My Projector Career Experience and the Direction of This Blog

CB055359It has been a while since I posted here. As a Human Design Projector with no throat definition, my ability to express myself in verbal form is inconsistent at best. In 2016 I surrendered to that, and just allowed myself to post when the energy was truly there to do it.

I surrendered to a lot of things about my design (and the direction of my life) in 2016, and it lead me to a clearer understanding of how you can be better served through this blog. Many of you have been talking to me over the past few years about your money and career concerns. To be honest I didn’t have much to offer you in the way of personal wisdom, because I was in the midst of discovering a lot of things that didn’t work. My 3/5 profile portrays me as one who discovers all those things that don’t work so that I can share practical solutions with others. That also leads others to misinterpret or project upon me the expectation that I have the answers. This simply is not true… as those of you who have known me for a while have probably come to discover.

What is true is that I do have experiences which could benefit you. I have been reluctant to share for fear that I might be burned at the stake when whatever I was trying was not working out. But it doesn’t serve the exchange of our energies to keep these experiences (for better or for worse) to myself. So in 2017 I am trying a new experiment. I am going to share with you some of the things that are going on in my work and business life, so that you … if you have been asking … can get a picture of how this 3/5 Splenic Projector with the Right Angle Cross of Service bumps through life’s career opportunities via invitation.

What Happened in 2016

Prior to 2016 I was working hard to try and figure out how to grow an online Human Design coaching practice as a solo practitioner. My endeavor was accompanied by a lot of ups and downs in income, an inconsistent voice and vision, and a struggle to maintain my energy without overworking. I knew that the Generator model for building business was not going to work for me, but at times I was in a big quandary as to how to do this business of mine in a way that is correct for a Projector. As a result of this dilemma, much of my time in front of the computer was fraught with the paralysis of just not knowing what to do next. Have you ever been there?

At the same time, there were family pressures to make more money. I left a steady income (although it was a relatively low income for my skill) of doing massage, to pursue my dream to serve others in a different, less physically demanding way. My husband and I had also been talking about building a new home for a while, and this project would require both of our incomes. When I left massage (the second time around… I left it once and then came back to it.) I really felt that the money would come through my online business passions. It didn’t … not to the level that was needed. And I found myself working harder than a Projector should to keep this dream alive. Much to my husband’s frustrations, we would not build our home in 2016, because my income was not at the place where it needed to be to take the next step.

At the end of 2015 my husband suggested that I would probably be good at selling real estate… He encouraged me to try it to see if I could make enough money to help us get over the hump of new home construction. Initially my ego was offended, and my mind had a field day with this new possibility… “How could he not see that my true love and dream is to be of service to others with Human Design and coaching?”  “My gifts are not like others”… my ego said. “How dare he suggest that I do something different  than the way I think I should do it”…

But here’s what I learned about how my defined head and ajna can work against my splenic authority. I tend to have a lot of pre-conceived notions and fixed ideas about who I think I am. My undefined G center indicates that nothing could be farther from the truth. Yet these notions somehow make me feel secure … It’s like I think I have a fixed identity or something. Then, in comes the small still voice of the spleen. It is truly a primal instinctive response with a split second trigger. When my husband made the suggestion of using my talents in a different way, my head raged on with thoughts of how I was being misunderstood. And while the thinking part of me clung stubbornly to its own ideas, beneath the surface my spleen spoke quietly. It almost felt as though my ears perked up. If I had been a bunny in the woods you could have seen it happen. For just a second or two his suggestion / pre-invitation caught the attention of my instincts. There were no words with this response, just recognition that this was important.

So then my mind conceded, as long as certain conditions were met. It’s funny how the mind needs conditions in order to feel in control. If I did it I would have to go with a certain real estate agency … one that I recognized years ago as a place that I would want to work if I ever got into real estate. (I guess that real estate had been on my unconscious bucket list for a while). I would need to be well trained and well supported. I would continue with my Human Design and coaching work. I would not enter into it unless there was a clear invitation. The last condition was true knowing and recognition. The rest of it was monkey mind blah blah.

For Projectors, opportunities need to be facilitated and invitations need to be direct. My husband was willing to foot the bill for my training, licensure and expenses as I got up and running. A real estate agent I bumped into a while back facilitated the opportunity for me to be interviewed by his agency (which was my agency of choice). A direct invitation did come during that interview. My splenic authority spoke when I felt recognized, and I recognized that this was a good place for me.

