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ROI – My Phrase for 2017

MH900363514Every year, as I contemplate the energies at the beginning, a word or phrase comes to me which contains a theme. This theme is my reference point for how I align the perception of my experiences for the next 12 months. My phrase this year is particularly significant to me as a  Human Design Projector, because it points to the need to develop a deeper awareness about how to manage my personal energy and resources.

ROI – Return on Investment

When this term first came to me back in December, I thought it was all about business. As it turns out ROI applies to all aspects of life. As a Projector who is aware of her human design, the practice of considering the return on my investment of energy and focus is proving to be quite valuable.

Now that I have a career in the mainstream world that puts me in contact with the public on a regular basis, I’m finding it essential to consider my ROI in times when I’m tempted to push too hard or resist the cues from my body to rest. Like a lot of Projectors, I will often feel the need for a nap or a break in the afternoon. When the body speaks and I give myself permission to honor it, I get a significant return on my investment. The rest time multiplies my energy for the balance of the day. My head is clearer and I can be present to the things that are most important. If I ignore my body’s message to rest, the return on my investment is poor. I usually become increasingly unproductive and cranky as the day wears on.

ROI in Business for Projectors

Have you noticed that things that work for others in business don’t seem to work as well for Projectors? When the inconsistent energy to work is coupled with not having motorized energy to speak and be heard, it would seem that, as Projectors, we are at a disadvantage in the traditional business world. At first glance it would seem so, but here’s what I’m discovering…

Less is more than enough when you’re in the right environment with the right people.

At the first of this year I joined a small real estate team with the right people who have the motorized energy to do the heavy work of “lead generation”, selling, paperwork etc. That’s not to say that I don’t do anything. When a qualified buyer is ready to purchase a home I get to do what I do best as a buyer specialist … guide the home purchasing process so that my clients get the best deal and have the smoothest transaction possible. As a Projector, I’m the advisor and guide … for our buyers and also for the two Generators on the team. My job is to…

  • Master the home purchasing system
  • Ask the right questions
  • Provide the best guidance to achieve the goal (of the buyer and the team)

So before I engage in any activity with my team, I ask myself three questions to insure that I get a good return on my investment of energy

  1. Is this mine to do?
  2. Is this the right time to do it?
  3. Is this the most efficient way to do it?

As challenging as it is to avoid succumbing to the voices of “You should be doing more” in my head, I have managed to stay in the waiting and preparation space, so that I don’t waste my energy before it’s time to use it.

In this first month on my team I have spent a lot of time clarifying my role, so that my undefined G center doesn’t take on what’s not mine to do… and my undefined will center isn’t tempted to get in the middle of stuff just to prove that I’m valuable.

In the promotion and marketing arena, much of my time and energy has gone to discerning who I need to connect with to build my own presence and credibility. Not every networking group is for me. Not every business person or potential buyer is going to see me and value me for what I bring to the table. And as a 3/5 Projector, I am probably going to meet the right people by bumping into them or being introduced by the team.

My team and I have also spent a significant amount of time reviewing and streamlining our work processes… clearing out clutter, refining our tracking and communication systems, reviewing software that may enhance efficiency.

Here is a subtle dynamic that I just realized which relates to communication and invitation. Because I get first right of refusal to work with buyers, I am essentially being invited into each transaction by my team.  In other words when someone comes to our team for help in purchasing a home, I am asked whether or not I want to work with that buyer. This enables me to use my splenic authority to discern whether or not it feels correct for me. Believe it or not, I did turn down an invitation, because my spleen wasn’t feeling it. That’s not how I consciously processed the experience in the moment, but that was actually the process I used. The reason I’m sharing this experience is because it sheds light on an important quality of a correct invitation… The people who are inviting you accept you and your decisions without pressure or judgement. In spite of all of the potential mind chatter that threatened to arise within me when I turned down the buyer, there was no judgement from my team. My decision was fully respected.  

