In the general business community, people often pride themselves on being busy. Ask someone how they’re doing and they say they’ve been busy like it’s a badge of honor. However, busier isn’t always better. In fact, being constantly busy can keep your lightworker business from true success.
Sure, sometimes we’ve got a lot of things to juggle like marketing, customer interaction and accounting. For lightworkers, we also want to make time for our own personal growth. However, here are some signs that your busy tendencies could be getting in the way of your lightworker business’s success.
1 You have no time for your favorite activities. What do you like to do most? Why did you start a lightworker business in the first place? If you can’t answer that or you can’t remember when the last time was that you did one of those activities, you’re not practicing self-love. Seriously. Self-love is taking the time to do the things that bring wonder and happiness to your soul. Period.
2 You’re doing things because others say you should be doing it. Are you spending time posting all over Facebook because you read that all business owners should cultivate a Facebook community? Are you too caught up in the latest business trend to pay attention to what your soul is telling you is important? One of the biggest mistakes business owners make is focusing on fads and failing to create a plan for growth that is in alignment with their souls. If you’re going to be busy, be busy doing the things you want to do, not the things others think you should be doing.
3 You’re busy with things to avoid feeling sad/lonely/inadequate/fill-in-the-blank. Being busy is a great way to avoid things. Noone likes to feel bored and lonely, so why not fill our days with so many activities that you don’t have time to feel that way? Some entrepreneurs use their businesses to escape their personal lives or to prove their worth. When your business is on a foundation of avoidance or low self-worth, it’s not going to achieve the success that you’re looking for. The truth is when you fill your days with being busy, you miss out on the message your feelings are trying to tell you. Being bored or lonely are very valuable feelings. They tell you that you need to find some new activities or meet some new people. However, if you’re always busy, how are you going to do that?
By delving into your feelings and emotions — rather than running from them or avoiding them — you tap into your intuition and you’ll be guided into taking the steps you need to take to move past the undesirable feeling.