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The Movement Toward Greater Authenticity & Purpose in Business

Is what once worked no longer working? Do you find it hard to do simple business activities you used to do easily before? Does the way you do business no longer feel right, as though something is off?

There is a major movement happening in the world right now. This movement is one that is toward purpose and authenticity.

At a deep level we are being called to let go of things that are no longer congruent. Ways of being, ways of doing things, ways of operating in business that don’t match your truest self are being called to be brought into alignment or dropped.

This isn’t an enjoyable process if you don’t realize what is really happening. It can look like the old ways of marketing or selling no longer creating the results they used to, sales may be dropping. It can create a lot of stress.

If this is happening for you then you’re not alone. It’s happening for a lot of people right now, at all levels of business.

We are being called to a greater expression of who we are and of our purpose.

Business models or systems that don’t allow the full expression of who we are will stop working or it will take an exhausting amount of effort to keep them going.

Systems that restrict your essence, your truth, your fullest expression of who we are must be updated and revised to be brought into alignment with our truth.

Right now more than ever is the time to delve into discovery. We are in a time of discovery, of exploration of what is true and congruent and what is not, of seeing the truth clearly.

It’s not a time of spontaneous major changes, there’s no need to take unnecessary risks. This cycle takes time to delve into. Give some space in your day to reflect.  Open to new possibilities even if you’re not yet sure what form they’ll take.

Begin now, open your mind for a moment and reflect on or write out: What still works well for me in my business? What feels good? What doesn’t feel good? What feels way off? What no longer feels tolerable? What part of me still longs to be expressed or given a place in my business?  What do I feel like I’m missing in my business?

Please share what resonates from this article and what you’ve noticed hasn’t been working as it used to, or what you feel called to incorporate more of to be more congruent in your business.  You’re not alone on this journey, many are in it. Humanity is in a cycle of completion and ending old patterns and ways of being that no longer serve. Benefits come when the truth is faced and we open our minds to what is congruent for us.

July 20, 2016   1 Comment

Is Doing What “Works” No Longer Working?

Young woman looking out the window

One of my gifts is hyper-awareness of the alignment with truth.  If someone is saying or doing something that doesn’t match the core of their being, I pick up on it quickly. It doesn’t matter if I just met the person, I can feel their congruence, this is my gift.

I see it in the business world all of the time. People doing what “works,” yet what works isn’t fully a match to who they truly are. I can feel the level of incongruence. Often they feel it too, they’re just doing what works, they’re told it’s the “right” way to do it to make money so they follow along.

It’s not coming from a bad place. Often the person just wants to do what they love rather than be stuck in an old career they don’t like. To finally have the peace of mind knowing that they finally made it, they’re succeeding in the work they’re called to do, they’re fulfilling the purpose that’s inside of them.

It all comes from a good place. It’s a step in the right direction, to stepping into greater purpose. Yet doing what “works” that isn’t fully congruent places a major limit on the person’s ability to realize their full potential.

The fullest expression of their purpose can’t happen when authenticity is diluted or squished in the process.

As of the time of writing this, I’ve just spent 7 months face-to-face with the cost of having done this myself. Only this time, what worked before no longer works.  This time, I couldn’t keep doing what didn’t match my insides.

I’ve known forever that I’m a creator of content. I’m a spiritual teacher and there is likely no limit to the new expressions I can bring to the world. It’s my passion to continually explore on my own journey of transformation and to share the transformational tools and principles that come out of this exploration.

There are probably a thousand business models I could use to be fully congruent and natural in my business. But I didn’t find them. Instead, I modeled those who create a program or series of programs once, then gear the entire business toward reaching more and more people to take them through those set programs.

While this is an ideal model for many, over time it kills my passion, my enthusiasm and the spark that drives my entire business. My natural gifts, passion, enthusiasm, sense of curiosity and wonder I have are, over time, completely suppressed using this model.

For 5 years I’ve tried to squish myself into this box that I didn’t fit in. I tried to “get excited” about teaching the same content. I would try to find new twists on the old content so I could somehow draw out some enthusiasm from inside of me. Once in a while, I would create a new program and those were the best times (which by the way also created the best results… on this journey I’ve learned that sales are directly proportionate to passion).  Yet now I can see it’s no longer sustainable.

