The answer is always…

"The answer is always love."

This has been my mantra over the last week, as I surrender to the flow of abundance and practice loving my money. The question I posed last week was how does a wholehearted savvy business owner approach challenges? Right now my challenge is the tangle of money & self-worth. The answer revealed to me was completely unexpected.

When a clients inquires about their marketing, my reply is "What is your desired outcome or end result?" This is important for their online marketing because we begin with their overall vision first and then work backwards to determine the best strategy of social media sites, the type of content, their most engaging audience, images, etc to support the development and growth into their desired outcome.

So, I used this question on myself "Adeah, what is your desired outcome in your relationship with money? And in relationship with your self-worth?" Then I held space open for the answers and listened carefully throughout my daily activities.  (Side note- This is an important part to developing into your desired outcome! Be open and listen for the answers to your questions.)

The heart of my desired outcome with money  is to hold the presence of grace and ease in my life.  It is not actually the money! It is the feelings I truly desire to experience. Knowing my desired outcome I started to reverse engineer a process to develop the presence of grace and ease in my life.

The process:

  • Self-love is the first step to elicit inner peace around my fears and challenges with money.
  • Be certain that the challenges are actually part of the process of my desired outcome.  The fear will pass. The other side of this process will be worth enduring the shadows (fear, doubt, resistance, etc.).
  • Weave unbridled joy into every action surrounding money.  Feel the grace and ease right now with each action associated with money.

Crazy! Huh? These answers were not what I could have predicted. Yet, I recognize this process with my clients who embrace wholehearted marketing for their business. The women who have the most success with their marketing, approach each challenge with self-love, faith and enthusiasm for the unknown.

What are you stuck with in your marketing? Ask yourself "What is my desired out come?" and wait for the answer to show-up.  I would love to hear your desired outcomes! Please leave a comment by posting your desired results with your marketing challenges.

Truths about being human.

After discovering Brené Brown's work I changed my way of being in my business. Making a change to my business name to Wholehearted Social Media was more than a declaration of my approach it has become an invitation to experiencing the raw wonder of being human.  Have you ever stood in line for a ride at a carnival not knowing which ride you would be taking? This is what my experience has been over the last 8 months.

Often I see personal growth and development in my clients when we dig into their marketing. It is an expected side effect when you are living your passion as your business.  However,  I was slow to accept that this process was unfolding for myself!  It was a mix of denial and a touch of "I can't handle this right now, I am running a business!".

Guess what I figured out? This is process is the very innards of a heart centered business. While everyone's journey to being the highest version of yourself is different I want to share a few of truths about being human with you.

  1. Love is the answer every time, no matter what question you are asking.
  2. Acceptance is simple but not always easy. Again love will clear a path to acceptance.
  3. Shadows (fear, doubt, resistance and other icky feelings that come up) are signs you are on the path of growth. Simply accept these as signals to your development and keep moving forward.
  4. Gratitude is a key. Use it to unlock grace, compassion and clarity during your journey.

What other truths have you discovered?