In business, you have to look like you have it all together. But my reality (and I bet yours, too) is that pulling back the cover would have revealed a mess on the brink of disaster. I had been in business for over ten years. I had trained professional organizers and was running the largest organizing company in my area. But, even though I kept coming close to success, it was always just out of reach. I kept thinking that if I tried just a little bit harder, invested in one more program, read one more book, pushed out one more new product, the magic would happen.
But the reality was, my organizers had become frustrated with me. I wasn't paying myself (not even one penny!) and one spring, I lost it all. My employees quit and I was left with clients to serve and a business that was quickly going down the drain.
My employees had been trying to tell me the solution. Clients were starting to come in that were different than those I had served in the past. They were businesses, entrepreneurs, corporations that wanted the one thing that only I could offer. The one thing that I had avoided giving to anyone before.
I finally realized what everyone else had known all along, that I already had within me the exact solution to my problem AND that the years of building my business and working with clients had perfectly positioned me to offer my gifts to the world. I had seen the obstacles but they were actually teachers in disguise. When I finally started to listen to all of this intuition, to tap into my gifts, to create programs based on my brilliance, the doors to success flew open.
I opened my next program and filled it immediately. Aligned clients came to me with ease. I used all that I had learned and created a repeatable process based on success, science and a bit of secret sauce that I was able to share with these new clients with great results.