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The Medicine In Slow Work

By Lindsay Hindle | Courage , Persistence , Resilliency , Spirit

There are times and places for rapid action, done is better than perfect and slapping things out the door to see what works…but crafting your life’s expression and purposeful mark in the world doesn’t have to be one of them.

With the trumpets sounding the call of 2020, you’d think (as a confidence & follow-through coach) I’d be talking about how you can stretch and hit your goals before “time runs out” in 2019.

But being the highly sensitive rebel I am, I would much rather challenge the old (aka.ruthless & unsustainable) paradigms of success and draw your focus to the medicine in slow work.

You don’t have to look too far to see how “taking your time”, especially in the online biz world, is something people seem to “resign” themselves to.

Personally, I think the self-apologizing around success taking hundreds of “baby-steps” harms our self-concepts and our world as a whole.

Urgency can be a good thing. But feeling “desperate urgency” is a recipe for dissatisfaction (because it’s driven by fear) and in fact, often results in the same “treadmill of pressure” people trying to escape from their 9-5 in the first place!

As healing as it is to define our purpose and declare our path to more meaningful work in the world  – when we then go and place all our focus on getting to the “good part” (aka. outcomes) we skip over the additional medicine that is hidden for us in the process!

We’re not just creating a thing or a go-to brand, we’re creating ourselves.

It’s time to renew our reverence for good things taking time. Not because “the thing” we make ends up being better…

But because WE end up being better when we honour the making of ourselves.

WE are half the reason our purpose makes itself known. To withhold reverence for our own incremental evolution is to deny an entire universe of built-in abundance right under our noses.

Purposeful abundance is what we’re all after, isn’t it?

So yes, the trumpets of 2020 are already sounding and asking us to pay attention to what we will create in the new year.

I’m down for foundation setting that lasts a lifetime, rather than placing too much focus on “hurrying” something to the finish line before the arbitrary deadline of December 31.

Are you also interested in setting your abundance foundation and learning the full range of Abundance Alchemy so 2020 feels lighter, easier, and more rewarding?

Are you ready to call in more love, time, money, and creativity that will support your life’s expression and help you make a purposeful mark in the world?

Be sure to join me in The Bravery Lab – my private Facebook community devoted to supporting deep feelers & thinkers, highly sensitive humans, empaths and intuitives to live the fullest expression of who they are, fill the world with good and fill their bank account with the moola they deserve. Click here to join.

you may be a big feeler

By Lindsay Hindle | Courage , Emotion , Persistence

Hey beautiful human. Have you ever got the impression from others or actually been told that you’re weak, need to stop caring so much, or that you’re too emotional for your own good?

Maybe you “think too much” or catch yourself feeling really anxious all the time and because you’re often DRAINED, this all seems like “proof” that you’re just not cut out for doing badass things in life like building a business, sitting in the executives’ chair, or leading a conscious movement.

But what if there’s another explanation besides just settling for being “different”, “weird”, less capable of handling the world, or even mentally unwell?

What I’m about to explain below are three unique human designs that about 20% of the population have. When I discovered that I have a ratio of all three, it was LIFE CHANGING! Suddenly, the light bulb went off and I began to embrace a whole new kind of freedom and power. Now it’s your turn!

Big Feeler

A big feeler is someone who feels their own emotions deeply. Whatever they feel is big, whether it is joy, love, compassion or it’s sadness, anger or frustration. People like this tend to find great comfort in creative arts like writing, music, poetry, and theatre as an outlet for these intense feelings. Big feelers may or may not have the ability to pick up on other people’s energy, feelings in a room, or collective energy like highly sensitive’s and empaths do.

Highly Sensitive Person

A highly sensitive person feels their emotions deeply, but also picks up information from everything around them. Sights, smells, sounds, tastes, tactile stimulation all feels much more intense than the average person. Very often highly sensitive people can feel the emotional qualities or energy of other people (although don’t necessarily absorb it or experience it like empaths do). Highly sensitive people are deeply intuitive and perceptive of everything and everyone around them. They may get tired easily, need to retreat or have lots of alone time in order to feel balanced.

