Are you truly embodying the successful business owner you aspire to be, or are you still stuck in your past? Shut your eyes and imagine stepping into the shoes of your future self. That self who has already triumphed in business, who owns the life you dream of. Welcome to this transformative episode where we unlock the power of embodiment. We unearth the significance of making decisions and taking actions as the successful version of yourself. It’s a journey where we learn that it’s not enough just to want success, you have to live and act as if you have already achieved it.
Ever pondered on the energy you’re investing into your business? Today, we’re confronting some hard truths about how fear, anxiety, and overthinking might be derailing you from your goals. We discuss the importance of energetic alignment and how it can influence your business growth. Shifting your mindset from the past or present, into the future, where you’ve already accomplished your business aspirations, can significantly transform your journey. And to wrap it all up, we take a fun detour into deciphering your ‘flow business personality type’. A quick two-minute quiz could be all you need to find alignment with your business persona. So, are you ready to share your results on Instagram and join the conversation? Can’t wait to hear from you!
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Hey, hey there, friends, Welcome back to the Flow Business Podcast. I’m Shawn, your host, and this is your place to build a business that feels good, is fun and flows, because if we’re not focused on that, we’re focused on the wrong things, and what’s the point? What’s the point of having a business that is hard and stressful and you don’t love and you just want to like crawl in a hole and not work on your business? That’s not what we’re about here. We are about doing things in a way that is good for us and our lives and our family and our loved ones, and our time and our energy and all of that stuff that’s really super important that not enough people think about. Today we’re going to dive into a little bit of tough love, dare I say. I’m feeling the need to go down this road, because what I’m seeing in terms of specifically what we’re talking about today is a lot of you unintentionally not doing this when it comes to your business and your approach to business. So, with a little bit of tough love, maybe I can act as a reminder or a guiding force to you to make this a priority and to really showcase this kind of approach to your business. This was an exercise that I originally did I mean way, way back in the day in Unstuck Entrepreneur, my mentorship program for new business owners Several years ago. We did this exercise right away in the group and then kind of led the rest of the group with this intentionality behind it. And then I redid this exercise just a month or two ago inside the Signature Program Bundle. I’m hosting an accountability group for like a group of 65 people within the Signature Program Bundle and it’s for eight weeks. So we kicked off the eight weeks by doing this exercise and really stepping into who we wanted to show up. As for the following eight weeks, where we were going to be holding ourselves accountable and using the group to support that accountability me there along the way, of course, but it just really helps in any capacity with anything that you’re doing in your life. But let’s talk specifically about business today, since that’s what we’re here to talk about Anything in your business. It’s so important to come at it from this perspective, and so anything I do with a group of business owners is going to be starting from this place and that is what we’re going to talk about today. Let me stop being cryptic and just tell you what it is, and then we’ll dive into what this looks like. This is the conversation of embodiment, aka being, whatever you are more drawn to use that to go there. Embodiment or being and it really is the stepping into the version of you that has what you want, that already is there. That’s what you want, does what you want to do, acts how you want to act, shows up the way you want to show up, lives the way you want to live. You’re already there, and so you figure out what that looks like, what that feels like, how that is for you, and then you move from that place, because the version of you that wants a successful business is not the same version of you that has a successful business. So right now, you are in the place where you want a business that looks like XYZ, that does XYZ, that makes XYZ amount of money per month. That is where you’re at in this place of wanting that but not yet having that, or being on your way to that. But the version of you that has that business, that future version of you that has that business that is making that kind of money, that is helping this certain number of people, that has this certain Lifestyle and freedom and flexibility that you’re looking for your business to bring you. That is not the same version of you, and so it gets really confusing when what you are trying to create is being created by this old version of you, this version of you in this, in the past, the version of you that wants but doesn’t have. Doesn’t it make sense to build what you want based on where you want to go? I know this like takes a little bit of thought, is a little, it’s a little out there, but it makes a lot of sense if you really think about it. Why would you be building something in the future when you’re still stuck in the past? That’s never going to get you where you want to go. It’s never going to look the way you want it to look because you’re stuck back here when what you want is up there. So making decisions and acting from this past place will not get you to your future and friends. I love you all, but here’s some real talk. A lot of you are approaching your business or this future business from where you are now your present or even your past, things that have happened in the past, your past stories, your past experiences. You are there and that’s where you are approaching your future business from. But that version of you whether it’s present, past, a combination of both can’t build a successful business, because guess what, if it could, you would already have that. You would already have that. You would already be there. So that’s just proof that where you have been and where you are approaching things from isn’t going to get you where you want to go. You have to embody the next version of yourself before you can make it happen, that version of yourself who has the business you want, and that is really what I define as embodiment, especially when it comes to being a business owner and being in the process of building a business. Embodiment is like the number one thing you need to do from the very beginning, and it’s a continuous practice that you need to kind of calibrate yourself to regularly, not just when you’re working on your business, but all the time, so that you are moving through life as a business owner who has X, y, z, even if you don’t already have that. It is amazing what changes for you in every regard in terms of how you think, act, speak, behave, all that stuff, but how others think, act and speak to you and about you and how you approach everything in your life, not just your work, not just your content, not just your business, not just with your clients, but in every area of your life, and all of that matters. All of that puts you into the environment energetically and emotionally and mentally and physically, to create what you actually want to create. That will not happen if you are continuing to approach your every day in business and in life from this place of well, I’m trying to build a business, but or I might be maybe sort of working on this business thing, or I’m not super sure, I’m not really confident in what I’m doing. There’s a huge difference to that, and so I really want to have this conversation of embodiment. And it also goes along with a topic I’ve done on the show before it’s been a long time, but it’s also very common in like the personal growth space, which is the be do have model. It goes something like this this is a quote from Zig Ziglar, actually, that, I think, really sums it up well, you have to be before you can do and do before you can have. I think a lot of us know you have to do before you can have, like, in order to have this business that is XYZ. You have to build it. You have to do the things, the tangible things, to create that, to have that business that can do that thing. That makes sense to a lot of us. What we’re not doing before that is is the being you have to be before you can do. And, like I said, then that leads you to doing from this like expired place that isn’t you anymore and isn’t where you want to go and isn’t how you want to think and isn’t how you want to feel and isn’t what you want to have. But you’re still operating from that place, which is just an automatic process. It’s just what happens when you’re not consciously intentional about what you’re bringing to your business and to your life and everything. So the be, do have model. You start by being what and who you want, the expression of you that you wish to be in the future. Then you do from that space and only then will you have. So I want to do an example for you. You can really grasp this on a tangible level. So let’s say that your dream business is one where you have a program or two that brings in $100,000 a year and you work with 100 clients within that year that they go through your programs and it’s this beautiful combination of being hands off and kind of self-paced and all that stuff, with a little bit of coaching from you and some connections that you make in the group and with your clients and that kind of stuff. So that’s what you’re looking for. You also have this audience that you’re building through your freebie and these other things that you have, other channels you have. That gets you to have an email list that grows by 10 to 20 people per day. That is both on your email list and, let’s say, on your Instagram. So you get this. You have are in this really great place with consistent growth, in a way that feels very good, very comfortable for you, and you’re enjoying that growth. You’re enjoying these new people coming into your world every single day by like 10 to 20 people. Okay, let’s really get that. Whether that’s what you want or not, just work with me here. Your business, your dream business, may look totally different from that, but let’s just see how this goes. Just pretend for a moment that sounds really good to you and that’s what you’d like. How does that version of you show up? What does that version of you do? How does that version of you think? What do you say? How do you make decisions? How do you feel and I think that’s the most important thing if you can’t get any specifics in any other regard, at least focus on specifically how you feel as this person who has built this business to six figures a year, working with hundreds of clients, having this really awesome audience connection point that consistently grows your business, grows your audience, and you just know for sure your business is going to continue to grow too. And all while you are in this place, where you work a couple hours a day. You show up for your clients every other week on a live call. You have a ton of free time and flexibility. Some days you don’t work at all, Some days you’re out hanging out with your family, and then you work in the evenings. It’s all just very flowy and feels good and it really works for you. How does that feel specifically? How does that feel and how do you make decisions based on that business and that version of you? How do you carry yourself? What do you say to your friends when you talk about your business? What do you do to show up for your audience? Do you show up regularly? Do you email them regularly, knowing you have 10 to 20 new people coming onto your list every single week Did I say week per day? No, every single day. 10 to 20 new people every day coming onto your email list, showing up on your Instagram. Do you show up for them? How does that really look for you, and can you see the difference between that version of you and who you are now? How you’re showing up now, what you’re saying about your business now, how you’re approaching the work that you do for your business, who you are attracting, and how you’re attracting them. Is there a difference? This is an honest question. This is something for you to ask yourself and be very real, very candid, very honest with yourself. Is there a difference between how you are showing up, how you are presenting, how you are holding yourself, what you are thinking, what you are saying now, versus what you would do, think, say, act, show up as when you already have that business? Is there a difference? And I want you to think even more from an energetic perspective than an action perspective. I mean sure it’s probably obvious that there is some disconnect between how you’re showing up on, say, social media, or with your email list or in other content platforms you want or you have, versus how you would if you had, if they were growing. You know, if you had consistent growth and you were getting new faces and new people to reach out to and to talk to and to connect with every single day. There may be a difference there, like tangibly, like yes, I would show up more than I am now, but let’s also think in terms of an energetic perspective. That version of you who has this thriving business, is making a great income, has consistent growth and has people very engaged and interested in their work Is that version of you scared, overwhelmed? Is that version of you hiding? Is that version of you overthinking things? Is that version of you waiting for things to be perfect before you put anything out into the world? Is that version of you giving up on something when it doesn’t work right away? Does that version of you make decisions out of lack or out of abundance? So can you see the difference energetically, let alone on a tangible level, like the frequency of your vibration when you are acting from the place of your past or your current versus acting out of a place from your future, is very different, and this is why I’m calling it a little bit of tough love conversation that we’re having today because, from what I see from my vantage point and I completely understand this and I think this is totally unintentional this is something that is very common unless you can be present to this work and present to this embodiment, and this is why we’re having the conversation, so that you can now. But what I see is a lot of approaching your business from where you are now, from where you have been, from how things have gone, instead of your future and where you want it to go. So there’s a lot of fear, there’s a lot of hiding, there’s a lot of overthinking, there’s a lot of overwhelm and giving up and making decisions based on lack and, even more so, making decisions based on current circumstances and not future reality. And so when you make decisions based on current circumstances, then you stay in those current circumstances. You have to make decisions based on your future reality and how you want that to look. Just as a quick example, something I see like literally every day is people being concerned about the $100 expense they are going to incur every month for their business. But that is coming from. You’re making that decision based on not yet having the business, but yet your business is going to be bringing in income and that $100 a month expense is the only way that you can have a business that brings in income. So you have to make it from that future version, that decision that you would be thrilled to pay $100 a month to a platform that is making you $15,000 a month. Like, please take my money right and we talked about this in the episode I did about monthly expenses with an online business and just the reality of how not expensive it is to have an online business, how affordable it is. But this is still something I see and it’s a very obvious expression of a lack of embodiment and a decision making style based on past and current and not future, because you’re making a decision based on where you are now, but that is not at all where you’re going to be when you have your business up and running. Like you are going to have another income stream, but you need to put in that investment to get there. So that’s just one example that I see all the time. But there are tons of decisions that you are making every single day for your business that you have the opportunity to get curious with yourself and understand and ask yourself am I making this decision based on current or am I making this decision as the future version of myself? That has what I want? And when you make decisions from this future version of you, that is when that future version comes to reality. You have to start embodying that when making your decisions and that’s why I say like this needs to be a practice for you. This needs to be something that you are getting in the habit of doing on a regular basis, checking in with yourself and asking yourself how am I acting? What am I thinking about, what am I saying? And is it coming from the past or the current, or am I stepping into the future version of me? Because the only way that you can get to that next level, get to where you want to go and how that dream become reality, is if you are acting as it is now, if you are being that version of you now, the full on embodiment. Okay, so what kind of energy are you infusing into your business right now, and is that the foundation that you want to build your business on? Like I said, I see a lot of, and this is why we talk about these topics so often here on the show, I see a lot of fear and overthinking and overwhelming giving up and Just all of this kind of low vibe, may I say, emotion. And is that how you want to build your foundation for your business? And even more so, can you really see how coming from that place would only make getting to your future even harder, even more challenging, with even more of an uphill battle, versus stepping into that Roll first and then coming at it from