Watching a candle flicker this morning during my meditation, it dawned on me that a flame on a candle can keep lighting other candles without diminishing anything from itself.
It got me thinking about business.
Sharing content. Getting on discovery calls. Going on a coffee date so someone can 'pick your brain.'
The big-time marketing gurus out there tell you to be careful what you share. Leave them hungry, so they'll come back for more and then charge them your 'premium' pricing.
It's made people like me and my clients hesitant and sometimes even afraid to give away our knowledge because we have taken in the limiting beliefs that it will diminish something we have. Or that prospects will gobble it up for free and will not hire us.
But what I realized this morning is that we've also been taught, especially in the religious and spiritual arena, that giving doesn't diminish our light.
If anything, it makes us better. It makes us feel good to help someone, and it shows our true intentions, which are unselfish, loving and kind.
I share this with you because I finally understand that the knowledge and experience that we have amassed in our lifetime has been given to us to share, not squander.
Sharing helps us stay true to who we really are deep down inside. It helps us grow, allowing us to shine, enabling us to share our light and ignite others without fear of being diminished.
Given this insight, I'm wondering what you could do differently to enable you to share your light so you can ignite others?
We all know it. We all have it. We all face it.
Sometimes we freeze. Sometimes we avoid. Sometimes we flee.
It can seem daunting and even makes us quake in our boots at times, but fear is a part of life.
I was fortunate enough to join Amanda O'Rourke, the Inner Calm Coach, to discuss fear and how it can help keep us safe but also limit us, plus much more!
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Do you ever find yourself dreaming and setting goals, only to find that things don't end up as you expected?
Have you tried manifesting and found that you are left disappointed because something didn't happen as you envisioned it?
Dreams are the magic of possibility. They call for a leap of faith – trusting in yourself AND something bigger.
Expectations are the emotional investment and criteria we set up around our dream or goal so that things come out perfect and manifest as we intended.
But perfection is an illusion. Control is a limitation and pretty much an illusion too.
I saw a post on LinkedIn that I thought was relevant to share given I just wrote about getting out of your comfort zone during the current full moon.
Kristin A. Sherry, the author of "Maximize 365," shared that "research shows going too far outside your comfort zone actually makes you unproductive."
Kristin said, "it makes sense we're successful when we focus on ONE STEP out of our comfort zone, not one mile."
I have always struggled with getting outside of my comfort zone and definitely to the extreme some say you "should" go to make a change or transformation.
I'm hoping this will help others because I always thought I was just resisting and now I understand that maybe sometimes it was my inner guidance showing me that it could be counterproductive to push too far all at once.
The full moon in Capricorn will be Thursday, June 24th and will be bringing with it breakthrough and new ways of being. The breakthrough to the new is going to feel uncomfortable and you may want to stick with the old ways of being. The caveat is that if you do decide to stay in your comfort zone, you may find that old comforts don’t work like they use to.
This could leave you feeling uneasy, irritable or possibly confused with how to move forward. You may know you can’t go back to the way things were, but be fearful of what the future holds.
To navigate this energy, be mindful, patient and open to new possibilities or different ways to handle situations.
Amanda Johnson Young is a brand strategist, intuitive designer and soul guide sharing what she's learned about branding, business, mindset, moving through your fears, raising your energy frequency and more!
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