I’ve been stepping up in my business a lot recently. I’ve joined programs to help me understand more about what I can do to build my business, and I’ve been taking actions that the people leading the programs are telling me to take.
And I’m still struggling.
Why isn’t this working? If I’m doing what I’m being told to do, why haven’t the clients and the money manifested in my business yet?
Dear Divine One –
This is, hands down, one of the most frequently-asked questions I hear from spiritual entrepreneurs. Especially from those of you who love – and practice – the Law of Attraction.
Why isn’t it working faster???
Here’s why (and you may not like the answer):
You haven’t decided yet.
Now I can hear you arguing with me over this, I really can. So let me explain, because I think you’ll understand more what I’m saying.
There is usually a lag time between the time we say we want something and when we actually get it.
During that lag time, we are continually being offered other opportunities. Call it Divine Testing, if you will.
We are given the opportunity (over and over) to answer the following questions:
Are you sure you want it?
How about now? Do you want it now?
The last one usually shows up when we’ve been given other opportunities that aren’t quite what we said we wanted. Think of examples in your own life of dating, or hiring a team member, or buying clothing for yourself or furniture in your home. Think of friendships.
You know that if you settle for less than what you have said you want, then that’s what you get, right?
Years ago, I decided to stay home with my daughter when she was little. I was given opportunity after opportunity to make a different decision.
There were many who shook their heads at me and kept telling me to just put her in day care. It didn’t make sense to be home full-time with her and not be making money. (To them anyway.) And I had to dig my heels in and over and over again make the decision that I was going to stay home with her.
Not surprisingly, when I began my business, I had to do the same thing. Again and again, I had to decide that this is what I was going to do.
No. Matter. What.
Nobody else’s disbelief, or fear or lack of understanding was going to get in my way. I was going to figure this business out. Period.
Getting a job was NOT an option. (Although I will admit I toyed with the idea more than once!)
If you are reading this, then it’s clear you have been called to be not only an entrepreneur, but a spiritual entrepreneur. In order to bring it into being, you must find it within yourself to stand in your own power and declare to yourself, to your family and friends, and to the Divine that you WILL figure this out, you WILL do this, and nothing and nobody is going to stop you!
Declare it loudly. Declare it powerfully.
Say it like you mean it.
You see, you must believe yourself. And that means deciding. Again and again and again and again. Until what you want shows up. Until you ARE what you want.
And that, dear Divine One, is what you are called to do. Because then the Universe will believe you. Because then YOU will believe you.
Now go get your Divine ON!