’re asked? Or will you be like the renowned author and psychologist Daniel Goleman who, at a Q&A session soon after the launch of his new book, Social Intelligence, said “I’m not answering any questions about Emotional Intelligence. Ask me something else.”
If marketing gurus are people you listen to, they are the ones that say “The moment you are bored of the message you present is the very moment your market is starting to listen. Persist in milking the cow.” Ugh.
In my opinion, these are the moments creative entrepreneurs like you and I feel most put upon. Would Alexander Graham Bell succumb to always (only) pontificate about the phone? If we are to create what really matters, we must find ways to clean the slate, secure a good retirement for our previous works, and continue to create and evolve.
It’s always fun when the answers aren’t clear. I mean, you can read one book and decide to sell an old business. You could read another and be admonished to just drop what you created last year and move on. What do you think is the answer, for you? Coaches have been around for long enough now to really need to talk about this…
Without much fanfare, here are details from Planet Andrea for your curiosity. Continue reading for more.
My hope is they might give you food for thought about how I’m meeting these questions for the moment. As always, your input and thought partnership is welcome.
- Multiple Streams of Coaching Income (MSOCI) and the accompanying Implementation Workbook continue to sell steadily, and the impact on thousands continues to ripple out into the world.
- Negotiations for the sale of a master license to market the Multiple Streams material progress steadily, if a little slowly, to a wonderful enterprise-level organization (to be disclosed.)
- Nuggets from Money, Meaning and Beyond (MMB) have been officially licensed in audio format to SoundWiseOnline.com, where they will have a great home in the wilds of self-help.
- Pink Spoon Marketing has found solid footing in the lexicon of generosity-based business and consulting and coaching on these principles continues to be a large part of our regular work.
- Publication of Virtually Successful by Cindy Greenway and Becoming an Online Business Manager by Tina Forsyth (first-time books by long-treasured business partners) is poised to open a new demand for training and community
- Finishing touches to an agreement to collaborate with Dave Buck on Thomas Leonard-related material are pending confirmation, at which point Planet Thomas possibilities open up.
- A new idea set on the basis of ‘If you’re so smart, why is your business so stuck’ and related to ‘fostering creative genius, leadership and how-to-be-a-pioneer’ are brewing.
- Strategic work with the not-for-profit family foundation, The Harnisch Foundation [501(c) 3] continues. The launch of big-picture projects that enrich coaching, philanthropy and journalism are slated for fall.
- A family revenue stream in the form of Taiwanese language training takes shape. Discussions to license intellectual property about the history and culture of Taiwan begin. www.TaiwanesePlease.com is secured (nothing there yet.)
- Massive personal transformation through physical exercise and Feldenkrais work prompts the questioning: what’s personal about personal transformation if when we think about personal we only think of our minds?
- A new idea set around the value of culture and words, perhaps to live at www.WideWorldofWords.com (nothing there yet either!) is conceived as a result of deepening relationships with family.
Why do I disclose all this? For one thing I know you’re curious because you ask. And though it’s messy, I hope there’s something valuable for you here. The moral of the story here has to be the pursuit of personal mastery on all levels.
Where before, success in business dominated my definition of success, reaching that goal frees me to pursue mastery in my physical world. In my family of origin. And in healing old, wounded relationships.
Have you ever had the uncanny feeling of meeting something awesome over the phone, only to discover they obviously don’t take physical care of themselves? Does the value of their stock drop in your mind? How about if you find out your mentor has not been on speaking terms with their family and obviously still has issues about it? What area of your life might you not be tending to…
These are the questions that I’ve been asking myself lately, and you can see the resulting thoughts, actions and opportunities I’m investing energy in.
You know what, I bet you see a lot in the above that I don’t. What are the lessons for you or for me? Comment here.