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The Truth About ‘Ease’ vs ‘Easy’ (A MUST READ)

By Amira Alvarez Do you want it to be easy, or do you want a great f’ing life? If you want a great life, you have to understand the difference between ‘ease’ vs ‘easy’. Easy happens when we master a skill. Something that was once a challenge for us is now easy. Think…
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Do you want it to be easy, or do you want a great f’ing life?

If you want a great life, you have to understand the difference between ‘ease’ vs ‘easy’.

Easy happens when we master a skill. Something that was once a challenge for us is now easy. Think about learning to swim or ride a bicycle. At one point it was hard, yet eventually, it became second-nature, something you didn’t have to think about anymore… easy peasy!! ;-)

This is true of making sales calls, showing up on a Facebook live, speaking on stages, speaking up to your boss, commanding a meeting or room, etc. These will become easy over time, the more you do them and get comfortable.

EASE, on the other hand, is… a state of mind… a way of being… WHILE we’re doing the work to build something of substance (whether that’s a business, a career, a relationship, or a huge increase in our bank account).

We’re pushing our edges, learning new skills, working hard to create what we want, but we’re shifting our ATTITUDE in how we approach it. 

  • We choose to feel delight during the day-to-day of business and life.
  • We work hard, but we let go of the ‘grind it out’ mentality that leads to burnout.
  • We experience challenges, but we navigate them with humor rather than frustration.
  • We remove the tension by taking actions quickly and with less ‘noise’ or story.

Challenge and hard work are where we grow, but we can choose to have an attitude of ease… to make simple shifts in our mindset and way of being… that lead to more EASE and more GROWTH.

How will you choose to create more ease in your life and work? What’s one shift in your attitude that you can make today?

Amira

 

Unlocking The Power Of Focus

By Amira Alvarez You’ve read all the books on personal growth, maybe even marketing and business building as well… you’ve taken the classes and studied all the trainings… you know a LOT about what’s supposed to work and what needs to be in place… yet, you haven’t created the life you desire or…
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You’ve read all the books on personal growth, maybe even marketing and business building as well… you’ve taken the classes and studied all the trainings… you know a LOT about what’s supposed to work and what needs to be in place… yet, you haven’t created the life you desire or the level of success, influence, and revenue that you crave.

What gives?!

I get the frustration, because I used to be “the perfect student” as well. I built a life, career, and two businesses from the place of “if I just do things by the book, I’ll gain love, success, acceptance, security, etc.”

And… I’d make the money, right?

But instead of gaining those things… I worked myself sick… I spent 12 – 16 hours a day glued to my computer… I had ZERO freedom of choice in regards to my time… and I certainly didn’t have the income I wanted, despite working harder and harder.

One of the most impactful shifts for me came down to focus.

Not knowing where to spend my time, or what was going to move the needle forward in my business was a big sticking point for me… jumping from project to project… getting distracted by shiny object syndrome and falling down rabbit hole after rabbit hole.

The thing about the distractions is that it’s actually not about “having ADD” as many business owners like to joke. It runs deeper than that. We self-sabotage through distraction because if we never quite land anywhere and never really get anything done… we can’t ever really fail.

But we never really get anywhere with our businesses either.

We never create the life we want, serving the people we want to serve.

We never break free and experience true FREEDOM of time and choice.

We never get to travel, spend time with the ones we love, and live our lives fully.

Focus is key… if you know how to do it right.

Amira

Why You Need To Be Quiet To Grow

By Amira Alvarez In our attempts to be helpful, solve problems, shine, and grow our business quickly, we often forget to get quiet and listen. This can be true even for people who have a regular meditation or presencing practice.    A big teaching point from one of my recent retreats was the…
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In our attempts to be helpful, solve problems, shine, and grow our business quickly, we often forget to get quiet and listen. This can be true even for people who have a regular meditation or presencing practice.   

A big teaching point from one of my recent retreats was the reminder to folks to “shut up and listen.”

That phrasing may sound harsh, yet it was done intentionally to snap the attendees (and now you) out of what I call: the complicity of assumption.

  • The assumption what know what people think and feel.
  • The assumption that we know what their problems are.
  • The assumption that we know what they’re going to say.
  • The assumption that we know what’s important to them and what they want.

This is projection.

Truly listening and hearing others isn’t just important… it's essential… and as a culture, we’re not great at it. We make a lot of assumptions and this doesn’t allow us to truly show up in service to our fellow human beings… whatever our business may be.

Instead of really hearing someone else’s words, we’re busy formulating our own thoughts and responses… we’re half-heartedly nodding and saying “mmhmm” as others share what’s going on for them just waiting to respond… we might even be multitasking and checking our email while on the phone…

We’re so used to keeping ourselves in motion… moving, doing, making, checking, being one step ahead… that we don’t really get still, be quiet and plug in, and truly pay attention to the TRUTH of what’s being shared.

There’s huge truth available when we really get curious, listen, and don’t project.

Now’s the time to ask yourself, where are all the places in your business where you need to increase your capacity to get still, be quiet, and really listen?

Look to increase your capacity to…

  • Be quiet and listen to your clients.
  • Be quiet and listen to your prospects.
  • Be quiet and listen to your team.
  • Be quiet and listen to your partners.
  • Be quiet and listen to your coach or mentor.
  • Be quiet and listen to your colleagues.
  • Be quiet and listen to yourself.

And most importantly… look to increase your capacity to…

Be quiet and listen to Source.

Scaling your business quickly and with ease… growing a team… implementing new systems… crafting better packages… choosing the right clients and collaborations… it all requires you plugging into Source to KNOW what your next step is for your vision and your business.

This knowing doesn’t come from the assumptions of an overactive mind.

It comes from getting quiet and listening. This is how you grow your business with ease and grace.

Listen to the wisdom, guidance, downloads, and inner nudges that are always available to you and then take action on this Spirit-led guidance. When you do… you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how fast you will grow!

Amira

Heal Mindsets, Grow Income, and Increase Ease

By Amira Alvarez Earlier this week I was on The Savvy Spirit podcast with Sharon Mar and I’m so excited to share it with you.  We talked about three of my favorite things… how to heal your mindset, grow your income, and increase ease in your life and work. Click below to listen…
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Earlier this week I was on The Savvy Spirit podcast with Sharon Mar and I’m so excited to share it with you.  We talked about three of my favorite things… how to heal your mindset, grow your income, and increase ease in your life and work.

Click below to listen now:

Amira