What It Really Takes to have a Successful Business

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01Hello and a big warm welcome to you. Thank you for being such a cherished member of the Sacred Women’s Business community. This is a gathering place for conscious women who lead their businesses and lives with their heart and soul. I’m extending a special heartfelt welcome to you if you are new here. I’m so looking forward to sharing this space with you and loving you up each week with lots of support for your soulful success.

Finding your soul purpose and living it sustainably takes courage.

The definition of courage from dictionary.com is ‘the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc without fear’.

However, the obsolete meaning of courage is ‘ the heart as the source of emotion.’ Did you know that the origin of the word is from Middle English 1250 ‘corage’ which came from the Old French ‘cuer’ and Latin word ‘cor’ which means heart.

Would you agree that ‘heart as the source of emotion or courage’ is far from obsolete?  When we operate from our hearts, we are ever wise, ever present and ever courageous. From this place we have an infinite ability to transcend the mental judgements and calculations that constantly undermine us and create fear.

Understanding your soul purpose and translating it into a success story sometimes requires an inordinate amount of courage but you have all that you need inside your own heart.

I remember waking up to the realisation that if I was to live my fullest life being authentic and true to my calling, I was going to need to make some really difficult decisions. One of those decisions was to leave the relationship I’d been in for over a decade. It was one of the hardest decisions and it had so many implications that would affect my children, my family and everyone around me. I needed to get really quiet and tune in to the truth in my own heart. I knew I had a calling on my life. I could have stayed in the relationship and on many levels, life would have been easier – I would have enjoyed material and economic security, certainty and stability.

The truth in my heart was, my soul was dying because I wasn’t being true to my calling.

All the economic and material security in the world couldn’t make up for the feeling that I was dying with my music still inside me.

Knowing that my highest self, with my own divine guidance, was urging me forward required a massive leap of faith.

Having a fully expressed life, one which honours your deepest talents, truths and abilities does not necessarily mean that you are taking the easy path, but if you know it’s the right path and you’re committed to it, then the rewards are all there.

Sometimes, I question the new age advice which tells us that once you find your purpose, life will miraculously provide everything seamlessly and effortlessly. Leading your own cause, becoming the leading lady of your own magnificent life or business, sometimes feels like climbing Everest on your bare hands and knees. The honest coaches in business will tell you that and they won’t be luring you with false promises of easy victory.

I’ve been writing a lot about this in my new book about finding your feminine power in business because it’s important to strike a balance and be truly committed to riding out the cycles and storms that any rider experiences in the wild zones beyond your current understanding.

The cost of giving up, when you face a challenge – back to the old world, with the pain of your music dying inside you – is just not an option.

I’m incredibly humbled and awed by just how glorious the rewards truly are for staying true to your purpose.

My rewards – I get to work with the most amazing clients: conscious women who are uncovering their soul purpose and then creating businesses which give back to their communities, to their countries and to the world. I get to wake up feeling inspired about what these incredible women are going to achieve next, in their extraordinary missions. I also get to see their incredible vision in its fully formed state – sometimes before they’ve even downloaded it- and I have the thrill of that intuitive hit that knows what is possible.

It may have felt like climbing a mountain at times, but the views are spectacular.

This week’s ezine contains a special story about a cocoon and a butterfly by Paul Matthews. It beautifully illustrates how important it is that we work through our own challenges and limitations to find what we’re really capable of.

Here’s to always leading with your heart,

Namaste and glorious love, light and blessings to you dear one.

 

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10 Comments

  1. Natasha on March 25, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you for writing what I have been feeling, you know its all out there, its letting the fears go and not giving up x

  2. Lisa Fitzpatrick on March 26, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Thanks so much Natasha, your work really does matter and I encourage you to never give up and keep letting the fears go – there are so many people who will benefit from your beautiful work. Namaste, Lisa

  3. Goddess Jacqui on March 26, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Being true to the promptings of your Inner GPS takes lavish lashings of core courage … and I deeply admire you for following yours.

    I’ve done it too … it’s not easy … but the rewards are oh so sublime.

    As you said, regret is not an option.

    Bliss-ings
    the goddess known as Jacqui

    • Lisa on March 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

      hi Jacqui, I love that ‘lavish lashings of core courage’ yes! It’s true, it does take courage. Wishing many beautiful blessings ahead for you as you follow your bliss. Namaste, Lisa

    • Lisa on May 3, 2014 at 2:14 am

      Thanks for taking time to stop by and make an insightful comment Goddess Jacqui, it’s truly wonderful to see you here, namaste, Lisa

  4. Sabine Schroeder on March 26, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Profoundly true and insightful Lisa. Your words embalm a battered spirit. Thank you!

    • Lisa Fitzpatrick on March 27, 2014 at 1:43 am

      Thanks so much Beanie, you have the most welcome and cherished presence here and I love the fact that you can feel embalmed by these words – may you feel soothed, comforted and supported in the company of the women in the Sacred Women’s Business circle as well as our deeply cherished friendship. Thanks for taking precious time to stop by and make a comment. With much love and light always, Namaste, Lisa

  5. Carina on March 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    “All the economic and material security in the world couldn’t make up for the feeling that I was dying with my music still inside me.” This touched me so much! Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Lisa on March 28, 2014 at 5:19 am

      Thanks for stopping by to comment Carina, it’s delightful to see you here and to know that you were touched by the blog this week. Wishing you profound blessings, Namaste, Lisa

    • Lisa on May 3, 2014 at 2:15 am

      dear Carinya, it’s so lovely that you could take precious time to come and visit the blog. Thanks so much – you’re so welcome here. Namaste, Lisa

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