Feeling bored with your business?
Most spiritual entrepreneurs experience great passion for their businesses in the early stages of launching and growing them. We’re fueled by our inspiration and drive to help others, and we’re learning something new every day. It can be stressful – but never dull.
Later on boredom can set in. Though we might feel more comfortable with our businesses, they’re just not as exciting as they used to be.
We can tell ourselves this is “normal” … and it certainly is common… but does labeling boredom as normal make it OK? I don’t think so.
Because what we’d really, deeply love is to return to the passion.
One of the core Abraham-Hicks messages about how the universe works is: expansion never stops.
When we lose our passion for business, it’s because we aren’t expanding as much as our Inner Being knows we’re ready for.
We might have all kinds of theories about why we’re no longer as engaged with the business as we once were. The ones I commonly hear include a shifting target market or customer demographics, “the economy,” and various other external factors.
But the truth – according to Abraham – is this:
“You are wired for expansion. And when you don’t go, it hurts.”
Boredom with the business you once loved hurts, because it goes against the flow of expansion – and of your authentic heart’s desire to love your business.
This raw truth – that you’ve stepped out of the flow of expansion – frees us to drop all our theories and intellectual explanations.
Once we accept that expansion has stopped or slowed, we don’t have to analyze why. Instead we can focus on re-igniting the passion. We can dare to focus on making ourselves happy with the business again.
Here are 3 questions to ask yourself that can re-ignite your expansion and the passion that naturally accompanies it:
1. Where in the business do I invest too much time/energy on activities I don’t enjoy? (Or: what I am I doing in the business primarily because I think I “should” do it?)
2. What are my options for delegating those activities – or stopping them altogether?
3. What is an easy next step that would move me in this direction – and when am I willing to schedule this step?
It’s not always easy to delegate or drop activities that we believe are bringing us income or are otherwise important. This is one reason spiritual entrepreneurs invest in spiritually oriented business coaching; sometimes we need a partner to help us release beliefs that no longer serve us.
When you do succeed at releasing limiting and boring activities, you naturally make room to focus on what you truly enjoy about your work.
Free yourself from what feels like drudgery, and you naturally love your business again. This makes you immensely attractive to new ideas and expanded income.
Re-igniting your business passion boils down to exchanging your limiting thoughts of what you “should” be doing for more activities you truly enjoy.
Reprinted from Successful Self Employment (SSE) News subscribe