Having your own business is an exciting adventure: You’re following your schedule, you are posting your content, you’ll soon run a promotion for a workshop … and then, something happens. Life gets in the way.
Because life is unpredictable.
And has the bad habit of not following our plans.
So from time to time, all of us will have to keep up with our business while navigating the rough waters of life.
To keep your balance between your life and your business, but you wonder if that is even possible…
So what do you do when life gets in the way of your business?
I’m committed to my business.
But at times, it’s not an easy thing to do.
It can be an illness, yours or a loved one’s, that derails you from doing what you wanted.
Or something equally unexpected happens.
I know quite well how it is like when you are writing an article and suddenly receive a phone call from an ailing family member. You talk to them, calm them down, and go back to work
… only to find yourself all stressed out and incapable of continuing with your article.
-Oh, come on. Turn off the phone and problem solved. -You might be thinking.
I wish it was so easy. But sometimes you just can’t do that.
It can be very frustrating when the alert circuits of our brains fire up, taking up resources that we would need for more creative work, like finishing that article I mentioned before.
So what can we do?
In those cases, It’s important to acknowledge that we need to make our self-care a priority.
I know that is true for me.
The way of the peaceful entrepreneur.
Difficult times require that I engage in some type of emotional clearing. I need to reach a certain level of inner peace. before I can function properly.
The threshold of overwhelm is different for each person, and mine seems to be very low.
If you are in any way like me, you’ll benefit tremendously from using one of these tools.
And like washing your teeth, your energy clearing practices need to become part of your daily routine.
Remember the old book “ The way of the peaceful warrior”?
I feel tempted to call how I run my business “The way of the peaceful entrepreneur”, since dealing with my inner frictions is so key to me.
Which are the practices I engage in regularly?
One of them is EFT tapping:
A powerful stress reduction technique I’ve been using for more than ten years.
And it’s also very easy to learn and use on your own.
Dawson Church, who has being doing extensive research on EFT says that: “EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 12 acupuncture points.“
That’s why many of us simply call it “Tapping”.
But the definition I like best comes from Rue Hass, EFT Master, who defines it as “a useful practice of self-blessing.”
So basically, all you have to do is tap on specific acupressure points while connecting with your distressful emotions.
Would you like to know how I personally use tapping?
Just let me know and I’ll record a video for you.
To your Purpose, Prosperity, and Inner Peace.