The more years that I've been in the Natural Harry space the more I've realised how cyclical creativity can be. I can see the pattern now. While still operating on a day-to-day basis, I will go through bigger periods were:
Phase #1 I will spend months deep in thought, considering what the purpose of it all is. How I can offer my set of skills to be of use to people & planet? Questioning where all of this is going…
Phase #2 Then comes months deep in a creative phase, pieces it all together in my mind, letting ideas sink in, pouring over lists, exploring ideas, confiding in people.. changing the plan approx. 675,543 times.
Phase #3 Then months in the ‘doing phase’ executing the idea, working towards the finished product or service, giving it everything I have. Slowly I have learnt to honour these cycles and sink into them. Reasoning with the constant self talk that I’m not doing enough or sharing consistently enough.
While there may not be as much to tangibly see during the first two phases, they are certainly not wasted. These are the times when the deepest and best work is done. These are the spaces that ensure the end result has passion, purpose and authenticity deeply embedded in it. Slowly I am re-training myself to respect the process. So, you might be thinking...what's the moral of this story? I believe that no time is ever wasted and that you are learning in every moment. This is something my Mum instilled in me from a young age and that I tell myself constantly. I may not be able to do it all and be everything to everyone but I can do my best with the skills that I have
Currently, I am between phases 1 and 2 of my Natural Harry cycle, letting things land and formulating plans ? ? I’m not talking about MY cycle...but we are cyclic beings after all so i'm sure on some level the two are surely linked. Do you experience these cycles in your creativity and purpose and passion led business/life too?...or am I the only one? Let me know your thoughts in the comments, legends!