Happy New Year! After taking some much-needed time off to reenergize and re-wire, I am excited to kick off Season 3 of the Intuitive Entrepreneur Podcast with you. I hope you’ve also had an opportunity to refresh and recharge, and that you’re ready to make 2020 your best year yet.
In Tarot, 2020 is the Year of The Emperor, or as I like to call it, The Year of Aligned Action. This year, the Emperor is calling us to tap into the vast power of the divine masculine and move forward with our goals and ambitions.
Success is imminent in 2020, so long as you have the right structures in place and the self-discipline to follow through. Be sure to build solid foundations in your business to support future growth, because if you build on a shaky foundation, your success will not last.
If you’re ready to learn powerful techniques for harnessing this year’s energy to manifest your goals, tune into IEP031: The Year of Aligned Action.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Why disconnecting is so important for reconnecting with creative inspiration
- Why 2020 is The Year of Aligned Action and why it matters
- How to activate your Yang energy to make things happen
- How to align your actions with your vision to achieve your goals
- A ritual and journaling exercise to help you stay in alignment
- All about the amazing guests we have coming up this season, all of whom will help you align with your goals and create an abundant mindset in 2020
Brigit: Welcome to the Intuitive Entrepreneur Podcast. I'm your host, Brigit Esselmont, intuitive business strategist and mentor. As the founder of Biddy Tarot, I turned my love for tarot into an abundant seven figure business. The secret to my success? Making intuition and strategy, my entrepreneurial superpower. And now I'm inviting you to do the same. In this weekly podcast I'll be sharing advice, tools, and real-life examples from some of the best intuitive entrepreneurs to show you how you can trust your intuition, align with your purpose and create a positive impact through your work. Let's make it happen.
Brigit: Hello and welcome back to the Intuitive Entrepreneur Podcast. Today we kick off Season Three of this podcast. I am so very excited to be able to share this with you, and hey, Happy New Year. What a wonderful way to start what I think is going to be an absolute golden year. Now as this goes to air, I'm going to be on a plane flying home from a two-week trip to Cambodia with my husband. We left the kids with my mom in Melbourne and we've headed on over to Cambodia just to travel, reconnect with each other, get a little bit of time to just hang out and enjoy life. Travel is definitely one of our shared passions and something that I just love doing.
Brigit: And I can tell you too that we are currently in a six-week break from work as well. I typically have mid-December through to the end of January off from work and I completely disconnect. The reason that this is so very important is because it allows me to re-energize, recharge my batteries, refresh, and perhaps most importantly rewire because I know that I can get into some fairly extreme patterns with work. I've got a very strong work ethic, but sometimes it means that I'm working too much or not as effectively as I might want to. So, having this six-week break is so important for just rewiring my brain and reconnecting with that creative inspiration from within.
Brigit: So, I hope that you've also had an opportunity over this new year period to refresh and recharge and you are as excited as I am about 2020. Now here's the theme, 2020 in tarot is the year of the emperor, or as I like to call it, the year of aligned action. In 2020 you are being called to build a solid foundation to support your future growth, and success is imminent, so long as you've got the right structures in place and also the self-discipline to follow through, and this is really the time for you to tap into the vast power of the divine masculine and take aligned action to move forward with your goals and ambitions. That's really the true essence of this year as the year of the emperor. Oh my goodness, everything about 2020 is telling us that success is coming in such a big way.
Brigit: But in order for you to be able to receive that success and hold it in your energy field in a way that's sustainable, you must first create a solid foundation and structure that can fully support this new level of success. And boy do I know that, because we can be these awesome attractors of wealth, of success, of abundance. But if our energy field is not strong enough to hold it, it will fall away. And this is really what 2020, the year of the emperor, is really about, is creating that strong foundation that can really support that success. For example, you can attract great wealth, but if you don't have a way to invest your money or manage your finances, that wealth will disappear as soon as it arrived. And it's also why so many lottery winners end up going broke because they're not ready to fully receive the sudden influx or that sudden flow of cash.
Brigit: So, this year in 2020 it's essential that you upgrade your systems and your structures, whether it's in your relationships, career, finance, business, personal life, and that way you're preparing yourself for the immense opportunity and potential that's coming your way. Look, it might not be particularly sexy to talk about systems and structures, but in 2020 the year of the emperor and the year of aligned action, systems and structures are what will actually set you free. I know it seems counter intuitive, but I've seen it on a personal level and I've seen it with others where by putting in place those structures and the systems, it creates more flexibility and more space for you. So, with the amount of potential and opportunity that is coming through in 2020 you really need to be ready to hold more, to have more, and to be more. And you need to be ready to receive and have the capacity within you to retain what comes into your vortex of energy.
