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The #1 Ingredient Your Business Needs MORE Of
THE ONE INGREDIENT YOUR BIZ NEEDS MORE OF
THE ONE INGREDIENT YOUR BIZ NEEDS MORE OF

As we continue 

Conscious Living for Mindful Entrepreneurs Month

today I want to share what I believe is the #1 ingredient you need MORE of in your business. And I think it might surprise you a little. Ok, a lot.

Have you ever been told, "It's not personal, it's business" or, "Take your heart off the table"? Me too. I've even worked with mentors who insisted I keep my heart in a box when it came to my business.

It was always well-intended and yet I now think this advice is the most mis-used approach to helping you be a successful entrepreneur. I'll share a few myths in a moment that I believe are where these suggestions come from.

Does your work mean something to you? Does it mean something to the people you help? And does it mean something to your community? Then it's incredibly personal. Part of Conscious Living for Mindful Entrepreneurs is Conscious Commerce. We need more socially responsible businesses, yes, but this isn't what I'm referring to.

When I say Conscious Commerce I mean HEART-centric companies that provide solutions that come through their heart center. When you look at business through your Chakras then you'd see that your divine purpose and your ability to manifest it meet in the heart chakra - right in the center of your chest. Your most vulnerable and courageous place to act from.

What's the #1 ingredient your business needs MORE of? 

Love

The whole purpose of life is to enjoy BEING here - not FEARing here.

And every entrepreneur I've coached was running their business with more fear than faith. Fear that the money would run out. Fear that the customers would leave. Fear that when one door closed another would not open.

Fear can not and will not ever produce an inspired business. It will create something you have to constantly hustle for. It makes you put your heart in the box and work for the bottom line rather than your highest possible purpose here on Earth - to share your vision and your gifts with the world.

When you work from love and with love you reach into people's lives and inspire them from within

I invite you to make your work one of the most personal things you do with your energy. Now - let me clear up some myths about making business a matter of the heart.

Myth #1: If I make business personal I'll be broke

Do you believe if you worked through your heart and not your head you'd be poor? Do you believe you'd end up giving your services away for free or try and make everyone happy costing you? I used to believe this too. There is no higher purpose than to serve from your heart. Giving your work away for free isn't a heart-decision, it's a poor self-worth decision. Your highest self knows how worthy you are. Your heart will show you the way. Abundance isn't an act of power - it's an act of your higher self connecting with the world through your purpose. True abundance doesn't always come with a dollar sign attached.

Myth #2: If I make business personal I'll be open to criticism 

I discovered something magical about using love as my anchor - there is no higher vibration than love. When you vibrate with love your work matches that vibration. This means lower vibrations like fear, anger, or ridicule won't reach you. Any criticism you receive isn't because your heart's in it - it's because you have something unresolved within yourself that has called this critique forward for you to let go of. And the only way to let it go is to listen to your heart. 

Myth #3: If I make business personal I'll make poor decisions 

Leading with love doesn't make you vulnerable to poor decisions - self-doubt does. Self-doubt is the only thing that can cause you to stumble over your business decisions and self-doubt is born out of fear, not love. When you lead with your heart you make the most rooted decisions and they are the only ones that will manifest the return on investment you seek.

If these are the myths of working with heart and love, what are the truths?

Truth - Working with heart will squash fear, doubt, and confusion

Truth - Working with love will plant authentic roots and call in abundance in ALL areas of your life

Truth - Working with heart ensures you are creating for connection and to serve

Truth - Working with love will build a business of the highest self 

Truth - Working with heart means working with faith, belief, and trust in your path

In light and love,

Andrea

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When is enough really 'enough'?
When is enough enough
When is enough enough

To kickoff Conscious Living for Mindful Entrepreneurs Month today I, along with some help from Michael Knouse of The Startup Sessions, will break down this BIG and inevitable question -

When is enough really 'enough'?

If you are an entrepreneur then this is a question I’m certain you’ve pondered more than once. It isn’t so much something you ask as it’s something you can feel every workday. It’s a sense or a feeling you get in your gut as you wonder, ‘Am I doing the absolute most I possibly can?’

I, too, have struggled with this from time to time because there’s no one there but me to quantify and qualify my work. There’s no one to check in with and there’s no one to give me reviews except for my client’s and their results.

When you ask yourself this question what you’re really asking is –

Am I good enough, smart enough, and resilient enough to just be?

Even mastermind groups, although very supportive, become a place for making sure you’re pushing one another and yourself as much as possible.

Lately I’ve heard many entrepreneurs say things like, “There’s too much to do to slow down” and, “I’ll rest when I’m dead.” It begs the question – do you remember why you work so hard to begin with?

