Recently I was listening to a Podcast - The Lifestyle Edit which is done by a colleague that I met through my own personal mastermind experience. As I was listening to her podcast I noticed that there was so much synchronicity in what she was saying and what I was experiencing in my own life.
I hope that you have been able to experience moments like these as well. The moments where you were meant to get a message and you got it because it came at you from all different angles at the same time. That is not a coincidence, that is called synchronicity and it is on purpose!
I was listening to the podcast as I was driving to the store, and Naomi, the founder of The LIfestyle Edit was talking about knowing the compounding effect in business.
The compounding effect
Naomi was making the point that the work that you are doing right now will ensure your success later on. She gave this example: when you schedule your vacation, you don’t sit there wondering if you are going to go on vacation. You don’t wonder because the planning is done, you have the flights booked, the rooms reserved, and the plans laid out.
The vacation is not here yet, but it is going to happen and you can be confident that it is happening. In the same way with our business, if we do the work now we will have success in the future.
Waiting for the green light
So while I am listening to this I am literally sitting at a red light feeling pressure from everyone around me. I have this tendency while driving to attach to the energy of everyone around me. I have been making a conscious effort to try and change this, but I usually drive with a lot of pressure to maybe drive faster, or to drive so people can get around me and this is a pressure that I have made up in my own head!
While I was sitting at the light I was in the far right lane, but I wasn’t going to turn right. A person came up behind me with their right turn signal on, and they had angled themselves in a way that I knew they were going to be turning right. I immediately thought to myself, “Oh! I should pull forward so they can get around me.” And then I thought to myself, “no I don’t really want to do that, I am right where I am supposed to be.” And immediately I was like, oh, that is a nice feeling. I am right where I am supposed to be.
As I was looking at the red light, and watching the cars go by, for one of the first times ever, I did not feel myself wanting to inch forward, which is a normal practice for me while I am driving. But this time, instead of inching forward I just sat there contentedly waiting for the light to turn green. I looked at the red light and I realized that I know the light is going to turn green.
I do not know when the light will turn green, but I know it will, and I know when it does I will accelerate. Do you? Are you doing the work in your business now that will allow you to accelerate when the light turns green for you?
The work beneath the surface
The work that you are doing is like a duck floating on a pond. You can’t see the duck’s feet paddling away beneath the surface of the water, but the duck is intentionally working to get somewhere. Often we just see the duck floating along and we don’t realize that the duck is actively doing something under the surface to get somewhere. I want to encourage you with a few things today.
Questions to ask yourself:
What are you doing under the surface to grow your business?
What kind of content are you producing?
What kind of connections are you making?
How are you learning to uplevel your life and your business?
As you gain steam, as your connections expand, as you build your network, you will find that you will be able to accelerate when that light turns green. You have built this into your business, a compounding effect, but as your are building, it may feel quiet.
The green light will come
You may tend to feel like, I am doing all this work but I don’t even know if anyone sees it. It is like the light that is going to turn green. There is no use guessing if it will turn green or not. If you have booked your vacation, you know your going on vacation. Is the light green right now? No. It is all a matter of how you use that in between time between now and the green light.. How are you using that time? Are you building your own compounded success?
These are very active steps to do in your business, and this is why your mindset is so important. Start the compounding effect of building the things that will ensure your success later. And then trust that you have put the work in, so you will see the results later. Work on your mindset in this season and learn to trust, you know what is going to happen you just don’t know when the light will turn green.
Success is the energy of impact, and I hope that impact is something that you are focused on creating in your life and your business! Check out Naomi, on The Lifestyle Edit podcast, like I mentioned before this is a great resource for me and I know it will be for you also!
Don’t get stuck in feeling like you can’t see the success yet, you know that you are doing the work under the surface, it will show up in success in the future, when the light turns green.