Post #2- The energy it takes to build a business...
Phase 1 energy as I described was sheer passion, conviction and devotion.
…But next was the big question that we all ask as entrepreneurs... H O W?
How tf do you actually DO it?
-Get the clients you need
-The income you want
-Reach the people
-Have it be consistent?
...How do you get the business to support *you*...?
This, friends, is what they call marketing, systems and strategies.
But much deeper down I think it's about what you believe about yourself, about how you think life works for you, and what you think you can have.
It's about creating something from nothing and confronting everything in you that says it's not possible.
In this 2nd phase, I was learning how to grow up, and FAST-
To (eventually) take FULL responsibility for myself and my life
To go ALL IN on me
And to face every single daunting fear and self-doubt that threatened it.
It was grueling and insanely confronting.
(Like the time I recognized that 10 year old me was blocking business growth because she didn't think THAT many people would come to her party.
That one literally took months to clear. That part of me felt so rejected.)
I had to learn how to believe it was *all* working even when I couldn't see the evidence of what I wanted in my reality.
I had to believe before it happened.
(This is when I really began to learn how what we think, feel and believe creates our lives.)
I had to get to the very root of it all:
ready for it?…
I had to clear the decades' long belief that I wasn't good enough.
Energy to build a business at phase #2:
... you CAN, you WILL, and you're fucking good enough.
Check out this video I made in 2017! I did ALL of it- even composed the music!
Dr. Cailin O'Hara is a passionate provider, mentor, and forever student of life here to translate her experiences into hope, wisdom and light.