- WEEK 2 -
IT'S THE NEW PARADIGM
In order to help you run a thriving soul-led business, we have to get back to basics. That's why last week we focused on creating sacred space (how'd you go? did you remember to unsubscribe from those lame newsletters you delete and never read? no? go ahead. I'll wait.).
We need space in our physical lives for the new opportunities to come in, and to get clear on what truly serves us. Another way that we will do that is by making internal space too.
One of the places where people are frequently cluttered is inside their head. Now, stick with me, I'm not going to ask you to start a meditation practice right here (but if your future self told you to do that last week - then... #thinkonit). What I do want to talk about is how what got you here, isn't going to take you to the next level. In particular how your mental machine got you here, but it isn't what will support your expansion.
To do that, you need to align with your feelings. Don't turn off. I know the way that sounds. You might have all sorts of stories around being able to trust your feelings and I really don't want to go there (right now). For now I want you to consider a completely different way of understanding your feelings.
I subscribe to Karla McLaren's work on emotional fluency. And like her I believe that emotions are action-requiring programs. There are no good emotions and no bad ones - although some sure as shit feel more comfortable than others! They are simply asking us questions and inviting us to take steps - sound crazy? Stick with me.
Her work, The Language of Emotions, is a fantastic orientation to our emotional operating system. But while I want to teach you about this critical concept, I don't want to send you completely into student mode. (This is a long term game after all) So let's start with three emotions. Now keep in mind that these emotions can either be expressed or repressed. If you refuse to feel them and honor the questions they are asking the water can get murky right quick.
Here is a Get Out of Overwhelm Worksheet.
Please use this anytime you notice that you are feeling overwhelmed. There are probably patterns to your overwhelm and this will help you deconstruct it.
Get the most out of the Elemental Business Incubator by following the Week 2 checklist. Download the checklist and check off each step as you go!
The challenge, starting this week, is to find the flow inside yourself (tapping into your truth and the Divine). It may make no logical sense! Honor that flow anyway. And cultivate deep listening and aligned action around that flow in your business.
When you listen for the whispers from your Guides, you will hear messages. It’s when we are caught up in the muggle struggle or make no time to listen that things get super complicated and gross.
So, deep listening this week. Playing with the frame that I am offering you here. That you are deeply Guided and powerfully connected. That what you need to do is honor the work-rest-play cycle your team is asking you to do.
Reflect on The Lie of Scarcity - Scarcity of Money, Time, etc. - what hooks you the most?
Make a list of activities to outsource. This can be for five years down the road if delegating/hiring feels impossible right now. But start the list. Things that take you a long time to do, things that feel hard, things that feel not-fun.
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After you connect to the Soul of your Business you may want to create a Pinterest board and gather visual images to help you connect more powerfully with that energy. Whether you are more visual or not I highly recommend meeting with the Soul of your Business on a regular basis!
Listen to the Connect with the Soul of Your Business guided visualization FIRST. Next, download and complete the week 2 worksheet, "Inside Out Creation."