What are you doing to “cause” your business to be successful?
As humans, it is our nature to believe mostly in what we can see, feel, taste, hear or touch. We tend to be skeptical about anything that is beyond our physical senses. But I know, as do you, that things exist beyond our ability to see them. Take electricity, for example. It flows through our electrical outlets and into our appliances, even though we can’t see it working. The only way we could physically feel it would be to stick our fingers into the outlets
In my last blog, I addressed the idea that everyone living is connected to everything else. All our words, emotions, actions and beliefs affect others and the universe around us, regardless of whether people are near or far away. This is the concept of Oneness, upon which Universal Laws are based. Universal Laws influence our everyday lives, and are always at work, whether or not we can see or feel them, and whether we believe in them or not. Although there are many Universal Laws, I have selected ten of them that when adhered to, can help you tap into far greater potential for yourself and your business.
The Law of Cause and Affect
This law states that nothing happens by chance, meaning that it is up to us to take responsibility for the role we play in everything that happens in our lives. Every action sets into motion a reaction or consequence.
Each action might seem small or inconsequential but the ramifications can be far reaching, such as when a single domino gently falls onto another causing a massive chain reaction, or something is posted on the internet that goes viral.
Most of the time we will never know the full impact we have on the world because our perspective is so limited. We can only see as far as the next horizon. But what if you knew at a core level that you had the power to set into motion a positive chain of events that helped the world in countless unknown ways?
However, it is common for us to subconsciously block ourselves from believing that and it is those limiting belief and emotional blockages that stop us from taking action. We are afraid of our own potential. The majority of us play small: think and act as if we were invisible, don’t matter, and afraid to step out of our comfort zone. Fortunately, more and more of us are realizing what we are doing and are choosing to act differently. That’s why you’re still reading this.:)
To help you become more aware, think of three things you do to help your business grow, even though you are not seeing an immediate result? Write these on a piece of paper.
Here’s some common actions you might already be taking:
Attending networking meetings
Offering free sessions or sample products
Posting your ideas and comments on social media
Making Follow-up calls
Giving referrals to others
Asking for referrals
Meeting people one-on-one for lunch or coffee
Taking educational workshops, classes and certification courses
Offering workshops or courses you’ve created
Advertising in publications or on internet sites
Blogging or authoring a book
Sending out an ezine or newsletter
Speaking at events
Being interviewed on radio or podcast shows
Here are some not so common actions but do not underestimate the power they have and the effect they have on the success of your business:
Becoming a board member of an organization or non-profit
Taking on a leadership role
Joining a small accountability support group or mastermind
Meditating for 15-20 minutes
Exercising, even if it’s just going for a brisk walk
Eating healthy, especially for breakfast
Reading positive, informative or inspirational books
Using techniques that reprogram your beliefs
Getting a good night’s sleep or napping if necessary
Journaling thoughts and ideas
Sending “thinking of you” or “thank you cards”
Getting a massage
Drinking adequate water
Releasing toxic energy both physical and emotional
As you look through these lists what is easy for you to do and it’s already part of your business strategy? What do you find difficult, uncomfortable, you forget or avoid altogether? Do you really know why you haven’t implemented some of these actions (causes)? What limiting beliefs or emotional blockages do you have that need to be reprogrammed or released?
Starting today write down three additional actions you are willing to commit to implementing in your business on a consistent basis. Do these actions remembering the power of the Law of Cause and Effect and make it a point to work with this power and not against it. Amazing results come from taking consistent actions and believing and expecting the outcome.