My mom and I, along with my boys, drove down to Southern California to visit Disneyland. I, therefore, had six hours in the passenger seat to try to figure out the best way to navigate the Alice-in-Wonderland-like mazes that define the innards of the park. I opened my iPad and researched show times in the park, how to avoid the ride lines and which Disneyland apps were going to rock my world.
The next morning as we entered the park I whipped out my iPhone to access my Ridemax software that had given me an itinerary to get on the most rides with the least amount of waiting time. After a few hours I decided to ditch all apps and itineraries. They were stressing me out!
If I constantly have to look at a to-do list, I miss the opportunities and magical moments that can happen when I’m following my inspiration from one attraction to the next.
Here are the results from my very deliberate decision to trust that whatever happened, we’d be able to see and do all that we wanted with no long waits or stress.
- While several rides had wait lines up to two hours — I guess all the kids there for Grad Night didn’t mind sitting in the hot sun for 120 minutes for a ride that lasted less than three — we never waited more than 25 minutes on any ride all three days. Mostly we waited five minutes.
- We met every Disney character on the premises without trying. We were either the first in line or the last, and watched as they sadly turned others away.
- Front row seats to every show and parade.
- The fireworks each night were framed perfectly in our hotel window where we could watch with ease and no loud noises to scare the kids.
- Great food in every restaurant, without reservations.
Our experience was not typical. The parks were insanely crowded and yet we flowed from one amazing experience to the next. My mom and I kept smiling at each other every time a small miracle occurred. The more we noticed the synchronicities, the more they came forth.
In your business, you may often find yourself behaving like the masses at Disneyland. You experience long waits for your results, worry about packing all you can into the day and are very attached to experiencing something no matter how much you have to suffer to get it.
Try this for just one week in your business:
- Create an overall intention for what you want to experience in your week.
- Use your priority list as a guideline, rather than a list you must follow.
- Allow yourself to follow your inspiration when it comes to the timing of what you choose to work on.
- Create an evidence log of all the cool synchronicities and successes you experience through the week.
Prove to yourself that profits and joy abound by following the formula above.
Ready, set … FLOW!
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