Sarah Mclean

Obstacle Advice

Advice to make sure you do your personal work


One of the challenges I had was pricing myself well, and not understanding the break-even point and winging it with a wish and a prayer. I also had challenges of over committing my time and going from retreat to retreat. Trying to be all things to all people.


Make sure you do your own personal work. Everyone wants to be the chief, but you have to be the student. You have to have a deep practice that creates inspiration, stability, and fearlessness. You have to be emotionally stable. You have to learn how to be in council. To move away from fixing people and telling them what to experience. Practice self compassion and tenderness. Don’t try to be someone else. Don’t try to teach like someone else. Don’t try to run programs like someone else. Do it your way, your own signature. If something doesn’t work change it. Be authentic.

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