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When it’s not done right or fast enough

By Amira Alvarez Sometimes being the CEO of your business is not all rosey. Sometimes the day starts with frustration or impatience, or even jealousy and envy of what others are having and doing. I’m here to tell you that that’s okay. It really is… to an extent. Why is it okay? Because…
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Sometimes being the CEO of your business is not all rosey. Sometimes the day starts with frustration or impatience, or even jealousy and envy of what others are having and doing.

I’m here to tell you that that’s okay. It really is… to an extent.

Why is it okay?

Because these feelings show you exactly where you need to grow and what needs to change. They are a powerful indicator of what you actually want.

Let’s take an example….

Let’s say you’re frustrated by something that someone on your team has done. Or maybe you’re impatient that the work is not getting done as quickly as you’d like. You’re feeling frustrated and impatient.

Where do you go next? Most people go into a story of blame and disappointment, get further riled up, even rageful and then lash out. Or take a “poor me” position and retreat to lick their wounds.

If you’re in some version of this whirling caldron of angst, I encourage you to step out of it. ;-)  

Don’t make this any bigger than it needs to be by spinning out about it.

The WAY OUT is to simply recognize that these feelings are a powerful indicator that you want something different, something MORE.

Your next step is to ask yourself three questions:

  1. What are your feelings indicating that you want?

    Your answer to this question must be stated in the positive.
    Don’t just say… “I don’t want it to take so blankety-blank long!”
    Instead, state it clearly in the positive..
    I want the work to be completed by Tuesday at 4pm.
  2. If you want that, what would you need to do, be, or have in place?
  3. What action will you take to create that for yourself?

    If you simply need to take a different action, go do that.
    If you need to come from a different place of ‘being’ in the world, how would you need to show up differently? Go take action from that place.
    If you need to have something in place to make this happen (like a system!), go create that.

    Take your next step now.

This 3 question process is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s required to step into a radical new way of running your business… one that comes from the stance of being a POWERFUL CREATOR… not a victim of circumstance.

What does being a powerful creator mean? It means…

Working on the creative plane rather than the competitive plane…

Taking 100% personal responsibility for your results and BEING the agent of change and creation in your business… and…

ABSOLUTE FREEDOM. :)

And it is, without a doubt, the path to making a financial quantum leap in your business.

 

Amira

The Big Wobble: WHY you’re experiencing it and what to do about it

By Amira Alvarez When you’re growing your business, there’s going to be times of uncertainty. Is it going to work??? Let’s say you raise your prices, go to speak on bigger stages, hire more team, or take whatever YOUR BIG STEPS are that raise you into a whole new level of serving… You…
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When you’re growing your business, there’s going to be times of uncertainty. Is it going to work???

Let’s say you raise your prices, go to speak on bigger stages, hire more team, or take whatever YOUR BIG STEPS are that raise you into a whole new level of serving…

You don’t know if it’s going to work. There is uncertainty… and this, my friend, leads to THE WOBBLE.

That’s the feeling of not knowing and the discomfort around it.

This is because it’s new and uncertain terrain.

You’re growing, which means you’ve likely never been in this place before.

Of course there’s tension.

Of course you feel uncertain.

Of course it brings up doubts.

Of course you feel fear.

Yet, in this tension is a point of choice.

We can choose to play a safer and smaller game, taking smaller steps and doing the things that are familiar. OR, we can continue taking BIG growth steps that move the needle forward and make a quantum leap in our business.

In order to make a true quantum leap, we have to understand that tension is a normal part of the growth process. It will always be there. It’s, by definition, what it feels like to grow—what our cells feel like when they’re changing and our brain evolving as we form new neural pathways.

The more comfortable we get holding that expansion without imploding, the easier it becomes.

Watch the short video I recorded for you on “the wobble” and the tension that comes with growth below:

Do you know how to grow through the tension? Do you know what the gap is between where you are now and where you want to be?

I ask because most people don’t.

Most people have a sense that they need to do something or that something is missing or misaligned… because it feels like they are struggling too much… and chances are you are struggling too much if you’re feeling that way. Makes sense, right?

Yet, there’s no need to feel the struggle.

There may be tension in the growth, but there doesn’t need to be a struggle.

You can choose to continue spinning your wheels and feeling frustrated by your lack of growth and ease, or you can choose to finally get out of the struggle and master The Art of Leverage.

You know which option I’d choose. ;-)

Amira