I run a small business and yes, I want more

A journalling exercise to identify where you want more for your small business 

OOOF - that subject title is quite a punchy one, isn't it?!

How does it make you feel when you read that?

"Who is she to think that about herself?"

OR

"Who am I to think that for myself?!"

Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is all those short-term needs. "I need more:"

  • sleep
  • sex
  • time
  • money

(incidentally when I first wrote that I thought sleep, massages, sex, money and chocolate)

All those things are massively important - and those instinctive responses “I need more money NOW” really matter.

 

I run a small business and yes, I want more

 

But working this out in more detail can really help us feel more free, both in financial and in soulful terms.

“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards, they try to have more things or more money in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are then do what you need to do in order to have what you want.”

(Margaret Young)

Put these words in order of importance to you, and then journal about why this is using these prompts…

I want more…money / time / family / time with my partner / exercise / energy / space / work / creativity

 “Talent is like a little seed; when nurtured, it will flourish.”

We need to remember our own value and importance: our inner voice that others need to hear and to respect - in life and in business or work.

If you run a client based business/ are a freelancer and are constantly changing your plans or adapting your availability in order to help or nurture them, what does that suggest about your business and your own value on your time?

If you are in employment and constantly praising others without acknowledging your own value what message does that translate to?

If you are consistently undercharging is this because you feel you can’t charge X amount because your clients “might not be able to afford it?” or your employer “might not think you’re worth it?”

  

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