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Heart and Business - May 2015 - Santa Fe
The Heart of your Business
By Heather Robertson
Everyday spirituality and living in the world of business is about creativity and love at the very core. I often speak about recognizing the heart of your business and why that is the key to gaining ground in any professional endeavor. Your business is as alive as you are, and we are often not energized to our full potential. Stress, worry, inability to be present with ourselves, challenging professional relationships, the desire for a higher profit, or expectations that are not being met with agreements or contracts, these are some of the things that can disconnect us from the heart of our business.
While we move through meetings, appointments, problem solving, or team communications we are always moving between our self-awareness in the present and external demands. The outcome can be a disconnection with heart of who we truly are. This will reflect in business pursuits. People will feel it even if they don’t realize it consciously. I always advise my clients to connect the external and internal so that intentions are clear both to oneself and also to those with whom we are interacting.
I believe the integrity of any business is empowered and intricately connected with your spirit, your energy. Given this reflection I am offering you a tool that I have used relentlessly for my own business over the last 15 years. It is what I learned from my mentors, and I invite you to trust it, because from personal experience I know it clears energetic clutter and allows a business to thrive.
Business growth can stall when we get caught up in the world around us and lose internal connection. The next time you are challenged, taken out of your center, or come up against a bump in the road, do these three things, in this order, and as quickly as you can:
• Acknowledge Acknowledge how you feel, what stirred it up, and how you are reacting
• Accept Be gentle with yourself and with others. Embrace compassion, kindness, patience, and love toward yourself, and accept the present. Ask yourself, “What lesson can be found in this situation?”
• Let go Let all the feelings and stories you attached to the situation dissolve and breathe!
The effectiveness is relative with how consistently you practice these simple steps. The power lives in the practice of it. This entire process can move in a short 90 seconds if you let it.
Rest in your heart for as long as you can with acceptance and let go. Do not get caught up in the story. For 90 seconds do your best to observe the situation with no story attached to it. The outcome, if you are truly letting go, will be optimism, simplicity, non-attachment, clarity, and feelings of freedom. After all, we are walking toward our freedom, and business offers many opportunities to speed it up. This is one of them. We must be present and willing to do it and not get lost in external distraction. Whether you are trying to attract customers, increase a sales quota, develop sponsorships, or build your professional network we must create space and not become caught in the web of distraction.
Do this, and your business will be synchronized to your aspirations, meeting and acceding your expectations.
Over time, and with practice, this skill of moving forward with grace attracts the outcomes we desire to see in our lives, and in our businesses. If you seek more clients, get clear with what you offer and how it is truly of service. If you’re seeking a promotion, cultivate your will. If you crave peace in your life, cultivate your love for self. If you want to increase the prosperity of your business, relax, connect to what moves you, and let go. Money moves when we relax our grip around the expectations of it.
Connect to your centerline and go for it.
To your brilliance in the world,
Heather Robertson E-RYT, CTC, CF is an entrepreneur, facilitator, and mentor, with endless commitment to presence and purpose within business and life. She is owner of Wide Awake by Design, located in
Santa Fe, NM.