What counts can often not be counted, and what is counted often doesn’t count.
How do you measure progress, in your life, in your business? What are you counting?
I started to think more deeply about this when I considered how much energy it takes to birth our dreams. After reading Maria Nemeth’s book, Mastering Life’s Energies, I created this presentation: Give yourself the gift of discovering why you sometimes don’t always achieve your goals.
Whatever we choose to do in this lifetime takes energy but I think we underestimate just how much energy we will need.
For example creativity.
We often talk in broad brush strokes with regard to creativity. Some of us feel we are creative. Many of us feel we don’t have a creative bone in our body.
Robert Greene says that creative activity is not an intellectual pursuit. Creativity involves your entire being – your emotions, levels of energy, character and mind.
It requires time and effort, years of experimenting and failing and the ability to put aside everything else in pursuit of that worthy goal.
It’s no wonder that persistence is one of the steps to riches in Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. We must be willing to persist, have patience and have faith, which as described by Hill, is the head chemist of the mind. When FAITH is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer.
However, it would be wise to choose a pursuit that is best for you, that is aligned with how you do things and your motivation behind doing those things.
You could have the most brilliant mind, teeming with knowledge and ideas, but if you choose the wrong subject or problem to attack, you can run out of energy and interest. In such a case all of your intellectual brilliance will lead to nothing.ROBERT GREENE – Mastery chapter V: Awaken the Dimensional Mind
What connects to you emotionally? When you can figure this out then ideas will start coming to you.
One of my business associates Danica Trebel is a “Why Detector”. If you want to find out why you do what you do, if you would like to know who you are at a deeper level, let me know and I’ll send you a link to meet with Danica and see if this is best for you.
This is why the first step I take with clients is what I call “GET YOU”. If you don’t understand who you are, if you can’t easily communicate what you do and how you solve problems then earning money in your business will be like pushing a huge boulder uphill. Tiring and unnecessary.
Remember it takes a lot of energy to manifest what you desire. Don’t spend time working on or in areas that don’t best serve you. Get you first and everything else will fall into place – how you build your business, and of course how you earn.