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Healthy Living 7 Day Challenge Day Four

posted Aug 5, 2014, 4:02 PM by Suzette Vearnon   [ updated Aug 5, 2014, 4:02 PM ]
It is Day Four and par usual, I drank some Suja's Green Supreme Organic Juice by JuiceKeys first thing.  I feel even more balanced, I've noticed.  I believe it's a combination of things.  For one, I stocked my refrigerator after weeks of eating on the run.  Secondly, I made some decisions about how to run my business in a way that is more beneficial to me (which invariably will result in benefits to my clients).  It had been weighing on me ever since I launched my two books.  My focus shifted to planning my wedding.  That, with two brand spanking new books, was putting first dibs on my energy.  Today, the lightbulb came on. 

Nope, I'm not going to share any trade  This blog is about healthy living.  What I will say is it is an instant relief when you figure out something that has been weighing on you.  Similar to other experiences of enlightenment, this one came as I was just going about my life.  In fact, I was washing my hands in the bathroom.  I looked up at myself in the mirror and knew exactly how to approach this business issue.  

Part of meditating was trying to get into an authentic frame of mind.  Many times, especially when it comes to business, we seek answers outside of ourselves.  For this issues however, I knew that it had to come from within me.  

What is the reason why you became an entrepreneur in the first place?  That was the question that reminded me of why I left traditional employment in the first place.  I wanted the quality of my work to be regarded.  I was tired of feeling nickled and dimed.  I was being paid by the number of hours worked more than the quality service I was bringing.  As an independent, I was able to negotiate with clients from the standpoint of the value I put on my services. 

What I am learning through this challenge is that healthy living isn't just about exercising and eating vegetables.  It is about not betraying yourself.  It is about deeming yourself worthy enough to put your needs first.