We’re so used to believing that it’s going to require a lot of hard work to start a new business.
We even often call a burgeoning business a “side hustle” (probably one of my least favorite phrases ever), believing that we have to “hustle” to make anything happen.
The end result of such an attitude is that small business owners subject themselves to working upwards of 16-hour days, and actually think that’s normal and all just part of the process. Or else, if they still have a day job, they spend every other waking moment working on their business to the detriment of all else.
Here’s what I want to say to you:
No matter what problem you seem to be facing, what business you are trying to grow, what increased income you are trying to earn, there is always an easy way.
Not only is there an easy way, the easy way is the best and most ideal way for you.
I know, you may be trained to believe in hard work as the only way to get anything done.
But what has that really done for you?
Generally we put in the hard work, believing and hoping that one day it’ll pay off and the life of ease we’ve been desiring will be accessible to us.
But if you aren’t giving yourself that life of ease now, all the hard work in the world won’t give it to you later on.
We here believe in the law of attraction, which says you get whatever you put out into the world.
And so hard work will only ever give you more reasons to work hard.
There will always be another crisis — always another reason to push ahead — always another problem to solve.
Go ahead, think about it. Hasn’t that proven out in your own life?
How long have you been putting in the hard work, believing that things would get easier after you got enough clients, made enough money, got that next job?
Has that ever been true, really?
Whatever you want to experience, you have to be willing to give it to yourself now.
If you don’t want a life of hard work, stop working hard.
“But,” you say, “if I don’t work hard, nothing will get done.”
And that’s where you’re wrong.
Possible Promise is all about bringing together the inner and the outer — the vibrational and the physical.
I found that all the practical steps in the world aren’t enough to overcome how you’re choosing to feel.
If you believe in failure, all the practical steps in the world aren’t enough to make you successful.
If you believe in lack, all the practical steps in the world aren’t enough to bring you prosperity.
That, again, is because of the law of attraction.
You will always get what you are putting out.
But there is good news in all this.
I believe, and have experienced, that there is a flow to life that when honored and embraced, leads to all the best things you could hope for.
When you are working hard, heedless to your own inner state, you work against that flow and disallow it to bring you the benefits it offers.
But when you tap into that flow and allow yourself to go with it, everything starts to work out.
Things start to fall into place in the perfect way — far more easily than you could have pulled off yourself.
In her book, the author Julia Rogers Hamrick calls this flow state “Easy World”.
This metaphor has always really resonated for me and I’ve found referring to it in this way to really work for me.
Easy World is, well, easy. And it is contrasted against Difficult World, which is — you guessed it — difficult.
In Easy World, everything is meant to be easy. Things work out effortlessly. Everything falls into place perfectly. You always enjoy what you do.
And this matches the law of attraction, because if you are living in a way that is easy, then you will attract experiences that make life easy for you.
The thing is, I’ve found that when you choose to live in the flow, you tend to actually get more done than when you are struggling and working very hard.
But the difference is, the things that get done are always the best things for you in the moment, not just busy work or that which you believe is important but actually isn’t.
When you are in the flow, you are always in the right place at the right time. Opportunities come to you when you can best act on them. You are inspired to ideas that can best achieve the results you want to achieve.
Because, very simply, and as Julia says in her book, there are no problems in Easy World. So any problems you imagine yourself to have dissolve effortlessly once you surrender back to the flow.
I’ve found this to be so true in my own life. Any time I’ve found myself struggling or dealing with an apparent problem, I take a step back and open up to the easy solution I know is hiding just outside my awareness. And pretty soon, it comes to me and the whole thing unravels just like that, every single time. I can’t think of a single time when it’s failed me.
So if you feel like you are struggling to start a successful business, or to make the money you want to make, or to get the job you’ve been wanting to get — or to solve any other problem you imagine yourself to have — see if Easy World has a solution you may have missed yourself. All it requires is for you to give up the struggle, even just for a moment, and open up to the possibility of this all being a lot easier than you could have imagined.