Have you ever had a client cancel? Or the contractor you paid to do your website mess it up and you panic?
You spiral and wonder if you should quit this whole thing?
Your inner child is scared of all the risks involved in building your business.
Yes, sometimes clients cancel, sometimes the contractor messes it up. And you can handle it. You can figure it out. You can get a refund from the contractor and find a few new clients.
But your inner child can’t. She’ll tell you to quit and that’s it’s not working and that you better go back to your day job.
And that’s okay.
Your inner child gets to be scared. Because she’s just a kid.
And your job is to call on the deeper wiser part of you to comfort your inner child and then figure out what’s best for you and your business.
When your inner child is panicking, she’ll try to make decisions about your business and that’s when things go sideways. That’s when you change your niche again because it’s “not working” when really you needed to give it more time. Or you stop spending money on Facebook ads right before they were about to take off. Or you postpone the launch of your website again because the contractor messed it up.
Your inner child wants you to stop, she wants you to hide and until you’ve done this deep inner work, she might be able to convince you too.
When your inner child is panicking you could try saying:
“I hear that you’re terrified and think we should do something less risky. And you get to be scared. You’re just a little kid. I promise to take care of you. I promise to keep you safe and to take care of our finances. You don’t need to worry about that. I got this.”
Your inner child can be scared and your inner adult can be the one to handles the challenges in building your business.
You have a gift and a purpose and your aligned business is the vehicle that’s going to help you get it out into the world.
The only problem is, your inner child keeps sabotaging and so I’ve created two free or pay-what-you-can resources to help:
1) This week’s episode of the Burnout to Brilliance podcast will lead you through an exercise that helps you to connect with your inner child. And then I’ll explain the two essential steps in healing your relationship with your inner child so she stops sabotaging. Listen here:
2) And if you’re ready to go even deeper, come to the Emotional Support Circle this Monday where you can work with me LIVE and we’ll be focussing on Inner Child Work. It’s free or pay-what-you-can for female-identified and non-binary folks.