All growth is spiritual growth, including our business growth, but only if we recognize how those lessons may show up for us.
We talked about this is my previous blog, where I included a free webinar to help you stay grounded while you consistently and sustainably build your brand on social media.
I want to talk more about the potent growth opportunities that come from deciding to consciously build and grow a wellness practice.
The internet is shakti energy.
She is expansive and hard to contain. When we decide to grow our wellness practice online, we can feel a rush of expansion.
It feels good when you see that with a little consistent effort you have more clients on your books, more people attending your events, more followers on your email list.
Let’s say you decide to host a workshop to promote an intensive you’re wanting to launch. Your workshop sells out. You make an extra $400 just on attendance, not including people signing up for your intensive. Things are going great, but on your way home, you catch a flat and it turns out that $400 has to go towards new tires. Instead of being thankful you have the money to cover it, you fall into the mindset “Oh great, just when I thought I was catching a break.” You stew over having to spend that money on tires. The “why can’t anything just go right” tape starts playing on full blast.
That success high from your workshop and all the connections you made is lost. Instead of staying present to what has been going right, you focus on all the little things that keep you stuck.
When we expand beyond our usual degree of feeling good, we play thoughts & create scenarios to make us feel bad. ← tweet this
In his book, The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks refers to thoughts and scenarios as alarms which lead to upper limit problems.
“Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermosetting, we will do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop us back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure…
Unfortunately, our thermostat setting usually get programmed in early childhood, before we can think for ourselves. once programmed, our upper limit thermostat setting holds us back from enjoying all the love, financial abundance, and creativity that’s rightfully ours.”
Upper limit problems can manifest as:
As Yogi Bhajan said,
“Happiness is your birthright… the only problem is you have not consciously developed your mental caliber, meditative mind, and the attitude of gratitude and contentment.”
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks is a must read for creating a powerful link between personal growth and business growth. It’s filled with easy practices, affirmations, and tons of example on how to use these techniques.
Learning how to monitor and adjust your thermostat, is key to sustainable expansion. As you expand your tolerance for enjoying all the good that is possible in your wellness business, you can apply it to all areas of your life.
To feel more empowered to navigate the growth of your business as a wellness professional, join us for Claim Your Worth, September 8-10. for more information or to register, check out the event details.
Can’t make it to the course? Sign up here to get my recommended book/resources list so you can start growing your practice now and catch us at the next offering of this course.