- WEEK 1 -
SETTING A FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SUCCESS
Get the most out of the Elemental Business Incubator by following the Week 1 checklist. Download the checklist and check off each step as you go!
Creating a Sacred Space where you can work on your business.
Discussions on Upper Limit Problems* - What They Are, Why They Happen, What They Look Like - What upper limit have you had in the past? If you have not read this book - it is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend working through all of it.
Sacred Contracts Overview - Which of the four key Divine Archetypes** do you resonate with the most?
Share your insights with your cohort on Voxer!
Feeling Fundamentally Flawed
Disloyalty and Abandonment
Believing More Success Means Bigger Burdens
The Crime of Outshining
Whatever hidden barrier resonates with you the most is where you can start doing your mindset work. Come up with thoughts that are more true than the limiting beliefs. For example, people like me get to have wild success. I’m helping everyone by succeeding. Success means more support. I can uplift others as I rise.
Here are some of the common ways the four key divine archetypes play out in real life.
The Child: The Guardian of Innocence - Many types including the wounded child - constantly wanting the approval of others.
The Victim: The Guardian of Self-Esteem - Blaming others for your circumstances. Engaging in extended periods of self-pity. Feeling more powerless than powerful.
The Prostitute: The Guardian of Faith - Hustling for worthiness. Doing things because you are good at them rather than because you love it.
The Saboteur: The Guardian of Choice - Winning a huge opportunity and failing to show up.
Consider how these archetypes resonate with your life. Remember, these are helping patterns. They are intended to show you your power and educate you on key soul lessons. Shame is optional as you reflect on habits and how you may have been blocked in the past.
So, what do you do when you know the archetypes resonate? Talk to them. You can ask them questions and learn more about the patterns that have been shaping your life. Remember, everything is in Divine purpose and timing and there is a reason why this is showing up for you now.
One more note on these - not everyone will resonate with archetypes. If your brain gets foggy or you just can’t seem to “get it” skip it. No harm, no foul. You are totally in Divine timing and purpose.
Here are four interview questions you can leverage with each archetype that resonates:
Why did I choose you?
How does your shadow self influence me?
What have I learned lately that comes directly from you?
Are there patterns in life ready to shift because of insights around connection with this archetype?
Explore them and get to know another deeper part of you and what you came here to learn!
Business hours are an important reflection that you are in business. When you are committed to the process, you show up. You don’t overschedule appointments over business hours (unless it’s urgent) and it’s a reflection of space you use intentionally. It’s not a place to be scrolling social media for updates from friends, or consuming content from other people (webinars, newsletters, no matter!). It’s deliberate space to create for your people, take aligned action in response to your nudges, move towards what scares you (showing up in your gifts, being visible, pitching your services).
Business when you are exhausted isn’t business, it’s desperation. I recommend that you set business hours early in the day, especially if you are exhausted by day’s end. It doesn’t have to be long. It could be 15, 45 or 90 minutes. As long as it is intentional space where you methodically pursue your path.
Social media will consumes more time than we realize. A casual bout of surfing can turn into a two hour deep dive into the belly of the beast. I highly recommend that you set up specific times during the day to check social media, and only do it then.
If you are super-tuned in to social media, I suggest you start with three timeslots of 30 minutes each during the day. If you are not saturated with social, experiment with one or two 45 minute blocks. Set a timer. Be clear about your intentions before diving in.
I know that can be so much easier said than done, but self-discipline coupled with alignment IS what will take you from trance like consumption to aligned creation. Aligned creation translates to major momentum and profits.
There are three types of social media activity for purposes of our time together: scrolling for updates, engagement with groups, and posting your material.
If you have a large amount of friends, you can create a custom list of people that you really want to hear from or share with. Add them to the list. This will help you use your limited time more effectively. You can create a family only list, a woo-friendly list, a list of potential clients, current clients, etc. This resource shows you how.
Engagement with groups can be a great way to generate visibility. With the caveat that you need to find a group that has great energy, and you need to be open to doing this over a long period of time (several months). If this feels delicious and you need ideas try one of these three groups: The Lit Up & Loaded Entrepreneur and Uncaged Lifers.
I highly recommend a tool like SmarterQueue for posting material to your Facebook page. Most of your early business is going to come from referrals and more direct connections. But if you really feel energized about business page posting. I encourage you to automate and leverage your content. SmarterQueue can help.
Finally if setting a timer isn't helpful, you can leverage a tool like Kill News Feed (Chrome extension) in order to prevent you from getting distracted when you login there. You can still check messages and post updates, you just won't get distracted by the scrolling Facebook feed.
If you feel caught up in the energy of social media and aren't sure how to shift it, there will definitely be work for you to do in the coming weeks.