Over the last century, we’ve been taught that happiness is based on achievement, measured by the number of press covered accolades you’ve acquired, the amount in your bank account and the number of children you birthed with the man who proposed to you in a picturesque scene 10-18 months before a fantabulous wedding, worthy of being documented in an ESSENCE, ELLE or BRIDES magazine.
The road to achievement was pre-approved by family, friends and most naysayers as long as it was traditional.
You know, a degree or two, salary and benefits with a company with established roots and a title that others could brag about when they introduced you....
Your Work-Life Balance, or lack thereof, didn’t exist.
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In case you’ve gotten caught up in the trendy semantics of the phrase work-life balance, verses harmony, verses work-life integration etc... let me clarify that my definition of balance is simply your TRUTH (what you want) divided by your BOUNDARIES (what you are willing to allow in and exclude out of your energy space).
OKAY, back to what we were discussing...
If you have a naturally rebellious spirit like I do, it wouldn’t matter if you started out on the pre-approved path or not, you’d find your way through the noise and begin to hear your heart.
For me, that heart beat was the rippling sound to serve greater and deeper than what my titles underneath the helm of 10,000 + employee company, riddled with red tape politics and board member best interest would allow.
You may refer to this sound by its commonly known name, entrepreneurship aka FREEDOM.
We’ll skip forward pass the denial, the fear, the anguish and the questioning of worthiness that I went through to admit that the sound I heard was truly a calling.
One that I couldn’t waiver back and forth with and one that would only accept me if I pledged to be monogamous.
We can always talk at a later time about that time I tried to leave it in a locked room and return to my ex, convincing myself that at least I knew the ins and outs of that relationship and could count on being acknowledged every two weeks with an ACH deposit!
I can’t wait to sit over a cup of tea and tell you how my heart-beat to serve greater and deeper, had the audacity to tell me that serving deeper meant getting real with my relationship to money and swallowing the reality that SELLING IS SERVING! What the what?!?!
Oh, that wasn’t even the kicker... How about the fact that heart-beat to serve greater and deeper, messed up my head for weeks on me when it dug into my soul-space and vibrated a scream that perforated my spirit! I won’t make you wait for our tea chat for that one... I heard it plain as the cars on a gridlocked highway beats with frustration and impatience.
My heart-beat to serve greater and deeper, said that if I wasn’t all-in and paid attention to its designed purpose to help others reach their greatness, that it would bury itself so deep in the calcified cave of doubt that I’d never reach it in this lifetime.
What scared me straight was when I heard it as clear as you see these words:
“Until you stop coming here, trying to convince us to accept the byline of the newest hope dealing guru who said this work is easy if you just try this, it’s better if you just do that,
until you stop accepting clients into our doors that aren’t committed to themselves let alone the process,
until you stop allowing the energy zappers and leaches who call themselves referral and power-partners so they can leverage your couch, get access to your network and do that God awful can I pick your brain thing, right before they disappear, to zap and leach from the next unsuspecting person,
until you understand that you were worthy by your birth rite,
until you recognize and receive that you had enough the moment I revealed myself to you,
until you listen to the holy spirit I was created from and align with the guidance from the few people that very same spirit sent you the tribe and advisors that will help elevate you further and faster than the single conversations in your head can...
until you stop allowing doubt and double mindedness to prevent you from taking deliberate action to do things differently,
the ONLY THING you will do is achieve what others expected you to, and trust me, they have no idea what boundless brilliance and potential could be unleashed if you simply, commit to me.
You will be STUCK in the box YOU CREATED and continue to suffocate..."
Hi, my name is Naketa Thigpen, and my dream to serve greater and deeper without burning out was suffocating
But, I'll save that story for another time.
Let’s take a quick look at the real reason we all want to achieve anything. Yes, it’s because we want to do good in the world, we want to move projects and people forward, we want to be acknowledged in a way that will allow us to afford the trappings of our heart (no matter how large or small), and the list goes on.
Let me shorten it for you.
You crave FREEDOM.
Your true work-life balance demands FLEXIBILITY.
Without it, regret for all of the opportunities to be present for your family, to create moments and memories, seeps in, widens the fulfillment hole in your soul and diminishes the joy of the good work you may have created to date. – Ask me how I know...
Of course money matters, but that’s not your driving force. Serving greater and deeper is what pulls you forth. You simply need to master how to work in your calling without being consumed by it.
I know it all too well. Being on vacation and not being able to turn my brain off.
Sitting at the dinner table with family, nodding my head in agreement to the sound and tone of their voices but only hearing the one inside my head.
Constantly trying to find a way to create a better way. Constantly re-writing, re-recording,replaying conversations, mostly because they were of things that I can do well but I’m no longer interested in and I’m not sure how to break away from it.
Researching, brainstorming, designing a project for months at a time only to never push publish on it. Why not? Well there are always plenty of excuses, I mean reasons to justify why not. The one I’m sure you can relate to at its core, is because those things, back then were really not in alignment with what I WANT. I wasn’t being honest with myself. I’m a dreamer who is a doer. At that time, I was simply doing too dang on much. There were so many moving parts in my business that I felt I needed to do in order to serve greater. The reality is, your greater is in the depth of your give not in the number of programs and services you create and provide.
I created B3, the Building Business with Balance Accelerator to help you finally get the freedom and flexibility you became an entrepreneur for in the first place.
In one day, you will become unapologetically profitable in every area of your life, not just, but definitely including your business.
Building Business with Balance (B3) Accelerator℠
Are you ready to break the box that’s smothering your dream?
It’s time to enjoy your business and your life.
In the B3 Accelerator, expect to:
- Get Clear
- Maximize Potential and Profit
- Navigate the Crossroad
- BREAK EXPECTATIONS
- STOP Allowing Perfectionism to Paralyze you.
- Transition from Hustling Entrepreneur to High-profit Mogul in the Making
- Get in Flow
- Change your Brain
- Shift Your Experience of Selling TO Serving
- Make Room
- Permission to ACCELERATE
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