The One Percent Rule
Let’s look at Jack’s business. He’s a truly intelligent man with a revolutionary way of helping mid- to large-size companies create rock star teams. When people hear Jack talk, they listen. He’s inspiring and innovative.
Jack built this business himself with blood, sweat, and many tears. He’s made some nice cash, but nowhere near what’s possible.
Nothing about Jack’s business is going the way he thought. In fact, he’s not even sure he still likes his business. It seems like too much work and not enough freedom, I have coached a lot of Jacks. They think because they’ve laid out a business model, worked on their systems and marketing, and gotten some coaching, they should be making loads of dough and feel free.
No way, Jose.
I don’t care how much drive, passion, and smarts you have, if you aren’t connected to your heart while you move from action to action in your business, you’ll never achieve the dream. Period. It will always come with a harsh price to pay.
You have to be relaxed. You can get a boatload of tasks done in a day and still feel chilled out while you do it. You can be having a ton of fun and feeling the flow looong before you reach your annual goals.
If you’re a fan of the Law of Attraction, you may be thinking, “Honey, you’re preaching to the choir.” But I’m not.
Somehow, no matter how many times I preach about how critical it is to pay attention to how you feel while you work on and in your business, CEOs still pay more attention to pushing for quantity and speed. They worry about results.
I say, “Slow down to go fast.” And they whine, “I tried that. I did it for a couple of days and it felt good. Then somehow, I got caught in a rut again.”
Abraham-Hicks says, in A New Beginning Volume 2:
“By giving 99% of your attention to bringing yourself to the feeling that you seek and giving 1% of your attention to inspired action—you will be in a place of powerful motion forward while you exist in a continuous state of joyful well-being.”
This isn’t fluff. I tripled my income the first year I practiced this formula. It felt weird at first. I felt like I was a slacker if I wasn’t on a stress and adrenaline high. And sometimes I felt like a crack addict kicking my brain to the curb. It was painful.
If you focus on success through action, you won’t have the pleasure of a smooth-running business. You’ll end up sick, too. Your body can’t take the stress or the unsettled feeling you experience when you’re constantly uptight about manifesting your goals.
I say, make huge targets in your business, but follow the 1% rule above. Make your state of mind more important than any other factor.
Jeanna Gabellini is a Master Business Coach who makes it effortless and exciting for conscious entrepreneurs to attract all the clients they want without doing more, working more, or marketing more. Grab her FREE audio on dialing in your biz here: