Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Barbara Gabogrecan » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:10 am

I would like to add my congratulations too Robyn. You have seriously affected my life with your love, kindness and understanding as you supported and helped me through both my successful business life and during my illness. It is so obvious that you love life and all aspects of what you do that you give courage and warmth to the lives you come in contact with.

But how wonderful is it to be recognized by such prestigious newspapers etc. - WOW! Well done my friend!
Love
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Barbara is an artist specialising in silk painting; her video is on page one of You Tube http://youtu.be/1ZA9HObN_Go
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Having survived a stroke and a brain tumour, Barbara wrote a book titled 'Thank God I Had a Stroke' to motivate and inspire others suffering from similar afflictions.
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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Nat Smith » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:31 am

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
So far this week I have written a lot about love. Probably not what you usually read about on this business forum! :D

But there is a good reason for that. Well there are probably two good reasons actually. One, it came to me to write about, but more importantly, when I speak about Love it is not the romantic love most of us associate the word with; it is far deeper than that. It is the Love that is the very essence of who we all are; the very thing we are programmed for and attract to automatically.

So whilst business rarely is associated with love in our world, to me Love holds all the keys to successful business (yes I did learn something from my Dubai experience!). Hopefully by the end of this week you will see just how much opening to the love inside of yourself actually is the very thing that makes your business fly and you live like you have probably never dreamed of. Okay that sounds salesy :roll: so I will stop now… but hopefully you ‘feel’ the truth of what I mean!


THE BUSINESS YOU WERE BORN TO CREATE
Through my studies of the past 10 years or so I have come to learn that as human beings we have two purposes for being here. The first is to expand into who we truly are, our infinite selves and remember that part of us. The secondary reason is our work… birthing into the world the business (or job) you were born to create and do in service to humanity. The thing that only you can do in the way that you do it. Your unique service or calling to humanity.

I have come to learn that your purpose, that so many people search years for, is simply loving who you are BEING when you do what you do. Whatever makes your heart sing in each moment is your purpose. If the purpose of the Universe is the expansion of love then anything that makes you radiate love, means you are in alignment with the purpose of the Universe and therefore yourself (at the highest level of truth You and the Universe are One). When you are on purpose it goes far beyond You as a person. You as a human being simply become the channel for greatness to happen THROUGH you.


THERE IS NEVER COMPETITION

The business you were specifically born to create combines all of what you love and your unique combination of innate talents and skills; your sweet spot.

You may have picked up on the subtle fact that you actually never have competition when you do the business you are born to do, because your service will be so unique to you, that there is no one else that can do it the way you do. Competition is a human ego creation and an illusion. When you see this, competition is then replaced with collaboration… everyone using their unique talents to contribute so everyone can be lifted up. Now doesn’t that have a better feel to it in business! :P

There are thousands of people around the world who talk about the same things as we do in our business, ‘Consciousness’ and Self Acceptance’. But no one says it quite like we do. We have our unique take on things, our own way of explaining it and our own unique stories to share about it, and therefore we do not have competition. Knowing this and not feeling threatened by others means we have been able to collaborate with lots of different people in the same field. We invite them onto our TV and radio show to talk about their work and discuss their views, we have them write articles in our magazine, and we promote their products. Why wouldn’t we, they do the same for us. Now we have 2 databases… ours and theirs. Same for them. In collaboration everyone wins so it is not surprising we are seeing this happening more and more now.


IN SERVICE OF OTHERS

The business you were born to create does not involve ‘servicing’ people but ‘serving’ humanity… and there is a massive difference!

We all know about servicing people, clients and customers. We have all done it many times over, and some of us might still even be doing it; attending to people needs, dealing with their issues and complaints, and hopefully making them satisfied at the end result; all as a part of what we have to do to run a successful business.

But ‘serving’ humanity feels strangely different, although funnily enough it may involve doing much the same sort of things as what I have just described. Serving humanity is a ‘feeling’, not a ‘doing’.

