As an entrepreneur it’s most likely you have had your fair share of ups and downs in your business.
It may be around finances, relationships, circumstances and situations that got out of control. You found solutions to your problems and forged ahead growing your business.
Unless you have settled your very poor credit loans, you will never escape from it. You can apply for debt restructuring just to buy time to repay your debts. You can also negotiate with your creditor to give you a better repayment condition. If you are able to solve this, then getting cash loans next time would be easier.
And you felt good about it.
Now I’d like to ask you a really important question about how you feel when you are working ‘on and in’ your business.
Do you absolutely love what you do? Are you passionate about it? Are there some tasks you would just rather give to someone else so you can get on with what you love to do?
You might be like most entrepreneurs who go through work phases where you love something you are doing when you first started out but then over time, the work or job loses it’s appeal.
You might even feel drained, resentful and even become less competent than you were when you first started. You may even suffer from a bit of burn-out where ‘life seems to be sucked right out of you.”
If you do, you are not alone and that may be because you haven’t really found your ‘Sacred Gifts’.
When you really ‘feel on purpose’ you are most likely using your sacred gifts even if you are not aware of them. You do have skills and talents that certainly can have you feeling good about using them but there are a few key differences:
Skills – you can learn skills throughout your lifetime and you may even find enjoyment using them. Or you may learn them, use them, but not necessarily really get enjoyment from them.
Talents – you are born with certain talents that make you feel happy when you are using them. You may have a talent for writing, painting, swimming, photography, singing etc. but you do these more for your own personal pleasure and enjoyment.
Sacred Gifts – you are born with these, a gift from Source/Universe/God. The bigger difference between skills, talents and sacred gifts is that they are always for the benefit of someone else.
According to Monique MacDonald the Creator of the ‘Discover Your Sacred Gifts’ program there are 24 and we all have 3 – 5 of them.
So when you look at this diagram ‘Where do you feel most on purpose in your work life?’ decide where you are right now in your business.
Now that you have decided how to fix your credit, I’ll give you some clues about where you can tell that you may be using some of your Sacred Gifts.
These are 4 Signs of a Sacred Gift in you:
- FEEDBACK – listen to what people say to you. Do you often have people saying WOW that’s really a gift you did that so easily OR I feel so much better after talking with you?
- REPEATED PATTERNS – you were born with these gifts so think about repeated patterns you may have had from earlier in your life. Did you always like to teach, nurse, nurture, encourage others?
- ENERGIZING – this is when ‘time flies’ – you feel so energized you can even forget to eat! Pay attention to the levels of satisfaction you feel in your business right now and even in the past. What really juiced you?
- EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS – are you really getting ‘extra-ordinary’ results with some of the work that you do? Does it seem effortless but others are amazed at the results you get?
Using your Sacred Gifts can leave you feeling totally on purpose by allowing you to make a difference in the lives of others, all the while having great meaning for you. Sacred gifts can be dormant because as often happens for many people, ‘life’ takes over and those sacred gifts get shelved for the time being.
It’s interesting to note that it is just important for you to know what gifts you do not have as the ones you do have!
When you know you don’t have a gift you look for someone in your business who has that gift and hire them to do what you do not love to do! You don’t have to be ‘all things to all people’ in your business!
About the Author, Dana J. Smithers
Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.
As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.