After spending a great evening a week ago with some very inspiring and motivated small business owners who attended my new workshop “How To Make 2014 Your Best Business Year Yet” I felt motivated to share more about business growth with you.
During the workshop we talked about the core 4 growth areas for your life and business, with business growth attracting a lot of attention. I was interested in the different strategies people have used to grow their business and which they felt were successful and which had not been. Everyone agreed that they wanted their business to grow in the coming year but they were not always clear on what that growth might look like or how it may affect them.
One particular attendee shared with me that she was concerned about whether she could cope with the growth she wanted and found herself asking if the growth would mean working more or things being harder. I’d like to say that I don’t agree that it has to be that way!
Just yesterday I saw a great message on my Facebook feed from someone who’s teachings I admire. Kendra Thornbury said “I’m so glad I rejected the idea that “it has to be hard” some years ago. It’s really paying off in a whole new way now as I rest in the sweet stream of flow.”
In response to this status update I shared the following
“Kendra’s message is one I resonate with completely. It is, for me, very much about choosing the path of ease – going with conscious flow – allowing succulent effortless success! How about you? Are you willing to let go of “it’s got to be hard” or do you feel like holding onto that a while longer? If you want freedom you’ve got to create it and be willing to shed or re-frame beliefs and systems that are holding you back! You can do it.”
I found that when I was holding onto things being hard, difficult, challenging, that I was also swaying from struggling to grow my business to being frustrated at not being able to keep up when it was growing. Most of the time I was doing more to achieve more. Now you may well know I now live and breath a great passion for leading with succulent, effortless success. To me that is all about doing less and achieving more. Instead of struggling and feeling like it’s all too hard I look at my business as though it is a gentle little seed that takes time and patience and lots of nurturing to achieve growth. Fast growth isn’t the goal. Growing multiple ways isn’t the goal. Growing slowly, steadily and strongly, aligned with my why and the bigger picture that captures my focus for business, wealth, expertise and self or personal growth is the key.
So toady I challenge you to shed the hard – just decide to release it and choose for things to be easier. Start your day with one of my favourite questions
“how can this be easier?”
Until next time I wish you succulent, effortless success