I’m having lots of conversations about being a Business Priestess.
It’s a month now since I launched the new Magnolias West brand and website, and I’ve been getting some really interesting responses, questions,and looks when I talk about being a Business Priestess and about what I do for my clients when they hire me to work with them in the Priestess Your Brand, Priestess Your Website, and Priestess Your Life programs.
I’m just back from synagogue and deeply immersed in and impressed by the depth of my spiritual journey. We call this time — Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur — the Days of Awe, and I am awed. So I’m keeping this message short (I hope) and sweet (for sure) today, and wishing you a blessed, juicy, surprising, sustaining, and wonderful year.
Back to the Business Priestess thought for a minute.
Here are just a few of the things I have learned in my Business Priestess journey, and what I am called to teach in my work with others.
- I know how hard it is to be in business for yourself, especially when you’ve worked as an employee before, ever. It’s hard to be your own boss, to manage your commitments, your energy, and your business. It’s hard to maintain balance. I have coached a lot of women during the transition from working for a bureaucracy of some sort into solopreneurship, and this has come up in a ton of conversations — it’s hard to even know what to do, when, and for how long, and it takes a shit-ton of practice to rock your Business Priestess work life.
- When you are walking your talk in your business, living your highest values, and manifesting integrity, you are a Business Priestess. When you’re in business for yourself, sister, you have so much on the line. Not only must you work hard to be your best self in every interaction (emails, phone calls, social networking), you probably catch yourself when you’re out running errands and remind yourself that you’d better not express irritation to that woman who cut you off in the checkout line because she might be your next client!
- I have a deep inner journey, and my clients do too, and a Business Priestess keeps connected to that inner journey even after she’s left her altar and jumped into Facebook (or email, or…). When you start your work day carrying the tone, substance, and sweetness of your meditation practice, your prayers, and your affirmations in your mind and heart, you are standing regal and sovereign in your business. Connected to your passion and wisdom, taking all the actions you need to take, and taking exquisite care of yourself.
These are some of the ways I’ve been explaining the big, profound, and maybe risky decision I made to frame my business and my work as the doings of a Business Priestess. And you know what? Any risk I’m taking is an important one, because the women who need to work with me are all women who will hear Business Priestess in a resonant way. I honor and celebrate those who don’t or can’t stick around, and for you who do, it’s fun to ride these changes with you and an honor to be of service to you.
Do not seek perfection in a changing world. Instead perfect your love. — Jack Kornfeld
I’d love to know how the Business Priestess concept lands for you. Let’s talk in the comments.