What do you do when you’re starting from nothing? In order to create a business, a project, a relationship, or anything else, don’t you have to have something to start with?
It’s actually not true that you have nothing. The title is a bit of misnomer; you’re not ever creating from nothing! It’s not money, connections, resources, education, experience, or anything else that’s necessary to create. You are the source of creation. And you always have you.
Have a look at what it is that you would like to create in the world, in your life, with your business, with your money flows, relationships, bodies, anything. Right here, right now, start looking at what you would like to create in your life. What sort of life would you like to have?
What have you decided it would take to create that? What if what it actually requires is knowing that you are the source? To access you as the source of your creations, practice these tips:
Begin with a question.
No matter how stuck or convinced a person might be that they’re starting from nothing, a question will always open up to something.
For example if you’d like to start a business, you could start by asking, “What do I love doing, that I already do, that could be a new revenue stream for me right away?”
I have a friend who just loved walking her dog. It brought her so much joy. She noticed that there were other people who needed their dogs walked, so she started asking people if they were interested in a dog walking service, and soon had multiple clients. It was something she enjoyed, instantly began making money doing, and took nothing to create other than her willingness to ask a question.
Perhaps you have a specific idea in mind of something you’d like to create and don’t know where to start. What choice could you make today to begin creating it? It could be having coffee with someone, doing some online research, or making some phone calls. Maybe it’s making a list of all the resources you have that you haven’t acknowledged. There is no stuck or stopping point if you keep asking questions. What do you know? Who do you know? What else is available that you haven’t considered?
If you’ve decided you have to create from nothing, ask questions. Are you actually starting from nothing or are you refusing to see the possibilities that are available?
Acknowledge that you are not limited.
You’re not limited by where you live, your age, your gender, your level of education, or any other factor. These are the lies that we are taught and told are true, but aren’t. We use them to justify why we can’t create what we want.
Every time you find yourself saying you can’t do something because of X, Y, or Z, you’re using justifications to maintain the lies that you’ve bought. As long as you maintain the points of view that you’re limited, you’re not being the source, and you’re not going to create the life you want.
Years and years ago I dated a guy from Berlin right after the wall had come down. He talked about how everyone looked at him, this German man from East Berlin, and thinks Hitler. He’d tell me that everyone looks at me being from Australia and thinks koalas and kangaroos! That may be the type of limitations other people choose, but you don’t have to.
How much are you limiting yourself based on your location or cultural identity? How much luggage are you carrying around from your family, your community, your country, or anything else, deciding that it’s yours? Whatever it is, will you please acknowledge that you aren’t actually limited? You have choice.
Instead of getting hooked into making you wrong for whatever you’ve chosen up to this moment, or pointing fingers at the insanity of this world or anyone in it, simply acknowledge that there are other possibilities. You don’t have to fix anything to see past a lie that’s sticking you. Simply acknowledge that you’ve been operating with a lie and ask what else can you choose.
Start to ask for what you want to show up.
When you’re willing to be the source of creation for your own life, the universe has your back. That quality of life you’d like to have? Start asking for it.
Make requests of the universe and demands of yourself that whatever it is you want to create or have, that it begins to show up now. Be willing to do whatever it takes, then take time to acknowledge what is showing up, and have gratitude. Make sure you acknowledge you, too. Asking for what you want is being the source for your life.
Creating from nothing is lie. You don’t have nothing, you have you. You are the source of creation. Are you willing to ask questions, choose, and receive the contributions that show up?