I know it can be hard at times
You know, when you’re having one of those down-days and all the excitement and passion of building a business are buried under an avalanche of things you ‘should’ be doing – and you know you’re not playing full out..
When you’re doubting you’ve got what it takes and you feel like giving up and getting a job.
Getting a job would be so much easier, wouldn’t it?
Easier – maybe. Safer? Perhaps, though there’s no guarantee of job security these days.
Self-employment as spiritual path
To grow a successful business, we need to keep growing ourselves. I’ve heard it described as personal development on steroids or like a hike through the Himalayas.
And to keep going requires self-acceptance, forgiveness, persistence, courage and a strong connection to your Big Why, the difference you want to make in the world.
It’s a journey of constantly challenging yourself to meet and overcome the mountains and valleys of fear and self-doubt as you dare to put yourself out there and reach more people with your gifts. You meet a long list of limiting beliefs, ‘yes buts’ and reasons why not that rise up to greet you every single time you try to expand your comfort zone.
Like when you quote your full price. Or raise your rates. Or even just expect to get paid for the work that you do!
There will always be ups and downs
And like a hike through the mountains, if you keep going for your dreams in spite of everything, if you challenge yourself to keep going no matter what, you’ll notice that what looks like Mount Everest seen from the bottom, is more like a pimple when seen from the top.
Then you’ll ask yourself what all the fuss was about? Until the next mountain comes into view☺.
See the challenges as opportunities
Rather than obstacles, I like to see the challenges and blocks as opportunities to grow, because yet another little piece of me is coming forward for integration and healing. And because energy comes first in anything we want to create, this inner personal development work is key to any changes we want to make in the outer world, so it’s fundamental to our success.
How about you?
What’s your current Mount Everest? Which big hairy task that scares the pants off you is the biggest challenge (and opportunity for growth) that you face at the moment in your business?
And what are you doing to meet the challenge? We’d love to know. Please share in the Comments below.
Ready for change and need a guide?
I am here for you. I’ll hold a safe space and give you some tools that will serve you for life. I have maps of the mountains and will show you some shortcuts.
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