Turns out, I had it backwards.
Turns out, if you want to have more, you must first be more (to quote Ernest Holmes).
It is only by stepping into the bigger vision you have for yourself first, acting and making decisions from that place, that you can have more of what you want in your business.
Want more clients and income? Give more value. Connect more. Go the extra mile every time, not just once in a while.
Want more time? Give yourself a break (literally!). Take vacations. Do what is most important to you first.
Now this takes some doing internally. Your current mindset may try to tell you something different. Your left brain, logic incarnate, is probably telling you, don’t give more! You’re already not getting enough – you’re going to run out of energy, time, steam.
Left brain: don’t take a vacation! You need to work harder to make more income. Stay at the office, work longer hours.
This is where your seemingly contradictory right brain can really help you out. Your right brain, that intuitive, feeling part of you, plays a big part in your vision. And it lets you act, ‘as if’ until the rest of you catches up.
It’s one thing to say, ‘act as if’. It’s another to get to the point where you feel supported enough to do it.
To support yourself in this process of being more, invest in yourself.
It was only when I started to invest in myself, by taking a course to learn what I wanted to know, buying artwork I loved so I could be surrounded by beauty every day, and caring for myself with massages so that my body felt good, that I grew into the person who had a successful business.
To be successful as an entrepreneur, to be more, you must invest in your own growth and self-support. It’s the only way to meet the challenges that growing a business brings and ensure that you flourish as a person at the same time.
Whether it’s coaching or a course to learn something valuable, a work of art for your office, or a self-care session, investing in yourself pays huge dividends.
It’s the best ROI you can possibly have!
As you are supported and learn, as you appreciate beauty, or as you experience the self-love that caring for yourself brings, you change. You become the person who can hold all of those things. You become the person who takes in all that energy and creates value from it. You become the best you that you can be in this moment.
That is the person you bring to your next challenge, your big goal.
That is the person who receives more value (money) for what you do.
You are capable of so much more than if you hadn’t invested in yourself in the first place.
Don’t get me wrong. it’s essential to keep an eye on costs in your business. While I prefer to approach new opportunities with the perspective of, how can I make more money to pay for this, it’s important to also manage costs effectively.
So when you’re faced with a new opportunity, consider the bigger picture, the ROI. And not just from a ‘can I make this money back’ perspective, although that is always awesome when that is available to you.
When you want to have more, invest in yourself. Then take that experience and learn, grow, and change.
When you want to have more, be more.
For ways to step into your bigger vision of yourself, click here for the Alchemy Assignment!