The ridiculous thing about all of this is, I am a naturally enthusiastic person. I don’t need to work to find enthusiasm, it is my natural state. Which I knew all along, but kept going with what sort of “worked”. Worked to help me create a multi-6-figure business that has helped a lot of people.

Yet what I contemplate is this. If I can create these results and transformation in the world without all of my full self and full passion engaged, what could I create if I had my natural enthusiasm and passion fueling me? And what transformation could I create in the world if I shared all I had inside, not just a small portion of it?

Business models aren’t wrong. The business world isn’t wrong. There is not an absolute “right” or “wrong” way to do business. Yet there is a right or wrong way to do business for you.

Doing what “works” must not only mean doing what creates the results. Doing what “works” must evolve to become doing what allows us to be fully expressed as we create the results.

We don’t need to lose ourselves to succeed.

There’s a deeper reason I did this. I’ve been focusing on healing the deeper reasons for it for about 4 years now. I guess that’s why I’m finally facing this and am no longer able to keep going as I was.  Doing what “works” without doing what works for me, for my soul, for my insides, is no longer tolerable.

I’m turning a corner. I’m turning toward living into and expressing my full potential. As risky as it feels, I’m doing what’s right for me. Which I know deep in my bones is what’s right for the world, for all those who are meant to be touched and transformed by the messages that have been stuck inside of me, unable to get out.

Take a moment to reflect for yourself. What have you been doing that “works” yet isn’t fully in alignment with who you are? What doesn’t quite feel good to you? What might feel better? What feels missing for you?

I’d love to hear what resonates, feel free to comment below.  Feel free to share this article, this is a major challenge so many are facing, they don’t have to face it alone.

July 14, 2016   6 Comments

Have you put yourself in a box?

BoxI have recently been exploring the ways I’ve put myself into a box in my business. I put myself into a box for very logical, practical reasons.  This box has a lot of wonderful things in it, awesome clients, lots of money, recognition, opportunities. Yet this box has neglected one very important part of who I am at my core, the most important fuel that exists, my passion.

I am doing the work I am passionate about. I left behind my old career to have more passion. Yet the way I’ve set it up has left parts of me longing to be expressed, sitting in the background completely bored.

There’s a risk in changing what is working, yet there’s a huge risk in ignoring this part of me that is so important.  The risk of sabotage in the future gets greater the longer I ignore it.

I’ve already made a commitment to myself, to reshape what I’m doing so my passion is present as fully as possible within the current structure.  Yet I am completely open to a new way of doing things, to a new way of working that serves the most fully and allows me to give all I’ve got.

I was recently at a JV retreat with 120 industry leaders.  I learned I’m not the only one who has been doing what has worked and experiencing a cost. And feeling uncertainty as we open to the new we can’t see yet… [Read more →]

December 18, 2014   1 Comment

3 Abundance Lessons from Nature

HydrangeasI’ve been spending a lot of time outside lately, now that it’s nice out.  This time, I’m not walking to get from point A to point B and back or to give my dog Gina exercise.  I’ve been following the natural impulse I had to get outside.  I’ve slowed down, I’ve been present as I walk or sit out in nature.

And today I noticed something powerful as I lay down on a bench to look at the sky.  I saw big trees in the distance.  And I felt a deep connection to nature in that moment.  Along with a powerful realization:

Trees just are.  There’s no trying to be better than, more than or different than who they are.  A tree knows it’s a tree and doesn’t try to pretend it’s a bird.

In nature there is total acceptance of what is.  No pretending, no striving.

Yet in nature there is nothing but endless abundance.  Everywhere you look.

Maybe nature has some secrets we can learn from…

For years I’ve always believed that our purpose is to be who we are.  And that any filter or mask that aims to please or gain approval is something the Universe will eventually guide you to drop.  Because being you is what the world needs.

You have a unique purpose that is only carried out by being exactly who you are. 

And just like a tree, its entire potential of who it could become was held within the seed it started out as.  To resist allowing the full YOU to be expressed in your life and business is like trying to make a tree become a flower.  It just doesn’t work.

The degree to which you compromise who you are to succeed is the degree to which you will feel unsatisfied with the success you create.

