I’ve often said that entrepreneurship is a magical tool. By which I mean that your business is (in part) a channel by which you can use spiritual and practical principles to create your life by Desire.
It’s a great way to experience miracles – like making more money in a single month, week or even a day than you did back at a J-O-B. Or sharing the stage with some of your favorite transformational leaders. Or doing the biz-from-the-beach thing. Or the launch-from-a-cafe-in-Paris thing. Or the hang-out-with-your-1-year-old-daughter-on-the-deck-all-day-instead-of-working thing. Or whatever your dream may be.
AND… with every dream comes disruptions. You WILL be challenged on this path – by circumstances, fierce critics and even normal people doing downright weird things. (Note: sometimes that’s you.)
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been at the transformation game – these triggers can take you off track, cause you to shrink or even tempt you to quit altogether.
So what to do instead?
Try this coaching sequence to get back into your power, draw out the blessing from any situation and quickly manifest different results.
The first step is to do what I call a “step back” or “step into observer.”
When you’re IN the thick of the situation, your range of perception is very limited. You’re likely triggered, and you can’t see the situation clearly. So step out of it. I like to literally get up and walk to a different part of the room entirely.
(When you get really good at this, you can do it in your head, but taking that physical action is like a reset – it’ll shift your state instantly.)
Then from that place, ask two powerful questions.
The first question is, “What’s my ROLE in this?”
Whatever situation you find yourself in was co-created, which means, you had a role in it. By Divine law, we attract what we are, not what we want. For a situation to change, we must accept it in our life as a mirror, take responsibility and see the lessons as they are.
There is no downside to accepting responsibility for everything your life because it returns your personal power to YOU. This does not mean you TAKE ON what belongs to others. Nor is what someone else did all your fault. And oh yeah – random Acts of Goddess do happen.
Sometimes your role is a GOOD thing. You’re not wrong and you haven’t screwed up. No matter what it is, identifying your role affirms that you had a part in how it all went down… and what happens from here.
Which leads us to question number 2. “What’s the gift in this?”
In Think And Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill talks about the sly disguises of opportunity – that the seeds of our greatest triumphs lie in what appears to be defeat. Every challenging situation brings gifts and blessings.
So what’s the gift for you? What is the opportunity for you? What is She trying to get through to you, bring to you or birth through you by way of a messy situation?
Step 3 is to do something. That gift or lesson comes with some kind of an action step, and it’s usually pretty obvious. What’s the action you know you need to take?
Now, you don’t have to wait for a full-blown disaster to strike before using this process. It works with the big stuff, and the small stuff.
So give it a try this week, with one situation that has been challenging for you. Let me know how it goes, in a comment below or over on the Facebook page. I want to hear what you’re learning and of course all the juicy blessings that are coming your way, even when they’re wrapped in a little bit of mess.