Many business women make the mistake of thinking that they have to abandon their feminine side and embrace all things masculine in order to get ahead in business. The truth is that no matter what job or industry you are working in, you will never be truly successful and happy in your career if you are pretending to be something that you're not.
You might think the role of hard-headed businessman is the only way to succeed in top companies, but most businesses have more than enough of this type. Their masculine energy rides roughshod over anyone who doesn’t meet their exacting, and often unrealistically high standards. It also silences any disagreement or any creative thinking that might come into conflict with their vision of how things "should" be done.
Feminine energy is a lot less action oriented. It is softer, more creative and flexible. Feminine energy goes with the flow. It doesn’t try to redirect the river.
The Idea of Graceful Flow
The idea of flow is that everything should come to us naturally, without us chasing all over the place after things we think will make us happier, more successful, more… whatever. Flow is about accepting what is good in life without wanting more or pushing it away because we think we don’t deserve it. It is also about attracting the good things in life through correct action. If we work hard on a project, for example, good results will follow.
Flow is also about a vision of how things can be better, but organically. If you want to grow a wonderful rose, you can’t keep tugging at it to make it grow faster. The result would just cause it to wither and die on the vine.
The Secret of the Secret
The very popular book The Secret resonated with a lot of people who wanted to learn more about abundance and flow. It is also commonly termed the law of attraction. Instead of exhausting yourself chasing after all the things you want, you can take actions that will make those good things come to you. The result is a lot less stress and a great deal more success and satisfaction.
A lot of business people get so caught up in the idea of more - more customers, money, and profits - that they fail to appreciate what they actually have. They get so stressed that their health starts to fail. They also say or do unskillful things which result in poor relationships in the workplace, and unhappy clients who go to businesses who will treat them better.
The Pareto Principle tells us that 20% of your customers are responsible for 80% of your profits. Graceful flow in this case would therefore mean nurturing these relationships as much as possible to sustain them over the long term.
The energy can be directed in a positive, purposeful way, with laser focus - not negative, aimless and anxious. Graceful flow will bring success without having to stress over it, for more harmony and balance within the company, the business community at large, and within yourself as a woman entrepreneur.