“Someone has said, the Universe has imagined it even better than you have. And we would like to add to that: The Universe got all its information about what you like from you, and it has remembered every piece of it and has put it together in a perfect formation. And so, the things that are on their way to you are so much better than you even know that you want. And as you allow them, the essence of all these things that the Universe knows that you are wanting make their way to you and appear in perfect timing for you.” – Abraham
Being an entrepreneur is not always easy. Being an entrepreneur alongside having a full time day job is even more challenging. If this is you, please read on.
At times life can feel like one big fat to-do list that never ends. You can feel overwhelmed, out of balance, tired and start to question everything in your life.
I know because that was me. I have built 2 businesses alongside a full time corporate day job. In my journey I have hit many rock bottoms in my personal life, in my health and in my business; however I equally have experienced many highs as well.
I have learned everything requires faith, patience, passion and a desire. I have learned that your mind is beyond powerful and that you can create whatever it is that you want. Being an overachiever and type A perfectionist, I have also learned that when I balance both my masculine and feminine energies this is when I experience massive success.
I want to share with you my top 10 tips to being an entrepreneur and holding down a full time job with ease, flow and fun (massive results manifest as a result)! These tips have helped to guide me, reduce any struggle and have given me peace of mind within my journey. My hope is that they do the same for you.
Top 10 Tips To Becoming A Successful Spiritual Side Hustler
1. Don’t Future Trip: Stay in The Present Moment
“Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait and wait without anxiety.” – ACIM
I hear it all the time, entrepreneurs who are not doing their businesses full time who want to be doing their businesses full time ASAP. What I say to them is that they can do whatever they want the world is your oyster, YOU have a choice each and every day to leave your job, work your business full time and create a legacy and life that you love. Many of us “future trip” constantly and do not stay in the present moment which causes feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and frustration.
Your mind is powerful. A strategy I use with my clients is to ask yourself, in each situation that you experience, the question: “what is the opportunity here”? This question is life changing.
If you are still working a 9 to 5 job, but want to be doing your business full time, one of the opportunities in this scenario is that you have a steady income (I call it your secret angel investor) that comes in to support your passions and dreams and you can work on your business because you WANT to and not because you have to. It is much easier to share from a place of abundance than share in a place of scarcity and be desperate for money in order to pay your bills.
If you just became a full time entrepreneur and are not seeing the amount of money come in that you would like, the opportunity here is that you have more time and freedom to create products and services that you can sell.
Finding the opportunity in every situation is powerful. Try it.
“If you realized just how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” Peace Pilgrim
2. Give Yourself Permission: To Go Within, Have FUN & Love Yourself
“When you are in flow in your life, the rest of your life just falls into place.”
When you start to love yourself, have fun and tune in, your confidence grows, your health improves and the feelings of not being good enough, unworthiness and overwhelm start to melt away.
Detaching to the outcome is a necessity. When you are in a state of pure joy, love and happiness AND having fun, your business will grow because you are in the flow. Controlling, manipulating and micromanaging does not work. “It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find a way.”
When you give yourself permission to start really loving yourself you can then start to fully love others and fulfill your life’s purpose. Your mind, body and spirit are your greatest assets, treat them like you would a new born baby. In order to be successful, you need to take care of yourself, have fun and tune in. Trust the process. It might not happen according to “your timeline”, but it is happening according to God’s timeline.
“There are no choices that are really a detour that will take you far from where you’re wanting to be — because your Inner Being is always guiding you to the next, and the next, and the next. So don’t be concerned that you may make a fatal choice, because there aren’t any of those. You are always finding your balance. It’s a never ending process.” – Abraham
3. Assess Your Feelings: Don’t Do Things You Don’t Want to do
“Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.” – Tony Robbins
When you have a lot on your plate, your time is limited and valuable. Being able to truly feel your feelings in any given moment is a gift. It helps you get honest with yourself and helps you to set boundaries in your life.
At one point in my life I was saying YES to everything and I quickly became burnt out and I was not listening to my feelings or my body. What I realized is that the healthiest way to live a sustainable life for me was to create boundaries for myself. There were times when I just didn’t want to go, do or see anyone and I gave myself permission that, that was ok. Honor your feelings and do not push yourself, it is ok for you to only do things that you want to do. This protects your energy and your mindset, be selfish this week…you deserve it.