One thing that really helped me to understand how to work more efficiently in alignment with my energy type, was a BG5 Career Consultation. I had a very valuable private session with Barbara Ditlow, a Certified BG5 Consultant who is also a Realtor. She gave me some terrific advice, which was based in what she saw in my Human Design Chart. Although I had already ordered and studied the full BG5 report and taken the Foundation Course, her detailed reading and wise counsel really helped me cement in some pieces to make my career approach more powerful.

As Projectors, our best ROI is virtually guaranteed when we follow our strategy of waiting, watching and being invited into things which are correct for us according to our authority. Beyond that, there is also a need for us non-sacral beings to be mindful of how we use and invest the energy that we have at our access.

So dear Projector…

Are you clear about what is yours to do?

Do you have a good feel for the correct timing of your actions?

Are you using your energy efficiently and effectively?

You’re invited to leave comments about your insights on ROI here. Or contact me if you want to refine your energy management skills (I do still do private consultations)

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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!

Register for the Replay

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.

 

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!

Planning, Preparation and Surrender – A Human Design Projector Conundrum

Last month I did a video about my favorite planners, and I got some comments from Projectors who are questioning the value of planning as they engage with their Human Design experiment. This is a question worth exploring. So let’s examine the concept of planning in the context of surrendering to your design.

It would appear that the act of planning directly conflicts with the need to surrender to your Human Design.  After all, according to the revelation of Ra Uru Hu, the thinking aspects of us ride along in the vehicle of our physical form, and they are not here to tell the form what to do. As Human Design Projectors, it’s particularly dangerous to allow the mind to call the shots. When we do that, we often end up burning ourselves out in ways that throw us off our trajectory of attraction and invitation.  As non-sacral beings, it can be especially hard to recover from physical burnout once it happens.  Believe it or not, planning could actually help you prevent burnout.  But it has to be done in a conscious and detached way.

There is a saying which vividly illustrates the relationship between planning and surrender…

“Man plans. God laughs”

man plans god laughsNowhere is it more true than when you surrender to your design.  Often you “think” you’re going in one direction, and when you order your life around it things change.  When you are really aligned with your truth and living authentically, these changes stop being catastrophic and instead become catalyzing.  They may not look like the endpoint that you expected, but they are always harmonious with and supportive of your deepest soul urges.

So what’s the point of planning if you’re riding the wave of change and surrender?

Before exploring this question, let’s first clarify a couple of things about planning.

  1. What I’m about to say may mean more to you if you have a lot of logic in your design or if you are wired to interact with the world in a more linear way.  So take what resonates and leave the rest. Let it inspire you, and use it to help you become a better observer of your personal experience.
  2. When we talk about planning, we are not necessarily talking about the linear concept of setting immovable goals and devising a single “minded” plan to get there.  We are talking about creating space for the growth of an inner relationship with yourself which helps you expand into a more meaningful experience of your life.  In this context, your plan employs a goal as a signpost, without attachment to the actual literal attainment of it.

What’s the point of planning?

We operate in a world where manifestation usually comes through some sort of action. If you have been living your Projector experiment for a while, you know that much of the action that you take is internally focused.  You know that the more you engage in the things that you enjoy, the more vibrant and attractive you become to others.  The more you work on your self-care, the easier it is to stay out of bitterness, and to discern the feel of your own authority.

But a lot of this inner activity is often judged by the outer “homogenized” world as pointless and ineffective.  And if you’re not careful to stay aligned with what’s correct for you, you will slip back into the illusion that you must do a whole bunch of stuff “out there” to make something manifest.  Yes there are outward things that Projectors can and must do, when the correct invitation is there with the support that is needed to do what you have prepared for (by doing your inner work).  But none of that happens until it’s all lined up inside of you.

So the point of planning is to prepare for the outer doing when it is time to do it.  When you sit down to plan, do it with emphasis on your inner goals for aligning to your true nature.

Here are some things you can consider which may be helpful for your Projector planning process…

How do I create space to hear my inner guidance more clearly?

What self-care habits can I develop which will increase my vitality?

What is meaningful to me, and how can I open up to experience more of that in my life?

What systems am I called to master to manage, guide and direct others?

