I am open to new experiences and outcomes
Theme of the Day
While it is easy to become defensive when things are not working out, explore the different opportunities that come your way with an open mind.
Welcome to Day 30 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.
A friend of mine, bless her heart, kept complaining that nothing was working out for her. She ran a home based business that sold different kind of kitchenware and food. The idea was amazing and the products tasted really good. She would invite the people she worked with over her house and share her wares with us.
New experiences give you new perspectives on life. – Sam Hunt
Time had passed and I asked her about her business. She mentioned that she might be moving onto something new because she wasn’t making as many sales as she used to be. She felt she tapped out her market and there was no way she was going to make any more revenue.
As she spoke, the Four of Cups kept appearing in my mind. Spirit wanted her to be open to new experiences and outcomes within the same business she had, not a new one as the current one was the best fit for her at the time.
I shuddered because I knew another woman who had four different MLM businesses running and it was hard to share with others exactly what she did at the moment. I never knew which business was her main focus, so I rarely referred people over to her.
To boot, it was hard for her to really embrace the feelings of success and she could never really celebrate those successes. When one has too many moving parts or their hands in a bunch of cookie jars, it’s hard to slow down and savor the experience.
Every minute brings new opportunity. Every minute brings new growth, new experiences. – Mario Cuomo
When I shared my experience with my friend, she became a bit defensive because that wasn’t going to be “her”. It wasn’t your typical defensive behavior, it was out and loud defensive: shouting, crossing the arms, and refusal to listen to any advice.
She explained how having multiple sources of income was important and have more than one business was the solution to that. Rather than not listen, I remained silent and held space for her. As she spoke, she realized that she needed to create ONE strong business before moving onto another.
Sometimes you have to let someone talk out their thoughts because they are highly intelligent enough to see where the deficiencies are. Solutions are an entirely different ball game. Once we saw the deficiencies, we moved into action and created tangible solutions.
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: Examine your business and find one thing that is not working out. Grab a team together and explore why that one thing is not working out. Once you have done that, explore possible solutions.
Please note this will not be a one day task as it will take time to complete.
Triple Dog Dare Challenge #2: Examine an aspect of your life and find one thing that is not working out. Take a friend out to tea or coffee and have a heart-to-heart conversation about your discovery. You never know what your friend might be going through and y’all can heal each other.
Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenges, celebrate them! I 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.
A gentle reminder-
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