When it comes down to it, being a heart-centered, soul-based entrepreneur is all about reaching out and making contact.
Our efforts don’t exist in a vacuum, folks, and if it’s starting to feel a little lonely in your neck of the woods, it may be time to re-assess how you’re engaging with your people. Our tribe is the backbone of our business, and everything we lovingly create (and often provide for free) is done in an effort to speak to them. To reach them. To let them know that they’re not alone in this crazy world. So many of us got into the biz so we could help and guide others, and if we’ve lost sight of them and their needs, we’ve kind of lost the plot.
It’s difficult to consistently speak to your people, especially if you’re a human person with your own struggles, needs, and dreams. If you’ve hit a bit of a rough patch and you’re having a hard time connecting, give this spread a go and see if it can provide some insight on how to strengthen those bonds once more.
How can I connect and engage more deeply?
What am I missing?
Where do I go to expand my tribe?
What value can I give to others?
What’s the most useful focus area for me at this time?
How do I honor my heart and my authenticity and still emerge successful?
In the spirit of full disclosure, I wrote this spread for myself yesterday. I felt that I’d somehow drifted from my heart-space in an effort to be everywhere at once. I wanted guidance and advice on how I could connect more meaningfully with my people. I did a proper reading for myself (which I don’t always do) and managed to boil the messages down into a potent paragraph that I plan to read every morning through the new moon in Leo. And here is that guidance:
Promote more meaningful and inspired dialogue in the community. Extend your current reach. Put what you know and love out there, and they will come. Share the most valuable parts of yourself with your tribe. Focus on generating fresh ideas. Give more weight and attention to your strengths rather than your weaknesses.
July 1st marks the first birthday of Jessi Huntenburg Tarot, and it has been a wild ride, folks.
When I began this business, I was in the midst of a personal maelstrom from which I’ve just recently recovered, so my biz grew alongside me. I learned how to create professional boundaries at the same time I redrew personal ones. I did some pretty challenging and transformative shadow work as I helped others do the same. I defined who I was within the context of providing heart-centered services while redefining my spiritual path and recalibrating my relationships. I discovered that my vocation is partially defined by my compulsion to save others while I learned, through trial and error, that the only person I could truly save was myself.
I let go of my need to control my environment. I embraced the passion of the pursuit that has no guaranteed outcome. I finally understood in my bones what it means to be of service, and how important it is to keep putting myself out there no matter what.
But most importantly, I realized that in the end, it’s the people who matter–my clients, my friends, my family. They’re why I do what I do in the first place, and without them, I have no business. They’re the lifeblood of this whole venture, and for that, I offer them all of the gratitude I can muster–thank you to each and every one of you who has supported me and my biz.
The truth is, doing this thing was fucking hard. I was practically biz illiterate and I had to learn as I went. Despite the perpetual learning curve, I was dedicated to making it work, and through that dedication, I discovered what it truly meant to be committed to something.
Prior to launching this business, there was a big something missing in my life. I both knew and didn’t know what it was, and I didn’t stop searching until I brought it into the light. When I did, the thought of helping others gain clarity on the journey was so exciting to me that I did something I’d only done a few (albeit memorable) times: I took a huge risk. I set aside all other pursuits. I determined that I would stop at nothing to achieve it. And although I’m far from finished, I’m definitely feel as if I’ve laid a strong foundation.
If I can sort through the mess and the madness and change my habits and behaviors to achieve what I want to achieve, so can you.
I believe this with every fiber of my being. If I survived the perpetual wandering of my “wilderness years,” than you can too. We’re all doing our thing on this glorious orb we call the world, and all it takes is an intention and a commitment to manifest that intention to shift our paradigm.
And now, a toast: to intentions, to manifestation, to paradigm-shifting, to persisting.