Brigit: Because if you don't upgrade your systems and your structures, or if you try and build on a shaky foundation, your success will not last. Again, I think about it in tarot and the tower card, even though you think you might have the right foundations, tower comes crashing down when it needs to, when change is imminent and change needs to come through. It's really a good time right now to look at your structures and your foundations. Are they strong enough to sustain the kinds of success that you really want to achieve in this coming year? Now in this emperor year, you're also being called to tap into the power of the divine masculine and really activate your yang energy. This is the year to make things happen, to take action that is aligned with your goals and to move forward with confidence and ambition. So, you've got this huge, huge opportunity to manifest your dreams and desires so long as you step up and lead the way.
Brigit: It's really important that you create calm out of chaos by breaking down any problem into its parts and then mapping out the actions that you need to take to resolve it. This is the systematic way of the emperor that we're all going to feel this year. So be systematic, strategic, and highly organized in your approach and stick to your plan until the end. Of course, as long as it's in alignment. So, don't just wait around for something to change. This is your opportunity to really take charge of your life and really make it happen. Now, when it comes to us as intuitive entrepreneurs, this is how it will show up in your business in 2020. So, dream your business dream and then align your actions with your vision. So, get into that space of envisioning what is it that you really want to create this year? What is it that your intuition is leading you towards, and then how can you align your goals to supporting you in creating that vision and making it real?
Brigit: It also shows up in terms of planning ahead, setting goals and being really intentional with your actions. So instead of just sitting down in front of your computer each day to work on your business, you are very clear about what are my goals and my intentions for this quarter? What is it that I need to do today in order to move me much closer to my goals? It is that systematic, my friends. And this is about creating the systems and structures that you need to joyfully manifest your goals. So, whether it is that you have... Maybe you break it down to monthly goals or weekly achievements or wins that you need to have in order to get to your vision and your goals, make sure that all of that systems and structures are in place to support you in doing that. Even things that might seem really dull, like documenting your processes could actually be really supportive for your dreams and your goals because maybe if you can document your processes, you can start to hire more people on your team to do the things that you are not necessarily great at doing or that you don't really enjoy doing.
Brigit: Here's another way that shows up in your business is slowing down to speed up, and that's by creating space in your schedule to tune in and align. Just before I jumped onto the mic to record this, I thought, "Oh my gosh, I feel so much space right now." It's because I'm recording this in early December. I know that I've got two more weeks until I go on my six week break and I am just little by little clearing out my calendar, clearing out things, creating space, knowing that I don't have to fill it with anything, and this means that I'm feeling this new creative spark, this new creative energy coming through already and it's incredibly exciting.
Brigit: Now it's also about listening to your inner wise counsel and not just following the latest business trend or fad. I think about the emperor and he is very authoritative and very firm and clear in what he is here to do and he doesn't let himself get swayed by so-and-so, this latest Instagram thing that you should be doing or your friend has just discovered YouTube and this latest strategy that you must do and yada yada, right? The emperor, he collects this information. He's like, "Yeah, that's interesting. And what are the results like? How does that align with my goals, and will I or won't I do it?" And he makes that decision from his inner wise counsel, his intuition, his gut, and what is in alignment for him, not just what everybody else is doing. And then also it shows up in your business by course correcting when you know that your business is out of alignment and then trusting that this is all part of the process.
Brigit: I'm laughing because the last few months I thought I was doing all the right things, but I needed to course correct because things started to feel a little bit out of alignment. At the time I was like, "Oh, this is terrible," and big drama, but it's all part of the process. This is part of trusting our intuition and doing in a highly strategic way. So aligned action is, we might take action, then we start to realize, "Oh, I thought that was the right thing to do, but actually it's not feeling great so I'm going to course correct and adjust my path." This is what 2020, the year of the emperor and the year of aligned action is really, really about.
Brigit: I want to share with you one very simple practical ritual that you can do to bring more of this energy into your life and your business this year, and also some journaling prompts because I think that the more that you can journal about these things, the more you open up from your subconscious, you bring that into your conscious mind, and the more that you can explore what this means for you. Let's start with a ritual. This is really about action planning and goal setting and perfect time of the year to do this. So if you've got a tarot deck, or you can always just jump online, pull up the emperor card from that deck and just tune into the imagery and that really strong masculine energy that you can feel in the emperor and see it as the sacred masculine, the divine masculine, all of the good yummy things about that masculine energy. Then once you've infused yourselves and your body with that energy, I want you to write down your goals for the year.