It is a feeling that comes from deep within you and out into your business world. It is the feeling of giving to a client or customer from the heart, that you know will open them just that bit more to their own love and truth. It is doing the work of your soul and it does not matter what service you provide, everyone can help someone expand and feel more love just from being in your presence. It is your beingness that impacts others. They do not buy your service or product, they buy You and how You make them feel; through your website, your videos, your products, your marketing, through your service. It is how You show up, the vibration you put out through your products, that makes the difference. If you are inspired about You and your life, about your service and products, then others will want a part of that… we all want a part of that. And that is ‘flow’ business.

Despite how our egos (our head chatter) may react to that, we are all programmed for the work and fulfillment of our soul. When we are on true purpose everything about us is aligned, and so it our outside world. We are in ‘our flow’… or ‘the zone’ as many may call it. This is our natural state believe it or not. Effortless flow is actually how we are designed to operate.

Being on purpose in your business is a feeling that nourishes your soul, leaving you so full up in yourself that all you want to do is give of yourself more and more. Now this is the way to do business and be of service to clients. :D


YOU MUST GIVE TO YOURSELF FIRST
When you are on an airplane, the rule in an emergency is that you must secure your own oxygen mask before fitting a mask to your child. There is good reason for that… you are useless to your child, and anyone else for that matter, if you are dead. Same in business.

Many of us feel so empty and drained inside often times, that to give ourselves to anyone else, especially a client, just feels impossible. We get to a stage where we just feel like we cannot give anymore; this can be especially so for women. We get pulled in so many directions, especially as home based business owners where home life and work can so often blend into 'go, go, go' ALL the time. This is how I felt in Dubai.

In this state you are useless to others. How can you be of service and help anyone if you are dead inside (metaphorically speaking) or so exhausted and drained from being over worked or uninspired? You can’t.

But when you nourish you, and fill your own soul first, then giving to others becomes an absolute Joy (that capital ‘J’ is for you Robyn!!). It becomes the most natural thing in the world for you to do. In fact you get to feeling that you will burst if you do not give more of yourself. We are hardwired to want to give to others, it makes us feel amazing; but only when it does not feel like a task and a drain.

There must always be a balance of giving out and receiving in. This doesn’t just go for ledgers and cashflow in business to break even… it is for YOU! Take time for you, have compassion for yourself, cut yourself some slack, reward yourself and celebrate even tiny triumphs, take a breath and relax. Top up the YOU energy tanks – the world actually will still function without you for awhile; it’s been doing it for thousands of years up until now! ;)

Jodie and I are currently housesitting in south-west France. We have been here looking after a stunning, completely renovated stone mansion on 40 acres surrounded by vineyards and forest for the past 3 months. It is amazing. (Actually if you would like to see some photos I put some up yesterday on our website http://seeintome.com/housesitting-lifestyle/)

Anyway I digress... The one thing we noticed immediately upon coming here, is that the French have totally got the ‘lifestyle’ thing sorted. Everyday the whole place shuts up shop for a two hour lunch; shops, supermarkets, banks, petrol stations, everything; all closed. People spend hours preparing meals for lunch and dinner (and always have a bottle of wine of course!) It has made us really stop and take note of combining lifestyle with business. The property and surrounds are so beautiful that we have made sure we take the time to absorb it and spend time in it, no matter how many things we COULD be doing. And is has completely helped our business flourish. We feel refreshed and nourished and our creativity is completely flowing. People are connecting with us effortlessly and wanting our services. We have created many products and platforms for our work during our time here, and deals have come into expand this further. It has been effortless flow.

We have literally slowed down to speed up!


Tomorrow I want to expand on this point abit further by talking about the difference between Activity and Action. It might make you cringe when you read about the difference, and see what You may have been doing in your own business!

Have an infinitely wonderful day everyone :P
Nat Smith is an Author, Host of the Into-Me-I-See TV & Radio Shows, & the Publisher of the monthly Into-Me-I-See Digital Magazine. After a career in the Australian Federal Police, Nat embarked on a journey of self-discovery after several life changes. A decade later, Nat founded the Into-Me-I-See brand. She now lives her dream life of no fixed residency, professionally housesitting & staying in some amazing places around the world. For more info please go to http://SeeIntoMe.com
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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Debra Jarvis » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:08 pm

Hi Nat and Barb,
Insightful and refreshingly honest. Barb thanks for this opportunity to learn from Nat. Nat thanks for sharing and inspiring and empowering others (and especially me) to listen to thier heart even though the head (and others all around) are making so much noise the heart is having a hard time being heard.
A topic that excites me!!! :-)

I believe that the universe has a habit of sending us bigger and more dramactic situations to wake us up, jail in Dubai is a pretty big wake up call, some get it like you and Jodie and Robyn and others blame situations, circumstances and people, yet still others lead a life of quiet desperation wondering what they are doing wrong.

Your post is the best I have read on HBBA (it's on an area I'm passionate about) and I'm going to encourage a few people I know to sign up just so they can read it!!!
My take is you have to do what's right for you, take care of your well-being and everything just works. When you spend time making it right for others (in ways that are not 'love' ) then you are denying/rejecting your own life flame.

Jim Rhon said, you can carry one, you can maybe carry two but you can't carry three. My take on this is when you are constatly thinking about, doing for others you are not taking time to 'be' yourself, you are outward focused looking for something outside of yourself to make it right and the reality is the the solution lies within us.
Looking forward to reading the remainder of your posts!!!

Kind regards, Debra Jarvis :-)
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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Barbara Gabogrecan » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:01 pm

Nat - I have sent you two important emails today and both have bounced. I don't seem to have the wrong email address it was the same on an email you sent me (I actually hit Reply and it still bounced) and on your membership request for joining HBBA....any suggestions? Is there an alternative email address I could use?

Debra - due to some horrific spam we received from people registering themselves, someone can now only be registered by me. So if any of your contacts wish to take part then send me their full name and email address and I will register them. Just let them know you have given me their names so that they don't get a shock if they get an email telling them they have been registered!

So pleased that you are enjoying Nat's story and advice - great, isn't it!
Barb
Barbara Gabogrecan assists HBB's to market their business online
http://www.HomeBasedBusinessAustralia.org

Barbara is an artist specialising in silk painting; her video is on page one of You Tube http://youtu.be/1ZA9HObN_Go
http://www.SilkPaintingByGabogrecan.com/

Having survived a stroke and a brain tumour, Barbara wrote a book titled 'Thank God I Had a Stroke' to motivate and inspire others suffering from similar afflictions.
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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Nat Smith » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:08 pm

Hi Debra

Thankyou honey. It has been a great pleasure to free write this week and share what has come to me. I am so thrilled that it is sparking things deep inside you that you love to chat about yourself :) Could talk all day about this stuff eh!

Tomorrow (or maybe today for you when you get this) I am going to be speaking about how everything and everyone is a refection of you. That when others are questioning you, it is actually you questioning yourself, as there is only one consciousness that we all tap into. It is a great subject... Mindbending, but a great concept to know.

Yes Dubai was a massive wake up call but I guess that is how big my ego was! I needed the truck to hit me... quite clearly the feather and brick were not quite sufficient! :lol: Ahhh it's a crazy life, but we would be totally bored without such things happening. Now I like to see it as an indication of how creative I can be. If I am an infinite being that IS abundance by my very nature, then I must be extremely creative to make reality seem the exact opposite to that. NOW... I have seen that and appreciated it, I can chose to channel that creativity into things I would love more. Nothing is ever lost or a waste of time!

Really we can talk about so many different topics and they are all relevant and necessary... but at the end of the day it is so simple... BE YOURSELF! That is it! If you are your genuine, authentic self you are automatically everything you are yearning for. What we are actually all yearning for is to be everything that we are... and we are already that. Time to drop the ego BS games we play with ourselves that says we are not that yet and that we have to still 'find' it, and just accept the FACT that we are infinite creators and get on with living it!! Well that's my take these days ;)

Thanks again Debra
Much love
Nx
Nat Smith is an Author, Host of the Into-Me-I-See TV & Radio Shows, & the Publisher of the monthly Into-Me-I-See Digital Magazine. After a career in the Australian Federal Police, Nat embarked on a journey of self-discovery after several life changes. A decade later, Nat founded the Into-Me-I-See brand. She now lives her dream life of no fixed residency, professionally housesitting & staying in some amazing places around the world. For more info please go to http://SeeIntoMe.com
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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Nat Smith » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:02 am

Welcome back! :P

Ok let’s jump straight in.

