Hey there, lovely soul!
. . .one of my favourite topics and one of the core keys to unlocking your freedom!
As a Heart-Centered Entrepreneur, I know you're driven by your passion to create, serve, and make a positive impact in the world.
However, as you navigate through the ups and downs of running a business, you might find yourself struggling with setting and upholding boundaries.
Perhaps you have a hard time saying no to clients who don't respect your time and expertise, or you feel guilty for taking breaks and resting.
Been there! And to this day, I still need to continue practicing awareness around respect, rest and replenishment.
Maybe you have difficulty delegating tasks or end up working way beyond your usual hours because you feel you "should" be available at all times-or that you “should” be able to do it all yourself.
BUT. . AND, ❤️
Let me tell you this:
I have found that setting healthy boundaries is crucial to your success, longevity, and wellbeing as an entrepreneur.
On So Many Levels!
Truth is, business is a healing platform. . .
a chance to do a deep dive and heal your mind, body and soul in the name of your own peace and the driving desire to deliver your mission and work to the world.
Sometimes it is hard to see your side of the truth.
I believe it is part of the journey to NOT see the truth clearly, to experience the struggle that activates transformation, to experience the crack in awareness that lets in the light and to find the loving line in the sand.
And then rinse and repeat!
Ever growing. Ever expanding.
There’s a deeply practical side to having healthy boundaries too.
When you establish clear standards and communicate them assertively, you create a container for your energy, creativity, and time.
You show yourself and others that you're serious about your work and your needs, which in turn attracts respectful and aligned clients, collaborators, and opportunities.
And oh, it is so much more fun this way!!
Becoming a magnet for those who respect and honour you, for those whom you can’t wait to speak to and connect with,. . .
it’s a core of the magic we’ve held as women in sacred relationship that comes from the old ways of being together.
Ways many of us have lost and left behind.
Boundaries are not only practical, and necessary for growth, they help you to remember the magic of who you are.
With them, you find yourself again.
You begin to remember what sets you on fire with desire,
You begin to remember your extraordinary presence,
You begin to remember the deep value of knowing who you want to show up as in this world.
Boundaries are a blessing that support you, grow you and ground you. ❤️
Here are some tips on how to set strong boundaries as a Heart-Centered Entrepreneur:
1. Clarify your values and priorities
Before you can set boundaries that work for you, it's essential to know what matters most to you.
Take some time to reflect on your core values, your mission statement, and your key priorities.
Write them down, and use them as a compass for decision-making.
2. Be clear and concise
When you communicate your boundaries, be direct and succinct.
Avoid sugar-coating or apologizing for your needs.
State them positively and assertively, using "I" statements instead of "you" statements.
For example, "I value my weekends as sacred time for self-care and rejuvenation" instead of "You can't contact me on weekends."
3. Practice self-care
Setting boundaries isn't just about saying no.
It's also about saying yes to yourself and your needs.
Make sure you take care of your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs regularly, whether that means taking breaks, exercising, meditating, or seeking support from friends and mentors.
4. Delegate and outsource
As your business grows, you might feel overwhelmed by the tasks and responsibilities.
Don't be afraid to delegate or outsource tasks that don't align with your strengths or values.
This frees up more time and energy for the areas that truly light you up.
5. Be consistent and flexible
Setting boundaries isn't a one-time event.
It's an ongoing practice that requires consistency and flexibility.
Review your boundaries regularly and adjust them when needed.
Stay open to feedback and new information, but also honor your non-negotiables.
Remember, setting boundaries is an act of self-love, self-respect, and self-care.
When you align your actions with your values and priorities, you create a powerful energy that attracts abundance, joy, and fulfillment.
Do the work to set yourself free, set clear boundaries, and watch your business and life thrive!
Here’s to thriving together,