Everything in my life has energy, and yours also. If you have a relationship with another person, it’s easy to see that the relationship has its own energy. It’s an amalgamation of two people. That makes sense to me. This thing about a business having its own energy was a little strange at first. Perhaps that’s also different than how you usually think about your business. We’ve all heard of a business having a mission, but not necessarily a soul.
If you know your essence energy, values and purpose, then it’s really easy to make decisions.
I would call my personal essence energy, “tender exuberance.” I feel this love and tenderness. I also have this very exuberant feeling within me. That’s my own true essence energy. I will say that it’s not present all day, LOL! Well, it is always present, but I’m not always present to my essence energy. 😉
How to Dialogue with Your Business
One very effective technique is writing. I would ask a question of my business like, “Hey, KC Coaching, what would you like to do for the next project?” Of course, I would be in a quiet space where I was uninterrupted. I would light a candle. I would have some music on.
I would print the question. Then I would let myself write. Even if you feel strange, consider a tip from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. You can write, “I feel strange writing about this question. I don’t even know what I’m doing here. This seems a little silly.” You can write those things. At some point, if you keep writing, something is going to come through that you didn’t consciously know. That’s really platinum information. You could do this writing as a way to dialogue with your business.
One of the things that is easiest for me is if I get in a very quiet state. I like to do this as I’m waking up, when I’m naturally in a meditative state. Or before I go to sleep I’ll ask a question. Then, when I wake up in the morning, the answer to that question will be whatever thought I have. Maybe I have a color on my mind or a person. I just stay with that image.
The unconscious often speaks to us in parables and metaphors. We love metaphors as coaches! Just stay with it for a while and find out what your business wants.
The other thing that happens is synchronistic experiences. If something out of the blue happens in terms of my business, if someone contacts me, I pay attention to that, especially when I didn’t send an email out for it. I didn’t do anything purposely. It just shows up.
How to Connect with the Energy of Your Business
Let me take a step back. Sometimes I do things and I haven’t connected with the energy of my business first and they’re coming from my mind. Sure, I get a certain amount of traction there. But taking inspired action from the energy of my business works like magic. It works with more ease, joy and flow. When I notice that it’s not moving smoothly then I say, “Oh, yes.” Then I connect back with the energy of my business and ask for that juice and energy. When something is energized, it really takes it all to another level. It creates ease.
Years ago, Abraham Hicks said that if you could be in pure positive energy for 17 seconds, it was worth 1,000 man hours of actual work. The idea was to line up your energy. Get into this very positive energy. Then take action. It really does make a huge difference to line up the energy first and invite the energy of your business into every single project or launch.
How My Business Energy Led to Group Coaching…
Years ago, I became an Inspired Learning Master Facilitator. All of these years I’ve done facilitation and group coaching. This came from the energy of my business. In the last few months, all of a sudden, one day this past December, I wrote up this entire course. And now, I have my first group for group certified coaches starting this week! People are so excited. It’s been really easy. There was no “push” to it at all. I think that this is a niche that is very welcome for coaches.
Sure, group coaching is about providing an affordable offering to more coaches, about better leveraging your time…
But there is this other piece of it that the energy of my business was telling me about. That is the part about how I intentionally work with “lightworkers.” (If you want to learn more about lightworkers, you may be interested in a book by Doreen Virtue called, The Lightworker’s Way.)
All Coaches Are Lightworkers
We bring light wherever we go. It’s being together in a group of lightworkers and doing this kind of work. You might even be thinking to yourself, “Are your corporate clients ‘lightworkers?’” They probably are. They may not be as conscious of it, but some of them are. Perhaps your role as a coach is to help your corporate clients become more conscious of their abilities to be a light.
Karen Cappello blends proven marketing wisdom with your spiritual gifts to achieve success with ease and joy! Coach Karen is what Malcolm Gladwell calls an “outlier” in Group Coaching. Karen has spent over 10K hours in the past ten years learning about, being trained on, and conducting group coaching and facilitation. This month, Karen Cappello is premiering a Group Coaching Practicum and Certification for coaches wanting to create deep and quality coaching experiences at an affordable investment for their clients…with a spiritual foundation. Coach Karen truly enjoys connecting with other coaches on Facebook and Twitter!