Jun 16, 2022 | Your Business
Are you an Aligned Entrepreneur?
A couple of weeks ago my mother recounted a compliment that my brother had paid me in conversation with her. He told my mom, “Catherine is the only person I know who seems to love everything about her life.”
I was deeply touched.
My older brother has always been one of my biggest supporters and best friends. And I don’t know about you, but oftentimes a compliment from the people in life whom you admire most, goes the farthest.
Well, this compliment got me thinking about its accuracy.
I’ve certainly had my ebbs and flows, in relationships, self-care, and in business, and while there are certainly still aspects of life I would like to enhance, grow and deepen…
…upon reflection, I decided I had to agree. I really do love my life and business, and the naturalness of all of it.
I’ve come to realize that it has a lot to do with having reached this third phase of the business arc (and I’d assert of life at large), which in my mind is the phase of the Aligned Entrepreneur.
This phase of the business arc has more to do with who you’re being in business and life than what you’re doing task-wise or results-wise. While wealth, time freedom and fulfillment is inevitable in this phase, you have reached a level of personal responsibility and self-actualization that there is a naturalness and an inevitability to your success.
Your business works because you work it. Your word creates your world. And there are clear boundaries between your work and the rest of your life, this is pure gold.
While it took you some time to really embody this lesson, there exists a normalcy to it now. You have created life by your own design and it had nothing to do with magical thinking and everything to do with transforming your relationship to trusting yourself to follow through on what you said you would. And you do.
You have mastered the lifelong lesson for many of embracing the ways of being and experience of life that you want to have *right now* as the access point for doing and having it all.
There is a magnetic quality to you because you show up as authentically yourself.
You have the capacity to be in the present moment and it is not tied or attached to the fulfillment of your results. Which very naturally allows you to create more results.
You likely create significant results with ease at this stage in your business and some days you may pinch and remind yourself that this is actually your life.
That being said, you also may be coming up against some earlier breakthroughs you’ve *already* had once before around feeling like an imposter, not feeling deserving of all that you’ve created, or doubting that your results can be sustainable long-term when your success is this easy.
A couple reflection questions for you are:
– What have you not yet sufficiently acknowledged yourself for around how hard and consistently you’ve worked on yourself and your business to get here?
– What are the purpose and mission-driven causes to support at an increased level that would reconnect you with your personal why, remind you why in part you desired more wealth in the first place, and support you in being more compassionate with your inner critic as she chimes in?
I believe this experience of alignment is possible for all of us as long as we don’t give up on doing the internal work.
Our outer world is always a reflection of our inner world.
ARE YOU READY TO TRULY CREATE YOUR BUSINESS AND LIFE ON YOUR OWN TERMS?
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Catherine is a Master Certified Coach and bestselling author of Belonging: Overcome Your Inner Critic and Reclaim Your Joy.
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