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It’s my first #jennagem for 2018 and this one is for the Small Business Owners!
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In the beginning of my business, I was stoked to be the sister-who-was-doing-it-for-herself! I was excited for the creativity, potential revenue and future staff/client interactions that I had been dreaming up in my mind. It was magical!
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Fast forward to a few years in: I was running a successful business and indeed was doing it ALL for myself; cleaning, laundry, scheduling, marketing, expenses, taxes – you name it! The menial operations were draining and left little energy for much else. And when your energy is running on empty, it’s like sending a direct invitation for negative distractions to run the show. I soon found myself in a dance of disempowerment.
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Comparison, self-criticism and avoiding interpersonal staff/client issues were just some of the ways I let my power go. I was obsessive in my thoughts and let fear and doubt run the show. I had forgotten the magic that had driven me to open my business in the first place.
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I woke up the day I heard myself say to a colleague: “There’s a lot of sh*t that you have to put up with as an SBO, but this simply sounds like the ‘wrong sh*t.'” We teach what we need to learn…
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I realized that fear and comparison had snuck their way in to my low energy state and that I needed an intervention STAT! I made a list of the sh*t that was necessary for my business to thrive as well as the sh*t that was not serving me. I started a daily practice of reciting my mission before work to keep me aligned and weighed each situation against the core values of the mission itself. It worked.
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Recognizing that fear and doubt are a sneaky team of saboteurs, just waiting to create chaos, was the catalyst for me to make the shift. Today, I serve my business well – menial tasks and all. The difference is that my business now also serves me. It’s magical.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Is your business being run by a magic mission or by fear? What can you release that brings you into alignment with your core values? And of course: Are you putting up with the wrong sh*t?
xoxo

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