I’m sure you’d agree that you work for your individuation and your right to creative freedom. Both are benefits and blessings. Which makes slowing down or feeling like you can settle in and that you’ve done enough feel like pipe dreams.

Before I share Michael's Four Keys for accepting that you’re doing enough and are enough I first offer you 3 myths that you might believe. If any of these feel like you then no wonder feeling like enough is hard to accept!

But don’t fret – as soon as you see how these are actually counter-productive to your success I have a strong feeling you’ll let them go and embrace this first step in mindful entrepreneurialism – letting enough really be ‘enough’.

3 BIG Myths keeping you Hustling for ‘Enough’

Myth No. 1: "If I slow down then I will become irrelevant"

Do you feel like if you slow down or pull back you’ll fall behind? What if trying to be the leader in your field was actually costing you?

Your success isn’t marked by out ranking your competition. Showing your competition how much you push, rally, or hustle also doesn’t mark your success. The only people who are invested in your success are the people who’s lives you’re here to impact.

What would they say about how hard you push? Do they need you constantly stay ahead of the curve or do they need you to simply show up with passion and love for what you do and who you do it for?

Myth No. 2: "If I feel like enough I’ll stop pushing, growing, and evolving"

Do you feel like if you do feel like enough you’ll end up settling? I appreciate that for many the idea of settling as an entrepreneur is like a slow, painful death. The thing you want to experience least is apathy.

Here’s the truth – feeling like enough actually gives you permission to do your work from a place of calm assertiveness and this lends itself naturally to creative evolution.

You don’t have to hustle for inspiration. When you let go it’s there. Stop clinging to growth and you’ll find you naturally keep moving forward AND at a pace you can enjoy.

Myth No. 3: "If it’s really enough I won’t feel like I’m successful"

Do you feel like in order to appear successful you have to push yourself to the brink? It’s important to mention here that somewhere along the way we as a society started associating hustling for our importance and self-worth with success and accomplishment. Somehow pushing to exhaustion AND success has become synonymous.

Success isn’t something you can do. It’s something you experience through your beliefs and your state of mind first and these set you up to take appropriate action.

If you don’t ever feel like you do enough to be successful then doing more won’t help you get there any faster. If you feel like showing up with intention, grace, and passion mean you’re successful then everyday that you bring fourth intention, grace, and passion you’re successful.

This all being said, I recruited some help with today’s big question. Michael Knouse of The Startup Sessions interviews entrepreneurs for his successful podcast and works as a entrepreneur's coach. I felt he would have some awesome insight and per usual he didn’t let me down! Four Keys by Michael Knouse.

Four Keys to Answering, “When is enough ‘enough’?

Key No. 1: Understand the energy behind the question

Sometimes there is an underlying feeling of “I’m not good enough therefore I need to work harder to prove myself worthy.” I like to always dig into the reason behind the question. This is so important. If you aren’t certain where the energy to ask this is coming from turn it into a journal question and find out.

Key No. 2: Check in and make sure there is a solid foundation of self-care

Establish physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional self-care. Many people try to stay busy and use this as an excuse to ignore the importance of having empowering rituals in place.

Instead of working harder, how can I create my life in a way that will lead to having more energy and doing my best work? I often use an example of the prior version of myself being stressed out and burnt out in my corporate life. I was always in work mode and never made time for me. Once I started creating time for physical exercise, a little meditation, eating better, then everything else started to shift.

I generally refer to this as living from a place of wholeness and it always generates more clarity, strength and resilience for doing our greatest work.

Key No. 3: Do an honest review of where you’re spending your time

9 of 10 people think they need to work harder when in reality they need to focus on what’s important to have the biggest impact.

For my clients this often involves conducting a week-long inventory of tracking what they do in 30 minute increments. This is always a HUGE eye opener. Focusing on less and simpler (but effective) tasks is usually a powerful thing for most people.

For example, if you are a new coach then your job can most likely be boiled down to 1) taking really good care of yourself, 2) have enrollment conversations to fill your practice, and 3) coaching people. Here’s a great blog article that I often refer people to understand the power of focus and clarity http://sebastianmarshall.com/cutting-down-you-brilliant-person-you-need-to-cut-down.

Key No. 4: Recognize leverage and ways to implement it into your life AND business

This is more tactical in nature but one personal example is finding leverage with my web site. My primary work is with 1-on-1 clients and I typically need to engage someone in a discovery session to move them towards becoming a client.

