Yes, that’s a bold title. But disclaimer: This post isn’t about me saying certain strategies or platforms are “wrong” for you to use. Rather, it’s about helping you embrace your natural gifts and energy, and then infuse them into the way you build your coaching business.
Each Human Design Energy Type has a unique energetic makeup and a specific purpose they’re here to fill within the Collective. But we all experience conditioning and are pressured to be, look, and do things a certain way. Hence all the cookie-cutter business strategies that yield little-to-no results.
If you’re ready to return to your natural, most aligned state and tap into your innate gifts and energy, here are 5 things to stop doing in your coaching business based on your Human Design Energy Type.
If you’re a Manifestor, stop:
1. Playing small or dimming your light. You’re here to go big. Embrace your bold energy and you’ll find that you stand out and attract the right people’s attention naturally.
2. Trying to fit in with the crowd or act like everybody else. You’re here to be a leader, not a follower. The only “right” way is your way.
3. Sugar-coating your message. Give it to ‘em straight. (If they can’t handle it, they’re not your people!)
4. Taking action without informing others first. When other people could potentially be affected by your actions, take a minute to tell those people what’s up before you act.
5. Holding yourself back from what you really want to say. Don’t censor yourself. Your voice is naturally powerful and people need to hear what you have to say, in the unique way that only you can say it.
If you’re a Generator, stop:
1. Doing anything that isn’t a “yes” in your gut. If something is a “no”, or at least not a clear “Yes”, it’s not for you. Let it pass by and trust better things are on their way.
2. Trying to please everyone. You don’t have to put other people’s needs above your own, and it’s more than okay to do what you want to do.
3. Initiating vs. responding to something external. You don’t need to “start” anything new, you just need to pay attention to your environment and notice what kickstarts that Yes! in your gut, then pursue it.
4. Wearing all the hats. Even if you can do something in your business decently well, that doesn’t mean you need to be the person who does it. Focus on mastery of 1-2 roles and lean into outsourcing as your business and revenue grow.
5. Giving up when you’re sooo close to the finish line. Chances are, if the Yes in your gut has dwindled and you’re feeling energetically drained, it’s not a sign you should give up. Instead, you just need to re-energize your Sacral by activating your gut response again—so revisit whatever it was that initially sparked the Yes for you (an email, a conversation, a certain person, a question, etc.)
If you’re a Manifesting Generator, stop:
1. Feeling flaky or non-committal for changing your mind, or letting other people make you feel that way. If the initial Yes in your gut has become a clear No, listen to it. It’s safe to change your mind, actions, or relationships based on the guidance of your gut.
2. Forcing yourself to do one thing at a time. Multi-tasking is one of your superpowers. Okay, not literally doing two things at the exact same time (because that’s impossible), but hopping back and forth from thing to thing as your gut guides you to.
3. Putting yourself in a box. More than any other Energy Type, you are here to walk an unconventional path and push back against prescribed norms. So step out of the box. Create your own unique way of running and building your business.
4. Doing things the way everyone else is doing them. This just isn’t for you. Sure, once in a while it’s totally fine, but if the only reason you’re doing something is because it’s what everyone else is currently doing, that’s not a valid reason. 😉
5. Spending your time and energy on “shoulds” vs. your desires. Yuck. Your magic happens when you pursue the things that light you up, the things that give you a “yes” in your soul… not forcing yourself to do all the other crap.
If you’re a Projector, stop:
1. Working as much as you see others working. Projectors are not here to be “doing” all the time. Embrace rest. Build in more white space. And remember: You don’t need to work as much as other people because you can get the same amount of stuff done in half the time.
2. Giving unsolicited advice to a specific person/group of people. It’s perfectly fine to share general advice, opinions, and wisdom in your content on social, your blog or podcast, etc. However, don’t offer it to a specific person or group unless they’ve asked you to!
3. Downplaying your gifts or zone of genius. Own them! No one else can do what you do the way you do it. But other people can’t recognize and value what you bring to the table unless you learn to value those things first.
4. Dumbing down your content or message so that people “get” it. Your deep wisdom and unique perspectives are valuable. You don’t need to alter your expression for other people’s sake. (Trust me, the right people will understand.)
5. Flying by the seat of your pants. Systems = your specialty. Embrace them! You naturally know how to make business processes more efficient, and this is one of the superpowers that allows you to work so much less than other people.
If you’re a Reflector, stop:
1. Spending time with people who deplete your energy. Being surrounded by the right people is key to your success and happiness. Be discerning about who you give your time and energy to.
2. Letting anyone or anything push you to the outside of a group/community. You are meant to be smack-dab right in the middle of the group, always. This is your rightful place, and where you can work your magic by sampling and reflecting back the energy of the group.
3. Making (big) impulsive or spontaneous decisions. For the day-to-day stuff, it’s fine to jump right in. But when it comes to major life decisions or big business moves, don’t commit yourself on day one. Spend a few weeks (ideally, one lunar cycle, which is 29 days), considering the decision first.
4. Feeling “wrong” for changing so much from day to day. You’re a chameleon, and that’s exactly who you were designed to be. Embrace the shifts, transformations, and freshness that are constantly happening for you.
5. Staying in any environment that doesn’t make you feel good. This might be a city, a neighborhood, your home, the place you work… if you feel tired, stressed, sad, or any kind of negative emotion consistently in that environment, it’s time for a change.
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