The first cycle of my journey into entrepreneurship has come to an end. Spiritual nudging’s have been evident all around me. I have been seeing all the usual bread crumbs my guides have placed before me including repeating 111’s.
111’s encourages you to assist and inspire humanity via your natural abilities, relying upon your inner wisdom and intuition to guide you
Some endings I was aware of and others I was too scared to ask. Knowing requires action and I was avoiding the next steps on purpose. I knew my accounting contract with my previous employer would end by September however it ended a month early. I also knew one of my private yoga clients would be going back to school by September. That contract ended two weeks earlier than planned. The ending of one of my corporate yoga contracts was completely unanticipated. The prior year’s contract with this client ended in November, however, two weeks ago I received notice that August would close out the 2017 contract. The door for future partnerships and opportunities was left open which made me feel good about my relationship with this company. The reality remained, this first cycle was ending and how I navigated this transition would be pivotal.
The accountant in me came out and I immediately pulled out my spreadsheet. I had to make sure I could continue to live on my terms for just a little bit longer. I immediately got scared. I’m not going to lie because that last one threw me off. Then my conscious-yoga side kicked in and I started to focus on my breathing. There is an always an energy tied directly to our thoughts especially about finances. I am a proponent of prosperity thinking which leaves no room for impoverish thoughts. What I think and speak becomes my reality.
Scared money don’t make no money
My interpretation of this phrase means if I’m scared to lose financially then, financial gain is highly unlikely. Take a moment to think about the posture and the self-talk that comes with the fear of poverty. There is a tightness that forms around the shoulders. There is also a very specific dialogue about our deservability and decision-making skills that surfaces. Prosperity is our birthright, fear only succeeds in pushing humankind further from this truth. Even if prosperity has not appeared in your life yet, we have the power to create the possibilities with positive thinking. We have the power to establish a belief system that lines up with the energy of abundance and prosperity.
I recently published 60 Affirmations & Reflections for Entrepreneurs. My intention was to provide a roadmap for other entrepreneurs to change their thinking. As I was explaining the premise to another entrepreneur she responded, “affirmations don’t work unless you believe them, if you don’t believe them then it just creates a struggle”. I was initially offended but I am in partial agreement with her. Positive words mean nothing if you do not believe the words but your belief must start somewhere. It takes practice, it is not an overnight process. I have been actively using affirmations and positive thinking since 2010. I started with the phrase “I love myself” to be honest I probably didn’t start off believing it because no one ever told me it was possible to love myself. Over time and with consistency I started to see the changes in how I treated myself. Positive thinking has become a lifestyle. It’s impossible to think positive all the time but when I drift out into negativity, there is something that eventually pulls me back. It takes practice. I listen to affirmations every morning. I repeat them throughout the day. My affirmations and positive thoughts are constantly evolving. When a cloud of negative patterns descends on me, some days I choose to stay there for a day or two. However, I’ve planted so many seeds with the people around me refuse to let me stay there. I start to hear my quotes spill from their tongue. I immediately self-correct and move to a state of thankfulness. In my experience, when I become thankful I automatically shift away from fear.
Once in a grateful state, I was able to look at my life and finances with clarity. I reflected on my three-month plan and adjusted as needed. Based on the new information I am still on track with my plan. Shifting to positive thinking moves me from stagnation to creativity. I can focus on pushing my business forward and enjoying the journey.
When the life you know is dismantled, don’t mourn instead prepare for your resurrection
Peace and Blessings