Even some of the most brilliant creators on the planet can come up against feeling stuck in their business. Regardless of what type of business you’re in or the size or success you’ve experienced thus far, there’s ultimately only one thing that ever stops your business from being something greater: You.
Feeling stuck happens when people have great ideas, begin to create their business from that inspiration, and then start to make everything solid by defining what has to be or should be. When you do this, you no longer allow all of the possibilities that are available to show up. You can’t move forward because you’ve fixed everything in place.
When you come up with a business idea, you have to be willing to acknowledge that your original plan is just a starting place. If you continue to try to create from those original decisions, every choice you make becomes a judgment of whether or not it’s right or wrong in accordance of what you planned. There’s no room for something different or what your business can actually be or become.
What if you were willing to completely let go of all your conclusions and fixed points of view about your business every day? For most people, this can be a pretty uncomfortable idea in relationship to the way we learned business is supposed to be. We’re taught to have a business plan, a model, specific goals, and known means for how to accomplish all of it. Beginning to let go of all of those definitions allows you to begin perceiving the whispers of what’s actually possible and what’s going to create something greater.
To quit feeling stuck, you have to come out of trying to control everything. Every time you try to control, you back yourself into another stuck corner. People often start a business off being creative and having fun, then make some choices, maybe hire a few people, get some helpful advice, or whatever, and then they begin to define and solidify their business so that all everything complies with the plan. It’s as if as soon as some choices are made they believe they have to stick with whatever vision inspired those choices. That’s what stops creation in its tracks.
It’s not always fun to acknowledge that you’re the one that slows things down and creates a sense of stuck, but the good news is, you’re also the one that can easily change it.
Creating a change is not about judging you or what you have or haven’t done or been; it’s about going beyond the judgment. If you keep referencing your original plan, there’s no room for change. Whatever has happened up to this point doesn’t define what can occur. You actually change the future by the questions you ask today.
Here’s one great question you can begin to ask every day:
What energy can I be today to allow my business to move forward?
You don’t need to cognitively make sense out of this question, and you definitely don’t want to try and think up an answer. For questions to truly contribute to you and your business, you have to get out of the habit of making judgments or conclusions about what problems you have and the solutions you think you have to choose. Just ask the question every day to allow something different to begin showing up.
Asking doesn’t take long. It’s not difficult. In fact, it’s one of the easiest and most effective ways to access the way out of feeling stuck. What if getting unstuck doesn’t have to be difficult, traumatic, or dramatic? There is always another possibility available if you’re willing to ask and choose.
Whispers of a greater future are waiting for you to perceive them. When you’re willing to let go of your conclusions and come out of trying to control everything, you allow the solidity of being stuck to dissipate so that you can receive something different. Creating your business from the space of question rather than hanging onto the original plan is not only more fun, it will allow you to create the success and joy in business you truly deserve.
Simone Milasas is a lady who knows how to be a woman, who sees the joy of possibility and future and knows that there is the prospect of possibility in every choice and every new way to see how business is a source for creation. Simone has worked in many different industries around the world. She has owned companies, created them, managed them, and changed them, all with an enthusiasm to invite people to a different possibility in the world. Find out more about Simone Milasas here