ACTIVITY VERSES ACTION

I was reading Osho’s book ‘Creativity – Unleashing the Creative Forces Within’ a number of months ago (highly recommend any Osho work if you want to truly break down your ego games!) and I gained a massive insight which I feel to share with you as it has made a massive difference to us in our business. And that is the concept of ‘Activity’ verses ‘Action’.

It is probably fairly safe to generalize here and say that most of us are really good at ‘activity’. You know that adminy, fiddling around sort of ‘stuff’ that ‘sort of’ needs to be done in business, that makes you look and feel REALLY busy, but does not quite put us ‘out there’ to the people, and really is just a lot of fluff at the end of the day. Probably the best way I can describe it is ‘the nice’ stuff to get done. You know like tidying up websites, tweaking your marketing wording, organizing email addresses on your list. Just ‘stuff’.

When I became more aware of this concept after reading Osho’s book, I found I had actually spending a lot of time doing ‘activity’ and so had Jodie; even when we had really uncovered what we loved to do. It was like old programming that kept just wanting to keep us ‘just on the edge’ of doing what we love, but not quite there; not quite jumping right into it and putting ourselves totally out there for all the world to see us.

Activity is actually the result of the ego. It maybe covering up a fear you have of really ‘going all out’ for what you love, or it maybe that it makes you feel really special, or significant, or gain the approval of others if you look really busy ‘doing’ things all the time.

The ego can be sneaky like that, and it gets smarter. The more you raise your awareness and consciousness the smarter the ego gets; it is meant to. The ego is the very thing revealing who you ‘really’ are beyond your human game here. The more clever the ego becomes, the more aware You need to become (it’s abit like playing chess – the only way to improve is to play smarter and smarter opponents). The ego is pushing you to become more aware of your truth.

Anyway that was not really the point I wanted to make… just got abit carried away there about the ego. So, the only way you will know if things you are doing constitute ‘activity’ is to ask yourself honestly… well actually it is the answer that needs to be honest, not the question! ;)

Being ‘out’ in the world and showing up, putting out your products and services, being in the firing line for people to pull apart and judge us is difficult. It brings up lots of stuff in everyone – ‘what if people don’t like what I say, what if they don’t find my product useful, what if my service doesn’t help them and they laugh at me, or ridicule me or negate me in some way?’ It is scary!

Every month I write many articles for our magazine. I have no idea how they will be received by others. All I can do is get myself out of the way, stop editing and questioning the message and myself, and trust that what comes through me to write will help someone at some stage. Same for our videos… we just speak in the flow and see what comes out, no editing, just raw authentic flow.

In our human aspect, we will never fully know what people or the world needs; all we can do is trust that what comes through us to put out into the world through our inspired business is what is needed in that grand scheme of things, and it then becomes our greatest pleasure to serve humanity in this way. To play our part and belong to something far greater than what we can be just working on our own and being so focused just on ourselves.

You will probably never know how your work affects someone and you may never meet the person it touches… but that is the exciting part! That is true giving from the heart… with nothing expected back in return.

And this is Inspired ACTION in action!

Allowing the flow to come through you, so much so that you are out there in the world before you even know how it happened. People are connecting with your message and wanting more if it.

Action means taking inspired action as it comes to you to take; intuitive feelings that come and say ‘do this now’ and even though it makes little logical sense, you do it anyway. It’s the inspired ‘actions’ that make all the difference to you and your business.

