A wise friend once told me, “Where intention goes, energy flows.” You don’t need to be woo woo-y like me to know that is the truth.
When you are feeling stressed and over worked, what tends to come into your life? More crappy work!
When things are flowing, you are feeling positive and grounded, what tends to happen? You attract more of what you are looking for and great opportunities that just pop up out of no where.
This concept couldn’t be more true when it comes to running our businesses. Saying YES to any and all jobs, accepting work that is under you pay scale, doing grunt work that you are over qualified for just to “LOOK” like you are working … IS NOT SERVING YOUR BUSINESS. Because you energy is flowing – TO THINGS YOU DON’T REALLY WANT TO BE DOING!!!
Let’s take a moment and breathe.
2018 is upon us and it is the perfect time to stop and think about …
What do I really want my business to look like?
How do I want to spend my time?
What clients do I want more of and what clients do I want to cut out of my life?
What is lifting me up – fulfilling me?
What is draining me and making me feel bad?
Your life and your business is yours. This for me a huge lesson I am going into 2018 keeping a conscience reminder of this simple fact – My life and my business is mine … I made the decisions. As entrepreneurs, we get to decide what our day-to-day looks like. We get to decide what jobs we accept. And yes … I realize we all need to put food on the table and keep the lights on. But I want to remind you of something. The second I had the courage to say NO to jobs that were demeaning, jobs that didn’t pay me a reasonable wage, jobs that I may or may not get getting images for self promotion from … Guess what happened? That’s right, those jobs stopped coming my way. And guess what started to come my way? The jobs that I wanted – those big breaks people talk about, started to bubble up. My energy stopped going into what I didn’t want and started to go towards what I deserved.
Don’t believe me? Test it out! What does it hurt to try?
Another way fun and easy way to get your brain firing in a new way is to spend some time vision-boarding. The monotony of cutting and pasting like a kindergartener is cathartic for me. But the process of picking images, experiences, things that we see in our life (from pinterest, IG or a magazine) and then sitting down and deciding, is this something I see in my life moving forward, something I want, something I have dreamed of? If yes, it goes on the board.
And that board is a reminder of where you are wanting to go. You are setting the intention so that your energy goes to that space.
My amazing friend and colleague Melissa Street did a Facebook LIVE teaching the ins-and-outs of vision boarding if you would like to check it out! In the meantime, I wish you a 2018 as you intend it to be!