Someone near and dear to me recently pointed out that I’m a Scorpio. And I’m I’m dimming my embers … my inner fire.
I thought, well, I’ve got a lot on my plate and I spend most of my days sparking other people’s thoughts, dreams, and ideas. So yeah … my own fire probably needs some TLC! Anyone relate?
Naturally, being the researcher and learner that I am, I went down the rabbit hole of ways to stoke your own inner fire.
Now, I spent the weekend …
💃🏽 dancing with my kiddo (a great fire starter)
✍️ journaling on what I want/need/desire … even if it feels vague, it’s a lot more clear than it was two days ago. Sometimes you just need to sit down and get honest and DO the work to let those thoughts out.
🧘♀️ meditating 20 mins daily. Ideally in silence (HARD to get the mind to sit still) … but sometimes a guided one of I’m super chaotic in my head.
🍷 Dropping the kiddo off and taking a lunch date and a break at a winery with my husband.
❤️ Spending time with family.
Only thing missing was nature! So hot outside though. Next weekend! 🙌🏼
Every night before I put my daughter to bed, we do gratitude. She can't yet express all that she is grateful for, but I've been doing it since she was an infant. Maybe more for me than for her, I don't know. Now she can say yes and no and nod or shake her head. She either emphatically agrees that she's grateful for what I am acknowledging ... or not ... ha!
So when you find yourself stuck in the "nothing is working" mode or mindset ... try this:
1. Take a series of 4-5 deep breaths. Just get into your body and out of your mind.
2. Acknowledge that it feels like nothing is working. (aka own your feelings instead of shoving them down).
3. Start to list what IS working. (i.e. I'm breathing. I have a roof over my head. I have access to Instagram to see this post. I ate today. I have running water to bathe in. It's sunny outside. My body is supporting me.)
4. Sit quietly for 5 minutes and see what comes up. It may be tears. Let them flow. Maybe it's more gratitude. Let it flow. Maybe it's fear. Explore it. Maybe it's an answer or a grounding perspective on some questions you have. Whatever comes up is OK. Feel it. Acknowledge it.
Sometimes we put such huge expectations on "IT." But we have no description of what IT is. For example ... what makes you happy? That's a huge question. A better way to ask is "what made me happy today?" Sometimes we just need to break it down. Sometimes we just need to break down. Both are okay, friends.
Sending big love if you're feeling like nothing is working today. You're not alone. But something is working. I promise you can find it. No matter how small.
When you’ve learned how to start the business. You’ve narrowed down your audience and your messaging. You’ve created your first offers. You’ve put yourself out there.
* Now WHERE are the clients???*
This happens to all of my business owners when they launch. After they finish my business momentum course. But you’re asking the wrong question.
The right question is: WHERE are YOU??
➡️ Where is your fear of being seen?
➡️ Where is your mindset around what you’re offering?
➡️ Where are you showing up in your community?
➡️ Where are you showing up online?
➡️ Where are you putting your energy into meeting potential clients?
I recently asked some of my favorite business owners where they found their first clients. I pulled together their responses to share with you. And there are some great nuggets of wisdom in here - plus a very specific trend in their answers!
So if you’re having trouble finding clients, or not sure where to begin, start here!
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✅ The top 3 strategies entrepreneurs use to find new clients.
✅ How these successful entrepreneurs have grown their email lists.
✅ Proven ways to nurture a healthy mindset while doing the practical steps to create continued growth.
Who are the experts?
🌟 Sarah Zerkel, Sarah Zerkel Copy & Strategy: @therealslim.zerkie
🌟 Eric Johnson, Trifecta Athletics: @trifecta_athletics
🌟 Jessica Mangum, Your Spiritual Path Finder: @jessicamangumysp
🌟 Monique Floyd, Photographer: @imkingmoe
🌟 Stacy Fredericks, Waypoint Creative Services: @waypoint_creative
🌟 Elizabeth Knapp, Elizabeth A Images LLC: @elizabethaimages
🌟 Nadia Brown, The Doyenne Agency: @iamdrnadia
🌟 Tamara Leicester, Tamara Heather Interior Design: @thinteriors
🌟 Dana Childs, Dana Childs Intuitive: @danachildsintuitive
🌟 Ed Troxell, Ed Troxell Creative: @edtroxellcreativeig
🌟 Dee Montie, Eternal Wisdom & Healing: @deemontie
🌟 Cristin Gregory, Wellbeing Natural Health
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