But I was also very aware that I was being invited into the training ONLY… not necessarily into the work. Much of 2016 was a huge education in observing the integration all of my skills, knowledge and gifts. I learned to streamline my coaching business, and actually made just as much profit as I did the year before with a lot less effort and worry.  On top of that, I actually sold some houses! I was using my coaching skills in a different and rewarding way to help people purchase a home. And I was sharing Human Design with those agents who wanted to know about it.

Then the tide began to shift in the early fall, and that invitation to learn started to fade. After I sold two homes, I had a really clear idea of what wasn’t working for me in the real estate arena. The lead generation … I still cringe at the word generation, and the paperwork were both draining me. Actually I wasn’t doing much lead generation, because it simply wasn’t correct for me to do it in the way I was trained. I was confused about how to attract people who wanted to buy homes from me in a way that I could use my energy correctly. In fact I didn’t “generate” those two clients who bought the two homes I sold. They were referred to me by another agent. That felt good, but wasn’t a reliable way to create income. Those opportunities are hit or miss unless you’re on a team which does a lot of the lead generation for you. The other aspect of the real estate business that exhausted me was the pressure of getting the paperwork right as you go through a transaction on your own.  If I was to stay in the business, someone would need to to position me so that clients could easily invite me. And then I would need to be free of the exhausting drudgery of paperwork. It’s kind of a tall order right? Keep reading to find out what happened.

As an aside to the real estate story, around the same time that I was getting clear about my future in real estate, I was invited to take the BG5 Business Institute Foundation Training. The training illuminated a lot about how I’m designed to have a career. It also helped me to become very clear about what I needed in order to thrive in the real estate profession.

So back to real estate … I waited and watched for the kind of support I knew I needed. I wanted to be on a team… the right team with the right people and the right Projector-friendly business model. I didn’t see it. Most teams are highly driven versions of the “make it happen, work, work, work” environment that would catapult a sacral being with lots of motors into millionaire real estate status. So I avoided that option like the plague. But those teams which were seemingly laid back were not giving me the time of day. I know now that when an invitation isn’t forthcoming the worst thing that I can do it to try an engineer one.

My motto… If there’s no invitation there’s nothing to do… just wait and be ready.

Just when I was seriously thinking of giving up my license, the right invitation to join a team came! Remember that up to that point I had only had an invitation to learn. Now I needed an invitation to contribute and collaborate. And that’s where I am today… preparing to join a brand new, very small team, whose primary motive is to cultivate an environment where everyone earns a sufficient income and is able to enjoy their lives.

The Direction of This Blog

So what does all of this have to do with the direction of this blog? It seems like there may be things that I can share from my experience… for better or for worse … which may help you in your career journey. So you may be reading a lot on this blog about how a Projector thrives in the mainstream business of real estate.

I may also share some things I’m learning about the online world of business. My online business grew tremendously in 2016 in visibility and stability. New awarenesses are emerging about how to best use my energy.. how to put in less work effort and receive more abundance. There are many take-aways from this journey in two business worlds that I really want to share with you.

You will also begin to get more information about my experiences with the BG5 program. At this point I feel like I want to continue moving toward becoming a certified BG5 consultant. It is such a practical way to share the wisdom of Human Design. But it’s not going to happen overnight. Eventhough I still do Human Design readings and my coaching is often focused on career and business, I am nowhere close to being qualified to provide the service of a BG5 consultant. So if you want to be illuminated, as I was, about how you can have career success as a Projector, you can get started by either taking the foundation training or order your Success Code Report.

When the Sacral Leaves the Home

hot-airThis past month was a longer than usual exploration of what it’s like to live in my own frequency without the sacral being in my life. My husband, who works away from home, was gone for an extended period of time. I usually start to notice that my energy flags at about two and a half weeks into our separation. By the third week it can feel like I’m limping to the finish line of our reunion. It’s like someone deflates a balloon inside of me, and there’s very little energy to physically keep going.

