Are You Waiting for the Perfect Time?

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"Sometimes “waiting” is just another manifestation of the “not good enough” story. Because what we’re really doing is waiting until it’s “good enough.” Until we have an idea that we’re sure will give us a powerful result. Until we have something that will impress other people."

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I used to wait around for the perfect time.

I’d wait to write until I felt inspired. I’d wait to launch a program until I felt ready. I’d wait to meditate until “I had more time.”

I spent a lot of time waiting—convincing myself that I’d just have this call and know the perfect website copy one day. Or just know exactly what I wanted to teach next.

I remember the first Sacred Circle. I had a loose idea of the Master Energies around which the content was built. And I had a general structure of Content Calls and Mastermind Calls.

But, honestly, I didn’t know what I’d be teaching until the night before each week. Sometimes, the day of, I was finishing the slides. I didn’t have time to freak out or be insecure or self-conscious about what I put out.

I just did it.

And, as I taught them live, I was in continuous shock at what was coming through. It was so much more profound than I’d ever expected.

Because I stopped waiting. I just started and let the momentum carry me.

As visionaries, that’s all we’re responsible for. Just showing up and creating an opportunity for our genius to appear. Some days it’ll flow out. Some days it’ll putter.

But it doesn’t quite matter. We don’t have to force more or try harder. We just have to show up and hold space for it.

And, sooner or later, we see genius everywhere.

Honestly, I never know what I’ll write on here. I don’t have a schedule or marketing calendar or any of that bullshit. I just sit in front of the computer and start typing.

Some days, I love it. Other days, I hate it. But who really cares? Regardless, I’m just going to get up tomorrow and do it again.

Because I’ve learned to honor the process way more than the results. That’s where the power is.

But we visionaries have spent our entire lives doing the opposite. Being so conscious of how we are perceived that we try to take responsibility for others’ reactions. We shrink down and get smaller when we’re “too much” for people. We push harder and try to prove ourselves when we’re “not enough.”

And we’ve lost our process—and ourselves—on the way. We’ve become more obsessed with the end-result than the creation of genius. The space in which we just show up and allow it to spill forward.

Sometimes “waiting” is just another manifestation of the “not good enough” story. Because what we’re really doing is waiting until it’s “good enough.” Until we have an idea that we’re sure will give us a powerful result. Until we have something that will impress other people.

The process becomes less about our genius and more about how people will react. Closing us off to possibilities that are so much bigger than people can currently conceptualize.

If everything we create is for other people’s current consciousness, then we’re not really expanding anything. We’re just playing in the same small boxes that have made us “too much” and “not enough” all our lives.

We’re still shaming ourselves—however subtly.

It was here on this blog—live in front of you—that I first began to unpack the idea that visionaries are sensitives—literally about to sense more of their unique genius, and therefore have deeper trauma and more gifts in that specific area.

I never said those words before. But, little by little, through writing each day over the last five years, I’ve come to refine my thinking and understanding of my work.

Not because a brilliant idea came to me. But because I just showed up and wrote.

If we believe that myth that we need to add “value” all the time (whatever the fuck that means—and by whoever’s standards), then maybe we’ll always be waiting for the perfect moment.

But, if we realize that we already are geniuses, then, of course, everything we do has value. Because we are infinitely, inherently valuable. And we could just start.

Value is not the same thing as resonance. Something can still be immensely valuable but not draw resonance from yourself and others.

And that’s totally cool. Not everything we say or do or create will resonate with everyone.

In fact, it’s probably a good thing it doesn’t. The reason our Sacred Circles are known as some of the safest spaces people have ever known lies specifically in our ability to attract in the right people to create safety together—and, more importantly, to repel the wrong ones.

If we knew we were geniuses, then we’d know that everything we create is genius. And we wouldn’t have to wait or doubt ourselves. We wouldn’t be afraid to take big risks.

Sure, not all of it will resonate. Or be profitable. Or whatever our goal.

But, fuck, if it doesn’t give us self-respect. To know that we showed up for ourselves. For our genius. Again and again and again. Even on the days when we really, really didn’t want to.

Because we know we’re good enough. We know we’re being pulled forward by our vision. And we’re not afraid of what we have inside. The genius that is begging to birth forth and be shared with the world.

Genius and mastery aren’t quite the same thing. So we can’t mistake them.

Genius is our untamed stallion. Our power, our vision, the way we expand this world to new heights. We’re always good enough because we are always geniuses.

But showing up, crafting that genius, guiding it and refining it and molding it into how it can best support the world—that’s mastery. We become masters of our own genius. And masters of ourselves.

It doesn’t mean raw, unrefined genius doesn’t have value or power. Of course it does. Infinite value.

It just means we can continue deepening into mastery to help shape that genius into the ways we want to share it with the world.

I take ideas from my writing that I love, and I deepen into them. I release ideas that didn’t work for me. They were immensely valuable, but they just didn’t quite shape in the way I want to take the work. And that’s okay.

You’re a genius. Start from the baseline that you’re a genius. And everything will change.

You’ll see that everything you create, everything you are, has infinite, inherent value.

All you need to do is show up and open space for that genius to flow.

You are only responsible for the process. Genius will do the rest.

And it’s ready to flow at any time.

Questions for Reflection:

*Answer in a journal, in the comments right here, or take it over to the Sacred Branding® Facebook group where we can support one another.

Are you waiting for the perfect time?

— Are you waiting to get inspired or motivated to start doing something? Do you feel like this moment will come that’s just going to gift you an idea that’s valuable to run with?

— Do you feel like the ideas you have right now aren’t “good enough” to share publicly? Do you often jump around between new ideas and projects, hoping to catch onto something that’s valuable

— What if everything you create has infinite, inherent value? What if you can’t possibly “add more value”? What if you are a genius, and continuing to share that genius is how you can deepen into mastery of it? 

Mike Iamele

Mike Iamele

Mike writes about how artists, entrepreneurs, healers, and visionaries of all kinds can actually build a life around the genius inside of them.

He's CEO of Mike Iamele LLC and Creator of Sacred Branding® and the Sacred Circle.

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