Rebelling Against The Hustle… The other day I was scrolling through social media and saw a quote pop up in an entrepreneurial group, “Entrepreneurs: the people that work eighty-hour weeks to avoid working forty-hour weeks.” It was followed by several comments of entrepreneurs laughing about how true that was in their lives, but it was unsettling for me.
Why is it considered normal to work our lives away in the name of success? Why do we glorify prioritizing our businesses as number one with our time and energy? Does it really have to be that way? In my first year of entrepreneurship, I spent a lot of time in the hustle mentality. Now, I didn’t work very long hours, but I was constantly pressuring myself with how to grow my business faster and generate more revenue. It consumed most of my focus. I felt like I constantly had to be “on” or available to potential clients, my social media, and the current clients I had. It was toward the end of that first year in the middle of a $20k launch when I decided I was done. I completely walked away from the launch, leaving a lot of would be money on the table. I realized that I wasn’t enjoying the work that I was doing because I had put myself in burn out.
This is when I decided to rebel. I remember when one of my business coaches asked me, “What would it look like to rebel against everything you know about how to grow a business? What would you do?” I told her that I would work less and have more fun, focus on my family more instead of my business, trust more, and show up on social media less. Interestingly enough, this was the work I was teaching my clients. As a spiritual business coach, I consider it my job to help my clients detach from the fear-based way of growing a business and step into trust, surrender, and pleasure. I fully believe that it is possible to grow your business without hustling. And as I share with my clients, you have to do the things that no one else is doing in business to have the business that no one else does. There is not one set way to grow a business. You get to write your own success story. What do you want your story to be? Business is eighty percent energy and twenty percent strategy, but I find that most entrepreneurs don’t really address the energetic aspect of their business. They’re stuck spinning their wheels in the name of strategy. It takes courage to step out of the hustle and lean into trust and surrender. It takes facing our fears and knowing that we don’t have to do it all or be it all or prove to anyone that we are worthy of success.
I don’t know about you, but I got into business to have freedom. Time freedom, energetic freedom, and financial freedom. And because of that, I’m choosing to rebel against the hustle culture, and grow my business in a way that feels good to me. Are you ready to rebel? What are you waiting for?
Jenna Crookshanks is a Spiritual Business Coach, Psychic Medium, and Master Energy Healer. She helps entrepreneurs step into spirit led business, develop and trust their intuition, and activate financial abundance with ease and flow.
You can find her at jennarose.podia.com or on Facebook as Jenna Crookshanks, Clubhouse: @jrosecoaching, and Instagram: @jennarosecoaching.
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