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How to Crystallize a Life: Working It Out

It’s been less than two weeks since I began replanting myself into my partially-crystallized California form, and things are moving along nicely. I’m enjoying my cozy office space designed for the many ways I work, opting for maximum flow factor and minimal decor with calming rose and radiant white boho vibes. (Of course my favorite work location is, by far, the poolside chaise lounge with Silver, my four-legged housesister, cuddled around my leg. I have a feeling she’s going to serve as a muse.)

The evolving workspace has enabled me to host a successful mastermind brainstorming session with a long-time client, hop on Zoom for several client calls and sales discussions with my snazzy new backdrop and lights, write some great copy for a new keynote in my comfy easy chair, and even update my website with relatively little amounts of agonizing pain and suffering.

I grew up being taught that work had to be hard to be valuable. Success was found in the struggle. You had to do it as good or better than the other person to be recognized and rewarded. My mom used to proclaim that any problem could be solved by one four-letter word: W-O-R-K.

When the move to California came into my reality a few months ago, I made a conscious decision to rebuild my physical workspace from the ground up instead of assuming that I’d work the way I always had been. I won’t be bringing any furniture with me, so I‘m not tied to what I thought an office “should“ be. As I sat with mentally designing the crystallized version of myself, I realized that I am, more than any one expression of me professionally — crystallizer, coach, speaker, facilitator, writer — I am, at my core, a CREATOR.