Only two more to go in my Top 6 Lessons I Learned In My First Year of Business!
Lesson #5: "Wherever you go, there you are."
This was a toughie. I resisted accepting this one because, well, it's just not sexy.
This is accepting that if we're not happy, content, at peace, joyful, etc. on the inside, the coolest trip or experience is not going to be meaningful to us. Our outer world is simply a reflection of our inner world, and when that inner world is stressed, or chaotic, or unclear, the same filters get applied to the outer world, whether I'm sitting in my home office or sitting in a gorgeous hotel in Paris.
This is about making time and space to do the inner work I'd been challenged to do by my mentors, instead of staying in my own comfort zone, which is doing all the external things (newsletters, posts, livestreams, etc.).
As I began to do this work, I noticed that I became much happier, much more settled, and I enjoyed whatever I was doing more. Clients also came to me ready to work with me and the whole process became much more joyful.
I realized I'd had a fear of not being busy--that if I wasn't constantly working on my business, then it wouldn't grow. I'd carried over that belief from my previous businesses, and it wasn't serving me as my audience grew to thousands and I worked with more clients than ever before.
Sometimes my clients wonder why I focus so much on the internal work--this is why. Because no matter how much external systems & structures we put in place, if we're not feeling clear, confident and energized about our business, we're not going to show up as powerful and be able to serve our clients.
It's the opposite of how we THINK it works when we first get into starting a business, but it's so true.
Wherever you go, there you are...so where are you? :)
Have you been feeling unclear? Have you been putting off doing inner work to get clarity & confidence?