3 Business Abundance Lessons From Nature

I’ve been spending a lot of time outside lately, now that it’s nice out. This time, I’m not walking to get from point A to point B and back or to give my dog Gina exercise. I’ve been following the natural impulse I had to get outside. I’ve slowed down, I’ve been present as I walk or sit out in nature.

And today I noticed something powerful as I lay down on a bench to look at the sky. I saw big trees in the distance. And I felt a deep connection to nature in that moment. Along with a powerful realization:

Trees just are. There’s no trying to be better than, more than or different than who they are. A tree knows it’s a tree and doesn’t try to pretend it’s a bird.

In nature there is total acceptance of what is. No pretending, no striving.

Yet in nature there is nothing but endless abundance. Everywhere you look.

Maybe nature has some secrets we can learn from…

For years I’ve always believed that our purpose is to be who we are. And that any filter or mask that aims to please or gain approval is something the Universe will eventually guide you to drop. Because being you is what the world needs.

You have a unique purpose that is only carried out by being exactly who you are.

And just like a tree, its entire potential of who it could become was held within the seed it started out as. To resist allowing the full YOU to be expressed in your life and business is like trying to make a tree become a flower. It just doesn’t work.

The degree to which you compromise who you are to succeed is the degree to which you will feel unsatisfied with the success you create.

If you can even create it. It’s very tiring trying to be anything but who you are. The mask of approval is far too heavy.

I’ve seen 3 ways many people lose themselves in their business, stopping the abundance their true nature has for them:

1. They try to solve all of the problems of their clients

I’ve been seeing this over and over lately. If you have a unique purpose then doing anything for your clients that is not your purpose is simply going to leave you drained and exhausted.

Not to mention, since it’s not your purpose to be all things to all people, you’re forgetting something important:

You really aren’t good at what’s not your purpose

That means two things. One, the results your clients create from working with you aren’t as powerful as they could be. Two, it feels like you’re never quite “enough” no matter how much you give which just leads to feeling deflated.

If you stick with what you KNOW you’re here to do, creating the transformation you know you’re here to create in your clients’ lives, you are in accordance with your nature and you create profound results for your clients.

Know the piece you bring to your clients and let them know what it is. And if they need another piece you can let them know that too.

2. They catch “mentor-itis”

This infection is so sneaky and damaging that my friend Karen Evelyn and I gave it a name.

Mentor-itis.

Mentor-itis is what happens when you try to be something you’re not because a mentor tells you to. Or maybe you just try to “please” the mentor, to be a good student and willingly become “pleasing” instead of you.

I’ve repeatedly had mentor-itis in my business. And had to recover from it each time.

The truth is, only YOU know what you bring to the world. Only YOU know what feels right to you in your business. Only you can say things the way you’re meant to and your ideal clients need to hear.

Yes, I am a huge fan of having a mentor, one that resonates with you. They save you time and help you succeed faster. I believe they are necessary and have had many in the past.

Yet you can’t throw away the YOU in your business because a mentor says you should. You also don’t want to be more than you are or do work for your clients that’s not you because a mentor says it’s a good idea. You will lose motivation and it will be WAY more effort. Success becomes hard because you don’t even really want to do the work.

3. They don’t realize the deeper blocks to allowing their true nature

If just being who you are was easy, I think most people would just do it. They wouldn’t struggle with it.

I am an intuitive, I am a healer. I do some different work in the world. Very different work in the world of business.

Yet where did I start out? As a Mechanical Engineer.

If being me was so easy, I would have just delved into the world of the intuitive right off the bat. But I didn’t. I hid who I really was with all I could. I hid it so well I didn’t even know who I really was inside.

And even when I started to pursue my intuitive gifts and share them through a business I still was trying to hide, playing small and not feeling safe enough to share my gifts in a bigger way.

When I finally began to pinpoint the deeper energetic blocks in my way and healing them using the Intuitive Healing Process, I finally felt safe being me in my business.

I could breathe easier, I could be myself more and my work became more enjoyable. Not only that, I was being me more fully and my sales more than tripled in 5 months.

You are meant to live according to your nature. Your nature is your gift. And uncovering your true nature and operating your business according to your true nature is the most prosperous gift you can give yourself and the world.

