Did you miss me? I hope so!
If you’ve been with me for a long time, you might have noticed that I took the last eight weeks off from producing newsletters. It seems I haven’t yet learned to ‘not bite off more than I can chew’, and I had done it to myself LOL.
What with teaching two online iridology courses for which I was creating all original teaching materials (textbook, slides, videos), spending time on a regular basis with my aging parents who live in another city, and maintaining my client base – it just got to be too much. In the end, it was the newsletters that had to go – but just for a while.
Now that the iridology content is created and is in the refinement stages, I can start working out a few hours each week (I’ve missed that over the last eight months), spend time with my parents and help them get their house ready to sell, take excellent care of my family and clients, and prepare content for newsletters. Thank goodness I have three amazing assistants: Linda, who edits everything I write, then compiles and formats the newsletters; Jason, who does the video editing; and Howard, who edits all the graphics we use in newsletters and on the websites. I have learned to rely on them heavily – and they do an amazing job of catching and correcting my mistakes and offering suggestions to improve the end result.
Why do I tell you this? Well, some of us are prone (as in ‘genetically programmed’) to not be able to sit still and to overestimate what we can get done in a specific period of time. Some of us are not very good at creating boundaries and saying ‘no’. It’s one of those lessons that sometimes takes a lifetime to learn. I’ve learned it’s okay, and even good, to assemble a team to get stuff done. It doesn’t matter if it’s a work project like the newsletters or the iridology course, a health project like getting back into shape, or a personal project like getting the yard work done. As the old saying goes, many hands make light work – and add to that, it’s often more enjoyable to work alongside someone than to work solo.
Now that things are under control for the moment, we’ll get back on schedule and you’ll be hearing from me more regularly. I hope that’s okay with you!