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Last November I was a guest speaker at a business seminar in Toowoomba, Southern Queensland. To get to the venue I had to drive through a countryside road full of humps, bumps and potholes. Needless to say it was a bit of rough driving. Back at the Gold Coast I soon realized that my car desperately needed an alignment.
The same thing can happen in our business. I’ll share a client’s “alignment” story with you. Little while ago a client of mine was riding high in his business and following the league of high business flyers. He was making great money hitting 7 figures, he had a big team and lots of clients but then things somewhat fell apart. Well actually they REALLY fell apart.
He had hit a huge pothole.
He lost his team, many of his clients and lots of money.
He was also exhausted, depleted and disillusioned. Everything he thought success was supposed to look and feel like was changing and he was pretty scared and depressed.
He was struggling with doing what others said he should do to become successful vs. his own inner compass that had a different desire. He was out of alignment! His massive pothole was a very expensive lesson he learned by saying yes to other people’s growth strategies and ignoring his own intuition.
After my first coaching session with him, he realized that as a result of hitting such a gigantic and dreadful pothole he very much needed to realign back into his own personal power and purpose. He stopped doing what others said he should do and started focusing on the outcomes and ambitions that he loved the most.
When you are out of alignment from YOUR own genius, things get stuck. Your energy is zapped, your vision is distorted, and you probably feel like you are free floating aimlessly without wings like a wandering generalist. It doesn’t feel good at all.
That’s why my client stopped being a wandering generalist and became a meaningful specific. He transformed himself from a mere follower and started being an entrepreneur and a business leader…. He found his alignment.
I also discovered that there are no fixed set of rules for establishing an effective alignment. Beyond having a driven purpose with control and mastery, what works for one client might not work for another and may or may not work for you. The key is finding a model that has a lot of the exact pieces that are in sync with your desires, values and needs, then customizing them to fully align with your inner self and power.
Only then you become unstoppable, because your genius is well placed to assist you in unleashing your true potential and thus leading your business’ success. So ask yourself; how unstoppable do you feel these days? Do you need a power alignment? If so don’t delay, those potholes can be pretty severe and may stop you in your tracks!