“It’s all about balance”, they say — to which I reply, “You’re talking to a Gemini!”
But…it’s true and the Equinox reminds me of the importance of balance, especially in my “work” life.
In August, I sold more books on Amazon than I have in 3 years. This month? It’s a wasteland. I could say, WTF, Universe?! (and I actually have) but then I go back to balance. Ebb and flow. Ebooks are eternal so I have to keep that writer’s impatience in check and…keep writing. I have about 5 projects bubbling on the stove that could use my attention, instead of obsessively checking my Amazon rank.
Last month, I had very few Tarot clients. I was like, hm…I wonder if I’m supposed to do this? This month, clients are flooding in (thanks, Equinox!). It’s been years since I connected with some of them.
I asked for new projects over the summer — and two authors contacted me to help craft and edit their books this fall.
If I had my way, I’d want straight-on success, all the time. No ebb. Just flow. Sales, clients, everything clicking along like clockwork. But that’s not balance. The ebbs are there for me to step back, reassess, take me-time, work on other things, not to mention strengthen my faith. It’s not easy as an entrepreneur to see one stream dry up — but it’s always temporary. That I know after many years.
So now I say, bring on the balance!