If you are an innovative business woman, executive, or solo professional, one of the things that can drain your energy, keep you running an unending treadmill, and drive you nuts at times is to figure out how you can master the current demands of your business and have time to keep it expanding. Your days are typically full of must do’s. Where do you have time to look at expanding services to your customers, reaching new markets and doing the business of growing your business? Peace of mind and business???
It’s even more discouraging when you look for help and the answer everyone gives you is to work harder when you are already maxed out. How does the skillful leader lead themselves out of this downward spiral of energy?
Well, get ready to celebrate, because I am about to reveal the secret that will solve this unrelenting problem for you once and for all.
And…relax! It doesn’t involve sleeping less, eating dinner at your desk, or drinking mega amounts of caffeine and energy drinks.
There is a connection you have that can guide you every step of the way. Unlock your soul in your business, watch your life transform. What does this mean?
It means really paying attention to the aspects of your business where you shine. In this changing market, it’s more important than ever before to pay attention to market trends and demands while staying true to your passions and expertise. It’s good business to make time for forward thinking, planning and aligning your business vision with market trends.
The more we live true to our nature, the more our dreams become reality. How we express our nature will change throughout our lives, our gifts or soul purpose do not.
On a recent walk, I saw two beautiful Sandhill cranes sitting perched on a fallen tree, basking in the morning sun. I was reminded of a story that illustrates this sense of purpose.
There was a mighty oak tree that used to stand tall next to a trickling waterfall in the woods.
After a strong lightning storm, the tree was struck and fell across the stream making a bridge. A little girl came to play in the wood and loved to shimmy across the tree.
One day the girl noticed how big and strong the trunk of the tree was and felt sad that such a mighty old thing was lying on the floor of the wood and not standing tall. She asked the tree if it was sad and if there was anything she could do to help it.
The tree was warmed by the little girl’s intentions and responded.
“I had many years of standing big and tall, feeding the forest, the animals, and the people with my acorns, leaves and air that I breathed. I fulfilled my purpose and it is time to fulfill it in a new way. Now I get to have children run across me, animals nest around me and serve the ground that served me for so many years. Do not be sad. This is my nature.”
The little girl smiled and thanked the tree for giving her such a fun place to play.
As I watched the cranes, knowing they liked fallen trees as a place to rest,
I felt a keen awareness of the importance of nurturing our inner nature.
A number of years ago, a client was working for a large computer firm in a problem-solving troubleshooting capacity. He had excellent skills in this area, however putting out fires was not the most satisfying work for him. As he explored his strengths, he decided to start his own company problem-solving in the areas of computer technology he enjoyed. Although he did work hard, he also ended up developing a multi-million dollar successful company.
What comes naturally to you?
Where do you shine when you nurture your nature?
Is it time to express or put a new face on your purpose? Is it time to really allow yourself to expand what you are already doing?
Think about your week and look at where your expertise is being expressed.
How do you feel when you are doing these tasks?
Is there a way you can express even more?
What can you let go of?
So take a deep breath. I really want you to get this: Working harder is NOT the solution to your time, prosperity and peace of mind challenges. After all, if working harder was the key, you would be there by now. It’s time to make your life easier and align with your purpose, stop working harder. Simply follow the steps outlined above, and you will be on your way, easily taking the first steps to insure your own reality of peace, prosperity and time.
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