So needless to say, as three weeks stretched into five, life began to get interesting.  It felt like I had no buffer from burnout. And the more I moved between my own frequency and the outside world, the more I felt the need to isolate. The more I isolated myself, the less energy I had. It was a vicious cycle that gave me much pause to reflect upon the Projector / Generator relationship. It is such an essential dance for many reasons…

There is a certain balance and rhythm that comes with having a Generator in the home… or at least my beloved generator.  For one thing, I have some external cues to tell me when enough is enough. I have someone who checks on me when I haven’t surfaced from my office in a while… even if it’s just to remind me to eat. I have the other to focus upon … the one other who is my partner and my support. And this keeps me grounded.  And what really stands out as I write this is the amount of protection the Generator aura seems to provide. I’m not exactly sure how to describe it. The Generator’s aura is enveloping by nature. Perhaps it envelops the Projector’s aura and buffers it from other external influences. This is just a theory that is worth feeling into and exploring.

What have you noticed about the Generator(s) in your life? Does their aura feel protective to you?

Does this topic interest you? You are invited to join us for “Exploring the Projector Aura”

Three Key Mistakes that Projectors Make

Calling all Projectors (and those who love them!)

Are you ready for a new perspective and some radical answers on how to get your Projector* life to work better?

Are you tired of struggling and feeling like you just don’t fit in with the Generator-driven world around you?

Can you even imagine what it would be like to heal the burn out and overwhelm and truly THRIVE in your life?

Are you hungry to share your gifts and true brilliance with the world, but you don’t know what they are or how to do that?

Join Human Design Specialist, best-selling author, and fellow Projector
Evelyn Levenson, M.B.A.

for her NEW FREE WEBINAR:

“3 Key Mistakes Projectors Make that Keep Them Struggling,
Overwhelmed, and Burned Out . . .
And How to Avoid Those so You Can Finally THRIVE!”

You’ll learn:

  • Your Bigger Purpose for being here, beyond the basic Projector role of guiding the energy of others
  • The 3 levels at which Projectors are designed to function in the world
  • How you can be effective and “sustainable” at all 3 levels
  • How to avoid the 3 Key Mistakes that most Projectors make, so you can finally THRIVE!

It’s time for Projectors to step into our full power, connect with our gifts, and fulfill our vital role on this planet!

We are important and NEEDED, but we must learn how to operate effectively.

Come learn what to do — and what NOT to do — to claim your Success, Recognition and Impact in the world!

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Career Success for Projectors

Of all the concerns that Human Design Projectors have, probably the most pressing one is how to have a successful career when you are designed to wait for invitations. It’s easy to say that success is the natural outcome when Projectors follow their strategy and listen to their decision making authority, but the real life translation of that into fulfillment and a sustainable income  is not so easy to realize in the work world as it is set up today.

If you listened to the “Wise About Work” recording that you received in the Projector’s Starter Kit, you got some clues about the Projector’s unique approach to work. Hopefully you can use that information to create a more authentic work / life balance. There is another great resource that you must explore if you want to understand how success comes to you in today’s work world. It’s an amazing report based in Human Design and translated in plain English, called the BG5 Career Design Report.

I ordered the complete report, (there are shorter ones available, but the complete report is well worth the $89) and it shifted me into a new level of confidence. I have been doing Human Design readings and studying my own chart for a while now, and even with what I already know about myself and the chart, this report still managed to enlighten me in a whole new way. I think it is the “plain English” way in which it is written that makes it so powerful. Anyone… not just those of us who geek out on the mysterious Rave bodygraph … can get practical value right away and begin to apply it in meaningful ways.

The BG5 Business Institute also provides career and business analysis services, as well as training to become a business consultant. This is a real breakthrough in making Human Design practical. And it really can give you a better understanding of how to have a successful career as as a Projector.

 

Projector Community Call – May 2016

Topics: Manifestor/Projector Relationships, The Will Center in Relationships, Challenges of the Open Throat, Split Definition and Splenic Authority, Is the Uh Huh / Un Un Response only for Generators?,  How does marketing and branding relate to Projector’s lifestyle model?, Projectors and Sleep and more….

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Can there be a Sub Type of Human Design Projectors that Need a Different Strategy?

Surfer on a WaveAre you confused about Human Design Projector strategy to wait for invitations? Does it seem that waiting hasn’t gotten you very far? Has it seemed to work better for you to initiate action rather than to wait? One reader had a question about this which sparked a conversation which brought up some other aspects about Human Design which are not generally known. Here is the question and response.

