Every Monday, I have a standing date with two other soul-mates. We spend between 90 – 150 minutes exploring the current place in this game called life and specifically in our business endeavors. It is an amazing gift we have chosen to give ourselves and we have rarely missed a week. It is quite stunning.
Today, I was in an interesting state-of-mind and situation. I had to stay outside during the call because the “precious” pooch had chosen that time to be needy and he would bark if I took him in, or left him out alone. So, as I was connecting with my ‘people’ I was also connecting with my ‘pooch’.
As I paced the yard I noticed the abundance of piles. You know the kind of which I speak. So, in order to ‘triple task’ I decided to get some bags and pick up the piles…did I say they were abundant?
It turned out that in the time that I was picking up the messes, it was my turn to share the adventures and lessons of my week. So in essence I was quadruple tasking…dog-sitting, people-connecting, poop-picking, and soul-bearing.
I was overt about my ‘business’ with my callers and as I bent and huffed and puffed, I also spewed my stories. Essentially I picked up shit while I shared my shit. I found it quite entertaining.
The amazing and curious thing is that when I was done with my turn, so were the piles, THEY WERE ALL GONE. Amazing. The call carried on and the others did their sharing and then we circled back to me before the close of the call…and wouldn’t you know it, I was bending down to pick up a new fresh pile just as it was my time to speak again. REALLY. Quite a message there, eh!
It does beg the question that as we share and process our junk, so do we ‘clean up our shit’.
I was going to say ‘food for thought’, but I have a feeling I’ve turned your stomach a bit. Oops!