Today’s the last day to register for The Way of the Peaceful Entrepreneur!
And as a thank-you for your attention during this communication-heavy registration period, we’ve got one last free resource for you.
The Kelly and Pace jam session
In this video, Kelly and I jam about peaceful entrepreneurship, just because it’s fun. And what do you know, useful and helpful topics come up! Topics like:
- What happens when you tell your customers that they are an afterthought
- Doing what you love — when does it make you money, and when doesn’t it?
- What we thought “marketing” meant three years ago, and what we think it means now
- How courageous authenticity is a business advantage
- Why The Way is paved with tools, not rules
- The catch: Why The Way of the Peaceful Entrepreneur is not a free lunch
- What Kelly learned from me
You can watch it here.
That said, today’s the day for the big question:
Are you joining us for The Way of the Peaceful Entrepreneur?
Yes, I’m signing up!
Superb! If you haven’t registered already, you’ll want to do that today, because today is the last day to sign up.
If money is tight, remember that there’s a payment plan available, and if your “yes” is a yes with reservations, don’t forget that we’ve got that no-questions-asked 100% money-back guarantee that you get to redeem after you take the course.
No, I’m not signing up!
Cool! I’ve got some tater tots for you later. And I hope you’ve found some of our free resources helpful. Here’s a recap, in case you missed any of ’em:
- Peaceful Motivation Part 1 and Part 2 (how to motivate yourself with love, not fear)
- Conquering Self-Doubt (and why starting a business is like moving to New York City)
- The Flame and the River (the danger of the “crush it” approach, and an alternative)
- The Two Types of Internet Businesses (and which one is right for you when starting out)
- A conversation with Jen Louden about comfort, shadow comfort, and peace (to get a sense of what kind of “peaceful” we’re talking about)
- The “Peaceful Cage Match” between Pace and Johnny (now includes a link to the recording if you missed the live debate)
- The 22 Wildly Mutable Laws of the New Marketing (to get a sense of what kind of business we’re talking about)
- The Kelly and Pace jam session (to understand why being a peaceful entrepreneur is a business advantage)
Maybe! I don’t know whether to sign up!
Would you like to know how I make decisions?
Hmm. I can’t actually wait to hear your answer, so I’m going to tell you, and if you don’t want to know, then stop reading here.
I feed my head, then ask my heart.
By “feed my head”, I mean I look at all the available information. Sometimes I’ll do some research. Sometimes I’ll ask others for more information. Sometimes I’ll make a pros-and-cons list. Sometimes I’ll talk it over with someone I respect — although to be honest, those conversations are more about me thinking out loud than about having a two-way conversation.
By “ask my heart”, I mean I sit quietly, close my eyes, and turn my attention to my heart. I take several deep breaths and become aware of my connection to Spirit. I imagine placing the thing I’m deciding about in the palm of my right hand. I gently close my hand over it, and slowly place my closed right hand over my heart. Then I ask, “Is this right for me?” and wait to sense a reply.
Sometimes I sense a warming, or expanding glowing feeling in my chest. That’s a yes. Sometimes I sense a contracting, cooling feeling. That’s a no. Sometimes I physically lean slightly forward or backward. Forward is a yes, because it’s toward the thing represented by my hand. Backward is a no, because it’s away from the object of my decision.
Sometimes I don’t get anything clear at all, in which case I’ll either meditate on it for longer, or go get more data or think about it some more, then ask my heart again.
This is how I make all my important decisions. Business decisions, relationship issues, which car to buy, household budgets, what city to live in. I feed my head, then I ask my heart.
The danger of it is that I’m asking “Is this right for me?”, not “Is this easy for me?” or “Is this comfortable for me?”. My heart doesn’t always lead me where I want to go, but it always leads me where I need to go.
The beauty of it is that it brings me peace, because I no longer second-guess myself. I used to second-guess myself every day, but now I have faith in my heart.
So if you’re not sure how to decide (about The Way of the Peaceful Entrepreneur or about anything), try this process. Feed your head, then ask your heart. Even if you’re not sure how to do every single step of the process, just give it a shot and see what happens.
I trust your heart. Do you?