Dancing with Crazy

A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

I think the the most challenging lesson on the journey to creating an Encore Career is learning to “dance with crazy”.

I was on a marketing class conference call recently where a participant requested feedback about what to do with responses from interviews she’d conducted with several clients. She wanted clarity about how she could use the feedback to differentiate herself in her business.

One of her customers remarked that she’s a “goddess” in her field and that totally threw her for a loop. Rather than dancing with ways to incorporate the feedback, here’s what her head said:

  • That’s too touchy-feely, my target market will think it’s weird
  • It’s not practical in my business to call myself a “goddess”
  • I feel uncomfortable saying something like that – I’m too serious

My friend Willy says going into your head is like going behind enemy lines unarmed. At best you’ll be taken prisoner by your thinking and at worst your dreams will be killed off.

So what to do…what to do? 

After a bit of coaching, this woman relaxed a little and allowed herself to dance with what she first thought was crazy. Her entire demeanor shifted when she allowed her natural creativity out to play. Fun showed up as she caught a glimpse of how to uniquely market her business.

She’s still dancing. Her “goddess” may become a “ninja” or something else that fits her business better.  And that’s okay. The important thing is that she’s now open to having the kind of joy she wants in her business!

Does your head get in way of what your heart wants to pursue? Dare to cut the rope. Dare to dance with your personal version of “crazy”. Play with ideas. Dream about what might be possible for you if you let your heart roam free. What shows up just might set your soul on fire and set you on your path to an inspired and ecstatic encore career!


What would it be like to cut the rope and let your wild and crazy heart run free to create an Encore Career that fulfills your passion, gives you purpose and earns you a paycheck? Ready to explore the possibilities? Contact Coach Sue at 949-212-4345 or email sue@threesquarescoaching.com for a get acquainted coaching session!