a different perspective? Okay, so this is a new regular practice for you and you know it’s quite simple. I think that could be some pushback and like why don’t know exactly what I want my business to do? Or or look like I haven’t really gotten that for far. I’m still thinking about you know what would be best for me and my family and and what I really want to come out of this business. That is fine. You don’t have to have every single detail of your dream business figured out before you can embody the energy of that business, because what I do know is that you have a really good idea of why you want to have this business, how you want to feel, what will come out of it, how it will change you and your life and your time and how you spend your time and energy and how you spend your energy and your family’s life and all this stuff. I know that if you want to start a business, or if you have started a business and you are now growing a business, you at least know why you wanted that in the first place and that’s really all you need to get started. Come up with this future idea of you in a business that is thriving, doesn’t? You don’t have to know the specifics of why it’s the diving, what that means, but you in this place of having this thriving, successful business, and then think about what that means for you, what that looks like, what that has done for you and your life, how it feels. What has changed in your life, what has changed with your health, what has changed with your calendar and how you spend your time, what you now spend your time doing because you have extra time If that’s something that’s important to you, which I know is the case for a lot of people what you do with this open time on your calendar. What has changed for your family and how much time you get to spend with them. What do you do because you have more time with your family and your loved ones. Even if you can’t get specific with the how your business has gotten you to this point, you can still get specific with how your life has changed, what has changed for you, what that means for you, and that is the version of you that you need to be acting from coming from as you work to figure out what that specifically looks like to get you to that point. Okay, so that is what your future version of yourself is, already being in that place, already having that freedom, already having that flexibility, having that stability, having that financial security, whatever it is that you know you want your business to bring you. Get into the specifics of how that looks in your life and you will see. When you do this because I want you to actually do this like write it down, visualize it, like, get into like a meditative type state and really visualize yourself there and you will see, you will feel actually the energetic shift in you and that is how we want to approach your business. Your decisions, how you show up, how you act, how you feel what you accomplish comes from that place energetically and mentally and emotionally. There is a big difference and it really helps to get into that place from you know this visualization perspective, writing it down, really feeling it as much as you possibly can, and then coming back to your business and approaching it from that place. So this is like I said, it’s going to be an habit. It’s going to be a practice that you do every time you sit down to work on your business. Before you even start typing or start looking at emails or whatever it is, take the time to embody the version of you that you truly want to be, the whole reason you are working on this business. So build the practice now and get in the habit now and I promise you things are going to go a lot quicker, a lot smoother. You are going to notice a shift in the actual, tangible results of your business. Whether you’re building or you’re already there and you’re working to make it bigger, you are going to notice the results are just so much better, so much bigger, so much quicker, if you can do this first. So we’re calling this embodiment and that is the first step to having a successful, thriving business and the most important practice to maintain in your business as well, as you continue. And what you’ll notice is once you’re at that place where it was your dream business and now you’re there, well then that just keeps growing too. Then your dream business becomes different, becomes bigger, becomes more impactful, makes more money, whatever it is, and so you always have that future version of you just ahead of yourself. That is where you are coming from as you work on your business. All right, my friends, we will wrap it up there. I hope I have given you something to think about. Like I said, tough love, but you know it always comes from a place of love first. But sometimes we just have to really have this outside perspective to look in and show you what’s really going on for you and your business, and I hope I can be that for you and you can now be a little bit more intentional and have a little more thought when it comes to how you are showing up every single day for you and your business and your life. Okay with that, until next time. Take care, hey, wait up before you go. Do you want to know the biggest reason why your business may not flow? Because it’s not in alignment with your personality type. Finding the right business for you means knowing your strengths, weaknesses, energetic expression and what’s most important to you, so you can build your business accordingly. Before you spend one more minute working on your business, let’s make sure it’s the right business for you. I’ve created a fun two minute quiz to discover your flow business personality type. With the results of this quiz, you’ll know exactly what to prioritize in your business so you can feel confident knowing your building a business you love. Head over to www.shawnmynar.com Right now to find out your flow business personality type and once you find that out, hop over to Instagram and let me know what you discover. Again, that’s www.shawnmynar.com seaand, as always, the link is in the show notes.