Here are five ways you can leverage forgiveness to grow your business:
1) When you set goals in your business, you are bound to achieve some and not hit the rest. When you achieve a goal, take the moment to recognize it and celebrate with gratitude. ❤️ When you do not hit a goal, the emotional energy behind that can often get stuck in your psyche and prevent you from moving forward. Use forgiveness as a tool in this case to propel you forward. Relieve yourself from the expectations you had set, release yourself from any disappointment you may have felt, and know that when you do your best, your best is good enough.
2) When you are marketing your business and connecting with people, some people will like you, some people will love you, and some people will not even care. Some people may dislike you or seem distant and disinterested. When you get these various types of reactions from people, it can affect your sense of self and you can end up feeling judgmental toward yourself. Use forgiveness as a tool in this case to propel you forward. See yourself as a neutral person and the judgement others project toward you as merely a reflection of their own state of mind. Gift yourself the freedom to be you, and share yourself uniquely with the people who are open and willing to hear what you are here to share. Know that when you are being authentic, the people who resonate with you are the people you need to surround yourself with and it is okay to let go of the rest.
3) When you are having a conversation with someone who is interested in your product or service, this person may be a prospective customer or client, and when you offer them your time and attention, what you are doing is called sales activity. Your offering may be received and wanted by the prospect, or not. When you offer a product or service, and the prospect chooses to receive it in exchange for their energy or money, take a moment to receive and acknowledge the person, make the exchange beautiful! If the prospect chooses not to receive your offering, it can feel like rejection. Use forgiveness as a tool in this case to propel you forward. Forgive yourself and remember that you are a child of God, a drop of the Divine ocean, a unique expression of the vast Universe. The feeling of being let down is a temporary part of this human journey, and an opportunity to learn a lesson about something specific and then move on. Take the wisdom from that experience and let go of the remaining energy, so you can dust yourself off and take steps toward your next destination.
4) If you have a business partner, and you have certain expectations of each other's role in the day to day operations, when those expectations aren't being met, it can create a lot of friction and chaos in the business. Use forgiveness as a tool in this case to propel you forward. First, seek to understand the other person's perspective, even if and especially if you don't agree with it. Let that person have the space to hold onto their opinions without casting any judgement toward them or blaming their behavior for the impact on the business. Next, realize for yourself, what you truly want and what your own boundaries are, and communicate those with clarity to the other person a.k.a. your business partner. When you communicate what was missed or miscommunicated previously, you can be freed up and feel satisfied within yourself, and then the other person can also decide with clarity which was they would like to move forward.
5) When you have an employee or contractor as a team member supporting you in your business, and your instructions or directions don't land well sometimes, you may feel frustrated and confused about how to tackle this situation. Use forgiveness as a tool in this case to propel you forward. Forgive the situation before you sort out the issue with the person. Understand that it is always best to attack the process and engage the people in the business. Whether you need to set clear boundaries, create new systems or processes, or improve communication, forgiveness allows you to create a safe space for yourself and your team members to start contributing toward a new and improved way of operating. Know that you are the leader in your business, and the example you set with your behavior and demonstration of your core values is what your team will watch and learn from. Be wise, and be kind.
These are the five ways to practice forgiveness often, and watch your business soar to new heights!
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