If you can even create it.  It’s very tiring trying to be anything but who you are.  The mask of approval is far too heavy.

I’ve seen 3 ways many people lose themselves in their business, stopping the abundance their true nature has for them:

1. They try to solve all of the problems of their clients

I’ve been seeing this over and over lately.  If you have a unique purpose then doing anything for your clients that is not your purpose is simply going to leave you drained and exhausted.

Not to mention, since it’s not your purpose to be all things to all people, you’re forgetting something important:

You really aren’t good at what’s not your purpose

That means two things.  One, the results your clients create from working with you aren’t as powerful as they could be.  Two, it feels like you’re never quite “enough” no matter how much you give which just leads to feeling deflated.

If you stick with what you KNOW you’re here to do, creating the transformation you know you’re here to create in your clients’ lives, you are in accordance with your nature and you create profound results for your clients.

Know the piece you bring to your clients and let them know what it is.  And if they need another piece you can let them know that too.

2. They catch “mentor-itis”

This infection is so sneaky and damaging that my friend Karen Evelyn and I gave it a name.

Mentor-itis.

Mentor-itis is what happens when you try to be something you’re not because a mentor tells you to.  Or maybe you just try to “please” the mentor, to be a good student and willingly become “pleasing” instead of you.

I’ve repeatedly had mentor-itis in my business.  And had to recover from it each time.

The truth is, only YOU know what you bring to the world.  Only YOU know what feels right to you in your business.  Only you can say things the way you’re meant to and your ideal clients need to hear.

Yes, I am a huge fan of having a mentor, one that resonates with you.  They save you time and help you succeed faster.  I believe they are necessary and have had many in the past.

Yet you can’t throw away the YOU in your business because a mentor says you should.  You also don’t want to be more than you are or do work for your clients that’s not you because a mentor says it’s a good idea.  You will lose motivation and it will be WAY more effort.  Success becomes hard because you don’t even really want to do the work.

3. They don’t realize the deeper blocks to allowing their true nature

If just being who you are was easy, I think most people would just do it.  They wouldn’t struggle with it.

I am an intuitive, I am a healer.  I do some different work in the world.  Very different work in the world of business.

Yet where did I start out?  As a Mechanical Engineer.

If being me was so easy, I would have just delved into the world of the intuitive right off the bat.  But I didn’t.  I hid who I really was with all I could.  I hid it so well I didn’t even know who I really was inside.

And even when I started to pursue my intuitive gifts and share them through a business I still was trying to hide,  playing small and not feeling safe enough to share my gifts in a bigger way.

When I finally began to pinpoint the deeper energetic blocks in my way and healing them using the Intuitive Healing Process, I finally felt safe being me in my business.

I could breathe easier, I could be myself more and my work became more enjoyable.  Not only that, I was being me more fully and my sales more than tripled in 5 months.

You are meant to live according to your nature.  Your nature is your gift.  And uncovering your true nature and operating your business according to your true nature is the most prosperous gift you can give yourself and the world.

Many people have no clue what deep energetic blocks are stopping them from feeling safe being who they are and sharing their true selves through their business.

Yet it costs so much in time, energy and lack of motivation.

I’d love to assist you in finding out what energetic blocks are in the way of allowing the full you to be expressed in your business.  To fulfilling your purpose more fully and joyfully.  Making it way easier to make the money you’re meant to.

Right now we’ve opened up 15 spaces for Intuitive Business Assessments, they’re going to go fast, click below to apply for your Intuitive Business Assessment:

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On this call myself or my trained Intuitive Business Consultant Sandra will assist you in pinpointing exactly what’s in the way.  Most people feel relieved at the new clarity and inspired.

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April 24, 2013   No Comments

3 New Energetic Challenges To Step Up to in 2013

Now more than ever, there are new energies coming in to support our growth and evolution at a rapid pace.  It is an amazing energy that can draw you into the highest and greatest experiences in life.  Yet, it’s not always a walk in the park.  I’d love to share with you a few tips to understand and handle this new energy that’s here that has a huge impact in your business.

The energy we are in, more than any other time in history, is the energy of “Illumination”. 

