Mindset tips for Women in business

The enemy we must face when building our business

I am not sure if you can relate to this or not, but I had the problem of hitting a lot of roadblocks when I started my business.

I didn’t realize how tough this “inner stuff” would be.

What I later came to realize is there was a big voice inside my head making me doubt everything had a name…it’s name is resistance.

Resistance is that little voice inside your head that tells you, “Oh this won’t work”, or “you’ll have better luck tomorrow, just call it a day”, or “what gives you the right to teach people”.

We all have this enemy we must face.

As Steven Pressfield wrote in his book The War of Art, he describes resistance as an invisible force. It cannot be seen, touched, heard or smelled. But it can be felt.

It’s intention is to distract you and sap your energy. Resistance is the enemy within. It will tell you anything to keep you from doing your work.

Geesh…no wonder building a business is so challenging!

How many of us are compulsively checking social media, spending time on “busy” work, instead of doing the thing that our hearts, our inner genius, is telling us to? Resistance defeats us.

Lately I’ve been practicing the art of pushing through resistance and as I like to say, standing in the fire.

I’ve done this in a few ways in the last 30 days:

  • Making myself get out of bed an hour earlier than I normally do (this is HUGE for me as I love sleep).
  • Committed to doing something new that scares me in my business. (Last month it was a Google Hangout. I’d never done one or hosted a hangout. But I put it on my calendar, planned for it and just did it).
  • I launched a group program! (I had been talking about this for over a year…wow).
  • I stayed consistent with ONE marketing strategy, even when I thought it wasn’t working at one point because my resistance said so and brought in an extra 3K a month.

I tell you this because you’re not alone. Your business isn’t moving and growing as fast as you want it to because you are also fighting this demon. I get it!

Here’s how I can help you battle this evil:

1. COMMENT below and tell me one thing that you are going to COMMIT to in your business this month that scares the crap out of you. Get my advice and mentoring around this to help you!

2. Notice and become aware of when you want to give up on a strategy, a launch of a new service or anything else that you feel “unclear” about. A lot of times we already have the answer. It’s just the answer we don’t want to hear, which is why it’s so important to have a mentor and business community!

I’m sending you lots of love today and look forward to helping you.

Love + freedom,

Devani
P.S. I still have TWO spots left in my Modern Marketing Academy!! This is a comprehensive 8 month group mentoring program that takes you through a step-by-step process of leveraging social media to build a loyal following, fine-tuning your brand, creating authentic connections and developing your lead generation funnel. Just hit the CONTACT button tab on your right to fill out the form and I’ll tell you more details!


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