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On the resistance to receive

On this episode of the Simply Smart Business Show, I’m talking about the resistance to grow and receive in our businesses and just how crippling it can be.

This is a bit sticky for me to go into. I’m opening up Pandora’s box and sharing with you because recently I’ve realised my massive resistance to grow, expand and receive.

Yes, the business has been going well:

My revenue is up in 2020

My profit is up 

My services and products have sold easily

I’ve made a lot of changes in the background of my business that make things easier for me…

But I’ve become aware lately that for the last 18 months I’ve been hiding and staying where it’s safe.

Not anymore my friend. 

Listen to this episode for insights into how I’m navigating the resistance to receive and maybe let it inspire you to see where this might be showing up in your own life too.

Listen to this episode here.

Takeaways from this show:

  • Resistance to receive and expand can come even when revenue and profit are good and business is going well.
  • Brene Brown calls sitting in the resistance and the discomfort ‘the rumble’ and I don’t believe it’s best to share when you’re in it, but to wait until you’ve processed it in private. 
  • Resistance can come up when we hold on to beliefs that stop us from receiving more. For me, that story was that to get to 7-figures I would have to work harder and harder and would get burnt out. 
  • I had a ceiling of about £300K and couldn’t let myself receive more and was playing small.
  • Since I uncovered this resistance to receive I can spot where I’ve been holding myself back from receiving.
  • Resistance comes up in unexpected and counterintuitive ways, e.g. if I look after myself, then I’ll be able to do more and I’ll receive more and will then get burnt out… 
  • I was even resisting the energy of my guided Big Vision Visualisation and Future Leader exercises (where we match the frequency of who we want to become). 
  • We can be blocking ourselves in so many ways: in our health, our daily spiritual practices, our habits.
  • I’ve had a lot of energetic support to help me clear my energy to be open to receive.
  • The journey is on-going and there is no “fixed” – some days it’s easy and in flow and some days it’s hard.
  • We have to go into the deeper stories and understand them and see them for what they are so we can do the inner work and design solutions
  • Be caring and compassionate to yourself when resistance comes up – this is really about building a beautiful relationship with ourselves.
  • Things that have helped me: journaling, meditation, connecting with spirit guides and good old self love.
  • If you’re in the arena getting your butt kicked, I am with you my friend. Check out Brene Brown’s books for more on the rumble. Coming out of it is like emerging as a butterfly from the cocoon; it’s worth it. 

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