Doesn’t that sound all rosy and nice…  Illumination.  Bright, shiny, glowing, radiant, enlightening – Illumination.

Illumination can be a wonderful thing, but there’s another side to illumination you may not be as aware of.  One I first became aware of after beginning to read Kryon channels years ago by Lee Carroll (a man who channels and was invited repeatedly to channel at the UN www.kryon.com).

The challenge with Illumination is that it means the light is being turned on.  Not just in the nice, beautiful places you’re so used to.  The light is also shining into those really dark places you’ve wanted to ignore your whole life.  All those things you’ve swept under the carpet are now visible and getting attention.

When the light turns on, it illuminates the dark places.  And it’s often not a pretty sight.  I believe that’s what we’re seeing in the world today.  The dark is being exposed.

So what the heck does this have to do with your business?

Everything.

Light demands integrity, clarity, truth.  It calls any darkness out to be dealt with.  This creates many challenges in business to be faced and dealt with.

Here are 3 ways this new energy may show up in your business:

1) Motivation

Have you felt a loss of motivation lately?  The old motivators not quite doing it for you anymore?  Perhaps money or recognition drove you in the past and now it simply doesn’t drive you like it used to.  Perhaps being motivated to succeed to “prove” you’re worthy or capable of success just doesn’t work either.

In this new energy, results created from old motivators fall flat or just don’t happen like they used to.

We are being called to move to a deeper, more sustainable fuel source.  The fuel of your natural essence, your Divine nature.  This can only be accessed when the old motivators and the reasons for their existence fall away.  We are being called to live from the core truth of who we are rather than the old programming of the past.

2) Lack of Clarity

Sometimes in the new energy you can end up in a state of confusion or lack of clarity.  This is often a great sign that rewiring is happening internally.

This often happens to bring about a deeper energy of truth from within you to be expressed in your business.  I truly believe that your purpose in your business is to be as fully YOU as possible.

Often times of confusion or lack of clarity is here to help you do just that.  What no longer excites you? What could you let go of or adjust so it feels like YOU?  Embrace the gift of confusion as a way to take you higher, to greater fulfillment, passion and money.

3) Facing the Truth

The days of ignoring your intuition, of ignoring what doesn’t feel right inside and powering through are winding down.  We are moving into a time of Truth, of Realness.

It is a time of facing the truth, which may not always be pleasant but is necessary.

Facing the truth of your feelings about many things in your business may sometimes feel scary, yet how can you create a business that feels thoroughly good if you don’t face the fact that some aspects of your business don’t feel good?

I’m a big believer in the Law of Attraction, it’s important, yet what is also becoming more and more important is HONOURING yourself.  Denial is an energy we are being called to let go of.

In this new energy, ignoring the truth might work for a while, but don’t be surprised if something happens to shake things up and make you face it eventually anyway.

The promise of facing the truth is being able to create TRUE happiness, creating success that is truly fulfilling, creating your business match your true nature.

What truth have you been avoiding facing in your business?  What about your business or the way you operate in it doesn’t feel good anymore?

Just because you face the truth doesn’t mean you have to change anything.  Honour yourself by facing the truth and opening the door to what can be.

Resonate with any of these challenges? I’d love to hear about it, share your comments below!

Did you know there could be major energies within you that make it harder to succeed during this powerful time we’re in? 

Join me to find out more during the upcoming teleseminar:

“Revealed: 3 Secret Energies That Sabotage Sales & Keep Holistic Practitioners Struggling For WAY too long At 4 or 5-Figures!”

Click here to find out more!

 

January 9, 2013   No Comments

5 Simple Steps to Shift Out of Doubt

I’ve been seeing more and more lately that a MAJOR issue facing Holistic Practitioners in their business is doubt. Do you face doubt often? Doubt in yourself, in your ability to make a difference in your client’s lives? In your worth? It’s time to take a deeper look at what doubt is costing you and to learn how to quickly shift out of doubt.

So just what is the impact of doubt in your business?

I’ve seen it so many times, no matter what causes the doubt, the effect of doubt is the same. When a Holistic Practitioner faces doubt, doubt in themselves, their worth, their ability to help their clients, doubt in their purpose and if they should even be doing this work something happens.

They stop.