Brigit: Then think about what needs to happen for you to manifest those goals. What's going to guarantee success or at least give you the very best opportunity for success? Then, this is very pragmatic, on a new piece of paper draw four quadrants, one for each quarter of the year. And then write down the actions that you're going to take each quarter. You might need to move a few things around so you're not feeling really overloaded. Then look at those four quarters and think about what structure do I need in place to commit to these actions and manifest my goals and, that my friends, starts to build up a plan for the year ahead. Now you might also want to add into each quarter about what gives you the sign that you are in full alignment as you achieve these goals. That is what really gives you that aligned action flavor as well.
Brigit: So that's our emperor ritual. Then what I want you to think about is a few of these journaling prompts that you can use now or throughout the year to help you stay in alignment with this emperor and aligned action energy. What foundations do I need to support my growth and success? What actions do I need to achieve my goals? What does the divine masculine look like for me? I think that's a really big one for many of us. And how can I apply structure and discipline to my life for greater success? Even as I'm reading out these questions, just take notice of what is happening in your body, what sensations you are having, because I know for some people some of this might feel a bit confronting. The whole idea of having structure and discipline might get you feeling a bit anxious or like, "Ugh, I don't want to do that."
Brigit: But if that is you think about the flip side of that is wanting perhaps freedom and the spaciousness to do as you please. Well how might structure and discipline support you in creating more freedom and spaciousness in your life? We're in this constant dualistic nature of life where when we think that we don't want something, we actually can and do want it, but just in a different way. So, we think we don't want structure because we want freedom, but actually structure's going to support us in having more freedom. Very interesting. All right, so that is all about 2020 and the emperor energy and this energy of aligned action and I can tell you it is such a strong energy to have as we come into this new year of 2020. And it's this energy that has really inspired me with the content for the season three of the intuitive entrepreneur podcast.
Brigit: So this 10 episode series is dedicated to aligning with your goals and cultivating an abundant mindset, and I had so much fun planning this season for you because I thought, "Okay, I want to bring on a few guests around money and a few guests around goal setting, and particularly around aligned goal setting." So, here's what is coming up. I've got Kathleen Shannon from Being Boss and Kathleen's going to be talking all about the chalkboard method which will help you set and achieve your goals through a visionary way but also very practical and pragmatic. You're going to love it. I've also got Bethany London who is an international coach and an energy activator and she is talking about taking aligned action and also how you can use your body intelligence to make aligned decisions. Then we've got Sarah McCrumb, she is the author of Love Money, Money Loves You, and she dives into money mindset and how to create a loving relationship with your finances. Yes, that's right, a loving relationship, because it is so possible and it is so rewarding when you are engaging with your money and your finances from that place.
Brigit: I've also invited my CFO who is on the team at Biddy Tarot, Jen Brough, and Jen shares her tips and strategies about how to consciously engage with your finances in your business, and as a business owner, how do you bring the whole concept of finances into your business in a really positive way that feels inspiring and energizing. And then I've also got Ezzie Spencer, who's the author of Lunar Abundance, and she's going to be talking about how you can use the moon cycles to manifest your goals. Plus, I'll be sharing my personal experiences and success strategies for how I set and align with my business goals and also how I create a positive mindset about money and finance for my business and also for my family and my personal life. My friends, this is going to be such a powerful season of the podcast and I really cannot wait to share it with you. So, thank you so very much. I can't wait to get into this and I will... Well, I won't see you next week, but you'll hear me next week. I'll be in your ear buds next week. All right, for now, take care.
Brigit: Thank you for joining me for today's episode of the Intuitive Entrepreneur Podcast. If you loved this episode, please leave an honest rating and review on iTunes. It helps to get the word out and of course I read every single comment. And if you want to discover how to plan your next big launch using the cycles of the moon, make sure that you download my free guide Lunar Launches. You'll find it over brigit.me/lunar-launches. That's brigit.me/lunar-launches. These are the exact strategies I've used in my business to create six figure launches time after time, and now you can use them too. You'll find it all inside of my free guide, Lunar Launches over brigit.me/lunar-launches. All right, that is it for now. I cannot wait to see you next time. Bye for now.
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