Soul Write-Offs: My Go-To Practice For Being Happy and Successful

I just returned from the Scottsdale area to attend an event with a coach of mine. This was the “initiation event” for the most intense personal growth group program I’ve ever done, and I had a wonderful time.

Often people ask if these events are for work, and to be honest, for a while I used to lie and say they were. I didn’t know how to explain to some people in my life why I was flying (sometimes thousands of miles) to go to an event that wasn’t a business write-off.

The thing is, to me these events are even more valuable to both my life and my business than most “business training” events. In fact, I no longer attend business trainings that don’t include a personal growth or spiritual component.

Here’s why:

  • I am my business. If I’m struggling with beliefs or habits that aren’t serving me personally, you bet they’re going to show up in my business. So in order to do my best work, I need to be my best self. It’s essential to me that I’m as healthy as possible and have my sh*t together so I can be the best I can be for all of you.
  • I get to spend time with soul-friends. I love getting to see old friends whom I’ve met over the years at these events and meet so many new ones. There’s no awkward small talk and everyone feels fully understood. When you’re with so many like-hearted people in the same place, there tends to be a complete bypass of the “So, where are you from and what do you do?” chit chat and we get right to the meaningful (and fun!) stuff of life. I love those conversations, and these friendships fuel me.
  • I just want to live a freakin’ incredible life! And for me, that’s only possible if I know how to ditch all the BS I’ve learned that doesn’t serve me and create my own life practices that really help me take care of myself: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I require the support I get from these events and personal coaching programs to do just that.

I invite you to consider the things you do that are strictly for self-care and soul-care. Are you getting enough of them? Is there any belief you’re carrying around that spending time or money on yourself is “frivolous” and that any reasonable expense should be practical or a write-off? If you do nothing else this weekend, consider doing something that feeds the emotional/spiritual/connected part of you, and see how it benefits every other corner of your life.

To your fabulous life,

Samantha

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