Walk Away From Things That Stifle Your Growth

Day 34: 78 DayTriple Dog DareChallenge (17)

Positive Affirmation

I am open to change and transition.

Theme of the Day

It’s okay to walk away from something that no longer brings you satisfaction.

Welcome to Day 34 of the challenge.  If you’re jumping in right now, be sure to check out the Welcome to the Triple Dog Dare to get started.  The previous days are listed at the bottom of each post with a hyperlink.

You’re in the middle of a project and you get a nagging feeling.  The project ended up being more trouble than it’s worth.  You’ve felt that since day one, it’s been one huge mess to clean up after another.  The nagging feeling started off as a whisper and now it’s become a full-blown voice in your head.  Leave that project.

Eight of Cups

Rider-Waite Tarot by U.S. Games Incorporated

You’re sitting in the coffeeshop with your business partner and in the past few months, it’s not really working out anymore.  Your business partner isn’t following up on client calls.  There have been several missed meetings.  Colleagues are raising an eyebrow because of the sheer rudeness on behalf of your business partner. Your heart urges you to leave the partnership.  

Knowing when to walk away is WISDOM. Being able to is COURAGE. Walking away with grace and your head held high is DIGNITY. – Ritu Ghatourey

It used to be fun and your heart smiled, but now you’ve done everything you could to save the relationship, but the other person is just not into you anymore.  You spend more time longing for what you used to have that what you currently have.  Your gut tells you to walk away from that relationship because it’s a dead-end. 

It. is. over.

Those three words feel like the kiss of death.   Some people would much rather walk through a field of broken glass laden with set mousetraps than ever say or hear those words.

Breaking up is hard to do.  Hell, it’s so hard, many people rather do it via email or text than to a person’s face. However, if you look at the Eight of Cups, the man in the red robe walks away from EIGHT gold cups.  He knows that those riches behind him will not bring him the happiness his soul seeks and he must leave in order to find it.

Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength.  We walk away not because we want other stop realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own. – Robert Taw

It’s not easy, but ending a negative relationship far outweighs the negative health effects brought upon by stress.  I’m not sure about you, but life is too short to be losing sleep and my sanity.

So, do yourself a favor. Weed out those who no longer serve you and say #byefelicia like you were Ice Cube:

Check out some incredible resources:

Is It Time to End That Business Relationship?

Breakin’ Up is Hard to DO: Severing a Business Relationship

Breaking Up With A Client: What To Say

You have TWO Triple Dog Dare Challenges today.  Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with what the challenge is asking of you.  Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words as well as intent.

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #1: Find a quiet place and do a business relationship health check.  Place your hand over your heart and ask yourself the question: Is the relationship with (insert person’s name) working out in a positive way?

If you’re still uncertain, write out how you feel in your journal and once you are finished, put the journal away.  Wait a few days and then revisit your writing.  Do another gut/heart check.

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #2: Once you have come to terms with ending a business or client relationship, then practice what you are going to say.  Find a trusted friend or colleague and role-play, if you find it might be hard to say your words with confidence.

Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenges, celebrate them!  I invite you to step out of your comfort  zone and share with us in the comments below so we can celebrate with you.

Celebrating YOU!

You’re super important and so is your journey. I’d love to hear how the Triple Dog Dare Challenge has enhanced your personal and/or professional life. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.

How may I serve you?

My focus is to serve 1200 people in the 2017 – 2018 year so they can use their intuition and messages from the spirit to develop, grow, and sustain their business.  There’s nothing more powerful that being connected to the divine to help people accomplish their mission they’ve declared for themselves.


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A gentle reminder-

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