Do not fill your days with mindless ‘activity’. It just makes you frustrated with yourself in the end… believe me! Take inspired action, feel the life that moves through you as you do, and get yourself out into the world wholeheartedly. Be seen, risk it and see what happens. I’ll bet it will never be as scary as what your head told you it would be! That I would put money on! :lol:


YOUR BUSINESS IS A DIRECT REFLECTION OF YOU

The simple fact is you cannot escape Universal Principles! Yes the Universe has its own set of laws it runs by, like the Law of Gravity, which play out regardless of whether you choose to believe in them or not. These are laws that transcend all human existence and guide us to the higher order. Quite simply they are the rules of the ‘game of life’ you play each and everyday here on Earth; and whilst they might sound really boring, knowing the various Universal Principles and more importantly seeing where they show up in your life, can really give you some insights into why things are happening the way they are in your life. No it is not all just random… in amongst our seeming chaos is actually some order!

One of the most useful, but perhaps confronting Laws, is the Law of Reflection. The Law of Reflection states that whatever you see outside of you is purely a refection or mirror of what is going on for you on the inside. Really ponder what I have just written here for a minute and consider what this truly means in your reality. It is rich and deep with insight about your life and your business.

The Law of Reflection exists so you can see more of yourself in the world around you and get to really know and love yourself more fully, your primary purpose here as a human being. Just like looking into any mirror, more of you is revealed, than what you can see without one. So in the infinite wisdom of the Universe, the whole human game here has been setup as a giant mirror maze! Fun! :P

Due to the fact that our highest level of truth we are all One, everything is happening in the One Consciousness. No your mind is not going to ‘understand’ this too much, it is not meant to. The truth is meant to be felt, not understood. So if you are struggling with this concept it is okay, just ‘feel’ where my words are coming from, not what I am writing here.

Yes as hard as it may be to swallow, everything around us is nothing more than our mirror. How our world shows up around us, the people that come into our lives, the things that get said to us, the way our finances are, the experiences we have, and our business; all reflect back to us how we feel and perceive ourselves to be. NONE of it is random or JUST happens.

In fact nothing we see outside of ourselves is actually outside and independent of us – it is all part of the refection of who we are inside, our One Consciousness.

Due to the Law of Refection NOTHING is ever about the outside world – it is always about you! So often we spend our time trying to make the outside world look different to the way it is. We try to fix our relationships, improve our business and change our finances. This is no more useful than trying to change your reflection in a mirror. You can’t make your refection have better hair; you have to make You have better hair to change the refection you see. All of life is the same.

Situations such as projects not flowing, people letting you down and things not happening that you thought should, are all feedback about your own inner world; that you are blocked on the inside, with beliefs or structures or feelings, which is then projecting out into the world around you… including your business.

If people are questioning you constantly about what you are doing, why you are doing it, when will you bring in enough money, should you be doing this or should you be doing that instead… they are not doing it to just annoy you and ask you the tough questions. They are all questions you are asking yourself! You want to know the answers to those questions. The people around you are showing up as a gift to yourself, so YOU ask those questions and get the answers for YOU.

Whatever you dislike about another person is a part of You that you have not yet loved… sorry to tell you this if you are in a relationship! In fact the main purpose of any relationship, business or pleasure, is to show you parts of yourself you have not yet fully owned or loved. Yes opposites do attract for a reason – so you can love the opposite of who you ‘think’ you are. You are ‘Everything’ as You are The Oneness of Everything, and you have come here to accept and love every bit of You; and the Universe will do everything in it's power to ensure this happens.

But the same goes for the opposite under this Law; whatever you love and admire about someone else is the part that you love about You. So many of us look at our admiration for others and interpret it as ‘they have made it or they have something I don’t’ but this is very untrue.

Under this Law we can see that whatever we are admiring in someone else, is actually showing us that we too have that same quality; they are our mirror. It may not show up in the same form as the other person (we all have our own unique expression) but it will be there. There are 1400 known human qualities and we ALL have and display EVERY one of them.

Never put someone on a pedestal thinking they are better than you in some way, nor in the pit thinking they are less. They are your reflection and how you are thinking about You! Put them in your heart, where they belong.

So, long way round I know, but through this Law we see that Your business IS YOU. You are not separate from your business. How your business is showing up in your reality is how you feel about You. If you are frustrated with customers or clients, you are not frustrated at them, you are frustrated with You. It is your inner frustrations projecting out into the world and those people are showing up in your reality to show you that. Frustrating customers are a gift to you… to show you what is blocking you from all that you are.

