Melynda Smith
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I was in a cult

I was in a cult

Jul 23, 2022

The entrepreneurial martyrdom thing makes me sad. It’s almost like a cult or badge of honor. 🏅🏆

I used to wear the badge. One day, I took it off.

It was like taking off very heavy armor.

A heaviness I didn’t know was there until it was gone! 

Business owners. You don’t have to suffer in order to help people. Your business shouldn’t leave you feeling depleted. Over delivering while under charging isn’t a sign of enlightenment.  Stop doing yourself mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and financial self harm. 

It hurts you, your clients and your family.

Perhaps your tendency to over give and your inability to receive back The time, love and energy you so freely gift to others… doesn’t comes from a place of altruism, but from trauma and toxic people pleasing? 

Don’t let this become a core part of your entrepreneurial identity.

What would happen if you allowed your business to be very easy, simple, playful, pleasurable, profitable?

Or maybe the issue is, on some level, you don’t truly think that’s possible. 

These are just some thoughts I’m having today. 

And because a lot of my friends, colleagues and clients are Doulas and Midwives, let me just say this.

When I was a Birth Doula I spent a lot of time turning people on to the idea that birth could in fact be… very pleasurable, easy, intuitive, spectacular… orgasmic even!

I would ask them, what would happen if you released the story that birth, by default, was very painful, traumatic, hard, tedious and dreary?

What if you just imagined that birth was something to be enjoyed instead of something to just suffer through?

So that’s the question I have for entrepreneurs today. What would happen if you released the story that being a business owner was inherently tedious, painful, dreary, “hard work”, etc.?

Just toy with the idea that business can be fun, sexy, easy, simple… 👅💕🌹🦋 



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