Have you noticed how we often treat success like a game of musical chairs? There are 10 people running, sweating, heart pounding….keeping an ear on the music and an eye on those 9 empty chairs. There’s a feel of “every man for himself” in the room because SOMEONE is going to be left standing without a chair. The music stops its relentless march and everyone pushes and shoves to get their rear-end on a seat, and they even hold on to the edges of the chair with an iron grip because the other players will not hesitate to shove them right off the chair and onto the ground during the mad dash to do anything…anything….to avoid being THAT person. Once the wrestling for chairs is done, there is a moment….a moment when those sitting on chairs breathe a sigh of relief….and this is the same moment when THAT person’s shoulders droop in defeat as she shuffles off to watch the remaining game from the sidelines. Those still in the game watch her with a bit of a guilty feeling in their belly, but the feeling of relief is stronger…..anyway, they don’t have long to dwell on it because the game doesn’t pause for their introspection. A chair is removed, the music started again, and the fight to grab a spot among the successful starts again. Oh boy….my stomach is tight and my heart is racing just thinking about it!
Of course, there are times in life when there are winners and losers. Someone will get the gold, someone the silver, another the bronze….and all else, bragging rights and a pat on the back. One team on the field will end the game with more points than the other. The climb up the corporate ladder results in someONE being CEO, and many others midlevel managers. Just one out of hundreds of millions will win the lottery. Yes, there are winners and there are losers in life.
There is also a way of doing life and business that is abundant and limitless. Which would you prefer….the scratching and fighting to claim that last chair for yourself….playing the political game of one-upping….holding on to that chair with all your might so someone doesn’t bump you off….never having the luxury of TIME to think about whether or not this is how you want to live?….
A game where abundance rules. All ships rise with the tide. There are chairs for all. Food for all. Space at the table for all?
I know which way I choose. I chose to believe and live ABUNDANCE.
If you’re TIRED….tired of the music and the limited number of chairs….that’s why I’m here doing what I’m doing. I’m here to spread the news of a new way of doing life and business, and friend…it is so much more fulfilling and joyful and peaceful than the rat-race you might be accustomed to! Or, maybe you’ve already left the rat-race to raise babies or to test the entrepreneurial waters, and you’re having a tough time seeing how you can have a bit more LIFE in that elusive work-life balance.
Hear me on this, friend…… THERE IS A WAY, and it’s my passion to show you HOW.