Doing What You Love, to Love More What You Do, sounds like a tricky title, but I did not find better words, to describe a recent experience that I want to share with you… Hope it’s valuable for you, and that it will help to Empower You and Improve Your Business.
To give you a bit of a backstory of what I do, I grow my Network Marketing Business, I support my husband in the growth of his business (it is ours, but to avoid confusions I refer to it as ‘his’)… I also take care of my property, I’m a Furbaby Mom, my Own Chef and the list goes on an on…
A few weeks back, I was feeling completely overwhelmed, tired and as much as I love what I do, I was not feeling so “into it” at the time.
I felt like I was “dragging” myself, instead of “looking forward to it”… if you are an Entrepreneur or a Small Biz Owner, you have probably experienced this at some point.
Doing What You Love! (I Found What I Was Missing...)
It was around that time, when I attended a Workshop created by my dear friend Shanna, called “The Hidden Power of Self Portraiture’s” … during this Workshop, we explored in a very intimate, safe and empowering environment, those moments of our lives when we felt joyful, strong, loved and on top of the world.
Shanna created a fun, and simple system, that would help access those “feelings”, and bring them to the present moment if necessary. As a result, we were able to change our Attitude, our Approach, and change our Mindset by Command. (To learn more about this, you must attend one of her awesome workshops!)
During that workshop I also had the opportunity to explore again my creative side. I was inspired to draw a symbol using a technique learned ages ago (and I mean ages), and by the end of that session, I was feeling Energized and more Creative than ever, with an infinite number of ideas that I wanted to accomplish!
Here is my drawing… I hadn’t done this in years so please be kind 🙂
What Happened Next...
The next following days, I realized that I wasn’t dragging myself anymore (yay!), my bubbly self had returned, and with that, the feeling that I WAS JAZZED, DOING WHAT I LOVE TO DO!
My business performance had improved as well, and it was then when it hit me. The Workshop had everything to do with it! But how?
I realized, that I had not dedicated enough time to do things I love, and that this had been going on for the past few months! There are aspects of myself that I had abandoned, and by taking that couple of hours to participate in that Workshop, I was nurturing those aspects, which translated into a better business performance.
See? as an Entrepreneur, you can fall into the trap of feeling guilty if you take some time to do “other things”… big mistake!!!! It is necessary to slow down, to speed up!
You need to nurture Yourself, to nurture your Mind and your Spirituality to have a Thriving Business. Your Business is a Direct Reflection of YOU.
What Do You Love to Do?
Today I make sure to include more often activities like those: I do attend 3 day seminars every 3 months and short ones every month or so. I also make sure to include “small activities” during my day, that allow me to energize and to “recalibrate” . Those little Joyful moments, can be anything you enjoy doing!
You’ve probably notice I love my Capuccinos, making myself one, or getting one and sitting down for a few minutes to enjoy it, is one of “my things”. Today I feel totally blessed. Doing more of what I love, not only allows me to love more what I do business wise, but has enabled me, to be a more loving person to those around me: my spouse, my friends and my customers.
If you feel like you’re having trouble defining what brings you joy, feel free to reach out, I might be able to help 🙂
Was sharing my experience helpful? If it was, I would greatly appreciate if you commented below and shared on Facebook.
With lots of appreciation,
P.S: I shared some aspects of the process created by my dear friend and customer Shanna Paxton, owner of Shanna Paxton Photography. If you want to participate in one of her Empowering Workshops, connect with her at http://shannapaxton.com/ . If you are not local to us, let her know anyways, some Online Surprises are in the Making 🙂