They stop taking action. They stop and question EVERYTHING! Or they stop and just do nothing. Either way, their foot is on the brakes of their business.

What happens next?

Their energy says STOP, so what do you think begins to happen in their business?

New clients rushing in? Nope.

New opportunities to get their work out? Nope.

Taking whatever action is needed to attract more clients? Nope.

If your energy says STOP, everything begins to come to a halt. Not only that but the clients you do have, the clients you are a light in the dark for feel it too. The light is out or very dim. The reason they signed on with you in the first place, the energy space they needed you to hold for them is gone. They feel it, you feel it and this only gets worse.

It’s 2012. Now is the time to step up to your purpose in faith. Now more than ever what you have is needed in the world. You are a lighthouse, a light in the dark for your clients.

And they need your light ON. They need you to keep your foot on the gas in your business, to keep moving forward so your light stays on for them.

There are many factors that contribute to doubt continuing to arise in your business. Too many to get into here, but I’d like to share with you a very powerful and simple 5 step process to shift out of doubt within minutes.

I’ve used this myself and every time I shift out of doubt and into belief. Getting out of doubt is not a one time thing. It’s like a bad habit that must be broken. So I recommend printing this out and having it beside your desk so you can keep your foot on the gas in your business and keep the light shining for those you’re meant to shine it for.

Here we go!

Step 1: Get Your Thoughts and Feelings OUT

Step 1 is all about getting all of those circling thoughts and feelings out of your mind and onto the page. In this step you write for as long as you like, until you feel you’ve gotten most of the thoughts and feelings out around what’s going on for you.

I know you’ve probably heard you’re not supposed to focus on the negative, that’s not what you’re doing here. These thoughts and feelings are already going on WITHIN you, might as well get them out!

Step 2: Ask yourself, is my focus on me or those I’m meant to help?

If you look at what you wrote in step 1, you’ll likely see that your focus is all on YOU. This is a major problem because it AMPLIFIES any doubt you are experiencing. Recognize that you are feeding the doubt by focusing on yourself and proceed to step 3.

Step 3: What pain, problems or challenges are your clients facing?

Here you begin to shift the focus off of you and onto the people you’re meant to help. Write all about what your clients or potential clients are facing right now in their lives. The problems you can help them with. Write as much as you can, really put yourself in your clients’ shoes and connect with what they are experiencing that you could help them out of.

Step 3 is where you take your foot off of the brake energetically.

Step 4: Why are YOU the one to help them?

Write all you can think of about why YOU are the person to help your clients or potential clients. What life experience do you have that relates to what they’re going through? Have you been where they are and gotten out of it? What do you know that could help them? What training and experience do you have that can help them? Why are YOU the one to help them?

Spend as much time as you can here, at step 4, energetically you are putting your foot on the gas. Your confidence and faith goes up with this important step, which is exactly what you need to get out of doubt and brakes on and back into faith and foot on the gas.

Step 5: Affirm “I Choose To Trust”

After your foot has been placed back on the gas where it belongs, it helps to remind yourself that God, the Universe is backing you. Remind yourself that you’ve been drawn to create this business for a reason, that you ARE meant to be doing this work, that your path is guided.

I love the affirmation “I choose to trust” because many times trust is a choice. You can’t wait until you trust 100% to be successful in business. Being in business is an act of faith in itself.

Now that you’re back into the energy of faith, what action can you take right now?

Get going on it! Keep your light shining! And come back to the 5 steps any time you need to, any time you find yourself in doubt.

January 25, 2012   16 Comments

Are You Stepping Up To Your Purpose Or Stuck In Doubt?

Do you sometimes get discouraged by the lack of results you see in your business?  Knowing on some level that you are meant to do this work,  you felt called to start your business, yet where the heck are the results?

Here is a special message for you that I was guided to share with you:

Dear one you are shaking and nervous about your work, about your ability to deliver it and to live a great life that involves your business being your means of income.  The results of your efforts may seem small, perhaps you face disappointment after disappointment.

What is really happening here?

Did you ever stop to think that you were perhaps not doing something wrong, that everything that is happening is happening to both strengthen a key energy within you of faith and to also show you the way to this life you envision?

