How to Show Up In Your Strength
A week or so ago, I wrote a post entitled, “Come Out to the Meadow“. A great illustration about connection in relationships and business. I want to focus this illustration on business, as if you are inviting your clients out to your meadow. Of course, your meadow is within the embrace of your business, where clients are intimately working with you, not just as client, but as a fully engaged participant, an eager advocate for you, even a bold evangelist for what you do.
If you invited your clients to fully join you in your meadow, how many would join you?
Having clients in the meadow is where the magic happens.
What does it take to get clients in your meadow?
The first step in this process is one that is often overlooked because it is assumed to already be taking place.
First, you have to be in the meadow.
It seems like a “duh”… but not so fast.
There’s a huge difference between physically being in the meadow, or your business, and being fully there – every part of you – the physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual parts of you.
Let’s take a quick look at a couple self-analysis questions to assess your presence in these areas:
- Are you working in your business – all parts of it – at some level, so you really know what’s going on?
- Are you putting in enough time? Are you putting in too much time? How do you know what the “right” amount is?
- What are the top five emotional states you spend your time in day to day? Are those the states you wish to experience?
- Do questions of your own value, worth, ability, or confidence bubble up from time to time? How do you handle this?
- What is your self talk minute by minute, day by day? What are you telling yourself?
- What is your methodology for strategic thinking time in your business?
- Why are you doing what you’re doing?
- What is your life vision and how does your business fit in?
Those questions just begin to touch the surface of your fully showing up in your business or meadow.
But how do you know you’re really there?
You’re “there” when you can acknowledge and recognize who you really are.
This is about standing in your strength, without judgement, and organically settling into your own unique, realistic magnificence.
The tools of acknowledgment and recognition will help you to remember who you really are. If that person is not in the meadow – your clients
won’t can’t meet you there.
Clients can’t follow where you don’t lead.
How do you get clients to follow you into the meadow? Stay tuned.