What had I already done?
Well, in the world-view of the tantrum-throwing teen-ager that sometimes takes up residence in my head, I had already grown. I had already “been there, done that.” No more lessons, thankyouverymuch.
Here’s what I share with entrepreneurs all the time: (And with my inner teen-ager.)
Your business is about YOU. Your success is about your awareness. And once you understand that nothing that happens is separate from you – then you master success.
This is not about striving for perpetual meditative bliss. This is about living from a place of power and the willingness to listen to the on-going guidance it brings.
Almost 2000 people have gone through my Uplevel Your Life™ Mastery Program. I regularly hear from those who tell me their business got better as they did the program. Or they made more money. OR landed their biggest client ever. They’re often surprised because “it’s not even a business program!”
I’m never surprised. Success is about awareness. Awareness can transform your success on every level.
Here are the 7 Laws of Awareness that create entrepreneurial success:
1 – Awareness of your body.
Oprah says that your life is always speaking to you.
I’d go a step further. I’d tell you that even before the externals of your life speak to you, your body speaks to you.
Learning to listen to these signals is critical to your success. Some call it intuition. Some call it “gut instinct.” Either way, you must pay attention.
Two times last year I ignored my body signals and listened instead to my rational mind. Both decisions turned out badly. (Yes, it took 2 lessons – but I finally got it! Never ignore my intuition!)
2 – Awareness of where you’re going.
Some people have a 3-year plan. Some prefer a vision infused with feeling.
No matter your style, you need to know where you’re going. Decisions are a constant companion as you become more successful. If you don’t know where you’re going, then decisions will be that much harder and daily priorities won’t be clear.
3 – Awareness of the present moment.
I can text, tweet and tech with the best of ‘em.
And I also know I can’t live in a perpetual state of distraction.
We thrive in the present moment. It’s the only real thing there is. It’s where all your answers reside!
Spend regular time unplugged. Practice just being. This is not just for yogis. It’s for YOU.
4 – Awareness of your “rules” and limitations.
“I have kids. I can’t be successful.”
“I can’t do that. It would mean travel. I don’t want to travel.”
“I don’t want more money. It’ll turn me into an ogre.”
Most people bump up against their “rules” or limiting beliefs and don’t even stop to ask if they’re true.
That’s because it’s easier to blindly accept them than step out of our comfort zone. (We think our rules keep us safe. Mostly they keep us stuck.)
Every time I uplevel, I bump into a new set of my own rules I didn’t know existed!
5 – Awareness of the Analytics.
You might be reading this and thinking, “Yup! Got this stuff down pat! Just don’t make me do numbers!”
I hear ya, sistah! No one has EVER said to me, “Girl, you were born to do numbers, graphs and charts!”
For years, I thought this meant that the Universe would somehow make it all work for me as I blissfully turned my back on those nasty left-brain atrocities.
What I found out was that I had my own set of rules and limitations that were holding me back. I had to step in.
So, I hire people who love this stuff. And I learn and grow from letting them teach me.
And dare I say, it’s sorta fun?
6 – Awareness of your peeps.
Why become successful at all?
To get your peeps to the other side.
When you reach more people, you add more value and you change the world. (And yes, you make more mon-ey.)
As this process builds, you must be aware of your peeps, how you market to them, and how your systems work for them.
Many people fail because they never get clear about this, hoping instead that peeps will just “get it.”
7 – Awareness of your victories.
Here’s the secret:
Be grateful to your big ol’ self for even the smallest achievement, and you’ll create more.
Be grateful to the big ol’ Universe for even the smallest gift, and you’ll attract more.
Leave me a comment and share with me which of these areas is your BIGGEST challenge? Where do you most try to avoid being aware? (If you tell me yours, I’ll tell you mine!)
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