Your knight isn’t coming
Do you tell yourself things like: “When I have more money I’ll hire some help”? Or: “I’d love to get a new computer, (training program, business coach, office support …), so I can actually spend my time doing my business, but I just don’t have the cashflow”?
If you’re answer is “Yes” then please read on …
The Fair Maiden Syndrome
If you’re running your business based on a “when I have the money …” plan, it doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man, you’ve caught a bad case of ‘Fair Maiden Syndrome.’
The ‘Fair Maiden Syndrome’ puts the power to command your life and grow your business in external forces, rather than your own savvy strategy and courageous commitment to success.
This is because money is not your end-all, be-all, knight-in-shining-armor solution to your business woes. In fact, it’s the opposite!
More money is the result of 2 very important things:
• Strategic Planning
• A Courageous Commitment to investing in the business of your business.
Letting Opportunity Pass you By?
As holistic business owners, as long as we wait – for the money, the right timing, our own complete and total healing – we’ll wait forever. What happens when we take this ‘Fair Maiden’ stance with our business, is that we let every opportunity that knocks at our door (or upside our heads!) pass on by, simply because we can’t even see it for what it is.
This is why, when you stare squarely in the face of a chance to improve your business (through strategically investing in what you NEED for success) but then say “I’ll do that when my business improves” you’re saying a loud “No!” to opportunity.
And when you do? The Universe says something like: “Okay, this one doesn’t want it, let’s move on.”
When the Mirror ‘Smiles’
It’s a lot like saying: “When external forces (those shiny, shiny Knights) grace me with what I need, THEN I’ll invest in my own success.”
It’s a lot like looking in the mirror and saying: “I’ll smile once my reflection smiles.”
Obviously that’s silly. But sadly, that’s what too many gifted business owners do. “I’ll take action once the universe acts first.” It just doesn’t work that way.
But I’ve seen people hold this belief for years as they continually spiral downward into sometimes dire circumstances. (And even more sadly, sometimes with the confused justifications that they’re paying off karma or not internally aligned enough, or it’s just not the right time, etc.)
In other words, they’re waiting for that mythic Knight.
Ain’t gonna happen.
No one is going to save you …. but you
It’s your action that will save you. It’s your investment in the business of your business that will save you. It’s your education on how to make a business successful that will save you, and no one and nothing else.
• Not another modality.
• Not the next client.
• Not a knight or a benevolent angel
You and only you
YOU, dear healer, teacher or wise one, are the one you’ve been waiting for. You are your Knight and it’s up to you to take action and make the investment in your success.
So if you’re a holistic business owner whose been waiting for more money to inprove your biz, let me ask you this: How can you take the action anyway? Where can you look, what must you do to bring in the cash or leverage the money you do have in order to get the results you need?
Let me know in the comments below. And if you’re not sure, you can always schedule a strategy session with me (see the sidebar). I’d love to help!