What is the process for mastering that system?

What do I need to do to be my own best friend?

While you are waiting, plan to strengthen your relationship with yourself.  Plan for space to hear yourself, feel yourself and observe yourself. Plan for sustainability in ways that are correct for you.  And most of all, plan for the inevitability of change… not to control the outcome, but to ride the crest of the wave through surrender.

Here is the post on my coaching site where I shared the video on planners. if you are interested in watching it: 

http://coachingwithsandy.com/2016-planners-to-organize-your-life/

 

The Power of Silence for Human Design Projectors

SilenceWe all talk about how important it is for a Human Design Projector to wait to be recognized before speaking so as to not waste their precious energy.  It is is one thing to talk about being silent and it is another thing altogether to actually practice and see the results. Over in the Bitterness to Joy Facebook group there has been some discussion about what happens when a Projector practices the discipline of silently watching and waiting. Here is an exchange I had with one of the group participants as she shared the results.

C Wrote:  

“…I’ve been self contained, smiling and doing ‘lots’ of listening lately. I’ve been so quiet at work for weeks now. It has been difficult but the payoffs are great. I’ve had two very shy colleagues come up and compliment me, out of the blue. They radiated warmth and sincerity, it meant so much. Going against my exuberant nature felt awful at first but now I am getting used to it and I am finding the benefit of NO frustration because I’m not being ignored or rejected. I can’t be if I’m not saying much. … Also, I am liking myself more and looking more ‘inward’ for rewards, rather than outwards, from others. Confidence, a ‘quiet’ confidence is way up.”

My Response:

“…awesome practice! The great conundrum for Projectors is to be self-contained while also being here for others. I think that since we are naturally here for others, through the nature of our auras, the discipline of self containment adds to the power of our auric presence. It’s kind of a slippery balance between not being able to know ourselves fully, and embracing the preciousness of what we exude enough to contain it and wait. It’s kind of like what I said in the profiles class about the projection field of the 2. Same is probably true for Projectors in general. When we pull the energy in by waiting, watching and being in a stance of receptivity, it creates a dynamic which pushes the energy out in a very powerful and attractive way. C… I think you’re seeing this power in how your aura managed to bring some very shy people out of their shells.”

I kind of doubt … that you have abandoned your exuberance altogether, and I’m wondering how you see your potency now that you have adopted this discipline?”

C’s Answer:

re: the shy colleagues, it was also a reminder of how scary, or overwhelming the old, more exhuberant and intellectual self could be , maybe other projectors too, to the quieter, more shy generators of the world.

My Reply:

“We do not know our own strength”


You are truly more powerful than you know, and your ability to affect others often requires no words!  How is your experiment with silence and waiting going?  Please share with us in the comments box…

Living Your Design for Projectors

Andrea Abay-Abay is starting another Living Your Design Awakening Program for Projectors on November 3rd.

Andrea is a Projector who works for Jovian Archive.  Her course is the first course you would take on their training path.

You will not only learn about the Projector experience, but you will get a great overview about the Human Design System and the other types.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1480667622263034/

Watch her video here:

“What made this class unique is that Andrea made all the information about the other design types pertinent to Projectors.  Projectors  are here for others, so it is crucial that we understand others.  It is also crucial that we understand how to manage ourselves in the midst of others.  This includes being aware of how we are susceptible to the conditioning of other energy types.”

Sandy – 3/5 Classic Projector with Splenic Authority

Productivity Ideas for Human Design Projectors

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This post is mostly for the Projectors who work from home or in a single person office. Have you ever noticed that when there are no people around with a defined sacral center you tend to be less productive? That’s not entirely a bad thing as you may suspect, if you have released the mainstream view that working longer and harder is better and have accepted that you are not designed to work consistently. But just because you don’t have consistency in your work energy doesn’t mean that you can’t be productive.