Abundance Challenges? Frustrated? Need a New Angle?

Are you brand new to MLM business? Looking for a new angle? There are sooo many programs out there that all say the same thing in a different way. Well today’s article is going to surprise you because I’m going to say something different; than what you would expect.

If you are a seasoned veteran of MLM this will surprise you, too because I’m not going to talk about “traditional” methods to grow your MLM business. So if you’ve tried other “programs” I’m guessing they didn’t work or you wouldn’t be here, right?

This is my fourth MLM business venture (adventure). The first three companies had products I was sold on or I wouldn’t have considered “selling” them; the marketing plans were actually pretty decent. One of which I’m still collecting a tiny residual income from (it doesn’t pay the rent, but it’s free money). I just found I couldn’t maintain the high level of sponsoring and training that was required, so I let them slide, my dreams along with them.

I thought my biggest problem was reaching enough people and finding the type who had what it takes to be leaders in the MLM business industry. I was frustrated! So what’s changed? Me! I did some work on me! What I found were “patterns” or “programs” running my life and business. Answer this: how many businesses have you tried? What went wrong? There is always “something” that comes up that “sounds” like a good excuse to move on. But wait, could there be something else going on?

I’ll use some of my business history as an example: the first time I discovered the MLM business industry I was a young mother of three, recently divorced and looking for a way to stay home with the kids. I did pretty darn well considering I claimed to hate selling. But I took another study path and let my MLM business slip through my fingers. Telling the kids we weren’t going to get our dream home after all.

My second MLM business is the one I still get a little check from every month (so the process really does work). The company changed a very strategic part of their compensation plan and I used it as an excuse to stop prospecting.

Then came number three. My day job was a business venture with two partners, whom I thought I knew well. They “cleaned me out” and I lost everything. Went through bankruptcy, moved out of state into a pretty depressed area where no one wanted to hear about what I was selling. They thought “supplements” were something the newspaper added to the sunday paper.

Number four never made it out of the box. The company went belly-up right after I had spent all my savings on inventory. Oh well. Sorry! My new working environment (no longer self-employed) was pretty hostile toward me and I allowed one person in particular to “get to me”. I gave myself a heart attack over it. Then a fire took my home and I lived in a tent in the backyard for four months. This was the second time I had lost everything.

I have downsized my wages from $75 to $300 an hour to $5.15 an hour! But I told myself, all I had to do was put in the time and leave the headaches to someone else. I even had myself convinced for a while. Working for a state government isn’t an easy task and I became so distraught from the financial struggle I became desperate enough to start looking into “self-help” programs.

Most of the programs have the right intention, and tell you how things in your life “should” be… But they don’t tell you how to get there! (Sounds like my old MLM up-line!) the gist of it was: believe in what you are doing strongly enough and it will manifest… Not… There is actually a system that can be followed if you can get someone to teach it to you.

On top of all that, I was told I had type ii diabetes and since I was the only one in my entire bloodline to develop this, I wanted to know why? About a year into my research and struggle to get a handle on the diet, an old friend “shared” a new product with me and of course, it was an MLM business. I signed up to get the product cheaper and had no intention of “selling”. But I had such fantastic results from the product I allowed myself to have high hopes again.

After approaching everyone I know in my new location (not too many as I’m pretty much a “loner” these days), I painfully realized people were avoiding me… Here we go again! So I got on-line and found my mentor… The guy who taught me what I’m sharing with you.

It may not sound like it, but I was always shy and had poor self-esteem. I doubted my abilities and wasn’t sure I was worthy of accumulating wealth. I didn’t trust people anymore, I wanted to be left alone, and decided no one would listen to me anyway. Plus, why make money? The government or someone will just take it!

If you made it this far, hooray for you! Guess you are serious about getting answers! Even though you may be thinking: “are you joking? I want help for my MLM business and to make money, not for my head!”

The self-help shouldn’t be some funky nonsense. Find a program that is backed by hard scientific evidence, fact based testing and phenomenal testimonials! A program designed to let loose your inner millionaire by allowing you to reprogram your subconscious. Hey, we don’t give our permission to be programmed by the tv and movies, but it happens every day. Why not take the “bull by the horns” and get rid of the negative programs and put in positive programs. Believe me the successful MLM businesses are run by folks who are in touch with their “inner winner”!

