I want to share an observation that I fear is going to be too woo-woo. Too law-of-attraction. Too build-it-and-they-will-come. Which I so don’t want to encourage or promote because we all know there is more to life and business than that.
But, once again, there it is.
I worked out better systems and policies and procedures for a particular element of my business. I have answers to questions. I got organized. I am now clear on what I’m doing and how I’m doing it – and can communicate that.
And suddenly, without promoting it at all, there is flow where there was not flow before.
This has happened before. I know this to be a reliable thing. Yet I don’t know if I’ll ever stop feeling pleasantly surprised by it.
In my head, I remember Cheryl Richardson explaining this phenomena in Take Time for Your Life this way: When you show the universe you’re ready, it will give you more.
Funny, when I look up the quote, it’s actually:
Abundance flows when you trust yourself enough to handle it.“
It’s really hard to trust yourself to handle things without some systems. Without getting a little organized. Without being clear about what you are doing and how you are doing it.
I know developing systems isn’t as much fun as your creative work (right beside you, there). But rivers really do need riverbanks in order to flow properly.
So, I invite you – challenge you – to try this for yourself. Pick one small part of your business where you want more flow and tidy it up. Get organized and clear with it – and see what happens. See if luck really does favor the prepared.* Then come back here and tell us about it.