In the world of entrepreneurship, uncertainty prevails. The journey is chaotic, full of traps and pitfalls thus adding a special flavor to the adventure while shaping the individual accordingly.
Embarking on this journey, putting on the solopreneur or small business owner hat, requires resilience and a strong willingness to learn. While increasing mental stamina, knowing how to juggle with numbers (e.g. cash flow), and being a visionary and avid salesperson are key ingredients, there’s always room for someone to bring on the team to help you with most of the above.
However, there is one component, you won’t be able to outsource and that’s your ability to deal with or better yet, embrace uncertainty.
If I say to you, that you’ll have to learn to dance with uncertainty, you might laugh at me.
But think about it:
Can you predict your future?
Yes, you can set time aside to strategize where you want to take your business.
Obviously, it’s wise to have money parked in the business to grab an opportunity when it shows up or cover certain losses when they arise.
Indeed, you can hire top people on the team to help you scale the business and increase your base line but at the end of the day, there’s always going to be a blind spot, a space I like to call mystical that will surprise you and take you to places you never thought existed.
Therefore, instead of dwelling and torturing yourself with the notion of the unknown, rather giving in and embracing the magic of uncertainty is an interesting way of approaching challenges in business and life in general.
Staying Open to the Marvelous World of All Possibilities
We see and know so little about our business, life, and the universe, and yet we think we have it all under control. What a fallacy.
Over the years, I’ve come to understand, appreciate, and value the importance of bouncing ideas back and forth with people who have a different perspective on business and life.
Realizing that I can’t see the picture when I’m in the frame has opened my mind to a plethora of new, revolutionary insights. For example, a few weeks ago, I visited an exhibition on astrophotography and was struck by the concept of making sophisticated patterns look easy to grasp and for the mind to digest.
We tend to over-complicate processes in business ending up mesmerized by the sheer amount of tasks that cripple our creativity and drain our most vital source of energy, our life force.
Stress, frustration, anxiety, and similar low-vibration feelings hijack our consciousness thus urging us to avoid the unknown and run away from everything that is unfamiliar or might sprinkle a dust of uncertainty onto our well-shaped reality. We think that protecting our ‘Escape-land’ will somehow move us forward and bring us closer to our goals while the exact opposite happens.
“Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.” – Tony Robbins
We’ve heard this quote so often and despite being regurgitated all over the web, we continue to run after the first part of the equation which more often than not is associated with money and fame, disregarding the crucial second part.
How well is numbing your senses working out for you?
For well over a decade, I played the success roulette running around like a hamster convinced that climbing at the top of some random mountain would give me everything I always wanted, only to end up feeling empty.
It was one of the most precious lessons I learned in life as it forced me to rethink my path and create a new life that included precious elements I’ve not considered previously such as protecting my time and energy ferociously, working with people I value, and deeply care about, allow my creative juices to flow freely and open up to new possibilities.
Trust Your Intuitive Intelligence. Let it Deal with Uncertainty.
Uncertainty is part of this 3D reality. Embracing it will allow you to experience inner peace and surrender to what will come your way. Obviously, this doesn’t mean you’re not encouraged to design and build your life according to your morals and principles. What this means, is freeing up space in your mental and emotional imprint so that you can use that additional fuel to boost your life as you see fit.
It all comes down to choice which is a powerful weapon we possess. In a world of duality, you either surrender to the unknown or you let it eat you alive.
What’s it going to be? Will you befriend uncertainty or will you allow it to become your worst enemy? Choose wisely.