Granted, I’m supposed to be showing you how to get leads and grow your MLM business to stupendous proportions. And I believe I am. However, what I know won’t do you any service if you just continue to allow your subconscious programs keep you from success (just like I did). Specifically success in your MLM business. At least consider this avenue — a different approach (angle).

Abundance Challenges? Frustrated? Need a New Outlook?

If you don’t think abundance challenges take work, then don’t bother to read this, you’ll be wasting your time. I don’t like wasting my time and I prefer to work with people who recognize there is more than one way to grow an MLM business, and if it means stepping out of their comfort zone to get results; so be it, they are willing! Too many people have failed because they don’t know the game their subconscious is running. Everyone has heard the statistics about people who win the lottery… 95% of them are broke again within three years! That’s the workings of the subconscious programs running their thinking.

What about women who get into relationships with men who beat them? They seem to only find women beaters over and over. Their subconscious is running the show. Do we do this to ourselves consciously? Of course not. And, I don’t want to see you impair your MLM business when I can help you avoid it. If you really want to make scads of money, what happens if, I’m right?

Then it’s time to look into self-help. Yes, self-help. Find a self-help program that doesn’t get you psyched up only to let you down. And doesn’t make you drudge up old painful memories. It should clear out the old programs and help you put in new ones; like: I deserve to be wealthy in my MLM business, have outstanding relationships and a perfect life. No pain, just gain! Sound good? Now, I know how to recognize and get rid of subconscious programs before they sabotage me and my MLM business. You can learn this, too. I’m just making you aware of why people live ground hog day their entire lives.

Now to the nitty-gritty. A personal story: when I was around 13 I enjoyed singing and joined glee club in junior high. My goal was to be in the coir (a kids dream). But this kid was shy to the point of being backward, and when the teacher would make us sing the scales in front of our peers, I would die inside. Actually, I was a pretty gifted singer and could cover three octaves and was classified high soprano. At the end of the year, the teacher was quite agitated because someone was off-key! Oh yes, it was me.

I’m a girl, my voice isn’t supposed to change! But it did and I was called out and humiliated in front of the entire group. In public, since then, I have never been heard singing. The sub-conscious program: I’m a dreadful singer, no one wants to hear that squealing, I should just keep quiet and make-believe I’m singing, I give people migraines, I have a hideous voice. It must be the truth because that’s what the teacher said! Oh thanks, teach! Good thing she wasn’t my MLM business up-line!

Now there’s a precise example of how negative programs are downloaded into our subconscious. Sadly, most of the programs we “take in” are much more subtle, and we aren’t even aware of the fact that we are being programmed! I still don’t sing, not even in the shower. Even though I am aware of the program, my voice has never recovered! But the most awful thing I accepted from that experience was: “don’t set goals, you’ll just get disappointed.” Kind of tough if you have an MLM business!

Almost all of what I’ve been through in life has been experienced by a friend, family member, or I saw it on television or in the movies. Hey, do you think I could have gotten any of my negative programs from them? I don’t fault anyone, it’s a fact of life. I do take accountability and choose to do something about all my disrupting programs! Fortunately my family knew nothing about MLM business. Can you imagine what kind of negative programming I would have picked up there?!

You may know the definition of insanity is… Acting like you have always acted and expecting a different result. Like, looking in the fridge and expecting some new food to appear before you go shopping! I put a little twist on a common saying: if you always think the way you’ve always thought, you’ll only get what your subconscious has bought! This doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you or anyone else. However, ask yourself: “do I see any repetition in my life and/or my MLM business?” “Could it be a downloaded program?”

I promise I was even more doubtful than you probably are. Give yourself the opportunity to have a pristine, joyful, gratifying, incredibly wealthy, life of prosperity in every sense of the word. Give yourself the advantage of doing some research and go from there. Relax, most programs today aren’t any of those sentimental “pour your heart out stuff”. They are enjoyable, quick, effectual, even fun! Do yourself a huge favor and try something different! That is… Unless you don’t want astounding healings, incredible success and wealth, and powerfully loving relationships not to mention a productive MLM business.