This week, I did some of my own undercurrent work before refining my “marketing” strategy, audience messaging, blah, blah, blah, based on the Hard to Easy Infographic I created last week. I wanted the undercurrent of what I put out there to be clean and genuine (not greasy and manipulative), particularly as I introduce myself to the LinkedIn platform for the first time.
This was about how I power up. I thought I was doing everything right, combining both professional experience and intellect and the undercurrent of my power lit by my North Star, but I was surprised and a little embarrassed of how I was directing my intense power.
And, true to my North Star of Freedom, what ended up happening did so quickly and delightfully in a way that I couldn’t have imagined, reinforcing the notion of what kind of magic is possible by real people (no Gandalf).
Here’s How This Teacher Got Taught
Here’s my application of the Power Up Recipe Card
Do an Honest Retrospective:
Gather the facts so you know where you’re at and how you got there.
It looks like: (Whine)Why’s this all taking so long? Why don’t I have real world traction after committing to focus on my company full-time? Why is it taking so damn long? Where’s my f*$cking magic? Waaah!
Daisy Chain (How did I get here?) As you know, I stood up my company in 2016, tinkering about with the infrastructure platforms, legal entity stuff, and getting comfortable with myself in my journey until I jumped both feet into this new territory. So, like, two full years have passed with the last three months being full-time. In my horizon, that is a long time.
Emotion Compression: For me, two years is way too long to see results. I create, act and see outcomes quickly. That way, I can pivot if I don’t like what I see. I hate long drawn out sagas and dramas so I was pissed that my internal work wasn’t being reflected in the outside world in the shape of business traction. I was pissed and fed up…with me (not the universe, not my future clients, not my business) because there was something up with me.
Truth Validation: I don’t care what anybody says about things taking a long time - that’s never been my belief so my life, even for the things I couldn’t control, don’t bend to that conventional thinking. I have a lot of examples of things happening instantly, particularly around working with people for my work, so I knew things don’t have to be hard and drawn out. This lit the fire under my butt to figure out why I was stalling, even with focused, full-time effort and action on my company.
Root Cause: What’s REALLY going on here?
Use any way to get to the root cause that you need to or use my recommended approach.
It looks like: Ok, it’s not about the marketing, my approach, or anything I “do.” I’m not doing anything wrong so WTF is up? OHHHH…..this is about money and how I get it on my own, now that I left the patriarch structure of being paid as an employee…oh, boy, what else is there to look at here?
Daisy Chain (How did I get here?) - Work backwards by starting where you’re at then reflecting on the one thing that pulls at your heart and conscience.
I’ve already worked on the power of money from a domination/control perspective and I was already clear about how I was going to make it MY way by holding a clean space in the real world with real people working and living in the real world.
So, it was time to look at how I operate in the world through my interpretation of duality energy archetypes and how they express their power in the external world as it relates to how I now get money in this new territory of entrepreneurship.
This was a natural next step since I had just created this two yet-to-published infographics on this same topic of how people operate in the world (mostly from a dualistic perspective of control or being controlled).
Emotion Compression: I teach my clients an advanced notion to surpass duality in terms of their female and male power archetypes (we all have both).
Both my female (Diana) and male (Hephaestus) types are both independent, create beauty and safety (their own way), and express their unique value through their focus through the expression of their work. Looking at them, they both were a little hazy and not fully reflective of my original essence. Not completely misaligned but not quite fully embodied.
I was bumping up against the duality barrier between efforting for money (earning it, flexing my muscle, in this case, my heart and brain) because I was afraid of letting my power be seen and help me out.
Truth Validation: I was relying on my efforting and not my “power” to get things done. Because I was so focused, I’ve ignored the power congestion that was building up so my neck, shoulders, and lower back tensed up from all the sitting and typing I’ve been doing.