Empath

An empath is someone who feels their emotions deeply and also feels or experiences the feelings of others as if they were their own or were experiencing them themselves. Someone who is empathic can often times pick up on feelings or sensations telepathically or be affected by what’s called ‘collective energy’ (the collective emotions/energy/vibration of all humans on the planet).

Do any of these descriptions fit you?

Life can feel pretty challenging if you think you’re odd for being so sensitive, if stressful situations really get to you, or you know you have an intuitive or empathic gift that you keep shutting down.

In fact, many beautiful humans like yourself avoid doing what they want in their career, stepping into leadership, or pursuing their own business because they don’t believe they can handle it.

In fact, one look at all the books about empaths in the Amazon bookstore (which are all SURVIVAL books 🙄) and it’s not hard to see how less-than-ideal beliefs have been imprinted on you by society and then re-inforced by your own experience.

But here is the truth:

Deep feelers, highly sensitives and empaths can do more than just SURVIVE.

WE CAN BE THRIVING LEADERS, CREATORS AND SACRED ENTERPRISE BUILDERS AND ENJOY FREEDOM AND IMPACT if we know how to leverage our special human design and feel deeply cared for.

The trick is that we have to step outside of the well-worn lanes that have been carved by people who do NOT share our qualities and gifts. We have to be part of communities of care that honour and respect who we are at our core AND help us strive to activate our highest self.

That’s exactly what we’re up to and who you will find inside of #THEBRAVERYLAB community on Facebook . We’ve declared 2020 to be “Year Of The Deep Feeler” and we’re gathering the forces of gentle warriors around the world!

So click here and join this special community and start harnessing your power in a new positive way : )

5 Things that happen when you’re open and honest

By Lindsay Hindle | Courage , Emotion , Mind

When your partner asks about your day and you’re covered in baby poop (literally) and haven’t eaten anything since 6am, do you tell the truth or just say it was good?

When the waiter at the restaurant delivers a ceasar salad instead of a tossed salad, do you tell truth or just eat the ceasar?

When you’re feeling overwhelmed in your business, do you keep it to yourself or seek out help?

It breaks my heart that so many people have a rough time being open and honest about how they are doing in their business. Imagine all the problems that could be solved when everyone shares knowledge and the honest truth with everyone else?

Now, I’m not talking about sharing your whole life story with the stranger on the plane (‘cause that’s just plain annoying 99% of the time). I’m saying, be honest and open with an accountability partner (like a friend, partner, colleague, or coach), so you can regain control of your own habits so they no longer control you.

Here are 5 things that’ll happen when you’re open and honest:

1. You’ll see something new in yourself.

Often verbalizing something with someone else makes it real for ourselves too. When you open up about your hopes, fears, dreams, and obstacles, you acknowledge their existence and you’re better able to work through them to make them happen (or not happen).

2. You’ll earn accountability.

When you’re honest and share with others, you earn accountability partners — cheerleaders you can rely on to give you a firm kick in the pants, a gentle reminder, a listening ear, or be an emotional rock for your journey. After all, people can better support and lead your cheering section when they better understand you.

3. You’ll receive valuable feedback.

As human beings, we tend to get excited easily…I’ve been known to get a little giddy myself! It’s easy to get tunnel vision, focusing only on the end goal and our perspective on the journey. When you’re open and honest and share your goals and dreams, others may see something that you don’t, and help you stay on the right, or even a more productive path.

4. You’ll feel a weight lifted off your shoulders.

The emotional support that comes from opening up to someone else is incredible. Taking that emotional “weight off your shoulders” is felt physically too and you may find yourself walking taller, feeling more relaxed, and even cracking a little smile!

5. You’ll be a better version of yourself.

All roads lead to this: becoming a better version of yourself. When you’re honest with yourself, you bring your issues and fears to the forefront so they can be addressed and you can move past them. When you’re honest with others, you get a cheerleader in your game of life!

Want a quick way to get honest with yourself so you can move past overwhelm or procrastination? Join me for a Rapid Clarity Breakthrough Session. In 60 minutes you’ll have deep insight into your fear story and an action plan to move past it.

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