I'm purposely doing this video with the light not perfect, half in light, half in darkness. Right now, I feel called to share some lessons that I've learned being an entrepreneur for over a decade, but sometimes I limit myself. I think the lighting isn't perfect and make so many excuses because it's uncomfortable. To get dressed up to get out of my comfortable clothes and do a video that takes effort. It's very easy for myself to make excuses and say the conditions aren't perfect. When are the conditions really ever perfect though? The point is to share some knowledge and to hear from you and to inspire someone to become an entrepreneur. I don't need to be so focused on all the outside things such as if there's a dog barking or this sound or that sound. It just doesn't matter. If we just show up and to with good intention to help others and to serve and trust that inner knowing and inner message, then that is all that matters.
I showed up. I'm here, but now, what am I supposed to say? Sometimes I really don't know. And I just let myself speak. What I need to say or what I feel called to say in the moment, and I just find it just kind of a bit funny today how the message came through. You know, if not now, then when?
I spoke with this one coach this morning, and that's her tag lines, and I just thought is brilliant. If not now, then when? I wanted to remind you guys that if you're thinking about being an entrepreneur, starting a program, being coached, taking a training, anything, we often talk ourselves out of things. I understand you because on a daily basis, I could talk myself out of many things. It's really about listening. We don't always need these huge signs or huge emergencies to hit us over our head to get the wake-up call that we need. If we just learn to slow our life down and really listen. Just create space. That's why I like meditation. It's to create space to let things come up and go, but also to hear these little whispers. I feel like intuition is just these gentle whispers.
Through my course we talk about different ways to receive intuition. We're all different. Some people feel it, but if you're so busy in your day to day, how can you really feel that intuition in your body? It’s important to create space for yourself, to feel what you need to feel. I often talk about the importance to take that inspired action when we hear the message. What if you listen to your intuition, where would your life take you? Where could it go? Probably even better than what our limited minds could ever imagine. When we really slow down and listen to our subconscious, the universe guides what our soul really wants for us. I believe only magical things can happen. That's really what I want to inspire in anyone, especially entrepreneurs, to have that silence and create clarity for yourself to create the magical life that you deserve.
I could never have imagined where my life would be when I first started my company 10 years ago, never. You just can't even predict what will happen in the future and globally we’ve learned that recently in the last couple of years with the pandemic. It's impossible to have really forecasted that. It’s about taking small, inspired actions and you have no idea what it will lead to in the future. Being prepared though, an opportunity is to be ready for you to say yes to!
I invite you to create some space, to create some time for yourself to listen and to be observant to the sensations of your body. We're so mental in our mental brain a lot of the times because society values that as intelligence, but there are different levels of intelligence. We really learn to appreciate our other spheres of intelligence, such as intuition for me. I can get so much information more quickly through my intuition. I have a lot of the answers for my life already within me. I just need to allow that space for it to manifest.
I'm really drawn to work with entrepreneurs who value personal and spiritual growth. People who want to take their life to the next level to create their dream life, whatever that is. Everyone has different dreams. We're all called to different things. To stop and really realize what that is. We're often so busy that we don't stop and realize what our dream life is. I worked with a coach last year who helped me so much because I would have these goals and he would ask, “what do you really want with them?” This made me look on a deeper level and ask, “Do I really want to create that in my company?” It clarified the kind of lifestyle I really wanted. To be congruent with both your goals, but also the lifestyle you want to create. Sometimes they don't match.
For example, for myself, I thought I wanted a certain number of clients, but that wasn’t true. I prefer to work with a select few, who fuel me. I don't want to feel overwhelmed or stressed. I can still have the lifestyle, the laid-back lifestyle that I want with less clients. It helped me to realize, oh, maybe that's not actually my goal. That's a goal society says we're supposed to have, but is that really true to myself?
It's great that all humans are different. We all have these different goals and these different passions, and I believe we came to Earth with them. They're of service and they're supposed to be specific for us. For me, I could never be a doctor. If I see blood, I want to faint. I scream, I go into shock more than the actual person. I clearly know, that's not my calling. Whereas if I see a little animal when I was able to volunteer, my heart will burst open and I felt so in alignment to help, whereas other people may be allergic to animals.
Once again, I invite you to slow down, even if it's 30 minutes in your day just for yourself to reconnect to yourself and see how much clarity that will bring for you.
JADI KINDRED is the founder of Accent Unique Inc. Since 2011, Jadi has helped hundreds of business professionals and entrepreneurs from all industries improve their confidence speaking English. Her mission is to inspire greatness in others. One way of doing this is by her helping people become more culturally aware through communication and understanding. She is passionate about travel, spending time in nature, constant learning, and growing her company. She is a native of Saskatchewan, but in 2008 moved with only two suitcases to Quebec, where she began her new life and journey of entrepreneurship.