What would happen if you considered yourself a business? You would consider that your activities either add to the value of the business, or take away from it? Your purchases, your skill level, your attitude, your "customer relations", your research and development, your maintenance would either contribute to the business of you, or take away from it... would you manage yourself differently? would you treat yourself differently? would you still spend your time doing what you do?
I bet you would have a ton of upset about the things stand now, and a lot to do to turn your life matching a business you'd desire to be! I know, this is exactly what's happening to me.
What this question has to do with raising your vibration? Everything! An Expanding Human Being is like a business... unless you treat yourself as a business, your vibration will not rise, because you are not growing... it's that simple.
I woke up this morning with this question: what if I treated myself as a business? Not just a business asset, but a business?
Honestly, the question was so upsetting, so uprooting, so disconcerting, that immediately I had to talk about it, and had to walk around the block thinking about it...
I am not sure how to explain this vantage point to someone who isn't a business owner... but I can tell you, some questions open a whole can of worms, other questions start to shed light to stuff I have never seen.
This one is both a light shedding question and a can of worms question, and I think I have to give it some time to settle a little... so instead of whirling thoughts and trepidation, I have something I can teach, and ask intelligent, relevant, poking questions.
Even though I am in some kind of turmoil, through this new angle, I have managed to have an amazing coaching conversation with someone I have been largely ineffective with... will see if this new approach has made a difference... it sounded on the call that it might.
I can see that the tools of a business are a lot different that the tools of a person... people are much more likely to neglect their health than their business's health... ask for coaching for a business, invest in a business, hire and fire for a business, than for their own self. They would also buy tools that forward the business, that just on a whim. They would have a business plan... they would know if the business is growing or shrinking... not just feel it.
If you considered yourself a business you'd see that you are not going anywhere. You would see that unless you grow yourself as a business, the value you provide, the assets you have, you are declining, you are shrinking, and soon you'll be bankrupt.
Talking about the value you provide... who are your customers? Do you treat them as customers? Do you provide them with what you agreed, originally, to provide them? Do you?
When I looked at my life, I saw some real issues... and guess what, looking at myself as a business, I suddenly felt empowered to do the things I never before wanted to do.
- I started to unclutter.
- I started to thank people
- I started to acknowledge and praise people for choosing me as their "provider" of value
- I started to look at my activities whether they contribute to my value or are just wasting time and resources.
I have barely scratched the surface of what can happen when you seriously consider looking at yourself as a business...
The idea has two parts:
- When you look at anything with a fresh look from a different angle, you'll see things that are incongruent, incompatible, inconsistent, don't belong. Just like when your mother or mother in law announces that they come to visit: you look at your place and quickly start cleaning... don't you?
- When you look at yourself as a business, you get to see your value from the outside, you get to see that unless you provide value, you are a business that is out of business.
I will continue on developing this methodology to overhaul you and your life, because I see it as an amazing tool.
Please let me know what you see so far, and if this direction of coaching is valuable to you.