8 WAYS TO LET GO OF THE STRUGGLE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR – NO ONE SAID IT WOULD BE EASY BUT IT CAN BE EASIER
Whenever you achieve something there will be challenges, their will be problems to solve, there will be discomfort and uncertainty
Yet suffering is always optional, struggle is always about perception, language and beliefs and you don’t have to create any of this. In fact when you do you tend to get in your own way a lot
Here is how to make the shift from struggle to ease
On my own entrepreneurial journey and my clients journeys there have been points where it’s been a struggle. Points where it seems like nothing works. Points where myself or my clients have questioned if we are on the right track
Here are 8 ways to let go of struggle and to enjoy the process that will create more ease in the attainment of your goals
1. GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD
Struggle and difficulty comes from over thinking. If you are overthinking this will stop you from taking action. So it’s important to get out of your head. When you are in struggle it’s about you. What is the gift you want to share, share it. What is the message you want to spread. Spread it. What is the difference you want to make. Make it. Focus on making a difference. Make it about the person in front of you. Be of service. Speak your truth, live your truth even if if no one is listening. You are listening. Shift into your heart.
2. DO IT FOR THE LESSONS
Take action anyway. Enjoy the process. You are learning. Be flexible and experiment. You will make some miraculous discoveries about others and yourself. Enjoy the ride. Ask ‘I wonder what will happen when I do this?’ Move beyond comfort and jump right in. Commit to yourself. Show up 100% this is very inspiring and you will attract all sorts of things with your energy.
3. LET GO OF THE OUTCOME
Let go of any attachment to an outcome. Create space, open up to connection. Be open to the possibilities and be ready to receive them when they arrive. Start saying yes to things that you would normally say no to because of thought, conditions, rules and over thinking. Explore and discover.
4. STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP
When you are struggling which is often with yourself – you may be using the word ‘should’. This should be happening faster. I should be able to do this. Or you may be comparing yourself to others. Feeling guilt, frustration. None of this is useful. None of this will enable you to get there faster. Let go of the little voice in your head. You wouldn’t speak to others in that way would you? You may think it’s your unconscious mind keeping you safe but it’s you creating fear that is holding you back from what you want. You are holding yourself back from what you want. Ask yourself ‘Why?’ Pull out the reasoning. It won’t make logical sense so let it go and again shift into your heart
5. KNOW THAT NOTHING IS PERMANENT
Things pass, things change. Miraculous things can happen from one moment to the next. Be open to something wonderful happening. In 3 months, 6 months or a year this will seem insignificant to you. Know this is true. Don’t sweat it, often things just work themselves out. Stay in the present moment. Nothing else exists.
6. KEEP PLANTING SEEDS – TAKE CONSISTENT ACTION EVERY DAY
Action creates results. Keep moving forwards. Do a few things everyday that will take you closer to your goal. Enjoy this. Break down the actions that you need to take to get from A to B and do them consistently. Keep it simple. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Everything is a process. Focus on where your energy is best spent based on what has worked well before.
7. BE REAL, BE YOU, BE AUTHENTIC
Be passionate about what you do. Be vulnerable and open, be real and authentic. Be love for yourself and others. Be present, be interested and curious. It’s all about who you are being rather than what you are doing. People don’t care until they know how much you care. Care so much you care less what people think of you. It’s never about you
8. CONNECT, CONNECT, CONNECT
Create opportunities for connection everywhere and be open to the outcome of these. Just connect with no agenda but to show up, share space, listen and learn. Talk to strangers, reach out and share conversations. People will tell you where you fit, people will say how they feel you could help them, listen to them. Don’t make it about you, it’s about them. How can you help them to get what they want. Ask them and they will tell you. Explore this in more detail
If you would like to connect and explore what you want in more detail or would like more help in letting go of struggle to finding more ease on your own entrepreneurial journey. More joy and happiness contact Natashadavies@because-u-can.co.uk