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The Wake-Up Call Show: “Oh Crap!” Action or Inspired Action?

Dear One,

I was having lunch with a new friend and fellow coach the other day when my 1:08pm Cast The Burden angel harp alarm went off, reminding me to release my worries and burdens up like a gift to The Universe. We took a breath together and each released whatever was weighing us down, remembering that we don’t have to carry it all alone.

This led to an interesting conversation about releasing attachments and all this “magical manifesting” stuff I keep sharing about. My friend said, “I mean I get releasing your worries and focusing on what you want, but don’t you think we need to also do something about about it? Don’t we need to take action?”

Um yeah! I sure as heck do.

The difference is in the quality of the action and where is comes from. I want myself and my clients and students to take action that is aligned with our Inner Wisdom and that flows from inspiration. I’m advocating for us to take Inspired Action instead of “Oh Crap!” action. 

Here’s a little chart for ya that I co-created years ago with a coaching colleague, Melissa McFarlane, to help you decipher the difference:

Inspired Action is characterized by:
Knowing/decision and commitment
Energetic connection with the joy and good 
A feeling that you are enough and able
Feeling you are part of a team/family/network
A sense of humor and perspective
Creativity that originates from you
A brave frontier, blank page, clean slate
“Oh Crap” Action  is characterized by:
Fear or uncertainty/indecision
A grasping or hoping energy
Nervousness or worry
Feeling worthless
Distrust or limited belief
Feeling that the burden is yours alone to carry
Being deadly serious, inflexible, or short sighted
Desperation and Looking to others for guidance
Resentment, obligation or guilt

Where in your life could you shift to Inspired Action? What is the major shift that would occur in your life if you took inspired action?
Let me know in the comments below.

Putting my fairy wings on,

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Let me know below where you’re ready to take Inspired Action!



  1. Elizabeth Butler says:

    That is an Excellent question. Mine is to locate a job that will assist in building my career. I was laid off in January and unemployment runs out in November. I began performing again and that has been building but finances are slowing me. I need an income that will offer some flexibility so I can move forward. I believe the major shift would be financial and professional into what I truly love and am great at that is self-sustaining.

  2. Valerie Cannon says:

    This reminds me of a “paradigm shift” — the idea of decision-making/planning based on different motives than “logic” or the “mental mind” would use. Makes me feel very insecure but I’m learning that’s probably my superficial ego looking for security that really doesn’t exist anywhere. Need to practice this!!! WANT to practice this! Thanks, Val ^..^

  3. Chara says:

    I love the chart, Amy, and even printed it for reference. I am shifting! Thanks for the support.

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