Question: I recognise so much in this about myself, but there is ONE big issue that makes me wonder if any of it is true, if this one thing does not feel right. That is: I am 46 now and have had to make many major decisions in my lifetime, from divorce to travelling the world, from moving houses and countries and jobs.. yet none of these would have happened if I had waited for an invitation…

So my life seems so full of evidence that I had to make big decisions, because waiting would have never helped me…

Can there be a subtype of projectors that need a different strategy??? Maybe because of a different soul mission?

Response: I understand your hesitancy to embrace the Human Design system because the strategy to wait for invitations doesn’t seem congruent with what has worked for you. When Ra Uru Hu added the concept of strategy and authority to the system, it was in an attempt to make it more simple, practical and understandable for people.  HD offers a framework for experimentation so that you can discover and be who you really are. So there is nothing you have to do with it beyond following your own discoveries. That said,  there may be many different factors in your individual chart which make it seem like initiating action works better for you than waiting for invitations.

Let’s first look at the concept of an invitation. In general, when you are acting on your own behalf you don’t need an invitation from other people. In other words when you are taking action to take care of yourself, you really only need to do it in correct timing. Evelyn Levenson, of Human Design for Success, talks about the feel of an invitation being like an energetic opening. I will also add that there is an element of recognition involved…. you recognizing that the other who is inviting you is recognizing you for who you really are. There is also a sense of support in the form of energy to do what you need to do. When you are taking correct action to take care of yourself the support may just come in the form of the energy or motivation to take the next step. When the correct action requires the support of others they are usually there offering it to you.

The truth is that we all live imperfect lives where we sometimes have to take leaps of faith. Your history and experience with these leaps will tell you whether or not they truly worked for you. In looking back, only you can know if the path might have been more supportive if you had waited.

You asked “Can there be a subtype of projectors that need a different strategy???” – When looking at your birth chart through the lens of traditional Human Design, the answer would be no. All Projectors need to wait to be invited for the big things in life (the things that require the support and cooperation of other people).

That being said, there are other types of charts which will give you a different understanding of how you are designed to take actions. For instance, Eleanor Haspel-Portner or Unified Life Sciences developed from the Human Design System a multidimensional understanding of the body graph. By running charts for people at key developmental dates, she maps out the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical dimensions of a person’s design.  This could make a difference in the type of strategy you use when you are engaging different aspects of yourself. A Generator friend recently told me that she discovered that her spiritual design is actually a Projector. This made perfect sense to her, because she feels more like a Projector at those times when she is doing spiritual work.

If you are still working to grasp the basics of Human Design, take care not to go off on tangents which will mentally distract you from feeling your own inner prompts. However if your inner cues are telling you one thing while “the system” is telling you something else, it is worth exploring other avenues of information … as long as you end up trusting yourself more deeply.

Another factor that affects your feeling that it’s better to initiate action are the transits. For example, a while back, the 34/20 channel was activated in the energetic transits that affect all of us. This is a classic Manifesting Generator channel.  It made many Projectors feel extra energized or extra exhausted. If you don’t have definition in the gates and channels which are activated in the transits you are open to the conditioning of those energies. You take them in and amplify them so that it feels like they are you. We all are affected by the conditioning of the transits, and at times they allow us temporary access to certain energies themes that we don’t innately have.

There is one other possible factor I want to point out that has to do with the defined will center.  It seems that Projectors with a defined will center have a lot of energy to initiate actions because of their consistent access to willpower. I have also observed that Projectors who have a defined will center with either the gate 21 or gate 45 defined (the two gates that make up the channel which connects the will center to the throat), tend to act more like Manifestors. This is only my observation and hasn’t yet been corroborated with others. I call this “being one gate away from being a Manifestor”. We tend to feel the conditioning in an undefined gate very strongly when the gate next to it is defined. In cases concerning the will center to the throat, the “not-self” experience appears to be almost inescapable.

So I hope I haven’t overwhelmed you with all of this information. If you feel like initiating action works better for you, it may be because of these or other factors. Keep listening to yourself and discerning who you truly are v.s. who you have been conditioned to be. This is the point of studying your Human Design. In the end it’s your trust in yourself that determines how you move through life.

