Why hard work and following any fixed process are broken strategies
And why it is time to follow your own heart and your own dreams
I have been following some supposedly successful online business people and now strongly feel the urge to move on alone, at my own speed, claiming my own space and standing my own ground. It is time to reconnect to my inner voice and do things congruently with this voice. I invite ease and joy into my life and live wholeheartedly and unapologetically. I am ready to serve.
Exhausted, drained and tired
Recently I was at a live event of my former online business coach. I have met many women whom I have become friends with and who I feel strongly connected to, however one of the things I have heard and felt throughout the day was how exhausted and drained people felt. Yes, the gathering was creating high vibes and enthusiasm at the surface but below I could feel some kind of despair.
These are women, often still working in corporate jobs and trying to become self employed with their online business, who are tired. Some of them are working incredibly hard to make this happen and that is why they are so drained and exhausted.
The hard work
Working hard was a strategy which has worked for many many years, generations. It has helped us to grow and evolve as a species. Nowadays it feels, like it is no longer supporting us. It is not suitable anymore moreover an increasing amount of people develop stress symptoms, sleep deprivation, health issues and other disorders. I see that there is so much life energy sacrificed by following these broken strategies and I can no longer support it. It makes me sad and angry at the same time to watch people following strict processes and working their assess off, without getting the results they were hoping for. And I feel the strong responsibility to let you know, that there are other options.
The new way – a new era
So what do I suggest then? As I said, it used to work well, to work hard, also for me, and all these overachievers are still screaming it from the rooftops.
It is not the way any more. It is not my way. It is a broken strategy.
I invite you to something else, something new, a new perspective.
What if money or abundance do not come from hard work?
What if money is reflected by your vibes, your energy?
If you are chasing it – the money, the success, the partner, the child – by working really hard, by controlling and planning, by tightening the grip and not letting loose – you will not get it and most of all: it won’t be fun.
By working hard and chasing things, the space for support and cooperation, for connection and love, gets lost in the process, sacrificed for some goal which probably is not aligned with your heart. Hence, the flow can not happen.
So please, stop the hard work. Sit or walk in stillness and LISTEN to your body, observe your emotions, your thoughts and then, listen more, deeper.
Who are you?
Why are you here?
What is important to you?
What do you love?
Rest, Reset, Realign
And then REST, RESET and REALIGN. Yes, you can have goals, but please let them be close to your heart and feel, if they are still congruent, if they still resonate with this essence within yourself.
Then – what does it feel like to already BE the person who has achieved these goals? What does she look like? How does she walk, talk, act? Who does she meet? How does she feel? How much care does this person take of herself? How much does she love herself? And how does she shine? And then allow yourself to BE this person today. Allow yourself to shine, to say no when it does not feel right, to take loving care of yourself and to get support for tasks which only hold you back. And last but not least, allow yourself to have FUN all the way, to let it be easy and joyful.
Will there be obstacles? – yes. Will your ego freak out? – for sure. Will it feel differently? – you bet. But hey, why don’t you give it a try? You can always go back to your old stories, patterns and hard work. This is just an invitation. Can it be easy? Hell yes! Can it be hard? If you choose to – yes.
And by the way, if it feels scary and enthusiastic at the same time – you’re on the right path 😉
So – have fun and take care!
Love and hugs