Are your emotions helping or hurting your business?
How's that for keeping the suspense going?
FIrst, I'm addressing this to people who are interested in creating change in the world. If you are here because you are looking for a quick step by step path to something, this is not for you.
And, you are probably here because you are doing your work and wanting to make an impact. And when you do that all kinds of things can get stirred up. Your emotions which are directly connected to your beliefs, your stories and illusions about what is True, your physical movement, the way you nourish your body, your spiritual practice, and on and on.
So, let's look at both sides of this, since they are both relevant and important.
1. Your emotions are an invaluable tool to discover the stories, patterns, and illusions you may have bought into AND they can help you to know when you are or are not in integrity and alignment with your work.
2. Your emotions can be a brilliant way to keep you safe and show up as a great big distraction from the real work you are here to do.
Clarification: This can be a part of #1 above, but here I'm referring to the other ways you may be triggered emotionally - like your sleep, your self-care, your diet, exercise, daily practice, relationships, etc.
And in both points there can be a way it serves and a way that it takes away from your business.
Leveraging your emotions can help you to discover what's really going on. For example, if you are feeling lethargic and unmotivated in your business, perhaps the need underneath that is to be more deeply connected to a bigger WHY or purpose. So you can look at that and be curious about what this is here to reveal to you.
However, the exact same situation, feeling lethargic and unmotivated can also be directly related to a lack of sleep, poor diet, lack of movement, or other more physical level causes.
So what do you do with this? How do you know when to dig deeper and when to take a nap or go to a naturopath?
The first step is to get curious about what is going on.
Is this something that just appeared out of the blue and could just as easily disappear tomorrow?
Is this something that is here to identify a misalignment in you or your work and is asking for more exploration?
The next step after being curious is to choose a tool to dig deeper. You can use EFT (tapping), journaling, meditation, be in your akashic records, move your body, take a nap, go to bed early.
The key here is to tune into what you are experiencing every day so you can start to have a grounded experience for what is going on in your body, your mind, and ultimately your business.
When you are curious and observing what is going on with your emotions, it moves you out of feeling triggered, beating yourself up, and feeling guilty for not feeling or acting in another way.
So what is under the feeling you are experiencing, what is the need you have? And this isn't a need like - set up my marketing funnel, or do my sales calls, kind of a need. This is I am feeling tired, and I need clarity (or rest).
When you dig deeper and look at what is the need under the feeling, then you can have a really great clue as to what is truly going on.
And from there you actions become directed toward fulfilling that need - instead of giving yourself a hard time because you didn't complete items 2-10 on your "to do" or intention list.
Whatever you do, please keep this in mind, YOU are a whole person running your business or cause or big mission. If you continue to compartmentalize your business and yourself, you are moving against the current, against yourself.
When you step into being the leader of your business and you address your whole self, then you can more gracefully bring your change into the world - and actually feel like you can change the world in the process.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can BE the LEADER in your business so you can move from experiencing a business that is FINE to one that creates YOUR change in the world, then join me for my next online class:
12 Tools in 12 Days: So you can create a new paradigm of SUCCESS in your business and be the leader that creates your Change In The World.
This is for the leaders of businesses and the leaders of change.
- If you know you are here to create something great in this world, to make a difference, even if you don’t yet know how or what.
- If you have created something that works and you are ready to create something that creates change on a bigger scale.
- If you have this feeling there is something more, something bigger, more purposeful, more meaningful you are meant to contribute.
This is where you
- Lead from the inside out,
- Leading the change by being the change,
- Be the leader your team and your tribe wants to follow,
- Lead WITH instead of leading OVER (with control)
[WARNING: There will be energy tools, practices that connect you with your inner wisdom, and other spiritual and grounded practices for you to integrate into your experience.]
You don't have to do all 12, the idea is that you will discover 12, choose ONE, and commit to integrating it into your experience for 12 consecutive days.