Afterthought – Individual circuitry would also create a feeling that you have to do it alone. People with a lot of individual energy in their charts may feel alone because they aren’t individual circuitrydesigned to fit in with others. They’re designed to do their own thing and beat their own drum of mutation. As a Projector, this could be particularly challenging when you also need other people to facilitate opportunities for you. The gift, if you do have a lot of individual energy as a Projector, is that the more you are your own unique, individual, mutative self, the more you attune your frequency to be recognized for what you’re here to offer to others.

 

Success for Projectors

Sacred Lotus Flower Healing EnergyMy friend and colleague, Evelyn Levenson, has a mission to help as many Projectors as possible to shine and thrive.  She is offering a brand new course for Human Design Projectors and the people who love them, called “Success for Projectors” Evelyn has an extensive background in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.  And as a certified Level 4 Human Design Specialist and Projector energy type, she has a thorough working knowledge of what it takes for our energy type to realize the success we are here to have.

Evelyn is offering a course which starts March 10th that you don’t want to miss…

… If you would you like to learn how you can be more effective, more successful, more joyful AND more resilient in your life…
… If you struggle and feel different…
… If you wish there were answers for how to make your life work better
If you ARE a Projector, or you LOVE a Projector, you’ll learn in this course:
  • The role, purpose and vital importance of Projectors
  • How to make decisions and take actions correctly – it’s tricky for Projectors!
  • Wealth and business strategies that work for Projectors
  • Relationship issues specific to Projectors…. and how to improve them
  • Health, balance, self-care and resiliency for Projectors

Click below to learn more about this powerful new Course-and pick up your free 1-page handout with INSIGHTS to help Projectors shift their mindset and embrace their magnificence!
http://humandesignforsuccess.com/sfp-free

Remember this class starts March 10th!

Powerful Intentions for Projectors Workshop

Are You Confused about How or if Human Design Projectors Can Set Goals and Still Stay True to Their Experiment? 

Powerful Intentions for ProjectorsProjectors, have you been struggling with surrendering and waiting while you feel like other energy types have more power than you to create and attract great things in their lives? This is a common complaint of Human Design Projectors who have become bitter about their circumstances. If you identify, you probably feel like the world is ignoring you while it goes around choosing Generators and Manifestors to do the great things you want to do!

You don’t have to be a victim to your strategy to wait for invitations!

In fact your aura is so powerful that the law of attraction works so much better for you than the law of action!  The problem is that you may either be tempted to take premature action in the wrong direction to attract, or you may not be taking the actions that are necessary to be attractive to what is correct for you.

There is a fine line between action and attraction for Human Design Projectors.  The Generator model of attracting and responding doesn’t work for Projectors.  The guideline of the strategy to wait for invitations is helpful, but there is so much that you can do in the waiting space which would make your journey much more empowered and meaningful.

You are invited to explore the ins and outs of attraction, intentions and goals with other Human Design Projectors…

  • Participate in a visualization / meditation to activate your inner power, raise your frequency, and deepen your relationship to your design.
  • Discover when traditional goal setting techniques can be useful and when they get in your way.
  • Get the opportunity to become clear about the inner actions you can take to enhance your Projector experience.
  • Learn from the experiences of other Projectors.

 

“Powerful Intentions for Projectors”

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Happy New Year to Human Design Projectors

Happy New Year! .. or pre – new year … Did you know that the Human Design New Year doesn’t start until January 23rd? This could be welcome news if you’re feeling out of sync with what you’re “supposed” to be doing at the beginning of the year.

If you’re feeling pressured in any way to start something new, let’s take some of the pressure off with a tiny shift in perspective which is meant only for Human Design Projectors …

When there is no invitation there is nothing to do!

In other words, if the energy isn’t there to start the new thing or to do the next thing, then it’s not time to do it yet.  It’s time to prepare by doing what would nourish your energy and fuel your inner passion while you wait.

So relax.  Dream a little bit. Get your house in order by letting go of anything that’s getting in the way of your freedom and joy. And fortify your energy so that you’re ready when it’s time to start.

Oh and celebrate! … where you’ve been, where you’re going, and your intentions for how you will enjoy the ride ….

Want to come to a celebration for new intentions? You are invited to attend the Awesome Intentions Celebration 2016 … (Free for all – Open to all Human Design energy types)

Register Here (click on Group Calls)

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