I have been struggling with productivity and energy issues for most of the summer. Part of that is because I needed to rest more than I really knew. And part of my own productivity issues had to do with the universal issues that all people who work from home probably have. The bottom line is that it is time to exercise my innate ability (as a non-sacral being) to be wise about managing the energy to work. We usually think that Projectors use this gift of managing, guiding and directing for the benefit of others, but at least in my 3/5 profile experience, I have to experiment with it myself before I can share what I learned with others.

So in my 3/5 style, here is what I found doesn’t work about working from home or working entirely alone…

There is less structure when an outside routine is not imposed upon you. This can be a blessing for Projectors in some respects, because when you need to take a break or a nap you can. And no one is there to judge you.

There are distractions to draw you away from your primary focus. I live in a neighborhood of retirees and in a house with a cat and a dog. So my summer work days were filled with phone calls from neighbors who want to give me vegetables from their garden or who are just checking on me because they hadn’t seen me emerge from the house in days. (And I admit it. There were some stretches when I got caught so caught up in running around in circles that I didn’t know when to turn off the computer and go outside.) It’s endearing to know that people care. But my compulsion to respect, honor and graciously accept the generosity of my elders interrupted my focus (what little there was at times) on a regular basis. Couple that with a dog who protects me with her sudden loud barks at random walkers passing by, and a needy, cuddly cat who demands attention, and it’s a wonder that anything got done.

The coffee pot and refrigerator are too accessible.  What do you do when you start on a project that seems overwhelming?  I found myself taking breaks every 10 minutes for a cup of coffee or a snack.  And inevitably a snack would turn into tidying up the kitchen or running the vacuum or remembering that I had laundry downstairs that needed to be folded.

It’s too easy to put things off.  When you have so much freedom in your day that one hour runs into the next it’s tempting to hop from thing to thing with the idea that you can come back to the challenging stuff later.  Sometimes coming back takes a long time.

You enjoy your life less.  At least that was my experience.  Work tasks overflowed into downtime.  The things I put off had to be done some time, so why not at 9:00 at night when I was planning to put my feet up and relax… or when I could have been outside enjoying the sunshine?


One thing I didn’t fully realize when I planned on a summer without much distraction from my defined sacral family members, was that I needed to manage my workflow with more awareness and wisdom.

Up until this summer there had always been a structure of people coming and going at regular times which I could use as a guide for how to structure my days.  There was sacral energy in the house that I had taken for granted.  And while I had to guard against the exhaustion of amplifying all of that energy, I still had it, along with the presence of others to help me order my days.


So here’s what I’m trying now to bring more structure, focus and productivity into my work life. I’m experimenting with taking my laptop to the public library for a few hours a day.  In fact I’m writing this from a well lit table designed for laptops which is near a bright cheery window.  This is the second day I have done this.  And while I know that this won’t be a 5 day a week, 9-5 routine, what I have been able to get done in a day and a few hours has been way more prolific and powerful than a week of working from home this summer.

This is why I feel this new approach might work…

I can work in a spurt. Projectors are really great at working in spurts.  The library is a perfect venue for spurt working as far as I can tell.  It’s not too comfortable, but comfortable enough.  I can’t just get up and get a cup of coffee or make myself a sandwich whenever I want.  I have to plan my time and be very focused at it.

I have incentive to take regular breaks.  Because the library doesn’t allow refreshments… and I even have to pack up my laptop to go to the bathroom, I’m forced to take breaks between spurts of work.  And when I take a break I really have to leave…. go outside … go somewhere else.

There is ample sacral energy.  As I write this there are 5 people sitting around me.  My guess is that the good majority of them are Generator types.  So I can sit here for a short period of time and amplify all the work-force energy I need to complete my tasks.  Then I can leave and discharge it.


So that’s my current experiment with productivity. A simple post like this, which might have taken me 2 or 3 hours to write, is now complete is little over an hour!

I have awesome things in the works for you and my business.  My work is not really work when I manage the energy of it in a way that keeps me engaged rather than distracted.  I love it and it feeds me.  And when I am productive it produces amazing fruit for you as well.  Do you feel the same way about your work?  What do you do to manage the energy dips, exhaustion and distractions which can keep you from the full love of what you are here to do?