Ok, and here’s where it takes a turn. I was led to do this business thing as an expression of my North Star, the money thing wasn’t the motivator. That still rings true for me. The last part of that sentence highlighted why I was being hidden…from clients, money, magic, flow:
Money matters. I didn’t leave space for this entity of money to exist as a sovereign (sacred) partner in this relationship that’s needed in the current state of our world. So in essence I was saying to money, “You don’t matter.” and it said to me, “Ok, fuck you, I don’t want to be around someone who doesn’t value me.”
So now, I realize that I do my work in exchange for something of value in this manner:
I share my time, accumulated wisdom, and system of tools to get people on track with their best life. In exchange, they give me the placeholder of money that I can use for mundane (bills, food) and future value (vacations, travel). It’s still clean AND I’ve added the space for money to join in the exchange. And for the exchange to happen, people need to see me to discern if they vibe with me or not.
Do the Work: This is the easiest part
Unwind the root in whatever way works for you or take my recommended approach to make space for your power. And, most importantly, don’t attach to a particular way your power brings stuff to you.
It looks like this: A huge relief of my shoulders both physically and figuratively, and a deep knowing that it can be easy, just like my zone of greatness feels like.
Unwind at the root - and the root is always something different than you may think it is. There is always an epiphany of realization, delight, and humbling gratitude when you do it right. Savor that.
Keep on going with whatever you were doing but with added space consciously blessed and created by you. The epiphany doesn’t mean you get to sit on your ass and do nothing - remember, the Universe is Not Santa Claus.
Be grateful when the magic pops through.
Here’s What Happened
So, if is going money come to me in a new way (MY way doesn’t involve manipulation, deceit or force), what other models are there? Being a hippy and expecting the skies to open up with cash hasn’t happened as far as I know for anyone…and that disrespects all of my great experience I’ve accumulated so far.
A true life uses EVERYTHING in your life, all the good, bad, and ugly to benefit you in the best way imaginable. And, in doing this Power Up work, I got what I thought I needed and so much more.
I ended up getting value for things that I needed without having to spend any money. Since I’m not creating any yet on my own, this was the exactly what I needed to beta test my power for myself.
I wanted to get in action with clients: The day I wanted this, a body work healer called for help. Her usual guy wasn’t available but I was. We agreed to do a trade of services, resulting in my first transaction of something of real value that we both needed. She got the clarity and safe space after being intruded on by a devastating relationship development and I get bodywork and pampering that I deserve and needed.
I also got the connection of business advice and perspective from someone who’s been in her own business for years. We exchanged ideas and support which I had been wanting for this past year - the support of someone who’s in the same boat as me.
I needed a tool to make it possible to sell my best package through my auto-scheduler tool. I had decided the night before that I WASN’T going to pay for it so I asked for help on alternatives. The solution was going to be easy, I decided.
What I got was a very helpful but unideal workaround. When I asked for additional help on how to implement it, the team member I worked with just extended the feature for the next few months without me asking for it - holiday generosity? Or, was it because I made space for something that mattered that wouldn’t cost money?
Now, I have momentum, something concrete to work for to show my gratitude in a meaningful way to this team member by generating money on my own to pay for the service while turning a profit for myself.
I got invited to highlight my services in an upcoming quarterly workshop for sacred business owners. Even though my vibe and cohort are very different from theirs, all of me is going to show up.
If money doesn’t fall from the skies then it must come from the right people with whom I intersect at the right time for them. The momentum continues.
All of this gave me validation to refocus how I show up in this new territory, what my message is, and with the clarity of how to use my past experience is so much more focused with this momentum. It’s because I made space for my power and for the thing I desire by telling myself, it matters.
So, the past years of being pulled forward to create my company has finally touched ground since I have committed to focusing on it full time, made space for all me to show up, let the magic of that pull what I need (and more) towards me in a way that makes sense to me, and lets my true power’s release propel me so that I don’t have to try so hard.
So, I have a question for you, how do you power up? Does it pull just from your brain juice or do you use all of you (your North Star, your past experience, your intellect + make space for your human design power)?
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