4. Focus on 1 Big Task at A Time (& Stay Off Facebook)
“We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right.” Marianne Williamson
Multi-tasking and trying to be Superwoman is actually not a good thing. Focusing on one big task at a time until it is completed is very important. Eliminate all distractions (which includes getting on Facebook in the middle of your task — this is a no-no) and set a deadline as to when you want to complete this task. When you are fiercely focused, all of your attention, energy and love are magnified into your creation. This has always helped me when I wanted to make major progress on a project. Your task can be writing a blog post, creating a program or leaving your day job; however big or small it is to create focus, avoid distractions and set your intentions.
5. Organize Your Day Into Time Blocks
“Instead of letting your day run you, choose to run your day the way you want to.”
At one point in time, you have let your day run you, we all have Now, it is time for you to choose the way you want to create our day. If you are still in a 9 to 5 job, you might be saying I have no control over how I can create my day. I am here to say, yes you do. You can choose to have a positive, uplifting motivating mindset and outlook or you can play the victim role and be negative, annoyed and frustrated in your day. Choosing to be in a positive, uplifting mood actually accelerates for more good to come to you and for you to create more good. The choice is always yours to choose.
Filling your day with people, thoughts and words you choose is difficult yet easy to do, it is all up to you on how you react and choose to perceive different situations.
6. Go Within & Then Take Action:It’s Progress Not Perfection: Paralyzed By Perfection
“The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those doormat forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.”
Visualizing your desires and speaking them out loud are two of the most powerful actions you can do to create what you want. But first you have to know in your heart that you are worthy of your desires and you have to be open to receiving them.
Most of us think because something is not “perfect” like our websites, our message, our voice, how we look, etc. we are not worthy to put ourselves out there or it is not good enough “yet”. I am here to tell you it is progress not perfection. People actually relate better to someone who is not all put together, who is vulnerable, authentic and real. The only thing that matters is that YOU believe in your dreams and desires and take action. Once you embody this, the rest will fall into place with the Universe’s help.
Remember it’s progress not perfection.
7. Invest in Yourself, Build A DreamTeam: Get Help & Angels, spirit guides God Universe
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
I believe in God, The Universe, Angels, Spirit Guides, Coaches, Mentors and Teams. When you invest in yourself for your highest good, this helps to bring your talents and gifts into the world in the purest form. You cannot build a business and run your life on your own, every successful person gets and needs help. Finding a team that will support, guide and train you in order for you to activate at your highest capacity is essential to experiencing success. Investing in a team (and in yourself) is one of the best investments you will ever make.
8. Write An Old Fashion To Do List
“God wouldn’t have given you the desire to reach your goals if you didn’t already have everything you need. Rise up with boldness & confidence.” Joel Osteen
You have a lot going on, my advice to you and what saves me time is a good old fashion to-do list. Getting your tasks down on paper or putting this list in your phone clears space in your mind for other inspirational ideas or guidance that you may get throughout the day. So get any ideas and to-do’s down on paper (or on your phone/computer) to help free up some space in your mind. When I write a to-do list, I only commit to accomplishing 3-5 things on the list, this helps me with not thinking I am Superwoman and doing bite size tasks at a time. Doing this also helps with reducing anxiety and feeling overwhelmed.
9. Get an Accountability Partner
“Find someone who is going to hold you accountable and creates a safe space for you to thrive.”
Every successful entrepreneur, business person and athlete needs someone who can hold them accountable. Holding yourself accountable can work, but when you work with someone who is going to hold you accountable, you automatically raise the bar and the stakes. Having an accountability partner has helped me stay committed to myself and also puts a little pressure on to complete the goal.
10. Surround Yourself With Like Minded People
“Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.” Napoleon Hill
One of the most important tips that has accelerated my success is finding and surrounding myself with like minded people. These people will support, guide and cheer you on. If you do not have a group of like minded people go out and find some now! It will be the best thing you have ever done for your life and business.
As entrepreneurs who are holding down a full time job, life can get hectic and an array of emotions can hit you at any moment; however having your tribe, your sisterhood and your group of people to help you in those moments is really priceless. Go and find them!
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Pablo Picasso
Take Action Now: What is one thing that you can do today that your future self will thank you for?