You often face feelings of doubt.  When you have doubt in yourself, your abilities, your worth, your message, your program you are sending out a conflicting message to the Universe.  You say you are ready, you take actions, but your energy says otherwise.

With this conflict in your energy, you can not create powerful results.

It is most important to resolve this doubt.  For until you do, you will have the brakes on.  With doubt, you will never be able to create the most results, they will always be minimized and reduced because your energy is restricted.  It doesn’t match the success you envision.

You may fear stepping fully into belief because what would happen if you believed and were then disappointed?  What if you were to look like a failure?  So rather than face this possibility, you back down and sink into doubt.

Doubt is safer.  With doubt you are allowing yourself to choose to be small. 

What might shift in your business if you stopped doubting yourself?  If you chose to TRUST and act as though success were guaranteed?

I’ll tell you what would happen, you would be sending a powerful message to the Universe that you are no longer holding back and letting your small self run the show.  You would begin to attract at an entirely new level, and you would attract THE WAY to actually create the results you envision if you were able to hold onto trust instead of doubt.

Would the results you create change immediately?  Maybe not.

You don’t know what you don’t know and you may need to learn new skills for example to help you become the person who can create those results.  Energy alone does not create your reality because you live in a physical world.

But energy is the foundation, if you’re stuck in doubt, no action can help you.  If you’re choosing to trust and take action on that trust, then the way begins to be activated.

The way may involve people, programs, ideas, mentors, books coming your way to help you get the skills and knowledge you need to translate your vision of what success looks like for you into physical reality.

Let go of attachment to results, there is no failure anyway, just learning.  And you will learn WAY more if you choose to trust and step up.  And you won’t learn much if you don’t step up, if you choose to let doubt rule you and keep you small.

The world needs your gifts.  The world needs your confidence, your belief, your energy.  The world needs your example of faith in action and of what is truly possible when you step up bravely for what is in your heart.

We leave you with this:

Most of the world hides out, most of the world does not take charge of their destiny.  It may feel uncomfortable for you to do it a new way.  But that discomfort is the very thing that shows you that you’re on track. 

That you’re riding the wave toward your new future.  Comfort is a signal you are choosing to stay small.  Be willing to be uncomfortable, be willing to be brave, to step up, to shine your light to the world in the way only you can.

You won’t see just how much incredible help and support there is, just for you, to help you get there until you do.

What have you been avoiding?  What have you been afraid to try in case you might fail?  Can you allow yourself to be willing to step up, to show up and take the new steps that you have avoided in the past?  Can you be willing to get on the bike for the first time, to fall once or twice so you can finally learn?  So you can create a new reality for yourself?

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Back to Fia-Lynn:

Be willing to be brave, be willing to step up.  I’ve done this countless times in my business only to see absolutely incredible things happening.  My sales tripling or doubling, the way showing up for me just as I chose to step up.

The funny thing is, you can’t see it until you step up.  The Universe won’t show you the way until you say yes and take the actions that show you believe you will succeed.

Take a moment right now to identify something you’ve been avoiding, an action, big or small that you could take right now to show the Universe you’re ready to step up, you’re ready to trust.  And take it!  Be willing to be uncomfortable and you’ll grow your business faster than you can imagine.

It’s your time to shine.  Show that you believe it.

This is the foundation of Fearless Faith, the energy that has allowed me to feel 100% supported every step of the way on my journey.  Whether I was freaked out or not, knowing that I am being guided to grow my business quickly.

There are many more keys to growing your business, I’ve shared a powerful one here, and I’m excited to be sharing much more, including how to immediately shift out of doubt so you can stay in the energy of trust and faith.

Join me live in a city near you for the Grow Your Holistic Business Faster! Workshop, it’s free when you pre-register here:

www.FearlessFaith.ca/GYHB

 

August 30, 2011   1 Comment

The Secret Link Between Love And Money

Could your love life be impacting your sales?  If you’re in an unsupportive relationship or have been in the past and are single now, it may be impacting you more than you realize.

I remember back when I started my business that it was not exactly the ideal time in a logical sense.  I had just moved into a brand new house that I had built and I had just been laid off of my Engineering job.

