From one small business owner to another, I feel your pain. Starting and running your own business is not easy. Lack of motivation, stressful customers, decreases in sales can all get you down. Believe me, when I first started out, many things happened that made me think I was ready to give up. But turning to my crystals has been extremely beneficial for every bump in the road I faced. Want to learn how to overcome your obstacles by resorting to crystals? Below are the crystals I have used to overcome obstacles while starting and running my business.
Lack of motivation.
The number one obstacle that I personally face is a lack of motivation. I think this is something that everybody faces, no matter the occupation. Friends and family will tell you to not give up and to push yourself, but it can feel so difficult. Sometimes it feels like you have reached the end of the road. The energies in Carnelian spark action and movement and push you to take the next step. When running a business you cannot sit back and wait for success to happen. Carnelian will guide you with the proper action you need to take, and help you take that next step. We often forget that we are the ones who create our reality. Carnelian will help you overcome the fear of failure, help remind you of your course of action, and give you that kick you need. Stay driven with this Carnelian pendant from my etsy shop.
Business is Down
I go through periods where my sales are low and I can't seem to figure out why. Sometimes it feels like I've tried absolutely everything. Citrine is known as the "merchant's stone" for its properties that increase prosperity, sales, and attract business. It has been known to do this throughout the ages. Perhaps it is the fact this stone gives you courage to accept abundance, helps you remain passionate and powerful, or rids of all negative beliefs, but this stone is the best money-maker I know. Keep a Citrine in your wallet, near where you do sales, or on you at all times. Prepare to receive that fortune you desire.
Shortage of Time
Do you feel like you don't have time for your business or you are pushed to do everything on time? Do not give up on your dream. This is one of the most common obstacles business owners face when first starting out. A lot of it has to do with managing your time. Lapis Lazuli is a great stone to turn to for this problem. It not only improves patience, but it also de-stresses and assists with organization. Lapis Lazuli stimulates the mind and will lend you the ability to learn, comprehend, and get to work. This stone will help improve your intuition so you can better prioritize. Lapis Lazuli opens our eyes to knowledge in several ways. When you trust this crystal to guide you and your business, you will see you are thinking clearer and organizing your time better. The gem tree shown above is something I had created to use for sleeping trouble, but as I write this, I know it would be the perfect desktop tool. Keep it by your work zone so its energy can subtly help you stay focused, organized, patient and thus - successful.
From bad reviews to mean e-mails, angry customers can get you down. Unfortunately, there is no way to change their attitude. The only thing you can change is how you react to their attitude. The best thing you can do is handle criticism with grace, take in what will nourish you, and leave the rest behind. Amazonite is the best crystal to calm overemotionalism. This crystal works as a filter, for those who may lack one. It will also help you find truth in what those around you are saying. This will allow you to dissect the things you maybe could change, and give you the patience and support to leave the rest behind. Black Kyanite is another crystal that you can wear to avoid letting negativity consume you. This crystal is very protective so the negativity and ego of others won't knock you down. Last but not least, Rose Quartz will uplift your spirits and allow you forgive the negativity you might have received. This will allow you to get back on your feet and keep at your goal! These energies will also help you give your love, even to those who may not deserve it -- you know, kill them with kindness.
Whether you run a business in which you are creating or not, you are always using creativity. Creativity is not just artistic expression, but it is knowing how to market yourself, planning your next step, designing a website or a logo. Sodalite is an amazing stone for giving yourself a boost of insightful creativity. This stone not only opens the throat chakra to expression, but it releases any fears, doubts, and self-judgment: three of the things that hold us back when it comes to creation. This stone will provide you with logic, reasoning, and knowledge on top of that creative boost.
Did I miss something?
If there is an obstacle you feel challenged by, feel free to comment and let me know. I'll be happy to recommend a crystal that can help you with what you are facing. Good luck!