CONDITIONING I LET GO OF IN MY BUSINESS AS A GENERATOR
In this episode I'm sharing with you the mistakes I was making in my business before I worked with my Generator energy type.
Non-existent boundaries, not stopping (ever!!), taking on whatever work came my way and not listening to my gut... If you are a Generator or Man Gen you might relate to one or two of these.
Listen in for my experience and how I worked on re-framing each one so that these days, my business is working with my natural energy and not against it!
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I had zero. Actually I had them, but I constantly broke them so I could people please.
Boundaries really are important to maintain energy levels and avoid burnout. Gosh have I been burn’t out at different stages over the years!!
Most times it lead me to take on more than I could handle which led to exhaustion and that dreaded frustration that us Gen and Man Gen face.
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential. These days I make sure I have space in my day and I don’t jam pack my workload.
By honouring your boundaries and clearly communicating them you can ensure that your energy is being directed in a way that is allowing you to thrive.
I communicate boundaries by:
Sticking to my business hours and not replying to emails, DM’s or client Voxer outside of those hours
My email signature: States that I check my emails twice daily (so I don’t feel pressure to reply immediately and clients know I’m not glued to my emails.
I also state my business hours on my signature.
My client welcome kit: I get clear on how I work, time lines and when they can expect changes, how they can contact me etc
These days in my business: Boundaries are non negotiable!
I DIDN’T STOP. EVER.
ust like a well oiled machine, I would keep on plugging away because I thought tI had to work like a maniac 24/7.
As a Generator or Man Gen, we've got this internal drive to always be on the move and doing something. Plus, you're wired to make decisions based on your gut feelings, which can make you crave new experiences and opportunities all the time. But sometimes this can get a little overwhelming, especially when you're feeling pressure from society, your family, or even your own past experiences to always be busy and productive.
But we need down time too and when and it’s also important to remember that not all action is created equal, and that you need to make sure you're focusing your energy on things that truly light you up and bring you joy.
These days in my business: I have created more free time in my work day so I can take a rest at some stage during the day, whether that is sitting outside to eat lunch, going for a walk or meeting a friend for a coffee.
I TOOK ON WHATEVER WORK CAME MY WAY.
Which led to a third of my business being projects that just didn’t light me up. When I started my Human Design journey I immediately reframed that and said goodbye to all those projects - it was definitely hard to do but it was one of the best things I have done.
I’m someone who likes to take action and get things done. That's all well and good, but sometimes it can be tough to say no to things that don't actually light me up. It’s like you feel like you're missing out on something, or you're worried about what other people will think if you turn something down or even just worried about letting people down.
Plus, society's always telling us that we need to be productive and achieve big things, which can make it even harder to say no to opportunities that come our way.
But here's the thing: saying no is actually a really important form of self-care. By saying yes to projects that truly align with your inner truth, you can actually be way more fulfilled and energised than if you're just saying yes to everything. So, don't be afraid to say no to things that don't light you up. It's all part of the process of creating a life that's truly aligned with who you are and what you want.
These days in my business: I know the work that lights me up and won’t take on anything else.
I DIDN’T LISTEN TO MY GUT
Every single time I had a project that turned into a nightmare you can bet I went against what my instincts were telling me.
As a Gen or Man Gen you've got this amazing gift: your gut response. Your gut is basically your inner GPS, helping you navigate through life and make decisions that are in alignment with your true self. But here's the thing: you actually need to listen to it for it to work properly.
It can be tempting to ignore that little voice in your head or that feeling in your stomach when you're faced with a decision. Maybe you're worried about what other people will think, or you're second-guessing yourself. But when you ignore your gut, you're basically shutting down your own inner guidance system.
On the other hand, when you do listen to your gut and follow through on its guidance, amazing things can happen. You'll find yourself making decisions that feel truly aligned with who you are and what you want, and you'll be way more fulfilled and energised as a result.
So, trust yourself and your gut. Even if it doesn't make logical sense or you can't explain it to anyone else, if it feels right to you, that's what matters most. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else does!
These days in my business: If there’s red flags and my gut is telling me ‘no’ I honour that. I am now great at urning down projects that don’t align and have no hesitation saying no.
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