What Is Your Natural Business Pace?
One of the advantages of running your own business is being out of the hustle and bustle of work for long enough to identify your natural work pace. True?
Ok, who’s laughing?
That’s not what I found. I adopted my “emergency on-call service” approach to my business and found out that working 24/7 was completely unsustainable. I was heading for burnout by 12 months. What I know now that I didn’t know then is that the more I pushed, and hustled and worried, the more my prosperity pathway shut off. This shows up in your business as a reduction in income, opportunities and clients. Does this sound familiar?
I felt like I was pushing a square peg into a round hole in my business until I discovered human design. It showed me what I needed to do to leverage my own energy and how I was wired to work within my natural ability. And it was nothing like how I learnt.
“Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid” – Albert Einstein
I will take this a step further. Any time you work outside your natural ability, you risk burnout as well as turn off your prosperity pathway. Have you noticed this yet? It is difficult to keep up the energetic intensity needed for the business when you are very much on your own.
Sometimes we give ourselves a hard time when things don’t work out the way we want. You know fantastic business results, networker supreme, computer whizz, super mom, chief cook and bottle washer, partner, sister, daughter, friend. All that before we wash our teeth, have perfect hair, be size 8, look and be amazing, never get emotional and have a Zen like approach to all of it. Who is that person? I’ll let you in on a little secret. She doesn’t exist. It was exhausting writing the sentence!!! So much pressure.
So what do I mean by business pace? This is working at a pace that respects your energy needs, allows you to do your work, and live your life in a way that energizes you instead of draining you. It is possible. You just need to know what that is for you.
Let’s look at how it shows up when you don’t operate at your natural pace:
- You find it hard to shut off and have increased your time working afraid you are not going to get enough done, fast enough
- You have found your pace. It is slower than you’re used to, but you may be making yourself wrong for not working faster
- You feel paralyzed. Can’t get anything done unless the stress is up to a hundred. That is, you leave everything to the absolute last minute so you can build the energy to actually do it.
It’s like running your home electricity on an emergency generator consistently. I don’t have to tell you how expensive that would be on your bill and on the wear and tear of the machine
Ok, so why am I calling these out?
It’s way too easy to mistake stress for busy, inadvertently switch off your prosperity pathway – and then wonder why you are not getting the results that reflect your hard work.
What is your natural work pace?
Luckily human design gives a good indicator of not only your natural work pace, and I can show you how to develop it. Check out your human design blueprint in mybodygraph.com and see what energy type you are.
As a manifestor, you are the initiator in business. Your energy is not sustainable so you need to create a work to rest cycle that supports regeneration and rejuvenation. The 9 to 5 job won’t suit you. Often you don’t know when to stop so you can keep going and risk burnout. Your main indicator that you are moving out of your natural pace is anger.
As a generator, you are the marathon runner. When you are connected to your sacral energy source you can go and go and go, methodical. You do need to use up your energy physically as well. If you are not tired of going to bed, you may find it difficult to sleep. Your main indicator that you have gone out of work essence pace is frustration. You can burn out if you are not doing the work you love.
As a manifesting generator, you are the Speedy Gonzales of the types. You have sustainable energy and when connected to your sacral energy source you are like the generator. While the generator is methodical, you are the multitasker. You also have to use up all that energy before you go to sleep or it impacts the quality of your sleep. You can burn out if not doing the right work. Anger and frustration are indicators that you are off track.
As a projector, you are a natural guide, delegator not the person on the ground doing the work. Your energy isn’t sustainable so you need to structure your work with cycles of rest. You can mistake generator energy as being yours and work hard on borrowed energy. It difficult to know when to stop and bitterness is an indicator of when you are off track. You need to go to bed before you are tired and “wind down your day”. If you go past this time you can struggle with sleep.
As a reflector, you act as the evaluator of your environment. If the reflector is unhappy in work, it will be reflecting an unhappy workplace. You are not designed to work 9 to 5 so leveraging your energy is important. You work to rest. Go to bed before you are tired. Disappointment is an indicator you are off your essence path.
The advantages of discovering your work pace are:
- You will work at optimum efficiency while maintaining focus, making great decisions and applying your skill set to reach your goals in record time and support your health and wellbeing.
- It is easier to set healthy boundaries with yourself and your colleagues, setting up projects on actual human capacity rather than the dreamy “it’s a five-minute job” (that actually takes 2 weeks.)
- You stop running in circles and easily recognize the opportunities that are correct for you to reap the rewards you deserve.
Do you recognize yourself? All these are clues that tell you what your natural work pace is. If you are multitasking when you are designed to delegate, for example, you will find your work draining and stressful. And if you are delegating instead of multitasking you may feel you haven’t enough to do and be dissatisfied.
If you feel you aren’t using your energy correctly, you could join the Prosperity Pathway Oasis where you learn how you are wired to use your precious energy and how to maintain it. Check it our or PM me to have a chat.