In my personal business and my work as a coach I’ve found that applying many of the lesson’s I’ve learned in my metaphysical studies have helped to both increase financial success of the business as well as the personal satisfaction of all involved.
Like many, when I began my business I sought advice and inspiration from other people who appeared to be successful, (outwardly that is). I did this through the material I read, the workshops I attended as well as the individuals I spent time with in networking and personal coaching. While many of the ideas they prescribed appeared to have validly, I didn’t find many of them comfortable or in alignment with my beliefs. Ideas like cold calling, chasing people or pretending to be someone who I wasn’t didn’t suit me. I found others that had the same complaints and thus struggled in business because of the limiting information available that feels like the right approach.
In the study of most metaphysical material we learn that our thoughts create things. We are powerful and have access to an unlimited supply of creative energy that will help us manifest anything we wish for. Our work is to affirm and meditate on those desires, to focus clearly on our intent, believing as if the manifestations are actually here and then look for the right path to take via signs when moving in the direction of what we’re desiring.
From my own life experience is that I had a job that didn’t allow me freedom or flexibility, then, I created a business that didn’t allow it either. What I believed at the time was that my worth or value came from the number of hours I put in, and I didn’t know how to create a system that would successfully run a business. Like many I felt that I wasn’t worthy of much more than a few dollars more per hour than I was earning at my last job and if I wanted to increase my income, I’d need to increase the number of hours I worked. With only twenty-four hours in a day it doesn’t take long for frustration and burnout to set in.
After working on myself and affirming that “I have a business that provides a great service, employment for many, flexibility for myself and financial abundance for all” things began to shift. I was no longer focusing on what I didn’t want that I currently had, I was affirming what I truly wanted from a place of believing it was absolutely possible. In addition to manifesting these things, I also found I was a much happier person as I was listening to my intuition in making business decisions and not relying solely on so called “business experts”.
Using this example I have helped other small businesses and individuals shift their thinking about business and manifest the type of business, they truly desire. By breaking free from the barriers they’ve created and tapping into their inner wisdom, they find their passion, believed in their dreams and took action based on their intuition.
One client I mentored had struggled to find time for activities other than business. It had been many years, almost the entire time she’d been in business, since she’d had a day off. At the time we met she didn’t like what she did yet saw no end in sight with the financial obligations she had. A coach she was working with had told her to work hard, save up and then take time off. She wasn’t happy with this and it was showing.
After several meetings we discovered together that she was working from a place of limiting beliefs and while a part of her thought something better was possible, the actions she was taking came from years of self programming that she couldn’t take time off from her business because her client’s were relying on her. She’d even said at several of our meetings that “no one else can do it the way I do”. She desired to travel, spend time with her children and grandchildren and to improve her health, yet she wasn’t allowing that to happen. Together we created a personal affirmation for her. She began to meditate, schedule time off and even bought airline tickets far in advance for a trip to a foreign country, making the commitment and affirming her belief that she was able to have both a business and a happy life.
There are many business courses and books designed to help one improve in an area they aren’t successful in. Much like traditional advertising described above the experts who have designed these courses and written these books wish us to believe that if we aren’t good at something like accounting, sales, cold calling ,etc., then take this, do this, read that and we’ll be “fixed”.
While many of us are interested in learning new skills, too often we’re end up focusing on improving skills that take away from the real passion we have for helping others or being of service to a higher good though our products and/or services. Realizing something like say cold calling isn’t our strength, and not really wanting to do it, but yet feeling that it it’s the way to build a business, we enlist in a course. Then, our time is spent focusing on something we don’t like to do and improving a skill we don’t enjoy. A better use of our time would be focusing on what we like, what we want more of and then attracting that into our lives, instead of wasting time on activities we’re not interested in.
In today’s world these actions may not be measured in a quantifiable way that the business world defines as successful. But our metaphysical studies show endless examples of the benefits of focusing on what you do want rather than what you don’t. It’s our individual belief rather than society’s that will determine what takes place in our lives and our small businesses.
A business which taps into the principals of metaphysics is one where the mind, body and spirit are all valued in both the individuals who make up the company as well as its customers.
When we apply metaphysical principals to our businesses we create a happier life for us, and make a positive contribution to the entire world. I for one am thrilled when a person follows their passion, is successful and helps others along the way. Wouldn’t the world be a much happier place if we all believed we were worthy, beautiful, talented and spent our time sharing our gifts rather than hiding them?