In addition to offering a final reminder that today is the final day to take advantage of the early bird savings at www.enlightenedbiz.com , I am also feeling called to share a powerful reflection that I think you may relate to in an article (below), followed by some great questions that will open you to hidden potentials!
Judgment, Self Worth, Trust and Authentic Expression
For years I have been criticized and judged for giving away too much for free.
I’ve also been judged for not giving everything away for free. I’ve been judged for not doing enough and doing too much. I’ve been judged for being too spiritual, too accessible, too creative and too flexible (especially when it comes to allowing special financial arrangements for those in need).
I’ve had to grow a thick skin and at times, that means exploring and ultimately turning down the volume and intensity of my own self judgments, especially since the very real possibility exists that other people’s judgments are simply mirroring my own fears.
Ultimately, what is most important is that I follow my resonance, and higher guidance, even at times when it has looked absolutely insane. And, from the highest perspective, I don’t think we can do either (interpret resonance and higher guidance) if we do not fully embody the value of our worth, trust our hearts, and be willing to step outside of traditional, cultural thinking.
Think about it for a moment. This is HUGER than HUGE. In the areas of your life where things are bountiful, perfect, flowing, abundant, and strong, odds are you have embodied the value of your worth, as it relates to that area. The areas that don’t flow in the ways you prefer may reflect where there is a lack of self value.
I think that is why my relationships, marriage and family are so incredibly amazing. I must feel worthy of healthy, happy, loving relationships (it wasn’t always like that). I can also see other areas that have not been so easy and effortless and, if honest, can identify that something is off kilter within my own thinking and the beliefs that outpicture in my reality.
Recently, I shared something my younger brother, a highly successful, international business consultant (picture a tall, 6’4”, dark, handsome, charismatic, highly intelligent, strategically brilliant, jet-setting guy in an Armani suit) told me a few years ago.
He said that “If someone does not choose to do business with you, it is because you have failed to express your value.”
To a certain extent, I think this is true. However, over the years I’ve also come to a different understanding in terms of “fit,” timing, and resonance. And, today, even during a period of time when I’ve been unable to work in some of the ways I used to (being in bed has limited my in-person work), I can honestly say that I love and adore the people I am honored to work with.
I’ve come to trust that the groups that come together are, in fact, coming together for a Divine appointment. I’ve also witnessed many people ignore the calling of their souls and on some level, figuratively canceling the Divine Appointment that would, in fact, be the answer to their prayers and deepest longings.
For soul-based entrepreneurs, each must find a balance between giving and receiving, surrendering and strategizing, planning and allowing, dreaming and implementing, being and doing. And, we must find our own rhythm and balance and ultimately give full permission to be a welcoming and dynamic place through which our gifts can be shared and we can prosper on five distinct levels; physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually.
For many, it is the fear of judgment, criticism or failure that prevents them from just being who they are, following their natural inclinations, and expressing what is most authentic, as opposed to trying to impress or win over those who will never be an ally, let alone a fit for the authentic and creative expressions of their souls.
Maybe this is one of the reasons so many amazing, talented, gifted and passionate people are coming together in support of a slightly different way to do business. They can no longer separate who they are from what they do. They realize that chasing a dollar is often getting in the way of them simply being a natural expression in service to others and a Source that is Divine in its origin.
This is the beauty of the Thriving Soul Based Business Program (by the way, early bird registration savings end today!) at www.enlightenedbiz.com
It gives permission for the Soul to express itself in service through a beautiful interplay between intuition and strategy, mindset and marketing, imagination and creativity and development and implementation.
Here are just a few of the questions we begin exploring on the very first day of the program…and I invite you to take some time to listen to at least one of the 6 F*R*E*E audios we’ve given you at http://www.powerofmyway.com/businessexplosion.html and www.powerofmyway.com/criticalsuccessfactors.html BEFORE answering the following questions! Just follow your heart....
- What do you believe you were born to do in service to others?
- Are you doing it to the extent that you are fulfilled? If not, what appears to be missing?
- What do you want to be known for?
- What’s your reputation?
- When people describe you, what do you want them to say?
- Now, rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 regarding how aligned you currently feel you are with how you want people to describe you.
- What would need to be different to rate yourself at a 10?
- Are these some of your critical success factors?
Visit www.enlightenedbiz.com and take advantage of the early bird savings today! This coming group will be engaged in an exciting project development and launch together and I can already feel the energy building towards something quite spectacular!
Are you ready?
Love and respect, Ani
Anita Pathik Law, CFCC, is a Certified Franklin Covey, Marshall Goldsmith Coach and a Master Self Management Coach who believes in the power of mixing business with spirituality and pleasure!