The Whole Truth

Mar 30

2010

I Couldn’t Take It Anymore

by Alexis Neely - Posted in Pursuit of Truth |

On Saturday morning, I woke up and felt like I simply couldn’t do it. I had hit my limit. I could not contemplate the reality of continuing to do everything I’ve been doing and have yet to do. It was overwhelming.

I rolled over in bed and said “Dave, I can’t do it. I can’t do this anymore.”

Then, I said, “I’ve been thinking about it and have to cut something out. I can’t do Dave and Alexis (the business).”

Now, to give you a little context and intensity of that statement, we just enrolled 42 people in a 12-month mentoring program. They are counting on us to help them breakthrough to our Stand Tall & Go Deep business model and get their business on the road to freedom.

And, we hired a very expensive, high level affiliate management team to manage our next launch of our beloved Money Map to Freedom program.

When I said I had been thinking about it, I had really only been thinking about it for the 20 minutes before I rolled over and rocked Dave’s world.  Not to say I hadn’t been thinking about being too busy and wanting to have more time for myself and a whole host of other things.  But, I’d only been thinking about not doing the Dave & Alexis business anymore for about 20 minutes before I told that to Dave, as if it was a done deal.

He really is a Saint.

I LOVE the Dave & Alexis business. It’s one of the things I do that is most gratifying to me. I LOVE the people we mentor and coach. I love shaving years off the learning curve for the folks who learn from us.

But, I hit a wall. And in that moment, just didn’t feel as if I had it in me to keep going and doing everything I’m currently doing.

The lawyer side of my business is in massive transition and growth. LIFT is taking off like gangbusters. As I opened my eyes on Saturday morning, I just felt like something had to give and Dave & Alexis seemed like the thing that was least tied into everything else.

And it’s a testament to Dave that he didn’t freak out one bit.

He took me into his arms and said “Ok, let’s talk about it because I know you really love this business and the work we do with people.”

As we talked (or I should say, as I talked and he listened), I re-connected to my why for the Dave & Alexis business at a deep level. I dropped all my “shoulds” and got extremely present to what I love to do, who I love to be and how I love to serve. And within 30 minutes, I was re-energized, restored and recommitted.

Then, Dave & I spent the morning creating some phenomenal content for the BBM2010 program and I made this video for you about what to do when you are pulled in too many directions to give you some support and ideas for what you can do the next time you just feel like it’s simply too much and you can’t keep moving forward.