Hitting Pay Dirt

Hitting Pay Dirt


A pair of hands in the right center of the image carrying soil with what look like luminous abstract drops of water dripping in the lower left against a brown background outside.

Hitting pay dirt means reaching soil that is profitable enough to be worked. This is what I do with my clients. Image: Gabriel Jimenez on Unsplash.

Hitting Pay Dirt

As I become more courageous, I help my clients hit pay dirt more often.

We zero in more and more quickly on what is getting in their way. That’s the pay dirt.

Knowing What You Want Is the Easy Part

We already know what they want. That’s the easy part.

But finally seeing what you’re doing that’s getting in your own way, you can feel angry and sad.

Yet these are just the distractions the scared self is putting in the way of getting what you want.

They’re what’s kept you from it for this long or you’d already have it.

What Does My Being Courageous Have to Do with It?

I must be courageous in not being afraid of triggering these reactions in my clients.

As I lose attachment to my clients liking me all the time (rather than respecting and even loving me, which they do), I am able to stand with them through the upset and distress and keep moving forward, even if we are just inching forward when it gets painful.

What Is “Pay Dirt”?

“Pay dirt”’s definition is “profit, success.” It’s a word from mining, where it was being used by 1856 literally to mean “gravel or sand containing a sufficient amount of gold to be profitably worked.”*

It dates from the Gold Rush. It’s a truly US-American word. Problematic, but useful when we are uncovering the layers of the self. Sifting our soil to find the gold within us.

Pay Dirt Is Finally Seeing How We Are Getting in Our Own Way

That gold doesn’t always look shiny. It looks ugly sometimes. But it’s what we want.

Finding what we are doing that’s getting in our way makes life so much easier.

It makes getting what we want so much easier. There’s no mystery anymore. We realize it’s just the self playing a particular game we want to stop.

Custom-Created Transformation Programs

That  is the point at which I design programs for my clients to stop doing what they didn’t know they could stop doing.

One reason folks don’t stop until I help them is they don’t know what to replace the old behavior with.

    • Stopping gets easier when we realize that, at first, simply sitting with the old behavior will change it.
    • Stopping gets easier once we then actually stop the old behavior and replace it with the new one for the first, second, third time.
    • Stopping gets much, much easier when we realize that we’re living right into a new pattern.

The old behavior pattern fades away. A new one arises we like better.

We practice it. It serves us better.

It begins to feel natural.

To work with me in this way yourself, please click here for a free exploratory meeting or email me at [email protected].

*From: www.etymonline.com/word/paydirt .

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