The 10 Energy Keys of Business: What Could Be Tripping You Up

Everything is energy; quantum physicists are proving that daily, and that includes your business. If your business feels stuck or you know it could be better, this is vital information you can use right away. Knowing these triggers as keys to unlocking your business potential can save you time, resources and money by identifying what you might not even recognize as an issue.

Here are the top ten energy keys to having your most successful business.

1. Your business grows as you get your ‘stuff’ handled; that is, your business can grow only as fast as you do. If you haven’t invested in your own personal development, that will limit your business growth because your business will reflect your limitations.

2. Fear is a sign that you’re going beyond your comfort zone; if you don’t experience fear at least once a week, you’re not challenging yourself nor innovating beyond where you’ve been – if you’re ok with that, great! But if you’re feeling stuck, it’s time to make friends with fear.

3. Your job is to stay clear on the priorities so your business can do what it needs to do. There’s a lot of details to operationally running a business, including making sure your customers are happy, so you have to constantly and consistently sort through the details and make sure you’re focused on the priorities. Ideally, you’ll get systems in place to help you do that.

4. Fail forward faster; that is, don’t get stuck in what didn’t work. Instead, go out and do something different and do it as quickly as possible to minimize the loss of the thing that didn’t work. However, as I say that, make sure that you’re really managing a failure – sometimes entrepreneurs throw a marketing campaign out there but then think it’s failed after the first week when there’s been little response. You’ve got to know when to give something time and when to call it done. Fail forward faster.

5. Your environment is the outer reflection of what’s happening in your inner world; make sure that your environment is clean, organized, functional and aesthetically pleasing. I am a former Feng Shui practitioner and I can tell you stories about how powerful this is… essentially, your environment can communicate with your inner world as well so by handling your external environment, your inner world can change. It’s hard to have a bad day when you’re working on your business from your private mansion on the Mediterranean coast, right?

6. You aren’t your business, but it is you – so it’s taking cues from your pace and tone. If you’re having a bad day, your business will likely experience some speedbumps. If you’re in a generous and happy place, it’s likely that all kinds of great relationships and new opportunities show up in your business. Make sure you are honoring yourself first, and your business will reflect your positive energy.

7. Make decisions from a place of strength, not opinion, need for external validation, fear or scarcity. Any of those energies will corrupt your decision and limit the possibilities in whatever decision you are making.

8. Procrastination is actually the delay of pleasure; if you’re putting things off, look at what you’re denying yourself by focusing on the thing that you’re putting off. And really, if you want something bad enough, you don’t procrastinate – just ask anybody who has had a craving at midnight for Chunky Monkey ice cream!

9. You’ve got to make sure you ‘flip the switch’ in your head from being employed to being self-employed. There is no one to motivate you when you work for yourself, and no one else can take the blame or the reward for what you do. Work the hours that feel good. Dress the way that you like. Ask for permission when appropriate, but it’s actually better to ask for forgiveness as a business owner – most of the time, when you’re aligned with positive power energy, people will say yes to any reasonable request anyway… but it takes more time to get their answer than just doing it.

10. Don’t waste time looping in situations. Instead, do what I call ‘break state’, which is to stop the stuck or looping energy with anything – a conversation, music, taking a drive, going for a walk or a movie – and then seeing the pattern you’re in from a fresh perspective. Once you have that new view on what you’re experiencing – and remember, anything that’s happening is inviting you to grow to your next best level – so once you have the new view, choose something different from that conscious, aware perspective you now have.