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Going Broke?

written by Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD

Are you choosing to go broke?

Now I know you are saying: “No, of course not!”

Yet it amazes me how often I watch people go through all of their savings, go through all of their unemployment, and depend on their partner while their work and money are falling away. Then when they have nothing, or almost nothing, left, they reach out for help. Then they take action. Maybe.

It does not have to be that way.

You can choose right now to build within you the motivation you need to take action to create the life and the business you want today.

You can wait until you lose your job. You can wait until your spouse or partner loses his or her job. You can wait until you have to get another job because you business is not sustainable.

That’s what I did. I waited until my husband lost his main client, the income from which is what we were living on. I was working on my business. I had made progress, moving from in-person sessions to phone and internet work. But I was holding back, too. Now I see it, though I didn’t at the time.

Then he lost that client and his income–our main income–went from $9000 per month to zero. Over night. It was not a pretty picture.

What it did do was wake me up–and Soul Signature Marketing was born. And I went from $3000 per month to $12,000 per month in four months. Now I have a multiple-six figure business. So the wake-up call worked!

But it was stressful, way more stressful than it needed to be.

You don’t have to wait until the crisis comes like I did. You can change what you are doing today. Right now. Immediately.

In this aisle there is no waiting.

Because when you allow inertia, fear, confusion or uncertainty to control you, you are in fact choosing to go broke. You are giving your power and authority away to seemingly external circumstances and watching your life-force drain away like rain running down a hill.

Now I know that “choosing” is a funny word in this context because you may not realize you are choosing. You don’t feel empowered so you don’t think you have a choice. That’s victim consciousness. I know, you don’t like that word. I don’t like it either. Nevertheless it’s accurate. Because when you perceive yourself as at the mercy of outside forces, you are perceiving the world like a victim.

That’s what I was doing when I was resisting doing what was right in front of me all the time. I was beating my head against a wall of my own making–ouch! I didn’t realize what I was doing–even though my coach had pointed it out to me. I was too stuck in my head to see what I was creating.

So it’s not your “fault” in the sense that it’s anyone’s “fault.” It’s not about blame! That’s just more victim and perpetrator paradigm thinking. But it is your responsibility because you are a powerful creator of your own experience. That is a spiritual and universal truth.

When you truly take responsibility, you own yourself and your experiences, and you realize that on some level you are choosing what happens. That does not mean it’s your fault, you are to blame and all that.

By realizing you always have choice, you empower yourself. Forgive yourself for choices you’ve made in the past, consciously or unconsciously, and move forward.

To become empowered you need to take action. If you’ve been waiting, then stop waiting. Do something different. Allow yourself to become creative. Allow yourself to become inspired.

Business is a creative process. You cannot sit and think your way through a creative process. You have to start, take the next step, then the next and see what happens. It has to unfold. You have to have faith. You have to trust. You have to go into the unknown boldly knowing that help is available. Even though you can’t see it. Trusting on some level that what you need is already here and will arrive step by step. And then it does.

That’s exactly what happened to me. Because after I created the business I’m doing now, enrolling students for my programs and clients to work with me became easier than it ever had been before. Amazing!

In this aisle there is no waiting.

What step can you take in your business today that will move you forward? What fear can you face, what hurdle can you jump as an affirmation of your power and your life-force energy? Who can you call? What can you write? What determination can you make and then take action upon?

Decide what to do, and jump over to the blog and tell us all so we can hold that affirmation for you!! Then come back and let us know what happened so we can celebrate with you.

Go ahead–do it now. There is no other time than now. Do the marketing. Make the calls. Reach out and ask people to work with you.

You can make a different choice–right now!

Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD left her prestigious job as the Director of Women’s a Gender Studies at Columbia University when she realized she’s not built to work for anyone else. Since then, Dr. Ostara has become a Certified Human Design Specialist (Level 4), a Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, a highly sought after teacher-mentor, who teaches high-achieving women how to develop their personal sovereignty, to activate their super powers, and to unleash themselves from society’s prescription of success.

She’s the creator of the Soul Signature Self Awareness Project, the Wheel of Power of the Visionary Entrepreneur, and over 20 educational programs focused building soul-inspired businesses that positively impact the world and taking command of your life through personal sovereignty. She’s hosted 5 multi-speaker online conferences, and spoken on over 15 such conferences reaching audiences of over 200,000 participants.

With two decades of experience supporting 20,000+ students and hundreds of clients through her online programs and conferences, Dr. Ostara teaches how to avoid overwhelm and burnout, how to make reliable decisions, how to create a bigger impact with less effort, and how to transform inner liabilities into powerful assets and allies.