To those around me, I must have seemed crazy, but what I knew was that I was being guided, that it WAS time I start my business.  There were signs and even when I just looked at the Engineering job postings, everything in me said NO!!!

That first year was hard.  Trying so much to build my business but by the end of that year I had to admit that I needed another source of income and sadly returned to my Engineering career.

I felt like a failure.  I knew so much about the Law of Attraction and manifesting, why couldn’t I succeed?

My business grew over the next couple of years but still was not anywhere near able to support me financially.  I was SO frustrated!  What was I doing wrong?!

Can you relate?

I was trying SO hard, doing all I could, not realizing that my not-so-supportive relationship was secretly holding back major sales growth in my business.

Now I do not blame anyone for anything, my life is my creation as is yours.  But what I know now is this:

Your relationship is a mirror of you.

And if you do not feel supported in your relationship, it says something very important about YOU.  It says that you are on your own.  You are independent, maybe even a fighter.  And most importantly, it says that you CAN’T or DON’T allow support.

So what? Isn’t it good to be so independent?  A make-it-happen kind of woman?

In a word, no.  It is not a good thing for one VERY important reason that you need to get if you are ever going to take your business to the place where it supports you financially.

You can’t create a successful business alone.  And you’re not meant to.

You will need to learn from those ahead of you on the path.  And even if you could learn it all on your own, it would not be possible for you to find the exact right information because you are closed off to the most important thing on this path.

The support of the Universe.

If you are going at it alone, if you are fighting to build your business, your energy says one thing:  I don’t need support.

And that is just not true.

Maybe that’s hard to hear but I know without a doubt that I did not create my success alone.  I believed when there was no evidence saying I should.  I trusted in the Universe to guide the way.  I trusted that there was a way.

BUT my business did not change until the dynamics in my relationship changed.  That relationship was not capable of being supportive, it was not for my highest good and I can see that looking back that I had to leave it to get here.  And it wasn’t until I let go of what was unsupportive that I was finally able to allow the support of my business growing.

Immediately, I attracted an incredible program and mentor, the exact support I needed to create a MAJOR increase in my sales, within just a few months.  And to end up with a 322% increase in sales over the previous year.

This whole go at it alone thing is so common among Holistic Practitioners, particularly women and it has got to go.

The Universe has SO much love for you.  It not only WANTS you to succeed but has the way for you to do that.  If you let yourself be supported.

Open the door right now.  Even if you don’t know how to allow support, I challenge you to close your eyes after you read this and to go within and if you feel ready declare to yourself and the Universe:  I am willing to open to support, show me the way.

July 26, 2011   No Comments

Are You Repelling Money?

Many Holistic Practitioners struggle with issues around money.  On the one hand, you know you want more but can you also notice that there’s a part of you that feels unsure about being successful financially? I’d love to help open your mind to why allowing money in is so important and a simple exercise to help you open the door to more.

One thing I hear often from new clients is something along the lines of I’m not doing it for the money or money isn’t that important to me.  Yet, I hear they are struggling financially.

Let me share one important concept with you that I want you to take with you forever.  As a Holistic Practitioner, you are a healer of some kind, an agent of transformation.  This automatically means that, in your business, two things are linked:

Income and Impact

So why is this so important?

If you say the money doesn’t matter you’re automatically saying the impact I’m here to make in peoples lives, the impact I’m here to make on the planet doesn’t matter.

You’re meant to help change lives for the better!  You’re meant to help heal hearts, free expression, gain confidence or whatever your purpose involves.

Let’s say your purpose is to help heal the hearts of broken-hearted single women who’ve lost their hope around finding love.  The more money you make, the more hearts are healed.  The more hope around love there is on the planet, the less pain there is in the lives of those you’re meant to work with.

The higher your income, the greater your impact, period.

It’s actually your responsibility to get yourself okay with making great money.  If you don’t, there will be so many people out there who will miss out on the gift you have for them, who will stay in a pain you could help them get out of.

It’s time to step up!

Let’s start to shift your energy around money right now.  Grab a pen and a piece of paper if you can for this exercise.