I reached out to a handful of people to discuss ways to make this process easier (leverage my time and still provide high touch/high value). As a result of these conversations my new home page is now simply focused on engaging people to fill out a short form and setup an initial discovery session. My site didn’t do this before and I was missing the opportunity to make my business life much easier since I get decent traffic to my site.

Thank you for joining in on this conversation Michael! Be sure and listen to his podcast. The dialogue's are well worth diving into.

Join me next week as we continue Conscious Living for Mindful Entrepreneur's Month by diving into the 'accomplishment hamster wheel'. Do you ever feel like the more you accomplish the more there is TO accomplish? Find out why this happens and how to be mindful of achievement and fulfillment at the same time.

In light and love,

Andrea

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If you enjoyed this article be sure and RSVP for my FREE call on May 21st at 12PM PDT. Join me and a few special guests as we continue our discussion of Conscious Living for Mindful Entrepreneurs.

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May is Conscious Living for Mindful Entrepreneurs month!
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Mindful EntrepreneursI work for myself from the comfort of my own home. I am incredibly grateful for this and know it's not for everyone. Everything I teach is something I myself use in my own life. Meditation, journal writing, morning rituals, vulnerability, resilience, and owning my worth are all daily practices I preach and utilize. The #1 place where these practices get used, tested, and are needed most? Being an entrepreneur. 

65% of my private coaching clients are entrepreneurs or business owners. I won't assume that 65% of my readers are too but it is a safe assumption you all want more ease, clarity, freedom, abundance, and certainty in your life.

The reason I bring this up is because a new theme has emerged in my work. If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or want to be then this is for you. I am having similar conversations with this 65%. They are all incredibly successful or on their way to immense success. And yet there is a BIG problem...

As an entrepreneur myself I can appreciate the reasons we choose this path. We have ideas, solutions, and drive. We crave freedom, flexibility, and a place to funnel our creativity. And then something we didn't expect starts to happen...

No matter how much we do we don't feel like it's enough.

We start feeling guilty for taking time to rest and restore.

Somewhere along the way we assimilate accomplishment with happiness leaving us on a hamster wheel with no end.

We believe when we achieve our next goal we'll feel like we've made it....and then the goals get bigger and bigger with no stopping. 

Every other part of our life starts to suffer. Our friends, family, partner, hobbies, health, finances, and spiritual practice become second to our work. 

For these very reasons I am dedicating May to Conscious Living for Mindful Entrepreneurs. 

Over the next month here's what you can expect from me:

  • Monday articles to help you reframe your work week. These articles will address the dilemmas above plus more. I encourage you to share these! It's time for the Mindful Entrepreneur to emerge, don't you think?
  • A FREE tele-seminar. Join me on Thursday, May 21st at 12PM PDT for a 60 Minute Free Call. I will address your biggest concerns as an entrepreneur AND share with you my best tools for living into your full potential in ALL areas of your life. Wouldn't you love to bring the same energy and dedication to your relationship, finances, friends, family, health, and spirituality that you bring to your work and personal growth?
  • A FREE Journal Workbook for joining the tele-seminar. Following this extensive call I will provide you with a FREE journal workbook so you can begin putting what you learn into practice.
  • Additional insight from my mentors & coaches. I have the most incredible community of fellow entrepreneurs, coaches, and mentors. I've enlisted their help! You'll see them pop into the articles and on the tele-seminar so that you get the best guidance.

What do you need to do? Just show up. You can read the articles here every Monday from May 4th - 25th. You will also get them in your email IF you're signed up on my email list below.

Why am I doing this? Because you deserve to actually live the life you imagined for yourself when you opened your business or pursued the inspiring track of an entrepreneur.

What I WON'T be talking about...

There are TONS of business coaches & programs out there.  T-O-N-S. And I'm grateful for this - they've helped me to run my business. Everything from sales and social media to websites and blogging. But that's not my area of expertise. So let's talk about what I won't be touching on in this series:

  • Business. <-----period. You can run a business. And successfully. What of the other parts of your life you got into this work to make better? How are they doing?
  • Marketing. As an entrepreneur you sell yourself. What if you were so proud of yourself your work sold itself?
  • Money. Do you want to live a prosperous and abundant life? Would you like to take the pressure off your business to provide for you?
  • Balance. It's not about creating a balancing act. What if you were driven to be as successful in your finances, relationships, finances, spiritual practice, friendships, family, and hobbies as you are in business?

Who this series IS for...

  1. You are currently an entrepreneur
  2. You are struggling to feel like you're doing enough
  3. You want balance and security built back into your daily life

I'm so excited to provide this and more for you. Thank you for being here! See you next week when we'll begin by talking about 'When is enough really enough?'

In light and love,

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