This morning a client told me she was invited to speak at a big conference – like BIG! Over the last two weeks she’s been invited to do workshops at some pretty big name companies. Cool cutting edge companies that invest in female leadership (which is my client’s zone of genius.)
These were her words:
WHAT is happening this year?
What is happening this year is that the Universe is responding in kind to my client’s efforts and more exactly, her courage.
She has been in the process of hiring and onboarding a new team member. It is something she HATES to do. The rules I have for hiring is that you must have mini-tests along the way that help you know if your candidate is an ideal match.
For example, if you want someone detail oriented, you include detail oriented tasks in the interview process. My client eliminated someone she really liked early on in the hiring process because the person just did not follow the specific directions.
This takes COURAGE. Especially if hiring feels like an immediate need and you HATE to do it.
It took even more COURAGE when the candidate that looked like she was going to be the perfect match backed out and she really didn’t have a second choice. She asked me if she should go back to the person she liked and eliminated early on.
NO!!! I cried (yes, I can get dramatic.). We’ve been through this before. When someone shows you who they are …believe them! People are going to be their very best during the interview. It won’t get any better, believe me! You deserve to have someone who meets your requirements. Start the job posting process again.
And so she did…reluctantly. She has been through this before. She has hired the b-player. She has invested time in them and ultimately had to let them go. She knows this is important. She does the courageous HARD thing. She does her 100%.
This conference invite arrived 2 days after she started her job posting process again.
Yes the two events look completely unrelated. They aren’t. When we show up 100%, the Universe matches our 100% with a DIVINE 100%. What is flowing into her business right now matches exactly with what she is asking for in her business with her actions.
When she stopped tolerating what was not good enough the Universe took notice. “OH you want the BEST?!!! Why didn’t you say so. Here you go…”
So here is what I want you to know. If you want THE BEST in your business and your life, the first step is to stop settling for less. This takes COURAGE. But I know you have it in you.
Invest in the support you need. Get the kind of office supplies that light you up. Say no to clients who aren’t your ideal. Do whatever your 100% is and the Universe will match it with Divine 100%.
Oh and in case you are wondering. The Universe does not respond at all to 99%. Do 99% and the Universe will wait for you to get to 100 before its efforts kick in. It isn’t because you aren’t loved. And you are not being punished. It is because it is when you give your 100% that your soul expands, that you recognize and embrace the true power of your own Divinity and the Universe knows you are ready for what it has to offer you.
What does your 100% look like today?