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.