The Push-me – Pull-you is a character from the 1967 film “Dr. Dolittle”. I was enthralled with the animal that had a front end of a llama on both ends of its body!

How in the world did it ever decide which way to go? Do you ever feel a bit like a Push-me-Pull-you yourself? Are there times when you have two diametrically opposed ideas pulling your attention in opposite directions? Or perhaps you have started something that no longer resonates with your greater good, yet you keep pushing it forward because you just don’t know what else to do (or you don’t want to be a quitter).

In our very busy, flash driven, super multi-tasking society we are required to make swift decisions around multiple subjects numerous times a day. More times than not those decisions are made solely from either our re-active mind doing what it always does or an emotional ‘knee jerk’ reaction to a past experience that we project into our present experience rather than taking a new positive perspective.

In order to effectively direct the well-intentioned yet highly disruptive Push-me –Pull-you within we must allow ourselves the opportunity to thoroughly and honestly evaluate our heart’s desire for its greatest good. Sometimes the self-honesty part is the hardest part to get in touch with because it has long been the least examined and most denied piece of our identity.

As we enter a new year and a new decade there is great opportunity all around to re-invent ourselves, our relationships, and our businesses-as-usual, with a measure of clarity and decision making that integrates the wisdom of our mind, heart & emotions based on what wants to emerge for you TODAY.

I invite you to ask yourself 3 questions (without any “ya buts” or beating yourself up, please)…

1. How do you feel about where you are today in your life and business?
2. How do you want to feel about your life and business this time next year?
3. What are you going to do about it?

Do you presently feel frustrated or sad, just okay, pretty good, great or stellar? Acknowledging ‘what is’, is the first step in deciding ‘what will be’!

Once you determine what you WANT to feel about your life and business this time next year then make all of your decisions going forward based on that which is in alignment with how you want to feel!

For example: what habits or relationships need to be let go of, what actions, mentors, number of new clients, assistance or learning may be needed in order to feel satisfied, expanded, needed, accomplished, wealthy, helpful, acknowledged, important, self-sufficient, or HAPPY?

What needs to be examined or expressed in order for you to fully resonate with the mind, body and soul of your work and your purpose, so that the Push-me ‘should’ and the Pull-you ‘have-to’ disappear altogether and the REAL YOU is allowed TO SHINE in 2011 and beyond?

Author's Bio: 

Schelli Whitehouse is a Money, Marketing and Soul™ Business Creation Expert. Her mission is to connect the soul of your business to the heart of your clients! To see if a complimentary heart and soul business strategy session with Schelli is for you, visit: