I’m sure you have heard the phrase “breakdown to breakthrough”. But, have you ever wondered why some people seem to stay stuck in the breakdown phase for weeks, months, or even years while others have a breakthrough in their business?
I want to share with you what I have learned about this process from going through it personally and helping many clients have their breakthrough successfully.
Let’s first look at why a breakdown occurs.
You are going along in your business and you have set certain goals for yourself or have specific intentions about the success you want to create. Chances are these goals are out of your current comfort zone, if even a little bit. So in order to create something that is out of your current comfort zone, that means the actions you take will need to take must be out of your comfort zone. You can’t create something new by doing everything the same.
So you go to pick up that phone to make 20 more calls than you have ever made before, or you invest in a sponsorship at an event that will be the biggest crowd ever, or host your first live event or workshop. Basically, you take new action…action you have not taken before or to this extent.
Sometimes this new action will trigger an “old wound” from an unhealed past trauma. It may be an old wound that says you are not good enough, that you do not deserve to be successful, that success means you have to sacrifice everything else that you love, or that wanting success makes you a “bad” or “selfish” person.
Now, once this old wound gets triggered, you are in your breakdown. It may feel like someone has sucked all the energy out of you. You may get “sick”. You could have some huge unexpected expense like your car breaking down, computer dying, picking a fight with a loved one, or a loved one getting sick. Basically, anything that has stopped or distracted you in the past, will happen again in some way.
This is a pivotal place. It’s all about recognizing patterns of sabotage and making new choices. This is a place of tremendous opportunity, if you allow it. If you can recognize what needs to be healed, and actually heal then you have the ability to step more into your power. And the more you step into your power, the more you have the power to create anything you want!
BUT…when all hell breaks loose when you are stepping out of your comfort zone…this is when people most give their power away by feeling like a victim in some way and blaming others, the economy, their partner, their kids…you name it.
Here’s the truth…you will NEVER have the breakthrough without stepping more into your power! And you will NEVER have the breakthrough without healing that old wound that is being triggered.
So as much as the breakdown period can SUCK, and it really can…you have a choice. Step into your power and heal or stay in the breakdown. It’s really up to you.
If you are in a breakdown right now and it seems like you can’t do anything right and nothing is working…I want you to take a moment and think about what old wound is being triggered right now. What is calling to be healed? If you had your breakthrough what would that mean for your business? Your life? The lives of the people you impact from your business?