Yes. Yes, I do! I love my clients. I love the work that we do together. I love being a part of their journey. And most of all, I love seeing the measurable results they get from Love Your Business School.
I then ask myself, Does my business love me in return?
NO. It doesn’t! I feel like my business is a fickle mistress. She smiles at me one day and turns her back the next. She’s a task master always wanting more and things are never enough. I cannot garner favor from my business! It runs from me, making me prove myself over and over. “No!” I cried, “My business does not love me!” In fact, some days I think it wants me dead! It feels like I am in an abusive relationship with my business! WHAT?
I was shocked! I was appalled! What I didn’t realize is that I somehow managed to recreate every dysfunctional relationship I ever had and manifested them in my business. My Inner Critic got on her high horse and began to berate me: “Well done, Nicole. You are now in an abusive relationship with your own business! How could you have let this happen?”
And in that moment, I vowed to change the way I related to my business from then on.
But how could I fix it? What could I do now that I had this A-Ha? You know what? Easy! I fixed it with ease, and it’s made all the difference in my business and in my life.
I want it to make a difference for you, too!
Let me show you how to end your abusive relationship with your business and, in its place, create a love affair instead. This is what I did:
- I wrote a list of all the things I wanted from my business as if it was a person; what attributes I wanted; how I wanted to relate to it.
- I wrote down what kind of partnership I wanted to have with my business. I made it detailed.
- I wrote love letters to my business.
- I wrote love letters from my business to me!
- I began to imagine my business as if it was an entity, an energy source, a partner in creation to communicate with.
I realized that I had not been in a relationship with my business. Instead, I was an employee of a mean, evil boss — a boss of my own creation. I was a minion to my own Inner Critic. But no more!
I am now thrilled to tell you that I am in a hot, heavy, loving relationship with my business. I love my business and it loves me. I nurture it and speak of it lovingly and when I do, it responds in kind.
You can have a business that you love and loves you too! If you need more accountability in your business relationship, join the growing circle of entrepreneurs at Love Your Business School. This program is designed to be done at your own pace and allows you to fully dive into each moment to create a better relationship between you and your business!
You can also join the group on Instagram @loveyourbusinessschool – I would love for you to be a part of our conversations.
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