In this episode, we explore how to identify and overcome resentment in your business.
I share some personal insights on how to align your business with your values, and provide steps to get you started identifying areas you resent.
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Today, I want to talk about something that's been on my mind a lot lately - resenting our businesses or things we have to do in our businesses.
I've been down the rabbit hole of learning about Human Design for the past couple of months, and let me tell you, it's been eye-opening. Initially, I thought I was a generator, but it turns out I'm a projector. And everything makes so much more sense now!
As a projector, my not-self theme is bitterness, and I've been assessing and reassessing the things in my business that I might feel resentful towards. But you don't have to be a projector to have parts of your business that you don't want to do anymore or that make you resentful.
We often outsource our ideas or strategies to what someone else is telling us to do, whether it's a business coach or a mentor or someone on social media. And that's fine in the early stages of business when you have no idea what you're doing. But once you've learned more about yourself and what works for you, you're allowed to stop and check in to see if that advice sits well with you.
It's okay to do things differently just because someone else said you have to do something. After all, we started our businesses to have more freedom and control over our lives, right?
So pay attention to the things in your business where you might be feeling bitterness, resentment, or frustration. And look at ways that you can let go of things or hand them over to someone else. You're allowed to make changes that are in alignment with what you want your business to be like and how you want to run it.
For example, I realized that I really resent working in the evenings. I'm not talking about working until six o'clock instead of knocking off at four or five. It's more when I'm doing things later in the evening. So I've become really conscious of this and plan around it where I can. If I have a client session or a podcast interview booked in, I put things in place so that as soon as it's done, I can switch off the laptop and jump straight into my chill time.
Another area of business I've realized is some of the services that I offer. These are things that I've been offering for years, but my heart just isn't in it in the long term. So for now, I'm going to keep working with my existing clients in this capacity, but I've made the decision not to take on any more clients in this space because I just don't want to. And that's perfectly okay.
So challenge yourself to pay attention to the things that are making you resentful or frustrated in your business. It could be the services you offer, the way you deliver them, the hours you work, your messaging, your business model or strategy, the way you market or sell your products or services, the social media platforms you're on, or the type of content you're creating.
Whatever it is, know that you're allowed to change the way you do things or the things that you do. You don't need anyone else's permission to do it. After all, we all deserve to have a business that we enjoy running and being in. So go out there and make the changes that are in alignment with what you want your business to be like, and enjoy the journey!
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Hey, I'm Laura
I'm a cyclical business mentor helping purpose driven, high achievers to ditch the hustle and run their businesses and launches with intention, and in alignment with their cycles.
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