Is the Rest Unwritten…?

Chi-To-Be! Achieving Your Ultimate B-AllIn Stacey Hall’s book Chi-To-Be! Achieving Your Ultimate B-All (get your copy here:, she discusses in Energy Surge #11 the importance of personal accountability. More specifically, she shares that personal accountability and response-ability are a process:

“Step 1: Identify what I want to be accountable to be, do, or achieve towards my B-All.
Step 2: When life brings an opportunity or situation into my life, I first choose if I wish to respond or not respond…whichever will bring me closer to the fulfillment of my B-All.
Step 3: If I chose to respond, I do so in a way that moves me closer to the fulfillment of my B-All.” (p. 225-226)

When it pertains to my goals, and intentional activities toward my B-All, I consider these three steps. Recently, I had a VERY tough decision to make. While my B-All is that I AM an internationally renowned speaker and author–lately I’ve not been able to do much speaking due to my lack of voice. I have been booked for several speaking engagements into the summer and early fall and I’m having to really weigh out whether it’s going to be feasible for me to keep those on the books. I’ve had to reach out and let the organizations know of my current voice-less condition and work to reschedule or cancel. Instead of looking at this as a bad thing, I’m looking at it as if it’s time to focus on writing and getting my book done. Then the speaking will start to happen.

ID-100154324I’m feeling my “theme song,” Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten” unfold as I write this post. In particular this verse: “live your life with arms wide open, today is where your book begins…the rest is still unwritten.” Oh Yeah! (:

I am reminded that I am keeping my eye on my B-All and the part of my B-All that is the focus right now is the author portion. And I’m perfectly ok with that. After all, I have only to be accountable to myself.

How about you? Do you utilize Personal Accountability in your life?


About Pretty Smart Virtual Services

I'm the Chief Overwhelm Eliminator at Pretty Smart Virtual Services - where we specialize in Rescuing YOU Out of Overwhelm So You Can Do What You Love. Take Back Your Life--Let Us Tackle Your To-Do List! Specialties: Dreamweaver, Audacity, Audio Acrobat, InstantTeleseminar, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Joomla, Drupal, Google+, Pinterest I'd love to connect with you here on LinkedIn, please send me a connect request. If you'd like to learn how a virtual assistant can help you leverage your business efforts, please email me and let me know you'd like to set up a complimentary discovery session.
This entry was posted in Business, Personal and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s