It can be confronting to embrace this Law fully but as it's gift it will really free you from all the blame and projections you may have on others. Yes it is easy to embrace all the good reflections, the stuff we like about others, but a hard pill to swollow at times when people display traits we do not like and then have to see that in ourselves.

But as always, embrace the gift and get the reward. Fight the gift, and well… keep on fighting! Your choice...


See You all my Wonderful Reflections :mrgreen:
Nx
Nat Smith is an Author, Host of the Into-Me-I-See TV & Radio Shows, & the Publisher of the monthly Into-Me-I-See Digital Magazine. After a career in the Australian Federal Police, Nat embarked on a journey of self-discovery after several life changes. A decade later, Nat founded the Into-Me-I-See brand. She now lives her dream life of no fixed residency, professionally housesitting & staying in some amazing places around the world. For more info please go to http://SeeIntoMe.com
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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Marion Wheatland » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:36 pm

Hi Nat --

What is the old saying? 'No Testimony without a Test' .....'No pain, No Gain'.....'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger'

Congratulations on coming through it all, and inspiring us to keep on going.

Regards, Marion Wheatland (Antarctic Spinner...)
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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Nat Smith » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:59 am

Hi Marion

Thanks for your thoughts. Amazing how all the old sayings come into play at times! :P I guess it gives you some reassurance though that someone somewhere had gone through the same thing!

What is an Antarctic Spinner? You have me intrigued!

Much love
Nx
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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Nat Smith » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:56 am

Bonjour… Time for the Rabbit Hole again!

Since we only have today and tomorrow left together, I am feeling to do what I love to call ‘Tasty Truth Treats’…. Little bite sized chunks of wakeup calls packed full of flavour.

Okay, here we go…


FOCUS ON THE JOURNEY OF RIGHT NOW

Do not let life pass you by focusing on where you need to get to. Where you need to get to is right HERE NOW. We only ever have this moment. The past is gone and the future will never come tomorrow… it will always be in the Now. It’s funny and I am not sue if you have ever thought about it, but even when you think of the past or future you can only do that in the Now. You cannot think of your past ‘in the past’, it is impossible. So clearly there is no other time available to us than right NOW. And there does not need to be. The present moment is always perfect for us.


LET GO OF A DESTINATION AND EN-JOY
When you do what you love it really doesn’t matter where you are trying to end up, and there really any desire at all for it to be ‘done’. The true Joy is in the journey, the performing each and every day. Someone who is truly on purpose will never have their job done… they wouldn’t want to. Why would you want to stop doing what you love and be done with it?


BUT I HAVE TO LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD!
Yes you do… But the ‘real’ world is the world you are actually creating don’t forget. Whatever you believe and perceive your world to be like, is how your world will show up to you.

If you think your world is easy and flowing then your reality will be that way. If you think your world involves suffering, then you will experience that.

This is where our free will comes in.


ABUNDANCE

The ONLY thing that blocks your own abundance is you. Abundance is right there. It is surrounding us everywhere… just look. You do not scream for your next breath of air, it is there waiting for you to breathe it in. Consciously do it now in fact to remind yourself… abundance is ‘who’ you are. Everything you desire and then some is waiting for you right NOW, you just have to DESIRE to tap into its vibration to bring it into reality… that is it! :P


BUT WHAT ABOUT MONEY?
Why does money have to be so difficult? Because that is what our beliefs, and our society, and our parents, and our world tell us! That is the only reason. What if you had a belief that money is easy to come by? A belief that says you always have an abundance of it flowing in and out of you? Feel the vibration of those truths. They feel totally different, and so do You when you feel them. You feel alive and expanded. And you feel that way because they are Your truth… the flow of abundance is meant to resonate with you. :)


HEAD BASED DECISIONS VERSES HEART BASED KNOWINGS
Should I do this, or should I do that? The constant quandary of the mind :roll: Do not forget the mind has the ability to see both sides of every situation, so it can easily argue for something, or it can argue against. When you are trying to make business decisions from the head, which is traditionally where we make most business decisions from, you are always going to be wondering ‘did I make the right decision? What if I did the other thing instead?’

