You must be thinking I inhaled too many harmful paint chemicals.
Nope. I used a low VOC paint. Geez—I do my best to be environmentally friendly.
In any event, within the last month of prepping for the move, actually moving and re-creating my living space, I walked away with not one but three powerful lessons that I could apply directly to my business.
And since I’m almost settled…I thought it would be a perfect time to share them with you.
Your energy space is EVERYTHING.
Where you sleep, eat, live and create is vital to your success. If you are living and/or working in less than optimal energy space—it’s time to make a shift.
Now let me be clear…I’m not saying you have to pack up your house and move.
But you can declutter your living space and your office space. Why not rearrange the furniture? Get rid of things that are no longer serving you. Donate items you have outgrown. Purchase some new pieces that speak your truth as it is today. And of course, consciously make the decision that certain “people” can’t impede on or in your energy space.
How does this lesson affect your business?
Simple. How you do one thing is how you do everything. If your energy space is stagnant, stuck, or stale—you will not have the bandwidth to create.
I don’t know about you but if I can’t create in my biz, I’m lost.
Sometimes something has to give—You can’t always be superwoman.
Typically I’m a do-it-all kind of girl. I “try” to be superwoman. The key word there is try…I suck at it. Usually I find myself frustrated as hell when I can’t meet my own expectations. Note to self…you do not have to DO everything all at once.
This time I decided to put all of my energy into my move—after all—I’m going to be there for at least a few years, maybe more. I didn’t want to be scattered. And since I gave myself the time, my move was almost stress free.
In regards to my business, I like the idea of not having to do it all. It will be refreshing to focus on one big project at a time. I usually like to have more than one fire burning at the same time but then I just run around with my head cut off. And that doesn’t help anyone.
You can’t please everyone.
There are always going to be naysayers, buzz-kills and just straight up assholes. BUT you can choose to listen to them or not.
The truth is…you can’t please everyone. You have to just do what is right for you. And often you have to take other’s opinions with a grain of salt. I know…easier said then done but you will kill yourself trying to make everyone else happy.
Make yourself happy.
The same lesson can be applied to your business, especially regarding your clients. Whether you know it or not, you naturally mesh with a certain crowd of people who speak a specific language. It’s imperative you stand behind your voice, own your beliefs, and express your message. Don’t, under any circumstances, dilute it. If someone doesn’t like you or your message, who cares. The world’s not going to end. I promise.
What unexpected lessons have you learned lately? I would love to hear them in the comments below.