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As a single business owner, your focus is and should be on your business. With no partner to assist you, it is easy to lose sight of “the grand picture” in favor of the “tiny details” that support and enrich a healthy lifestyle. The “LOVE” I refer to in my title is not just your love for your business, but a deeper and stronger love for yourself and others. So let’s talk about your busy life from a spiritual prospective.
When you get the idea for a business- it is all consuming. You eat, breathe and sleep your new business. You research, plan and plot the ways to bring this “idea” into fruition. During this time – time for you is a distraction. Not really your focus.
So, now the plans are in place, the business is running and my question to you is now What? Now is the time for you to make sure YOU are taking care of yourself for both the long and short term. When you are single, at some point, you start thinking about a partnership on a personal level. This would be the time for you to Stop, Sit Down and Get to know you!
Just for today, I want you to take a few minutes to focus on YOU! Yup, that’s right. Walk away from the computer. Put down your PHONE and relax. This does not have to be a long process, but it should be a daily process. Turn your phone OFF- for at least a few hours every day. This allows you to rejuvenate yourself, to bring the YOU back into the equation.
In business and in pleasure, people are attracted to authenticity. In other words, clients and mates want to SEE the real you. You do not have access to that person if every hour of the day you are online, texting, FB’ing, emailing, etc. You have to have down time to rejuvenate.
You can start before you leave your bed in the morning. Instead of leaping from the bed and running for the shower, use the minutes before you truly wake up to connect to your God in a personal and private way. Thank God for waking you. Ask your angels to assist you during the course of the day. Be focused on just this moment every day- you will be stunned at how well this will work.
To be in business you must have PASSION! No business can be successful without it. It is the driving force of what YOU seek to bring to the world. But don’t use all your passion in your work. Since you are still looking for a mate- get out there in the Real World doing the things that only you can do.
Use that enthusiasm to volunteer your services. Many cities have professional business volunteer groups and pool their needs into one easy to search website. Find a group of like minded individuals (they don’t have to be business minded, but should share your real life philosophies) and meet with them at least once a month to discuss whatever topics you would not discuss with your business clients.
In other words, get out of yourself! Look for network opportunities that are more formal in nature. That could be a sit down meal, gala or other function, not just networking events. These types of events allow you to talk to lots of people without beating them over the head with your business information. The structure demands manners and civility- and both go a long way in business and pleasure!
The beauty in this is you won’t wake up in 20 years, a huge success with no one to share it with. The world needs your creativity, your passion and your joy. By making and sticking to personal boundaries, you will make yourself a happy and truly authentic person who is a joy to be around.
Here’s to a prosperous business and successful love life. Good luck in your search for both!
Michelle D. Smith
Michelle D. Smith is a visionary who seeks to share her knowledge with others. Showing how to use both spiritual and social skills in being a better you is her goal. Acknowledging the fact that most are searching for both truth and companionship, she seeks to bridge those "needs" with honesty, humor and creativity.
Join me on this quest for the "new". A new way of thinking, growing, loving and sharing.
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