Posted by Andrea Conway Law of Attraction coach for small business
During my recent discussions with spiritual entrepreneurs about coaching, I had a realization. Nearly everyone wants reassurance that their business – whether in start-up phase or many years later – has the “stamp of approval” from the universe.
“Am I really meant to do this – and can it really succeed the way I hope it will?” Read on for the answer to these vital questions.
The questions usually come up because of a nagging concern: not enough clients, too many energy-sapping clients, fear that the business is too unique or spiritually advanced to appeal to enough paying customers, old beliefs about wealth being anti-spiritual, feeling held back because of living in the wrong location, regret about choosing the wrong target audience, extreme dislike of/dread of marketing and sales – and so on!
These concerns usually triggered chronic self-doubt, lack of confidence, and sometimes even a “core belief” around lack of self-worth (“Others can create a successful business they love but not me…”).
The way many spiritual entrepreneurs deal with self-doubt and lack of confidence is to go into avoidance – though it is often cleverly disguised. Avoidance shows up as:
I need to do more inner work on my fears first; then everything in my business will be easy every minute. Or: I should get another certification or training, then I’ll be ready. Or: If I just focus on feeling good, I can sit home reading People magazine and munching potato chips and the universe will bring me all the clients and income I want!
Avoidance keeps you exactly where you have always been regarding your business.
If you’re sincerely ready to create a thriving business you love, here’s the requirement: you must find a way to get beyond your mind’s habitual patterns of self-doubt, lack of confidence, and avoidance of trusting your true creative nature.
For those of you aware of your tendencies to doubt and lose faith – and more than ready to release them now - here are 5 signs your business is 100% supported by the universe. If you relate to at least three of these signs, please keep going because the universe is on your side!
Sign #1: You felt inspired to create your business. In other words: you didn’t just do some research and pick a business you thought you could make money at. You actually felt, in your heart, a welling up of undeniable desire to offer this specific work to the world.
Why this matters: initial inspiration – even if you haven’t felt any lately – tells you the idea for your business came to you from Source energy flowing to you through your heart. You can’t mentally will yourself to feel inspired when you don’t feel it. Your wired to feel inspiration spontaneously flowing through your heart, and when you do you can know it comes from spirit.
Sign #2: Your core business idea arose from your own life experience. Have you overcome a huge personal or professional challenge and felt a desire to help others avoid suffering and get through the same challenge more easily – or avoid it altogether? Continue Reading »