According to results, you’re experiencing a POWER LEAK. While it’s undeniable that you are a force, a hole has been popped in your balloon of power and it’s leaking. As a busy entrepreneur or employee, you are always multitasking. Ten to twelve hour days are your norm. When you look at your calendar, you wonder when you will be able to fit in eight hours of sleep between working, family, chores, etc. You may tell yourself that it’ll get easier when your children are grown or when work slows down – you just need to keep going, no matter how exhausted you are.
You may find yourself compromising what you want because it feels easier to please the others around you. You skip a yoga class because a meeting was scheduled last minute. Meditation is standing in the shower for five minutes while your children knock on the door wondering where you are. If you are going out to dinner with friends or ordering takeout with your family, you just go with the flow and order whatever the group wants. It’s not a big deal to you, and you may even feel good about being so flexible (even though you secretly want sushi). You make sure everyone is taken care of first, then see if there is time for you – which there never seems to be.
You have a clear vision for your business and know the world needs what you have to offer, but money always feels tight. There simply isn’t enough cash to fuel your mission. And even with enough money, you wonder how you would find the time to do all the things to move your business forward. You may see social media ads for mastermind classes or continuing education and love the idea of learning more about how to grow your business – yet there does not seem to be the time or money to invest in your growth.
While you are successful and committed, you are exhausted. You know what it takes to work hard and take care of others. You have grit, but may be plagued by worry or guilt if you spend money on yourself or miss an event for your child because you have to work.
Not to fear, you can reclaim all of your worthiness and power one choice at a time, starting now. As a soulful entrepreneur, you’re changing the world and you have what it takes to reach your full potential in business.
Are you ready to POWER UP? Here is an exercise today to get a power tune-up. This is the challenge: have an opinion and a STRONG ONE about what you want to have for dinner. Then, make it happen.
- Maybe what you want is for a loved one to cook for you or pick up a meal?
- Maybe what feels most nourishing to you is putting together a salad with your favorite dressing and ample hummus and pita on the side.
- Maybe it’s not what you cook that’s different but how you do it, so you choose nourishing music and you take your time?
It’s a tiny gesture. But it’s important. We’re often in the habit of putting family first and choosing what’s easiest. But giving ourselves permission to have a desire and then act on it is the gift underneath this simply exercise. And permission is the gateway to power.