In Sanskrit the word for Non-Stealing is Asteya. The obvious is not taking what does not belong to us and we often think of our possessions but I would like to broaden that as we think of how we conduct ourselves in our business relationships. One of the areas that we need to be mindful of, because we cannot get or give it back, is time. A precious valuable asset. Examine and practice Asteya, the Non-Stealing, of Time and set this powerful Principle in motion.
We are building a solid foundation for our business…
Ahimsa, non-harming. Satya, truthfulness. Asteya, non-stealing.
Wow! That’s a mouthful…but such a sweet mouthful, for me anyway. As many of you know I am a business coach AND a yoga teacher. I am passionate about both of these lines of work. However, the two have given me a sense of frustration and anxiety as well…for so many years they seemed so separate. One minute I was barefoot on a yoga mat and the next I was in heels in a boardroom.
For the past two years I have been highly invested in a mastermind where I have spent time exploring the possiblity of merging the two. It has led me to stand in both places, on and off the mat, simultaneously.
I was taught three important principles in my Anusara yoga training: Attitude. Alignment. Action. My big Aha came when I realized I was coaching clients on: Attitude. Alignment. Action. Plus I have added a few bonus’s.
Attitude: are you clear that you and only you is responsible for how your day will unfold
Authnticity: are you who you say you are
Alignment: having your purpose and vision for your business in alignment with your mission, core values and commitments
Action: your plan, your business in motion
Attraction: get the first four A’s down and attract the support and clients you were meant to serve
If you think this might be of help for you in your business please feel free to apply for a free strategy session with me at www.johannamcclain.com.
Have a great Attitude. Be Authentic. Get into Alignment. Get into Action. Attract the business and clients you desire.
I Hate Setting Goals…Again!
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened – Tao Te Ching
Does the idea of sitting down and writing out your goals for the next year, three years and five years make you want to scream?
I ask you this question 4 month ago, on February 28th. You know you SHOULD have done it, and here it is June 26th and it’s still not done.
Perhaps SHOULD is the problem. Trainer and motivational speaker Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul series author) suggests that we write down our WANTS instead of our SHOULDS.
I like this concept. It’s easier to engage and I am now finding great joy in writing out my wants and desires for what I will create for myself over the next few years.
The SHOULDS? Turn them over to people better suited to handle them so you can free yourself to work on what is important to you. I have hired an experienced team to do all of the things I SHOULD NOT be doing because they are not “my thing” so I can put my energy toward what I WANT to do and that’s making money doing “my thing”.
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much fun this can be.
Get Ready. Get Set. Goals!
What’s you daily routine? Do you get up in the morning and turn your success over to hope on a wing and a prayer? Or, are you running your business with a purpose and a plan?
Have you turned your success over to the Universe (a wing and a prayer)? If so, have you taken the next step of letting the Universe know exactly what success looks like to you (a purpose and a plan)?
Pray and Plan with Purpose.