Did you have a good weekend?
I just got back from Vegas and got to spend time with my sister, my man and just let loose after a very packed couple of weeks!
I have a love/hate relationship with the City of Sin and being both an introvert and an empath, it’s a place that really requires me to walk my talk…or get completely derailed by the bright lights, the constant stimulation and well….people!
Have you ever been there before?
Can I share my story from the weekend with you with the intent that it helps you make better decisions from your intuition?
I had been there two other times, once for a weekend with some teacher co-workers in my early 20’s (which ended so badly because all they wanted to do was shop, so I bought a plane ticket home early!) and the other for a 1-night workshop which was really awesome, but I still had to run through a smoke-filled casino to get to my hotel room and recharge (I remember thinking it was hilarious that they chose Vegas to host a spiritual conference!)
So, when my guy suggested we go to Vegas to let off steam, my initial reaction was…NO! Absolutely no. No, no, no.
He asked me why and I told him about my experiences in Vegas and he just listened.
Then he said, “What could we do to make sure you feel taken care of and not have the urge to get on the plane early this time around?” And then asked me again…(he’s persistent and inquisitive which I adore and get annoyed at simultaneously).
I had never even considered that.
I asked my intuition.
A few things came out.
In order to make the trip a YES, the following needed to be in place:
- A non-smoking hotel room, preferably in the end corner of the floor, off the main Strip (quieter)
- A list of 3 must-do’s.
We each shared 3 things we absolutely wanted to experience and gave each of those things a specific day or time during our 3 day stay. That way I wasn’t spending energy or money or time on things that weren’t that important to me. Mine were 1) See the Mob Museum 2) See my sister and learn/play a game of blackjack with her at one of the major casinos and 3) See the “Oceans 11” fountain show at the Bellagio in the night. His was shorter….1) Walk down the Strip and take pictures…everywhere.
- Balance out being out with time to do nothing.
Even though it was Saturday night, we went to see a show in our hotel, had a nice dinner off the Strip and called it an early night. We chose to stay out late and be “extroverts” socializing until the wee hours Friday. Balance is everything.
Photo by Gavin Scott Productions
I’m so glad he posed that question to help me make a decision about the trip that was based on me actively creating my experience vs. falling back on previous memories that made me feel like a victim.
We always have a choice!
Now let’s recap.
3 Must-Do’s Before Making A Decision
- Make an absolute YES list (1-5 things that must be in place for this situation/offer/etc to be a YES for you! My magic number is 3.)
- Check yourself if you are making a decision off a past experience that was negative. Ask yourself if that reason is still true or if you can just chock it up to a previous choice.
- Declare your decision and be the co-creator of your experience! You are never a victim!
Q: What is ONE thing you are contemplating this month? What is ONE thing on your absolute YES list for that thing? Share with us in the comments below!
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