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5 Tips For Spiritual Entrepreneurs Pursuing Their Dreams

By Brit Carmichael

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman

Today, pursuing your dream is all the rage. It seems as though working for the man isn’t cutting it anymore in the creative world. We have our own ideas of what and how a company should and could be run. With that being said, creatives sometimes have a hard time translating our ideas into form.

After starting my own entrepreneurial biz at the age of 6 collecting aluminum cans for cash, I’ve continued to have the mindset of creating freedom for myself by turning my passion and creativity into profit.

It may have started with collecting cans, but over the last decade, I’ve successfully run 3 creative businesses as a master hairstylist, boudoir photographer, and inspirational blogger/coach.

During the last decade, I’ve discovered 5 key beliefs that have made my success possible. It seems to be a common thread throughout all successful businesses, so I know this isn’t just magical thinking, but a must-have mindset for all entrepreneurs that want to turn their dreams into reality.

5 KEY TIPS FOR PURSUING YOUR DREAMS:

#1 BELIEVE – IT IS POSSIBLE!

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” -Steve Jobs

The beauty of your dreams begins within. Always keep your mindset positive. Believe in yourself and know in your heart that you will achieve it. When you commit to your dreams and believe they are possible for you, the Universe begins to move in your favor. You’ve heard the term “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” This is the Law of Attraction in movement.

When you commit your thoughts and beliefs to that which you want to manifest, you begin attracting the necessary resources, people, and opportunities that will help you along your journey to make your dreams possible. Remember to trust your heart, only do what LIGHTS YOU UP, be patient, say YES to new opportunities, and hold a clear vision of what you’re wanting to create in your mind and heart and believe in it fully.

Believing in yourself is the #1 essential key to making magic happen. When you believe ANYTHING is possible, you can create your wildest dreams.

#2 CLARITY – KNOW YOUR WHY!

“Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.” -Luc de Clapiers

Why do you wake up and do what you do? Who are YOU? Get super clear on your mission, so you can make intentional moves in the direction of your dreams.

Knowing your why is essential to manifesting your dreams because the Universe responds to clear, direct orders. If you don’t know what you want, the Universe doesn’t know what to bring you. This is your life. You get to decide.

#3 ASK FOR HELP!

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” -Jim Morrison

It’s totally ok (and even encouraged) to reach out to others for their support & input. Remember to do this with a grain of salt. Make sure you are sharing your dreams & passions with other like-minded and supportive girlbosses!

As humans, we are naturally drawn to wanting to help others. We don’t have all the answers, but if you’re willing to ask, the answer will make it’s way to you. The same goes for Divine help. Without asking, the Divine can’t make moves in your favor. You must ASK and then you shall receive.

#4 DROP THE DRAMA!

“Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.” -Don Miguel Ruiz

Let go of people, beliefs, the past and anything else that is holding you back from blossoming. As you create major good vibes in the world, you will start to shake off what no longer positively serves you. Let it all go.

Remember, you are a make up of the 5 closest people you keep. Make sure they support you and your mission with love and light. Drama drains our energy. If we’re going to create magic and miracles in our life, we must focus our precious energy on what we want to create and NOT what we don’t want. Capiche?

#5 ACT “AS IF”!

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill

Change is always happening whether you like it or not. Why is it that we are so resistant to change? If the caterpillar resisted change, even though it can SEEM scary, then it would never fully reach it’s potential as a butterfly.

Act as IF you were already the PERFECT version of yourself. Tell a new story that represents the change you want to embody. When you introduce yourself or get dressed in the morning, imagine your BEST self and then DO THAT.

Stop waiting to wear the bright red lipstick. Stop waiting to say you’re an expert. Stop waiting for someone else to give you permission. Refer to yourself as if you have already achieved that goal/desire and it will magnetize itself to you because you’re telling the Universe that you are worthy and ready to receive it!

I’m Brit and I’m a trailblazing lightworker with a mission to inspire + empower badass females to live a life you love + shine from the inside. I’m like the truth-telling bestie you’ve always wanted.

I embody a unique method of combining intuitive awareness & compassionate honesty with spiritual truths + techniques to help you break free of fear + discover your deepest desires. I’m on a mission to give females permission to give themselves permission to live their BEST LIFE! Stop waiting - it’s yours to create! Let's connect on FacebookInstagram or Twitter

Are you listening to your inner voice?

By Cheryl Paige

It was a few years ago when I was hit smack in the side of the head with the realisation that I couldn't hear myself. I didn't know what I thought, what I wanted, or what I needed. I had let other's thoughts and opinion, desires and needs outweigh my own. It was sad, but true; I had completely lost touch with and silenced my inner voice. 

In order to start to hear and then to listen to my inner voice I had to make some changes. It was a process and it's now something I do every day so I never find myself without access to this invaluable guidance. Here it is for you to try.

1) Recognize The Need for Silence and Stillness in Your Life

"The answers to all my questions lie within me."

The fact is that you, and only you, know what is best for you. We often lose sight of this and turn to others to tell us what is best for us, what they think we should do, if what we believe is ok, and if they agree with what we want.

 If you are in a state, like I was, of depending on other people to guide you, you may start to feel resentful and controlled. It's ok to ask for advice, but ensure that you are giving yourself the room and the time to get clear about what you think and need. 

You can do this by getting still and quiet. 

Stop. 

Find a quiet place where you can just be still. Give yourself time to quiet your mind. It's essential to get out of your head and move into your body. 

Breathe. 

Take a breath in and allow it to move through your body. As you continue to breathe pay attention to what is going on in your body. What feelings are coming up? What sensations are you having? 

Ask. 

Once you have relaxed and your mind has slowed down, ask yourself the question that you are contemplating. 

Listen. 

Now listen for the answers. They will come. 

2) Pay Attention to Your Instincts

Instincts are your inner voice speaking to you. They sound like "humm."  They feel like the hair that stands up on the back of your neck, or the gut feeling you get when you just know. They are the red flags you see, but too often ignore. 

You don't need to intellectually understand. You need to get out of your head, start listening to your instincts, and start to trust them. Stop silencing them. They are how you speak to yourself and often you can't explain why. You don't need to explain why.

Begin to pay attention to your instincts and take time to contemplate what the message may be. Ask yourself, "what is whispering to you right now?" "What is the message I am meant to receive?"

3) Be Authentic & Speak Your Truth 

Now that you can hear your inner voice again, it is time to start to take those masks off and to show up authentically as you. Let everything that you are whole heartedly shine brightly: all of your strengths, quirks, uniqueness, beliefs, and fears. It is now time to show up as you and speak your truth- even if your voice shakes. It is a lot less exhausting then pretending to be someone you aren't while silencing your inner voice. 

This will push you out of your comfort zone, but in the end you will feel amazing because you are being true to yourself. I invite you to begin to implement this process into your life and watch as your inner voice begins to show you exactly what you need. 

Beaming you light, love & happiness!

Cheryl Paige is an empowerment coach, teacher, and healer. At heart she's a gatherer of information from reading, inquiring and always learning and loves to share all of the knowledge that she has learned along this journey of life! In order to do so, she develops step-by-step processes for woman to follow so they can unleash their magnificence.

Cheryl offers a one-one-on Renovate Your Life Program and an online course Create The Life You Dream Of. Both programs are designed to help you become empowered, feel less overwhelmed, have more confidence and feel in control of your life again.