Guest Blog By: Emily Evans Russell
About 1 year ago my entire world changed dynamically around being a mom, starting to work again, and creating a job that would be fun for me. In a span of about 3 months,
I went from being a stay-at-home mom making a few hundred dollars a month to increasing my income 10 fold.
When I used to teach high school, I loved working with kids and seeing their worlds open up, but I also knew there was something more possible. Having my own business now with giving Access Bars sessions, facilitating Access classes, and contributing to other companies and creators,I finally know that I’m creating something in the world and contributing to people changing their lives in a way that I’ve always known was possible.
I get that we create everything going on in our lives – the good and the bad, and we can choose to change anything.I created this change but I also have to acknowledge what a huge contribution Simone Milasas was to it all.Simone is the creator of Joy of Business and the Worldwide Coordinator of Access Consciousness. I have the honor of working with her and Access Consciousness and basically it’s been like one big download of all of these capacities and gifts that I’ve always had but never acknowledged or chosen to use.
Magic happens when someone looks at you with no judgment (like Simone does just by the way she functions in the world) and knows that you are capable and brilliant beyond what you even are willing to see.When I first starting working with Simone and Joy of Business, I didn’t think I had any business know-how. I didn’t have employees. I wasn’t running a big booming company. I had no corporate experience. How did this apply to me?
I had read Simone’s book, Joy of Business, and had marked up every page and written down all sorts of tools and questions to use. But I still wasn’t quite sure how it applied or why I was so drawn to it. And then I finally got it when I read a quote from Gary Douglas, saying “Your life is your business”. What if we are all small (or big) business owners and that business is your life?
So I started to look at what else would I like to add to my life? Who or what could I talk to today that would contribute to my life (my business)? If I could choose to do anything – what would it be? What would I like my life to look like?
Simone said to me soon after we starting to work together, “What do you KNOW?” And all of the sudden, I got that I know something that is unique to the world and if I choose to acknowledge that and have the awareness of being, knowing, perceiving and receiving that unique gift, that I can create change in my life, the world, and in others in a much greater way.
And instead of coming to a conclusion of how that would have to look, I just kept asking questions. I woke up every day, put a cartoon on for my kids, and spent 30 minutes doing yoga, asking questions, drinking tea, and allowing those 30 minutes to contribute to the creation of something entirely different.
And it did. And my life keeps growing and stretching and expanding. I am so grateful for everything that is showing up and if any of these tools could be a contribution to you and the business called your life, I wonder what else is possible?
At the end of the month, Simone will be facilitating her two Joy of Business classes, Access Business 101 and Access Business 102, in Houston, Texas. You can join the class live, or watch from your own computer at home, or join a POD (a bunch of people hanging out together taking the online class). The 101 class has no prerequisites and is followed by 2 days of Access Business 102. (Update: the replay of these classes is now available in the shop or check out upcoming classes on our classes page)
I wonder what a day (or 3 days) with Simone and the Joy of Business tools can change in your world? What if it’s never too late to create something greater? What if it’s okay to keep asking for more? To know that things can keep getting better and better?
Is now the time to ask for something more and to create it? What can the support of these tools and the download of Simone and Joy of Business add to the adventure of your life?
If you feel light, or giddy, or curious, or happy after reading this, then you may be on to something that is true for you. Something that can expand your world too!
What if business wasn’t anything you have thought or concluded it to be? What if it’s just the play and fun and creation of your life?