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An Ineffective Response

Yesterday was the 4th of July. Also known as the worst day of the year for one member of my family. My dog, Wyatt.


Like many dogs, he's completely terrified of fireworks. Once evening hit, fireworks were going off everywhere which caused Wyatt to run frantically around the house barking at high volume. I tried all of the dog mom tricks - doggy Xanax, distractions, petting, etc. After an hour of failed attempts to get him to calm down, I decided to try coaching.

I asked him if barking at the fireworks was actually making anything better.

He responded by barking louder.


Because in his doggy brain, he believed he was in actual danger from the loud noises. He didn't believe that he was safe in his house with his mom. So he thought the best solution was to bark as loud as possible to keep the danger away.


Of course, his solution was ineffective. It didn't make the fireworks end any faster. And frankly, just made both of us miserable.


This isn't just a dog thing.

Humans also try to protect themselves from "danger" - like fear and rejection.

When you're thinking about making a change or doing something new, your brain does the same thing Wyatt's did when he heard fireworks. It tells you that you're in danger and you need to do something about it. It probably shows up for you as complaining, making excuses and telling yourself that you don't really have an option to change.

It's the human equivalent of running around the house barking. It creates a lot of noise and drama trying to protect yourself from something that can't actually hurt you. It's an ineffective response.


I coach my clients (much more effectively than my dog!) so they can get out of the fear and drama and into a life that feels purposeful and aligned. Even better they learn how to use and follow their Human Design so the chances of wrong timing and rejection go way, way down.

 

Are you ready? I can help you discover and live out your purpose. Now is the time to start living the life you're designed to have! Schedule a consult to learn more about how you can use your Human Design to enjoy your life without the pressure.

During the consult we'll talk about what's missing for you, where you want to be, and the process to get you there. You'll also get a copy of your Human Design chart along with some insights from me that you can start using right away.