As part of what I offer the world, I do intuitive consultations for business executives. These consultations are sought after because they cut to the chase: Very often, it's a personal issue that's causing someone to feel stuck -- even if the "stuckness" is related to something very specific in professional terms, from a type of marketing to a technical decision to a merger. Sometimes the issue is relational, sometimes it's related to a person not taking care of him/herself in some way, sometimes it's as "simple" as what they're eating.
Committing to a spiritual path that deepens our access to our own inner wisdom is one of the best things we can do for our careers. Like everything else in life, though, it requires a reasonable approach, one of balance. Balance does not mean equal amounts of energy, time, and effort; it's unreasonable to expect to put the same amount of time into all areas of life -- we'd never get anything done. Balance, rather, is about the intention to put attention on each area in a way that serves us. This is sometimes referred to as harmony, although I like to think that harmony is actually what results from true balance.
This week, I encourage you to take a good look at your professional life. What's new in it? Try looking at it metaphorically (our intuition loves metaphors). If you have an issue with your employees or clients gossipping, in what ways are you telling yourself "stretched truths" for the purpose of hurting yourself or others? In what ways are you standing up for yourself or others? Everything in your life serves as as a mirror for you, inviting you to pay attention to something in some area of your life. If you are feeling "ripped off" by the fact that you're not earning as much as you'd like, or that your company isn't moving as quickly as you'd like it to, in what ways are you ripping yourself or others off in other areas of your life? In what ways can you shift things to value yourself more? To value others more? Patterns in our lives repeat themselves over and over, both in terms of time and in terms of the different areas of our lives. If you're stuck in your business, how are you stuck? Where else in your life are you stuck? What's new that might be nudging you to look at something a different way, in a new light, with new vision?
I invite you to start examining your professional life regularly this way, as both a reflection of who you are and an invitation to grow into success in a way that feeds you on every level and in every area of your life.