I have talked about the importance of understanding the growing pains of your business, and how they hold vital lessons for you.
But your business is so much more than a series of challenges, numbers and client relationships. It’s a beautiful way to discover more about yourself and the way you view the world.
Your business is a way you showcase your skills and how you improve the world around, not just for yourself but others too. If you stray too far from your personality and needs, your business will soon let you know.
It communicates through your feelings and energy levels. Whenever you feel depressed or disconnected from your business, you need to analyze why it’s happening; maybe it’s a sign that you should pay attention to your business alignment with your values.
On other occasions, you feel proud, full of energy and it seems that you just breeze through your tasks without any effort. You are in the zone, and it’s easy to take it for granted, but there is so much that you can learn from it.
And there are those challenging times when your business will test your limits. You will be challenged to learn and adapt; you will feel the pressure but also a rush of energy to tackle what may have felt impossible before.
And if you pay close attention, all those signs will lead you to growth opportunities. Both good and bad will show you the path to level up as a business owner. You may even discover new skills that you didn’t realize you were good at.
As your business integrates more and more into your life, your path will show you new things. It will show you the light within you, those moments where inspiration and your skills match to create something incredible.
And there will be days when it will cast a light into the shadows of your being. Those areas that you wanted to keep hidden from the world. It will show you that there is a lot to learn from those too.
In the end, it will be an emotional rollercoaster. But that’s the way life works; those contrasts make for some incredible tales. It’s the way you write your life’s story.
And your business is part of that story. And just like any good one, there will be conflict, challenges, amazing victories and some bitter defeats. But all of them will shape you and make you better at your craft.
Soon, your business will grow, and before you know it, it will start taking care of you.
Sounds impossible? It’s not.
It may sound a bit “woo-woo,” but your business is a living thing. It’s a part of you, and the secret to grow and make it sustainable is to let yourself shine through it.
You don’t need to have an MBA or anything of that sort. You just need to be authentic and align all the parts of your business with yourself. Let your values guide your business as they guide your life.
You need to let your inner wisdom be a part of your business decisions. If some marketing technique or process doesn’t feel right to you, just skip it. There is no need to sacrifice yourself to grow faster. It’s better to remain authentic and own the growth rate of your business.
It doesn’t mean you are not open to learning new things; it means those lessons need to go through your values first. You will modify ideas or processes to fit your business or merely let them go as they are not a good fit for you.
If you do this, you will naturally attract those who resonate with your worldview. It will create a mix of ripple and shielding effects. You will attract people to your business and pushing away those who are not a good fit.
It can be scary to say that you will push people away from you, but it’s just a natural part of it.
And all this will take time; your business will grow from a tiny idea into a fully fledged business that matches your vision. It’s not an easy process; you can’t achieve that in just one afternoon. But it’s something you can accomplish if you work on it every day. Even a small step forward will build momentum.
So remember, your business is an extension of yourself. The road may be challenging, but you can do it. Just breathe and show us that light within you through the incredible things you will create in your business.