FireWith a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Marketing, a master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, and a Seminary education as a Spiritual Director and a Hospital Chaplain, I bring a real mixed bag when it comes to working with people who are working on their businesses.

We can educate ourselves in all the best and most effective business-building systems, and model ourselves after the most successful people in our industry, and still, at the end of the day, we are often left asking, why do some make it and some don’t? If it was just this simple, learn what we need to know, and do it, we’d all be wildly successful.

So we continue to search for the person with THE answer, THE key, the one thing we are missing that will make it all come together for us when we have it. You can stop searching; the key is You. The answer is You. You are the most integral tool in your business and in your life.

The common denominator in everything you set out to do is You, and the differing factor in your business and everyone else doing something just like you, is also You.

What I have discovered while building my own business is this:

When you work on your business, your business works on you.

Now, when you are looking at the snapshot of where your business is right now, today, where are you in that snapshot? Your business is offering you the opportunity to see yourself and to get to know yourself better. Your business is a reflection of your current state of mind. Like any trusted friend, it will showcase your strengths and also help you see where you are standing in your own way, if you are ready to see it.

This involves taking honest inventory and taking responsibility.

Your business is your creation. You as the Creator have put all of you into what you have created, and it is reflecting all of you back.

When we look out at our businesses, we see what is showing up that is exactly what we wanted, and we see what is showing up that we don’t want. We put our heart and soul into it, and still, there are those things showing up that we don’t want. We are responsible for both.

I believe that inner healing is a strategy for success, and I have applied that to my own life with great results. When we begin to dream big dreams, to set intentions and goals for ourselves, when we begin to strive for prosperity, abundance, health, wealth and success, everything that is not in alignment with that rises up to be healed or transformed. We must heal so that we can soar.

When we have a big vision for our life, we have high desire, and often we encounter high resistance, we find our stuck points. We find ourselves doing what we’ve always done, not taking new action, stuck on replay. This can result in creating a lot of what we don’t want, or feeling like we aren’t creating anything at all, along with feelings of anger, frustration, hopelessness, and powerlessness. By not addressing this aspect of our business, we are standing in our own way. Once you start to spin, you find yourself doing the same things over and over again. We have a lot invested in staying here, and sometimes we don’t know how to get out.

I have worked for many years now with people who find themselves stuck in inaction, standing in their own way. This causes all kinds of dissatisfaction and unhappiness, and eventually it can turn to anger at yourself or negative self-talk or feelings of wanting to just give up or beating yourself up. People try to make changes for short periods of time, then they get uncomfortable, and they retreat back into what is familiar and known, even if it isn’t good for them.

The first thing you can do for yourself and your business is to show up in a different way. Take ownership of your business and your business’s owner, YOU. Take responsibility for all of your creation, and be open to what you might find. Then begin taking honest inventory.

Just showing up for yourself and being willing to do this will start shifting you out of where you no longer want to be and open a space for powerful movement.

You might find my Free 21-Day E-mail Course, a valuable way to get started in moving forward in any area of your life. Visit my website and see how I am working with my clients and students to move them forward into a life of significance and success, their own Sacred Success. I can help you turn your life’s calling into a business you love!