Creating your own online business is not an easy path otherwise everyone would be doing it.
...it is one of the most worthwhile paths you can ever go on as it gives you the freedom to work from anywhere and to live life on your terms! Yeah!
Most people shy away from diving into creating their own business or they give up much too soon because it all becomes waaaay too hard.
But uncovering peace has been my lifelong mission so I have found a way to create a business with greater ease and grace and I'd love to share it with you.
Running your own business will always have its challenges and bumps in the road but with these few tips, there will be more time to sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
TIP #1 – Embrace laziness!
One of the wise masters that I spent time with in India, Dolano, used to always say that our true nature is lazy! She talked about laziness as a virtue rather than the bad habit that it is seen to be in the western world. In modern culture everyone seems obsessed with keeping busy. Everyone says they want to slow down and have more peace in their business and life but they will fill up each moment with a task.
They key is to be productive and then enjoy a guilt free rest.
I tend to work mostly half days in my business. I am super productive in the morning and then I often go and rest in the afternoon. I will have a few clients sessions dotted here and there in the afternoons but it is mostly used as rest, play or tune into my inner world time.
When I give myself a few hours a day to meditate, lie in the hammock or walk on the beach, my creativity and productivity levels remain super high. Just like an athlete wont train all day, they will break up their day with rests, so too do we need to embrace our rest time to increase our performance levels.
Four hours to super focused and productive time and then 4 hours rest is much better than 8 hours of fluffing and faffing time and no rest!
Go create some lazy chunks in your weekly schedule and see how it enhances your productivity.
Check out the new hammock below I bought last week for our new house. Very important business tool! Ha!
TIP #2 – Embrace Silence
Ok now this one is going to be much more challenging to calve into my day when I have my baby soon... but for now... everyday... I ensure that I have lots of silent time to rest my mind.
Silent time means meditating and listening to my inner voice rather than being distracted by the TV, radio, facebook/social media, emails, talking to people and surfing the net.
It has become a non negotiable part of each day. My enthusiasm, energy and drive in my business and my life is born from regularly resting in silence.
Silence is where the magic is. It is where the soulful voice guides me around obstacles and over bumps.
Silence is where I recharge my batteries. It is how I press the reset button to refresh and renew my ideas, my focus and connection to source.
Silence is where creativity is born. All of the ideas and inspirations that keep my life and my business fresh and vibrant.
Go calve out some silent time this week and make it a regular date with the wise sage within!
TIP #3 – Make your mantra ease and grace!
There is always an easy way and a hard way to do things.
Which do you choose?
Often we want the easy road but we have been conditioned to make things harder than they need to be.
For many years now I have had the mantra... “There must be an easier way to do this... what is it?”
Every time that I hit a roadblock in life, I feel stuck, in struggle or I feel that I am pushing against the flow.... I stop and ask my wise self/the universe... “how can I move forward with ease and grace.”
The aspects of my business that I struggle with I ask... “show me an easier way to do this”
The aspects of my personal life that I find hard I ask... “show me the path forward with ease and grace”
If there is enough rest time and silence in my life (tip 1 & 2) then it is easy to hear the wise guidance required to always keep moving forward with ease and grace.
So there is no need to stay in struggle and hardship for too long.
Challenges will always inevitably arise... and when they do... embrace your rest and laziness time, go sit in silence and ask to be shown the way forward with the most ease and grace.
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