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It's ok to make the wrong decision

Something happened last week that would have MORTIFIED Old Me.


I scheduled an email advertising a free workshop, and then BEFORE IT EVEN SENT, I’d changed my mind 🤷‍♀️


In fact, I’d forgotten about the scheduled email, until I had someone reply to sign up.


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Old Me’s internal monologue would have been having a field day. 


“Well then, you can’t change the plan, you’ll look like an idiot”.


 “You teach people how to make decisions and you can’t even decide what event to run!”.


“You spent hours this morning creating the sign-up page, it’ll be a total waste if you change the plan now”.


But here’s something Mindful Me knows about decision making, that Old Me didn’t. 


It’s ok to get it wrong. 


In fact, it’s better to make a decision and start moving forwards, than go around in circles and never go anywhere.


See I decided to run a workshop to share the 5 key principles to Switch-Off And Relax (or SOAR, as I prefer to say). 


You know “That Colleague” who doesn’t check her inbox once she leaves work at 5pm, and yet still gets everything done?


Well whether she realises it or not, she’s using some or all of these principles. 


And because these principles can be learnt, I decided to share them with people.


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And as a result of that decision, I excitedly told a friend about the workshop and asked her HONEST opinion. 


I was sure the content was life-changing (not said lightly) but did she think people would give up an hour of their evening to attend? 


Especially people that were already stressed and without enough time.


She wasn’t sure they would. 


“I’d attend in-person” she said encouragingly. 


I already know the power of in-person coaching, which is why I run Mindful Living Retreats (details here)


But I also know that not everyone can attend these. 


I wanted something FREE and something accessible to anyone, regardless of location. 


I told my friend I’d been secretly wondering about doing it as a short podcast series.


“OH MY GOD I WOULD LOVE THAT”.


Now I’ve never done a podcast before. I know nothing about how to record them, on what platform, anything. 


But within minutes of talking to my friend, I knew I had to do it.


People can listen whenever they want. 


Whether that’s on the way to work, at the gym, or doing the washing up. 


It’s simple, it’s bite-sized and it’s easy to re-listen to those golden nuggets that just make so much sense.  


In that moment, it didn’t matter that I’d done a load of work that would “go to waste”. 


That only matters if you think about it. 


It’s in the past. 


What matters is RIGHT NOW.


So I changed the plan. 


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And then when someone signed up to the workshop, I just emailed back to explain the change.


NO BIG DEAL. 


In the present moment, we can deal with anything. 


It’s the voice in our head that says we can’t get it wrong, that we’ve wasted time, that we’ll look stupid; that's what gets in the way. 


And ironically, that fear of getting it wrong, means we never make a decision, and so never move forwards at all.


So two points to this blog today. 


1. If you want to learn how to trust yourself to make decisions, and be ok when you make the wrong decision, it's all in The Decision Making Guide; The UPGRADE, available here.


In it, you'll get


  • How to focus on the present moment , even if you’re planning something in the future.

  • Exactly how to allow yourself to make the wrong decision (yes there’s a technique for that!).

  • Creating a mindfulness routine that helps you make decisions quickly and easily every time.

  • An 8 minute EFT meditation to build your self-confidence around decision-making.


2. If you want to learn how to Switch-Off And Relax, you can sign up to my 5-day private podcast event here.


A 10-15 minute episode every day Monday 16th - Friday 19th July 2024?


That date already passed? Once you sign up, you're free to binge listen to your heart's content.


That’s it from me today folks. 


I hope you’re having a wonderful day and this inspires you trust yourself to make more decisions - and if not, maybe you need that guide 😉


Love, Lucy x

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