So, I was reading a devotional this morning to get my day started today. It was called Are You Working by Grind (shout out to Shae Bynes with Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur). It was short and sweet, but straight to the point. It got me to thinking....do I really want to grind out my business?? Well, the answer is no. I know you're probably thinking, “Girl, if you don't grind for what you want you won't get it!” Um, no, ma'am. Here's why...
When you look at the word “grind”, Google says it means reduce (something) to small particles or powder by crushing it (as a verb) or a crushing or grating sound or motion (as a noun). It also says “hard dull work”. I don't know about you, but I don't want anything I do to be hard and dull! I think we get so caught up in the way things sound, that we don't take time to actually find out what it really means (you're welcome!) Here are some things that Shae pointed out in the devotional to look for to see if you are working by the grind:
Financial Anxiety: You’re feeling desperate about money or your thoughts are constantly consumed by how much money you are making (or not making) in your business.
Prayerlessness: Your prayers are infrequent or rushed and you’re missing an essential fuel for your faith.
Lack of Sleep: A more obvious sign is lack of sleep due to stress, but a less obvious sign is when you’re not sleeping because you’re excited about the work that you do and simply won’t stop working or you’re constantly dissatisfied with the amount of time you have available to work.
Analysis Paralysis: You may feel confused and overwhelmed and unable to move forward in your business due to frequent over-thinking and continuous analyzing. No Boundaries: You make yourself available to your clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and keep your smartphone close at all times. You may even have fears that your ability to be successful in business is threatened by the time you need to spend with your loved ones.
No Joy or Peace: You’re tired, worn out, agitated, and carrying the stress of the everyday ups and downs of your business.
There's power in what you speak! Stop grinding out your business, or it will turn into dust! Take your time, and nurture your business. Finesse it, and let your products/services do the work for you. There is no way that if it is meant for you to do what you're doing that you are killing yourself to do it. This was truly an eye opener for me, so I hope that it helps you with your business.
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