Hustle + Flow

Hustle + Flow

I’ve always been a hustle, hustle, work hard, do whatever it takes, grind, long hours and knock the f***’n door down kind of girl. I don’t stop until I get what I want and to be honest most of the time, this has worked.

However lately I’ve been on a journey and learning how I love parts of the hustle because it’s actually who I am, but I also need to embrace the flow.

When my coach first floated the concept of ‘flow’ with me I wanted to laugh out loud. All this ‘new age flow’ talk I thought was an excuse for people who didn’t want to work hard, and I thought it was utter BS!

Then this concept kept knocking on my door through other people and situations until it finally got my attention.

I never thought I would ever say this, but I now actually love the balance and combination of hustle and flow. I love the drive, clarity, laser focus, resilience, tenacity and work ethic that the hustle teaches you, but it can’t just all be a hard grind, that’s how to burn out happens. I now believe there is a time to hustle and a time to flow. A time to speed up and a time to slow down.

I’ve learnt that I have to trust that God, the Universe and the process are all working for my greater good. Sometimes I have to take a step back from the hustle to realign myself. Each night before I close my eyes, I pray. I check in with my inner resource, remind myself to let go of fears and take hold of faith and meditate on my true innermost heart desires. I visualise how it would feel to be the person I know I want to be and to achieve the things I’ve set out to achieve.

Flow means doing the work, taking the steps, showing up but then letting go. Flow is faith.

Sometimes that relationship, client, situation, friendship, job or holiday was not meant for you. So instead of pushing harder, let go and trust the bigger picture. Realign yourself, your values, your time and your energy to your dreams.

I love that quote that says, “Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.”

Ask yourself, what is it that I truly desire?

Where do I find the most joy and fulfilment?

How can I enjoy my life on a daily basis?

Recently this has all been really hitting home for me. I’ve been going through a process of realigning myself. I’ve been forced to let go and become more grounded. I’ve learnt how to embrace suffering and pain. I’ve learnt to have a cup of tea with my uncomfortable and unbearable feelings without suppressing or avoiding them. I’ve learnt to accept the changing seasons of life and how to let go of things I cannot control. I’ve found fresh answers, strategy, powerful revelations, creativity, soul heartfelt desires and freedom in the stillness. The removing of all distractions. In this quiet place where it’s just full all of me, everything on the table and God. It’s in these moments of stillness that I find strength, joy, power, healing and, freedom and I’m reminded of what holds true value in my life, who I truly am and my life purpose.

The taller the tree, the deeper the roots.

Who you are and who you become is the greatest asset and achievement in this life and in the overflow of that people’s lives are impacted and positively changed.

You can embody both the hustle and the flow.

So, I want to encourage you to take a step back. Slow down. Be still and water your mind, body and soul and learn when it’s time to hustle and when it’s just time to give it up, have faith and simply flow.

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