Awaken Your Wood Series:
In the Wood Element season, we feel the potent urge of the seeds that have been burrowed in the soil over winter being ready to burst through their shell to seek the light. This season teaches us to have a clear vision, a solid plan and how to become unstoppable, yet flexible, in the pursuit of realizing your vision.
From Frustration to Focus
What are you focusing on right now?
Are you focused on the blocks that are getting in your way or are you focusing on the vision and what you really want? What are you more committed to? Staying stuck or choosing your vision?
Choose your vision.
In today’s Awaken Your Wood edition, we’re talking about clarity – the place to start. Getting clarity is not a one-time thing, but a practice. You may start with an intuitive hit, or you may have a full blown picture of exactly what you want.
Here are some tools to get clear, get focused and start transforming any obstacles into a launchpad toward success.
5 Ways to Cultivate Clarity
1. Get out of your head and into your heart
As a Spirit-driven entrepreneur, the best place to run your business from is your heart. If you're feeling scattered or unfocused, stop. Take a breath. As you breath in, feel yourself connecting to Spirit. Allow that energy to fill your body with light as you release any tension. Imagine any fear or worry just draining away. Ah, that feels better, doesn't it?
While you are the person in charge of your business, your business is so much bigger than you. Your business is the expression of pure Source living through you. Take time to tune into what Spirit wants for you in your business. Imagine you are fully supported & guided. Right now. There is nothing lacking, nothing missing, and nothing wrong. Breathe into your heart and ask for inspiration.
Meditation helps to clear anxiety, release worries and tune into your vision. Start by centering and quieting the mind. Focus on your breath - breathing in & out. Detach from your mind and observe any thoughts you have. Imagine standing on the bank of a river, watching your thoughts float by, with no judgment. Here you may tap into gratitude, abundance, peace and serenity. You may experience a sense of replenishment, and an emergence of inspiration.
I remember a story that comedian entrepreneur Kyle Cease once shared. He was struggling to fill a live event and rather than panic, he practiced meditation. In his relaxed state, he was filled with inspiration for a video, which he immediately shot & published to social media. Within 24 hours, his course filled!
There are many forms of meditation. Find one that supports you to access clarity, guidance and inspiration.
Imagine what you want and create a picture or collage to remind you where you’re headed. If you imagine leading programs, feel what it’s like in front of the crowded room with your audience smiling up at you, fully engaged. The key to visualization is to create an emotional connection to the vision being realized. Let your imagination cultivate images of what you really want, then feel them.
Cultivate a writing practice. Every day or each week, create time to write. Allow your thoughts to pour onto the page. You can let your freeform thoughts flow, or you can hone in on a topical question to get your juices going.
Here are some great questions to spark you and your business vision:
- Who do I love working with? How can I reach them today?
- What do my ideal clients need right now that I can provide?
- Who are the most inspiring people that work with my ideal client? How can I connect with them?
- If I knew I couldn't fail, what would I be doing right now?
- What am I expecting right now, and is it consistent with what I say I want?
I always say to my clients, "You're mind is like a bad neighborhood, don't go there alone." This is so true when it comes to bringing new ideas into form. It's important to have someone or a group of like-minded people to get feedback and inspiration. Choose people who are up to big things, like you, and who will tell you the honest truth. Get together with your mastermind group on a regular basis to review your business ideas or content and help you stay on track.