One of the most common questions I am asked is, "How did you build your business?" Being asked this question over and over again was the catalyst for shifting my business in this past year. I knew I was doing it completely differently, and I had something valuable to add to the conversation around birthing businesses.
I was watching the chaos unfolding on social media, in business groups, and others' personal posts. It felt to me like everyone was shouting over each other in a crowded room, so not a single voice stood out from the crowd.
It was all about the hustle, working hard, making a consistent 10K a month, or doing a 6 figure launch. This noise is all masculine dominant and results oriented.
I knew there was a better way for me that was built more on energetic principals that have been around for eons.
This is where I found alignment between the Chakras and birthing sustainable businesses that have massive impact.
Over the next 7 weeks, I will take you on a journey through each of the Chakras and how each one relates to you as a person and to you building something sustainable based on your Soul's Medicine (gifts).
The Root of it all
The Root Chakra.
The place of manifestation, grounding, connection to body and health, being in right relationship with our tribe, rituals and the strongest sense of WHY you want to share your Medicine with the world.
Each chakra builds a strong foundation upon each other to create a business that is in complete alignment with your passion, purpose, and the core of who you are. If one of the chakras is weak, imagine Jenga blocks constantly crumbling around you.
Each step of this journey is as much about self-growth, self-development, overcoming blocks and confronting fears as it is about birthing a business. When you are birthing a Soul Based business it is intertwined in who you are and it is nearly impossible to separate them. Yet, this is the beauty of it all. As you grow on this journey, so does your business.
So, the first and most important question you must ask yourself is WHY?
- Why do you want to birth a business?
- Why do you want to share your gifts with the world?
- Why do you want to make an impact on the Earth?
This WHY is what you will come back to over and over again.
You can pretty much bet that things will not go as planned. You will not grow as quickly as you hoped. You will not fill the programs you plan to. And I see all of these things as a HUGE BLESSING.
It is a blessing because it allows you to grow in a sustainable way, so that you don't burn out in your first year of business. It allows you to make mistakes and it will relieve the pressure you will place on yourself to launch everything perfectly. You are able to make mistakes and course correct all the things that don't feel good along the way.
Because, what is the point of owning and running your own business, if it just feels like another job you are hustling at or causes you to push forward when you would rather not.
So why? What is your why? And once you have your why, it is time to ground that 'why' deep into the Earth so that it becomes a strong foundation that everything else is built upon.
Next week, I will be discussing the Sacral Chakra, and why setting healthy boundaries is so important in life and business. Stay tuned.