Reading a recent article about Bill Clinton’s eulogy at his recent Memorial Service, I was fascinated at one of his key messages:
“He decided, very young, to write his own life story,” said Clinton. “He decided that he would not be ever disempowered.”
Last week I published a post about living boldly. This quote certainly embodies boldness, and living your life by your own rules. This is not an easy path. It will not make everyone like you. It is one, however, that allows you to live in the highest integrity you can.
This is the same approach I feel needs to be part of our businesses. “Writing our own business story,” I believe, is the essence of what helps us determine the right strategies to use, and the right way to use each in full integrity – and that is what helps us attract more clients and grow our business.
We each need to embrace our own personal power, and infuse it into our business, rather than believing that someone else’s personal power is better than, or more successful than, our own. But, just how do you do that? Here are some ideas:
- Notice where your business activities make you feel discomfort, disgust, or like there is a knot in your stomach. That’s a sign that you are trying to follow a formula that is not right for you.
- Mind your actions. It’s great to invest in programs and help, but – are you DOING the work? If not, find out why not. If you make repeated investments and find you’re just not every doing the work (be honest) then you may not be aligned with what you really want to do – better to own up to that and make a change than waste more money trying to get someone else to give you the motivation you aren’t finding in yourself.
- Are you having fun? At the end of the day, if you have your own business, yes, you wear many hats, and not all of them are fun. BUT – do you at least enjoy the core work you are doing? If you made enough to pay other people to do everything but the main piece (coaching people, helping people lose weight, taking photos, etc) does that make you happy? If not, follow your energy to the place that you are most connected to your own story, your own truth, and create from there.
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