I don't live in an area where earthquakes are common. We get the odd tremor, maybe once every few years, but that's it. As a result, I don't have to worry about physical earthquakes, but every now and then, I have what could easily be called a "lifequake". Something happens that really shakes things up in my personal or business world, and I'm left bracing myself, and taking shelter until the movement mostly stops, and the dust starts to settle. I'm sure you've had similar experiences...no one goes through life with nothing ever getting stirred up.
As I've been going through this latest event, lets call it a "bizquake" since the earth isn't actually shaking, and all of this is specific to my business, I've also been trying to look at the experience from the outside in, viewing how the process is changing me, and what my business will look like going forward. It all started when I was having a business related conversation with a friend, and she said something about how to look at my business that really stirred up my thinking. This one simple comment, and all of my thoughts about it, set off this crazy bizquake, that is leaving me wondering now; what's next?
The best thing we can do when this kind of event occurs is to just stay with it. Let it happen. Let our thoughts roll around it, write about it if you find that helps, and just let everything vibrate and shake until things start to settle. Often, our first reactions are to try to keep things the same, to hold on tightly to how it all used to be, and try to put these foundations back together the way they were. That really doesn't work very well; usually the pieces no longer fit together, and there isn't any reason why they should. These changes happen because we need them. Sometimes it just takes a while to realize it.
At this point, I'm not sure that the outside appearance of my business is going to change much, but this bizquake isn't over yet either, so it may be too soon too tell. For now, I'm going to keep watching and keep myself as stable as I can while the landscape around me shifts and changes. If you're going through something similar; whether its a bizquake or a lifequake, I recommend you do the same. Only when the dust settles will you be able to see clearly.
Keep on groovin'
My name is Kayleigh Radatus, and I'm the creator of This Groovy Life. As far as I'm concerned, we're here to really live and love This Groovy Life, and it's my purpose to help you do exactly that! I hope this blog is helpful. If there are any Personal Empowerment or Metaphysical topics you'd like me to cover, send me a message!