But lucky for us there is a much better way of KNOWING what to do in every situation. That is by checking in with our hearts and feeling the TRUE answer for US.

Our hearts already know what is the truest path for us to take in every situation. Our heart is the part of us tapped into the Universal Intelligence and whilst as humans we cannot see all that is up ahead for us, our hearts can. Our hearts speak to us via our intuition.


INTUITION IN BUSINESS
The intuition is an incredible faculty that every single person has… it is just that few of us know how to master it or use it to its maximum capacity. The intuition is similar to psyche abilities, which everyone has as well, but instead of seeing into the future, intuition deals with the Now.

The intuition is the language that our Higher Self (out ‘True’ Self) communicates to us in. Because it is not of this world, the intuition has no words, so instead it comes in the form of feelings. Everyone would have felt unexplained feelings about something at one time or another; knowing something is wrong with a family member and then you find out they had something happen to them, feeling that you had to go somewhere or do something even though there was no logic for the feeling and you end up meeting a really important person, having someone pop into your head and then they call. This is all the intuition at play. You tapping into the Universal Intelligence that sees all.

The intuition is available to help us in very situation… if only we asked! That is the key… we must ask for guidance on things and then feel the answer. Because intuition does not come from this world, often it can go against logic and this is where we trip ourselves up. What feels like a good idea, is then negated completely by our logical minds and we end up not following it. The intuition will only continue to communicate freely to you if you follow it and take action on it when it comes to you… despite what your head may be telling you. Although it can be hard to follow your intuition at times, you can be assured that your Higher Self always has your best interest at heart and will not put you into a situation that is to your detriment… that is, you can trust your intuition, particularly in business alot more than your head logic!

In fact your intuition becomes one of your biggest business assets when you know how to use it. Jodie and I use it constantly and I would honestly say it has sped up the building of our new business one hundred fold than if we were running our business through pure logic. This was the missing piece in our Dubai business. There would have been so many things we would have done differently had we of just listened to our own inner voice throughout (whilst still acknowledging that the experience we did have was the perfect one for us!)

Just knowing what to do in every situation as opposed to questioning, doing heaps of research, worrying if it was right, testing things etc., do not come into play when you KNOW with certainty the correct path to take through intuition. And yes, even men can use their intuition!

If learning and mastering the intuition is of interest to you, shoot me an email at nat@SeeIntoMe.com and I will send you through a free e-Book I wrote on it, explaining all about it and how to develop it more.


FEMININE AND MASCULINE INTEGRATION IN BUSINESS
There are no mistakes to the fact that more and more people are feeling to put the heart back into their business if they have not done so already. We are all being called to do this now as we see the historic rise of the feminine come back into play. The days of the masculine ‘all ego’ power at any cost is losing grip now, and the feminine essence is on the rise for the first time in over 2000 years; remember we all used to honor the feminine deities and Goddesses back in the day (not such a bad thing I say!). But this does not mean Women’s Lib. It means more heart and more caring for clients; it means more love and compassion for yourself in business. Appreciating you make mistakes and are human, and it never is the end of the world unless you want it to be. We are all perfectly imperfect… just as nature intended.

There will always be a need for both the feminine and masculine elements in business (and in life for that matter), as they play very different but essential roles.

For instance if you are always coming up with lots of different ideas but find it hard to bring them into reality, then you may be missing the feminine trait of groundedness. The masculine gives us the lofty, Universal ideas but the feminine, which is connected to Mother Earth, is needed to manifest them. There is no point having tons of ideas, all of which might be awesome ideas and feel good, when your work is needed here on earth, not up in the clouds.

If you are finding that your work is always very logical or planned, you might just need some more feminine creativity in there. Creative energy will get you moving and more inspired than the drudgery of masculine linear business.

If you are finding that you are preoccupied with your competition and finding out what everyone else is doing your field before you put something out there, then why not bring in the feminine traits of collaboration and connectivity. You will have far more fun collaborating than you will worrying about everyone else. Get creative around how you might work together to actually help you both grow your businesses.

