For the first three years of working together, Phil Stutz and I met EVERY single week. I think we might have rescheduled a couple sessions and skipped maybe one week.
My collection of notes from our (150+!) chats is one of my most prized possessions and one of the last things I most carefully packed before we moved. 🤓 🤠
After testing an every-other-week rhythm for a couple of months after moving the the country hermitage, we’re back to every week.
The other day we had a great chat. I’ve been on a bit of a roll and feel like I’m hitting a new level of productivity and overall mojo.
We talked about that and how to lock in those gains to make this new best my new baseline.
Of course, we chatted about the importance of continuing to rock the protocol and we connected that to our Soul Force equation.
Then we made some powerful distinctions about how, as Phil would say, God will give you all the Energy you need BUT (important but) YOU need to meet Him/Her/Etc. more than half-way and that the only way to do that is by pushing yourself beyond the bounds of what you think is possible.
Note: We’re not talking about pushing yourself in some manic, ungrounded kinda way. We’re talking about doing in a grounded, Energized Tranquility kinda way—where you’re TRULY working your protocol and giving the world all you’ve got moment to moment to moment while oscillating and honoring little things like digital sunsets while dynamically balancing your Energy + Work + Love, etc.
As we CONSISTENTLY do that…
We plug in to that Divine power and go to the next level.
(Desmond Tutu’s wisdom that our job is to simply keep our lightbulbs screwed in so God can shine through us comes to mind…)
To bring the point home, Phil did one of his little sketches like the ones in his great book The Tools.
Imagine two Venn circles.
First, we have an oval circle oriented vertically—from the top to the bottom. That’s God.
Now, imagine another oval circle also oriented vertically connecting to the first one—this one from the bottom to the top. That’s You.
Those two circles meet in the middle.
Phil puts a dot right in that section where they meet.
THAT’s where the magic happens.
And, Yoda says, we can only reach that point by giving 105% of ourselves to the world. Not occasionally, but MOMENT to MOMENT to MOMENT.
Of course, on one level, you can’t give more than 100%. But you’ve gotta try.
That’s where the magic lies.
And, that’s Today’s +1.
Are YOU giving us all you’ve got?
Again, we’re not talking about pushing yourself in some manic, ungrounded kinda way. We’re talking about showing up and doing your best in a grounded, Energized Tranquility kinda way—where you’re TRULY working your protocol and giving the world all you’ve got moment to moment to moment while oscillating and honoring little things like digital sunsets while dynamically balancing your Energy + Work + Love, etc.
Here’s to high-fiving God and plugging into Divine power.
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