This is getting good.
Not in the way I ever would've measured it years ago, but absolutely in the way I measure things now.
I'm writing the email version of this post to you… YOU as a member of a MUCH smaller email list than I've had in many, many years.
Not only are people hopping off the mailing list every day (I *so* get that. I just unsubbed from 4 things the last time I was in my own inbox… it's just all too much sometimes) but we also just did a pretty significant DELETE project over here.
Not archived. Not marked inactive. Not put away. DELETED.
Nearly 10,000 email addresses. Just… gone.
We also deadheaded a half-dozen Twitter accounts. Dunzo. No more tweeting from any beyond my personal (15-ish-year-old) account and the Self-Management for Actors account (which has offered up a tweet a day from the book since 2009).
From the woo perspective, I'm in the 2nd of back-to-back Saturn profection years and that means nothing is safe. 😉 I'm decluttering Ev.Er.Y.thing and it feels so damn good.
From the showbiz perspective, I am *so* fired up about #CreatingTheHollywoodWeWant that I'm actively repelling anyone who wishes we'd go back to "the good ol' days" before anyone talked out loud about how completely toxic the culture of creative storytelling for profit can be.
And from the personal perspective, I'm making space for what matters to me.
Last year, I wrote across one of my whiteboards, "What does a life I don't have to recover from even look like?"
I was EXHAUSTED and sleeping sometimes 20 hours a day (woo: I was in my balsamic phase by 2ndary progression; showbiz: I was wrung-out due to overwork for too long a stretch) and everything took it all out of me. So, in getting clear about how I can navigate my life without being fatigued by all the things I actually enjoy doing, I also got clear about how much of my life involved things I'm fine NEVER doing again.
The spell water I use to remind me where to focus my energy is called UNBOTHERED. I choose to release everything that prevents me from feeling unbothered by it so that I have room to focus on the life I'm here to live. The work I'm here to do. The difference I'm here to make.
How 'bout you?
Have you found yourself pruning so you have room for the life you say you want? Creating a state of unbotheredness for yourself so there's space for all the energy required to help you lead the revolution? To step up and show the new world how it's done?
In case that sounds great to you but not so do-able, start with this question: "What does my favorite ME feel about this?"
Eventually, you'll find yourself less interested in investing ANY energy on the things that your favorite YOU thinks aren't worth it.
What a clearing this simple prompt helps create!
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I *love* being able to share like this with you. Thank you for staying in my life!
So much love flowing your way,
Simultaneously all characters in "The Wizard of Oz," esp. the yellow-brick road.
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I periodically unsubscribe and/or delete old info and data. I even wrote a poem about it:
In the real world, I’ve started doing the same thing. Got rid of a ton of boxes I’d been moving around the country. Moved into a smaller space. Cleaned out a lot I didn’t really need. As my wife said “You don’t want to be doing this when you’re 70!”