There is a simple new way of looking at money I encourage you to embrace to see just how welcoming you are of money in your life:

Money is your friend

Are you repelling money?  If you begin to open to the idea that money is a friend, you can really find out if you’re attracting or repelling money!  Answer the following questions to find out:

  1. If money was your friend, judging by how you treat this friend, would your friend want to hang around you?
  2. Do you love money? Do you spend time and attention on it?  Do you show it you care?
  3. Do you fear it?  Ignore it?  Do you say money doesn’t matter?
  4. What does how you approach this friend show you about how much of it is in your life?
  5. What is one action you can take to show this friend of yours that it’s valuable and important to you and that it matters?

One idea is to spend time each week with money.  Another could be to take a look at what you’re doing to track the money coming in.

Often in the beginning, Holistic Practitioners don’t track their money, they think it’s not much they’re making so they don’t track it.  What kind of message is this sending?!

Embrace the behaviors now that you will use when you have lots of money or you will never have lots of money!

The great thing about tracking money, ESPECIALLY when you haven’t made much, is that when you start making more, you’ll have plenty to celebrate!

Remember your work here is to transform lives, and the more money you make, the bigger the difference you’re making in the world!  Begin today to bring love and attention to money.  It’s time to get in alignment with your higher purpose of making great money and a big impact.  It’s time to shine!

July 20, 2011   4 Comments

Feel Safe Putting Yourself Out There!

As a Holistic Practitioner/healer, someone who is here to help create a powerful transformation in the planet and in the lives of those you are meant to help, there are very unique and specific challenges to your journey.  One of these is feeling uncomfortable putting yourself out there.  In this article, I share 3 mindset shifts to help you feel a bit safer putting yourself and your work out to the world.

There are many deeper underlying dynamics at the root of this issue but the good news is there are simple mindset shifts that can help steer you in the right direction even if the underlying dynamics haven’t shifted yet

Here are the 3 mindset shifts to help you come out of hiding with your work:

Mindset Shift #1: You’re Only Meant to Help Those Who Resonate with You

One of the biggest underlying fears around putting yourself out there has to do with the fear of someone out there not liking you and rejecting you.  The truth is, there will always be people out there who don’t like you, who maybe even think you’re crazy!  But guess what? It doesn’t matter!

The people you are meant to work with will love you, they are on the same page as you, they resonate with your most authentic message. So don’t hold it back!

I am amazed every day at the incredible people I get to work with, had I shrunk down and stayed in hiding, there’s no way they would have found me.  Open to the idea that your people ARE out there, they resonate with you and those who don’t resonate don’t even matter.

Mindset Shift #2: Speak Directly to Your Ideal Client

To help further Mindset Shift #1, it is very important that you speak DIRECTLY to your ideal client.  Speak directly to their pain, their challenges using their language and as if you were talking to one individual, directly to them.

When you’re used to hiding out you’re not used to the energy of connection which is one of the most important energies in your business.  To start establishing this energy of connection, for everything you write for your business, imagine you were writing directly to your most ideal client.  Directly to her.  And be yourself, just as if she was right there in front of you.

This way, if there are those out there who don’t resonate with you at least they will know it and can jump out of your community.  If you’re busy trying to please everyone and be all things to all people you won’t get to help anyone because no one will CONNECT with you.

Mindset Shift #3: You Have a Very Specific Purpose

You must drop the idea of being the person who can help anyone if you are to help all of the people you are meant to help.

The truth is, I could help people with lots of things, I have a lot of knowledge about math for example but for me to help people with math would be a big waste.  Because although I CAN help people with a lot of things, I have a very specific purpose.  It is the same in your business.

When you drop all that you aren’t passionate about, or are even just lukewarm about in your business and focus on what gets you the most excited, you are in tune with your passion.  When you’re doing the work you’re most passionate about you are living your purpose.  Isn’t that great?

Why do I share this with you?  Your job isn’t to put yourself out there to the entire world, your job is to put yourself out there to those you are MEANT to help.  To those who need exactly what you have and exactly who you are. Have this picture in your mind replace the one you may be used to where the world out there is a scary place where there’s all sorts of people out there who may not like you.

Take the risk, put yourself out there so YOUR people can find you.  Be willing to do what it takes to be visible to them. And if you ever feel like hiding again, come back to these 3 Mindset Shifts to help you refocus and continue to put yourself out there.

June 21, 2011   No Comments