You’ll notice I often talk about ‘following the energy’, and a lot of people ask me ‘what does that really mean?’ Here’s a short excerpt from my Joy of Business book where I talk about following the energy.
“When I had an office, I used to go there to work every day, but there were some days when the business and I didn’t wish to work. I quickly learned to take myself out of the office on those days. I’d go to the movies, go out for lunch, go for a swim, or do something that was for me. I’d do something I wished to do because I knew it wouldn’t be productive to stay in the office. Other days, I’d work well past midnight and I’d get a week’s work done in four or five hours. Don’t buy into anyone else’s point of view about what your business requires. You can’t afford to do that. You know what’s required.
When I’m working, I just desire to generate. I don’t take the hours I’m working into consideration. Sometimes this creates interesting scenarios. At one point in Good Vibes, we worked with a logistics team, and when they saw the irregular hours we worked, they told us we had to look like we were doing business from nine to five. We looked at each other and said, “What?” because we’d call people at nine o’clock on a Saturday night. We’d send emails out on Sunday afternoons. They said, “Save all your emails and send them on Monday morning.” We said, “What?”
Someone in America once said to my business partner, “Simone rang me yesterday, on Sunday. I don’t think she realised it was Sunday here.” My business partner smiled and said, “Simone wouldn’t have realised it was Sunday because for her, every day is a work day, and every day is a holiday. Following the energy and doing things in her own time and in her own way is part of the joy of business.”
So following the energy is working with the energy of possibility that is available in the moment. It is asking lots of questions, and following YOUR awareness, rather than the rules of business that this reality suggests.
When you follow the energy, you’ll get more done in less time, with less effort and a lots more ease! How does business get even more joyful than that?