In the area of finance and business, sometimes it seems like there are a lot of reasons to stress.
Starting a business can be difficult (though it doesn’t have to be). Revamping your money habits and trying to be more financially responsible can feel overwhelming and discouraging.
If you’ve been making a lot of changes, you may feel the urge to stress out or get overwhelmed. You may feel like you’re forced to solve one problem after another after another.
But it’s important that you do what you can to avoid this.
When you allow yourself to get into problem-solving mode, you’re just going to see more and more problems to solve. And your problems will seem bigger and bigger, harder and harder to solve, because you are so focused on having problems.
When you allow yourself to get stressed or overwhelmed, you’ll see more reasons to be stressed or overwhelmed.
I know you might say, “But I have very real reasons to be stressed.” And I know, it looks that way. If it didn’t, well, you wouldn’t be feeling this way, right?
But when you meet it head-on — with direct action, or even just worrying about it and trying to figure out what to do — you make it more real.
Counterintuitively, the most important thing for you to do when things are difficult is to take a step back and recenter yourself.
You must avoid the urge to react negatively to your apparent problems. Doing so will only make them more real.
I’m not asking you to ignore your problems. But the solutions that your mind will come up with from a place of limitation and anxiety will be far less effective than the solutions that will arise naturally to your awareness when you are in a place of ease and calm.
So resist the urge to panic. Resist the urge to try really hard to figure out a solution. As long as you are feeling stressed or worried about the problem, you aren’t going to be at your most effective.
Take a step back, take a deep breath, and be at peace. Let go of the tumultuous thoughts of anxiety and panic. Allow your natural sense of inner stillness to reestablish itself. Trust that everything is working out — that everything is going to be OK.
How can I know everything is going to be OK?
- Because the nature of the universe is harmony, not chaos.
- Because the nature of the universe is effortlessness, not struggle.
- Because a problem could not exist if it did not simultaneously have an easy, effortless solution.
These are things you may not know fully yourself yet. But in time, you will.
Despite all appearances, there is literally no reason to worry. The opportunities will come. The money will be made available. The business will grow. But that can only happen when you stop worrying and allow it all to be OK, now.
Two years ago I was in a job I hated. I felt absolutely trapped with no way out. I sank into a deep depression, and it was only because of Christine that I kept it together as much as I did.
One day I said, “I’m not supposed to live like this,” and I quit, without a plan. When I went within and allowed that natural stillness to reestablish itself, that was the only solution that made sense to this seemingly impossible problem.
And it did work out, miraculously, almost unbelievably.
And about eight months later when the money seemed to be running dry, I went within again and another perfect solution presented itself, and I got hired to another job which was the perfect thing I needed at the time, giving me the freedom and flexibility to eventually start up Possible Promise.
I’ve had lots of experiences just like that: a seemingly impossible problem resolves itself effortlessly when I trust and let go of trying to figure it out. You’d think I’d learn one day and just stop worrying, but then I’d not have so much material to write on… 😛
The solution is always there, often just out of reach because you just aren’t in the place where you can receive the solution.
I often say there are just two states we can be in: the problem state or the solution state — the question state or the answer state — the lack state or the having state.
Which one you are in is up to you. But if you are seeing lots of problems around you, you can be sure that you’re in the problem state — and as long as you are in that state, you will continue to see problems.
Only by getting into the solution state can you hope to actually resolve (or more like dissolve) those problems. I say more like dissolve, because when you enter that solution state — the Easy World I discussed in my previous post — problems often just dissolve as though they never existed.
And look, sometimes it takes an impartial set of eyes (no pun intended?) to help you find the solution. One of my favorite experiences is when I’m chosen to flow that solution for someone else.
I saw this with a client recently. She had been struggling with QuickBooks for 3 weeks, trying to figure out why things weren’t reconciling how they should.
Finally she was inspired to hire someone to take care of it for her, and I was the one she chose. While the solution has been far from simple, it has been easy enough and I’ve been steadily unraveling the issue.
I believe this is because I know there is always an easy solution. So when a client comes to me with a seemingly impossible problem, I, sorry to say, don’t believe them. I believe in my own awareness that the solution is always available if we just take a step back.
And so when they’re unable to do that themselves, I love being the one that can do that for them.
If you have a seemingly impossible problem — whether in your business or personal financial life — I’d love to take a look and help you find the solution that’s waiting just under the surface. To get started just click below:Schedule a Free Consultation