If you are finding your business or your office space or time is always chaotic, then you may need some more masculine energy of Order. Streamline your business and off load old energy and tasks that really are not serving you or your business. Get ruthless here. Never be afraid to let go of the old; 'Nature abhors a Vacuum'... it creates a vacuum effect in the Universe and it will always be filled with things more aligned with your truth.

Do not be afraid to use the masculine traits of aggression, decision, leading and directness in your dealings. We have these traits available to us for a reason and they are necessary sometimes in business. Just remember these traits do not define you, they are tools to use only. Using aggression does not make you an aggressive person; it makes you a businessperson who uses aggression to get the job done every now and then. And besides none of the masculine traits need to be exercised with ego to make them work. They will actually be far more effective with some heart in them; your aggression then becomes just some ‘tough love’, which we all need every now and then. Jodie and my friends give it to me all the time! :lol:


Well only one more day to go… we shall continue tomorrow. See how much I can sneak in!!


Now go have some fun! :D
Nx
Nat Smith is an Author, Host of the Into-Me-I-See TV & Radio Shows, & the Publisher of the monthly Into-Me-I-See Digital Magazine. After a career in the Australian Federal Police, Nat embarked on a journey of self-discovery after several life changes. A decade later, Nat founded the Into-Me-I-See brand. She now lives her dream life of no fixed residency, professionally housesitting & staying in some amazing places around the world. For more info please go to http://SeeIntoMe.com
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Re: Welcome Nat Smith - Business You Were Born To Create

Postby Tina Blackmur » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:56 pm

Hi Nat

I was unaware of your posts until today, having spoken to the wonderful Barbara Gabogrecan, always so generous with sharing her time and knowledge.

So I decided to take a look at what you had written, and once I started, like the proverbial good book that you can't put down, I felt compelled to read all the posts until the absolute end. I have this belief that everything happens for a reason, at the right time, and it is therefore not surprising to me that I have read your posts at this particular time in my life.

I have always been a 'free spirit' (who I readily admit hasn't paid enough attention to the marketing of that 'spirit'). I originally wanted to be a journalist, but NZ in the late sixties was not conducive to young women who aimed to succeed in that direction; it was more the 'nursing, teaching or secretarial' areas that we women were encouraged to pursue. However, I trained as a copywriter in radio, a job I loved which offered me freedom, the opportunity to communicate with people, and most of all, write.

This stood me in good stead many years later in Melbourne, when I worked for myself as a copywriter. During this time I was asked to write the life story of a well known Melbourne car dealer's father, which started me on an exciting and wonderful journey, one which has continued until the present time.

I love it!!

However, to cut a long story short, I am currently in a position where I have had three major setbacks, including a break up with a fairly long time partner whom I had allowed myself to become financially dependent upon, to a degree (big mistake!) In desperation I took on a full time job where I experienced for the first time in my life bullying behaviour and being treated with disrespect.

I stood it for two months and then walked out!

The very next week I fell over and broke my ankle in two places.

You might wonder where this is leading - and this takes me to that part of your post where you state: ‘this time focus on how you want your life and your business to look instead. This time do something different to what you usually do and see what happens ...

I can relate to so much of what you say in your posts and your words have stirred strong feelings within me. Interestingly, I recently wrote the life story of a lady in Auckland who house sits in NZ and loves it.

Yes, the head certainly can drive one nuts, and during this time when I have been forced physically to sit still and be with the feelings that produces, it has been nightmarish. Some well meaning friends have also advised me to "go get a proper job", which is unhelpful, especially when in an emotional turmoil.

It is truly gratifying and heartening to read your story and to know that you and Jodie fought through that tough time and came up smiling. I resonate so much with your beliefs about doing what you love and how it reflects back your passion and draws like-minded people to work with you.

That too, is what I aim for, more than ever. But had I not been forced into immobility at this time, into a space which is difficult and challenging, perhaps I might not have reached this decision, or believed that it could be possible.

Thank you for sharing your story and I wish you well with your life journey.
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