Welcome to Day 14 of the challenge. If you’re jumping in right now, be sure to check out the Welcome to the Triple Dog Dare to get started. The previous days are listed at the bottom of each post with a hyperlink.
I will shed what no longer serves me to allow for new growth.
Theme of the Day
There are things in life hat has it’s seasons. Sometimes it’s about growth and other times it’s about decay.
She sat across from the table and transfixed her gaze on The Death card. It was the third card from the left. Her eyes closed slowly as she mumbled a prayer to herself. Something about delivering her soul along with a string of other nonsensical mutterings. Her eyes fluttered shut. With gentle words, I assured her that Death did not mean a literal death, as it was more of a metaphorical one. Her business was not over, it just meant that her business was undergoing some change. There were going to be changes for the better considering the other cards that were around it.
Many people look at the skeleton, grey background, and the dead body. Then they see the small child and the teenager kneeling before the Bishop and the horse that has skulls on it. All of these images seem scary. However, take a step back. Be like the Hanged Man and look at this card from a different perspective.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. – Anatole France
Death is inevitable. Change is something that must happen in order for us to grow. When the spirit dies, it moves on to a different plane so it can continue. The spirit cannot take the physical body where it’s going so it must shed the flesh, so the spirit can move on much easier. This applies to other aspects as well. For example in business, sometimes it’s important to let go of that partner who has been weighing you down. Or it’s okay to end a contract with a difficult client because they’re making you sick and you dread meeting with them.
Other times, your business idea isn’t working and it’s time to go back to the drawing board to see why it’s not working. For example, about a year and a half ago, a woman asked to meet with me so she could see what she was doing wrong in her business because she wasn’t making any money. I agreed to the meeting. She was quite pleasant and after some brief introductions, she proceeded to tell me about her business. After she was done, it was very clear she loved the idea of having a business, but she was doing nothing to move her business along.
Change always comes bearing gifts. – Price Pritchett
You see, there is a huge difference between being a dreampreneur and an entrepreneur. She was the former, not the later. It’s okay to want to have a business and share with others that you are a business owner, but if you’re not putting in the time, energy, focus, grit and more into the business to make it grow, then being a business owner is not the right fit for you.
We explored WHY she wanted to known in her circles as an entrepreneur. After much discussion, it was revealed that she thought it was going to be easy. All she needed was to put her website up, print out a few business cards, tell a few friends that she hung her shingle up, and then the money would start rolling in. As much as I wanted to laugh like a maniac, I did not because it wouldn’t have been appropriate; I ended up giving her a list of resources she could use to help guide her through her business growth.
She was at a point in her life where she had several lines of credit open and she was paying one credit card with another credit card. The financial mess was something she needed to focus on and sort out.
If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. – Author Unknown
While some people resist the change in their life, Death urges you to accept what you cannot change. No matter what, there is another side to the pain and suffering. There is happiness and celebration.
You have TWO Triple Dog Dare Challenges today. Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with what the challenge is asking of you. Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words as well as intent.
Triple Dog Dare Challenge #1: Change is hard, but sometimes it is needed. What are some things in your business that needs to be changed or discarded so new growth can begin?
Triple Dog Dare Challenge #2: What are some things within yourself that needs to be changed so your business can be successful? Find ONE thing you want to change and then take the steps to make those changes.
Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenge, celebrate that! Invite you to step out of your comfort zone and share with us in the comments below so we can celebrate with you.
You’re super important and so is your journey. I’d love to hear how the Triple Dog Dare Challenge has enhanced your personal and/or professional life. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.
How may I serve you?
My focus is to serve 1200 people in the 2017 – 2018 year so they can use their intuition and messages from the spirit to develop, grow, and sustain their business. There’s nothing more powerful that being connected to the divine to help people accomplish their mission they’ve declared for themselves.
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