For those of us who are highly sensitive, deeply aware, empathic souls, it’s easy to feel it all and so I’d like to take just a few moments and share a few thoughts to create more peace and calm in the midst of big world events right now (US primary elections, coronavirus, etc).
I invite us all collectively into deepening our inner peace and calm as well as invite you to some group meditations I’ll be hosting for free this week to collectively get our energy into a state of love, healing, and peace.
The grief I’m talking about today is the grief of what could be, what “should have been,” and grief of a dream that didn’t happen.
In this article, I share some thoughts about collective grief, body grief, business grief, along with some simple tools to handle it all and keep creating what’s possible.
Things mentioned: diet culture, white supremacy, and the US election so you may be challenged to stretch your beliefs a little bit, too.
How to create a schedule (even if you’re a creative soul who hates structure) that prioritizes YOU and the money-making actions in your business.
Plus, I share two vital tools to organize your time. I share some details about my Soul Vision Planner as it’s one of my favorite planning tools. I know I’m biased, but for a good reason!
IMPORTANT NOTE: I use to completely resist making a schedule or following any sort of structure. My creative rebellious self refused to do it. BUT, this structure creates freedom and peace. So if you’re resisting all of this, I invite you to try it on.
I bootstrapped my business at the very beginning and you can do it, too. This article is really for people in the beginning stages of business and feeling overwhelmed with all of the things they “should” do.
Would it be awesome to have someone hand you $20k to get all of the stuff I’m talking about in this article? Sure. Is it necessary? Nope. I think bootstrapping things also builds a great discernment muscle between what an investment in your business vs what’s an expense.
There are a lot of things you think you *might* need but you really don’t. You can get clients without these things that I mention.
All you need to get your first client is the willingness to talk with people and invite them to buy what you have.
Sounds easy, right? But we complicate this SO much.
All of the things I list below, with the exception of #7, are great things to have. BUT if you are in the beginning stages of bootstrapping your business, consider that you don’t need these things.
Have you had a moment that sounds like, “Maybe I just shouldn’t do this anymore? If this is what I was meant to do, it would have worked out by now.”
Or, “I should be further along than I am now.”
Here are two tips to help get you clear on what’s next and why the temptation to quit is really a good thing if you’re willing to be uncomfortable.