I'm not sure if you are wearing your party hats, but today is Clarity’s 2nd Birthday! I started off the celebration with some half moon cookies and plan on indulging in an ice cream cake in the very near future.
Aside from my plans for eating my weight in things that are almost as sweet as me, I took some time to reflect on the past two years. When you are starting your own business there are a million things that run through your mind, including but not limited to: “Am I good enough?”, “Can this actually be successful?”, and the obvious, “Will people want what we are offering?”. You do a lot of second-guessing and testing your own resilience. You get accustomed to a hot little mix of success and failure. You might get let down and then ten seconds later be over the moon about a phone call.
The past two years we have grown at a rapid rate. We have taken leaps of faith and tried a ton of new things. Some things worked and well, other things did not work even a little. But one thing is consistent, we pour our hearts into everything we do and hope that others can feel that what we make and offer is birthed with love and a whole lot of Spirit. Owning your own business is a process of learning who you really are and deciding what works best for you. It has been a learning process all the way around but we've learned some really great lessons that don't just stop at our business but extend far into the rest of life. Lucky for you, I'm all into sharing things like that.
Life lessons from owning a Spiritual practice:
You attract what you are. There have been times in the past 2 years where I have been not at my best, cue me crying in the corner spooning cookie dough down my throat. Life is tough and some days, just aren't going to be all unicorns and rainbows. Guess what happened? My bad little moods impacted my business in a big way. When you let the basics of taking care of yourself go out the window and are in a rut, it impacts every single aspect of your life. It took getting down to the nitty gritty of practicing what I was preaching in every way possible. Not to say I nail it every time, but I prioritize meditation and manifesting. I make feeling good a priority. I make sure I run a mile or two a day, and am still working on eating less ice cream cake and half moon cookies (but they are SOO good and you can't win them all). I also am extremely careful of who I surround myself with and what environments I hang out in. Growing into your best self, brings opportunities that you never dreamed of and inspiration that bursts out of your body. You not only attract what you think about, but what you are.
Stop trying to please people and get real. When I first switched over full time at Clarity, I started to look at traditional marketing. Traditional marketing made perfect sense, but felt oddly foreign for me. At some point, the desire for authenticity overrode everything I was reading and trying to comprehend about growing a business. We began to just say who are we? and how do we create a genre of healing that is Spiritual but occasionally uses gangster rap and swear words? Getting real is sometimes the best way to grow and to eliminate doing things that you don’t really like. It also lets people and things drop off that aren’t working for you. Sometimes you have to strip away the bullshit and just be honest with yourself. People really dig honesty and authenticity.
Go with your gut. One of the most important aspects of running a business is decision making. Your first instinct, your intuition, your gut, whatever you want to call it is ALWAYS right. Even when it doesn’t make logical sense to turn down an opportunity, sometimes it’s because a better opportunity is coming. A lot of what Christy and I have worked on, is eliminating too much logic in running our business. We follow our hearts and put inspiration to work with our classes and events. We allow Spirit to guide us in helping create what we want and dream of. We ask for guidance constantly. We back out of opportunities that no longer feel right. We say no sometimes. We say yes A LOT. We ask the universe for a lot of help and always request that they send us the type of people who will benefit most from our services. The universe NEVER fails.
Aside from these lessons we'd love to shout from the rooftops the amount of gratitude that we have. We are so thankful for all of the major supports we’ve had. We are grateful for everyone who has believed in us, what we do, and what we are about. We are grateful for everyone who has positively passed our names along and oh my gosh you guys, the thank you notes, cards, e-mails, and texts always warm our hearts and remind us that we are on the right path. We are so lucky to get to work with all of you and so grateful that you trust us on your journey of healing and love. Follow your hearts and those bursts of inspiration, we promise they lead to an amazing path that is in alignment with who you really are.
As a big thank you to YOU, we are offering one of our new services, Clarity Squared, at a discounted rate of $120 until Tuesday June 28th. Clarity Squared is a psychic reading with two psychic mediums. It is one of our top services at this current time and one of our favorite services to offer. This is a full hour where we focus just on you, gathering information to help you heal, move forward, and become the best version of yourself. It is a powerful hour built to be life changing. We are so grateful for all of you and we plan on this second year being our best yet.
Wishing you light, love, and a whole lot of Clarity <3
Posted on Wed, June 22, 2016
by Nichole Eaton filed under