In the world of personal development, there is a saying that goes like this: “If you want to grow, open a business”. And oh boy, it is true!
You may be faced with the beliefs you have about yourself, about what you want to do, about what it takes to create a business, and so on. Your mindset. Your self-worth and self-esteem will play a major role in the journey.
For example, if the belief is that women have to work harder than men, well, that will be the experience. If the belief is that it is really hard to make money in a business or at the beginning of a business, guess what?
On the other hand, if the belief is that the Universe supports you at every step, then, that will be the beautiful story you’ll live. If the belief is that abundance is available like the air we breathe, you can only imagine the fun you’ll be having as you create your business.
I know the next question may be: but how do I change those beliefs? A belief is nothing but a thought we have repeated in our mind many times. So many times, that we start seeing the evidence of it in our lives. We sometimes believe that we saw it first and then we believed it but probably, although unconsciously, it was the other way around. When we see the evidence of it, it usually becomes a solid rock belief that we don’t even have to think about for it to manifest in our lives.
So, to create new beliefs we need to follow the same practice but this time we’ll do it consciously. We’ll think and feel what it would be like to be, do, or have what we want. Our mind may try to take us on a ride to the pre-existing beliefs in there but, this is where the work is. Do your best to go back to what you want and feels good.
I truly believe that everything is created from the inside out, including a business. By inside out I mean that we think and feel it first, whether consciously or unconsciously, and later on with our action as contribution, it will come true.
Emotions are how we know what we are creating, or attracting into our life. Emotions are commonly misunderstood as weaknesses we have to deal with for being humans, even worse for women in many cases. The truth is, emotions are our guidance system!
We are all body, mind, and spirit. There is a tendency to give most of the attention to the body and the mind however, our spiritual side is as important. It is also through our emotions that we know how aligned, or not, we are with our spiritual side whether you call it soul, or God, or Inner-Being, or… the choice of words you may have.
Our Inner-Being is this part of us that sees beyond what our physical eyes can see. Our Inner-Being talks to the Universe and knows us to guide us and inspire us through that lovingly pre-paved path they carved for us. This communication is also known as intuition. As I am writing this, I can feel the infinite love that is projected to us all the time!
The better we feel the more aligned we are with our Inner-Being and the more we are open to receive everything, from guidance to each and every one of our desires.
The way we feel is also called our vibration. And we are naturally high-vibrating unless we are focused on something we don’t appreciate.
Let’s talk about focus now and how it connects with our emotions. What you focus on, expands. Basic principle that we may have experienced already. If we are able to become aware of what we are focusing on, by paying attention to the way we feel, we can deliberately seek to expand what we DO want.
That is the power of emotions.
We have the power to change the way we feel by making decisions of what we want, what beliefs we want to have, or even what we want to focus on, moment by moment. We are a magnet of the way we feel, and the way we feel comes from where we are focusing on, whether in our minds, or in our reality.
This applies to everything we want in life, including an amazing business.
When you think of your business, how do you feel about it? When you think of the goals you want within it, how do the goals feel? Do they feel expansive and fun? Or do they feel overwhelming?
When it comes to your business, your emotional content is worth working on, cleared up, and deliberately driven to those emotions you want to feel with that incredible business idea you want to experience.
Let’s be specific with what we are living right now. We were all hit hard with the news of the pandemic. For us, entrepreneurs, having to close down our business or not being able to do business as usual, was rather scary. Right?
It has never been more important that we take care of our emotional state. Remember, it’s all created from the inside out, not the other way around. So, in order for things to improve at home and in a larger scale, including yourself, your family, your business, your community, your country, the world, we need to evoke, inside of us, an improvement in our emotional state so we start attracting that change.
As explained before, it is very important to remember that emotions are our guidance system! So, let’s avoid anything that will cause us negative emotion and let’s stay focused on useful information, only for the necessary amount of time.
Other than that, try to seek for things to appreciate and if possible, make decisions about what you DO want. If you don’t know what you want, you for sure know how you want to feel. This is the perfect place to start. That is a decision on its own.
In moments like this one, where we may feel like we don’t have much control, our focus becomes even more important. Needless to say that focusing on what doesn’t feel good, which is also what we do not want, attracts more of that. Whereas focusing on what feels good helps you to connect with your inherent wellbeing, to stay in alignment with your spiritual side, to be whole, to align and allow what you do want and, with that high vibration, you are even helping more people than you would ever know.
I truly believe that our power resides in our ability to soothe ourselves! We can be proactive about our emotions instead to only being reactive about them.
It is not about not feeling negative emotions. It’s more about loving yourself by taking care of those negative emotions and then direct them, deliberately, to what you want. Honor yourself as you may need. Seek support, hit a cushion on a sofa, look for a coach, but once that’s taken care of, please move on.
Love yourself. Trust that everything will be all right. Use your focus wisely.
Money and the pandemic
Money is not only spiritually “approved”, but it is created spiritually first, internally, like everything else.
We talked about the premise “what you focus on, expands”. Money follows the same premise, you just need to make sure that you are focused in fact, in the ABUNDANCE of money.
How do you know if you are doing that? You guessed it, by the way you feel, by the emotions you are feeling as you think about it.
During the pandemic, we may have seen a lot of changes and news that do not show abundance, rather the opposite. There are big changes happening to all of us, individually and globally. Even though stressful stories may be louder during these times, if you look deep, you’ll find that there are also many beautiful stories that inspire us that anything is possible, even right now.
Personally, I know of people who got new jobs in the middle of the pandemic. I have heard news of businesses doing better, families getting bigger, and many many realizations that life is more than the busy calendar we used to have before this special time.
So, abundance has been there all along and it is our choice where we want to focus. As I said earlier: use your focus wisely.
As you focus on something that feels good, you are keeping your vibration high AND start to attract that same experience you focused on and enjoying.
It can be that simple. I say that we are “walking magic wands” just by using our focus. We are not magicians to make something appear out of thin air the moment we think of it but we are creators and creating our lives deliberately, I think is the biggest pleasure we came to experience in life.
CPA, CGA, Self-love and Wealth Coach, Founder Intuitive Living Path
Genoveva Vazquez, founder of Intuitive Living Path is a former accountant transformed into a Self-Love and Wealth coach. Genoveva is very passionate about helping people fall in love with themselves and with their lives all over again. Since she went through that moment of “wanting to throw in the towel” she has lived her life knowing that there’s more to life that what is showing up for many of us. We do love ourselves, we do have power, we do create our lives, we just need to start it all from the inside out.