I am so thankful to have a great support team both for business and my personal life while I’m away. On the home front, my Mom is there from Canada taking care of our kids while we are at BFLE. It was nice to fit in a visit with her before leaving. During cocktail hour one evening, my Mom asked me if I wanted to use the “good” wine glasses. I replied, “Of course! Life is too short to drink out of cheap wine glasses!”
This got me thinking. Why do we tend to save all of the nice things for later? What are we waiting for? We can’t take these things with us to heaven 🙂
It’s my feeling that this is in direct alignment with lack thinking. This is not abundant thinking. If we’re afraid to use the good crystal, what we’re really saying is that we’re not worthy of using nice things on a regular basis. We’re also saying that we don’t believe there will be more for us if, God forbid, something happens to the good crystal.
I can tell you first hand, that being surrounded by beauty makes a BIG difference. It makes you feel good and therefore raises your vibration. You in-turn attract more to you to feel good about – i.e. more people to help, and essentially more wealth and abundance in all areas of your own life. Think about it for a second. Do you notice your energy shift when you have pretty, fragrant flowers in your office? Or how about when you stay in a luxury hotel versus a motel? These things make a difference. Surround yourself with abundance.
On the way to the airport earlier this week, my husband and I were excited that we upgraded our seats for our Virgin America flight. It’s just better upfront. The staff make you feel special and it’s nice to be treated that way. I highly recommend it to everyone!
I know what some of you are thinking – that this sounds a little materialistic. I know because I used to think the same thing. I don’t need to have nice things to be happy. This is true. Most of us have been taught to settle for less though. That we don’t need to have it all. Why is this? Materialism exists when you attach your happiness to “stuff”. It’s different when you appreciate nice things, but don’t need them to be happy. It’s okay to appreciate them and surround yourself with them. Abundance is your birthright, and the sky is the limit. Anything that provides more life is coming from a place of love. When you renovate your home, you are providing more life (a job), for someone else.
This also isn’t just about having more stuff. Surrounding yourself with beauty, i.e. nature, etc. doesn’t have to cost anything. It’s really about raising your vibration and saying it’s okay to surround yourself with the people / places / things that make you feel good, whether it costs money or not is irrelevant. Do what makes you happy in ALL areas of your life. We are meant to have abundance. Use the crystal, fly first class, live where you want to and surround yourself with people who make you feel good! You deserve it!
Written by Chris Atley, Life & Business Coach for entrepreneurs. Coaching designed to help you make more money doing what you love. Create your ideal business by grabbing my manifesto kit for free at: www.totalharmonycoaching.com
hey, I’m Kim + I am ridiculously passionate about helping you to work smarter and not harder + to realize how freaking amazing you actually are, exactly as you are and how easy business really can be when you are in alignment + simplify + add systems to organize your business + plan your business growth. I’ve been geeking out about online business, online marketing + systems + personal development + all that stuff since I created my first business back in 2006 + sold it.
This whole business owner thing is not for the faint of heart, there is a reason why most businesses fail!
While the road to burnout doesn’t look the same for everyone on it there are some similarities you typically experience on this path!
- You’re always in the weeds of your business
- You don’t have efficient systems and processes (or maybe none at all)
- You aren’t delegating effectively
- You can’t take time off
- You’re trying to do too many things at once + wearing all the hats
It’s exhausting just thinking about it! But there’s a way off the hamster wheel!
If you’re overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out, and worried that if you take time off the bottom will fall out from beneath you and your business will fall apart.
Then, you are in the right place my friend, been there, done that, got the tee-shirt and I’d love to support you in ending the cycle!