August 16, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | 0 Comment
For most of us Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs (HSEs) we are used to compromising to the point of extinction – of ourselves, that is.
This is the HSE Shadow of People-Pleasing. When we are in our Shadow we are operating under the Limiting Belief that just because we can intuit what another person needs that this means we should provide it for them. Even if we have to turn ourselves into a pretzel to make it happen.
Not only is this Limiting Belief not true, it is massively destructive to your business.
And, honestly, even more than that, it’s a demonstration to the Universe that you don’t trust.
You don’t trust that this other person can take care of themselves.
You don’t trust that you can set boundaries and still be safe.
You don’t trust that the Universe can handle it without you swooping in like Bat Girl to save the day.
Okay, great, so now what? Now, it’s about practice. … Read More about would you trust this?
August 14, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
Do you find yourself constantly taking on more and more projects than you can handle, almost never leaving yourself any space to hit the brakes? Or maybe you find that you avoid work you love, terrified of what could happen if you begin working on it?
An unconscious pattern we tend to share as Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs (no matter what HSE Coping Mechanism we tend to default to) is the act of abandoning yourself for what you mistakenly think is “safety”. However, it is when you can see it that you can come back to your HSE Strengths and be equipped to thrive in your business. Listen in to today’s episode to see how our false safety and security can lead us to never achieving our full potential as Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs.
As a Highly Sensitive, if you’re comparing yourself to the other 80%, you will always be wrong, and you will never be enough, because you can never be who they are.” – Heather Dominick
- How feelings of inadequacy become so important to Highly Sensitives
- Why our coping mechanisms push us farther away from our true selves as HSEs
- How these behaviors manifest differently in pushers rather than hiders
- Why the combo platter feels torturous
- The importance of learning to quiet the superego voice
Every time we are triggered into our HSE coping mechanisms, we are abandoning ourselves.” – Heather Dominick
None of the coping mechanisms are of service, it’s simply about the reaction. To understand it so we can change it.” – Heather Dominick
August 09, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
The counteract to worry is prayer – which is good news for us HSEs since one of our HSE Strengths is to be Spiritual by Nature.
But oh-how-often do you miss the opportunity to reach for this Strength exactly when you need it the most in your business.
Those moments at 3am when you are dancing with the devil of doubt in your mind, wondering if you can really make this business thing work; or when you are faced with the criticism from your spouse, parents, friends about this whole business pursuit and if it’s actually viable; or, of course, the moment you must face yourself as you prepare to walk into that networking event, give that presentation, guide that prospect through resistance …
I’ve been saying to myself for years (and simultaneously teaching the same to others), “you would not have been given the inspired idea if it wasn’t meant to be manifested”. … Read More about Worried? Do this instead
August 02, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | 0 Comment
Being a highly sensitive or even an empath does not necessarily mean you’re kind.
Conscientious? Yes. That’s an HSE Strength.
Empathic? Yes. Another HSE Strength.
Kind? Well, that requires consistent consciousness about your HSE Shadows, specifically the HSE Shadows of Judgement of Others, Judgement of Self and Criticism of Self.
And when it comes to judgement and criticism, HSEs can be vicious.
Not publicly (typically), but the war that can rage in an HSEs head? You would not want to be caught in that cross-fire.
And how does this impact your business? It’s an internal firestorm of doubt, worry, indecisions and a torrent of lack.
What’s the way through?
Not syrupy, fake, false, nicey-nice kindness.
Instead mature, direct, courageous, graceful kindness that has you using your words to speak the truth. … Read More about what your prospects want
July 31, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
Welcome to this Business Miracles HSE Feature Episode. I am just really, really thrilled to be featuring Jill Wade as a member of the Business Miracles Community and as a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur.
Jill, aside from being a valued member of the Business Miracles Community, is an Award-Winning Dentist, Entrepreneur, Author, and Speaker. Jill practices dentistry in the heart of Frisco Texas, (the new home of the Dallas Cowboys International Headquarters). For the past 25 years, she has enjoyed utilizing her natural artistic and creative talents to enhance smiles in her successful high-tech cosmetic and general dentistry practice. She is an international lecturer on dental wellness and laser dentistry.
Aside from her professional career, Jill has twin 10-year-old daughters and is founder and CEO of Relevance Health – The Center for Online Dental Wellness Education and Relevance Total Health a unique facility that bridges the gap between medicine, dentistry and genetics. She has been featured on TV, radio, and numerous published articles, while co-authoring the book “Address the Stress – The Relevant Guide to Dental Wellness” and “Hygiene with Heart”.
Yet you will want to listen in as I talk with Jill about how she went from unconsciously working from her HSE Shadows of being overwhelmed and feeling like a victim to working from her HSE Strength of Creativity and being able to work in her business from a place of empowerment as well as support her team to do the same.
It is just such an honor to be a part of her HSE Journey, and I’m just so pleased to be sharing this episode with you today.
Learning these techniques that you’ve given me really helps decline that ebb and flow [in my business].” – Jill Wade
- When Jill and Heather first connected and why Jill was so drawn to A Course In Business Miracles
- The biggest changes that Jill can see in her business since going through the HSE Mentoring program
- How Jill’s emotional and economic ebb and flow really subsided when applying Heather’s techniques
- How to recognize and shift out of the victim mentality
- How Jill used her creativity to completely transform and empower her team
- The projects that Jill and her team have been able to complete since her training with Heather
- How the A Course In Business Miracles community has helped Jill
- Jill’s advice for other professionals who suspect they are HSE’s
Being creative sometimes just gets you out of that lack of flow.” – Jill Wade
Knowing that I’m not alone has added a whole new layer of confidence for me.” – Jill Wade
July 26, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over my almost 15 years of being self-employed is that there is a 1000% difference in understanding a concept intellectually and being willing to live it, fully embody it, emotionally. Let me tell you more of what I mean …
The first one takes some effort, for sure. You need to take in new ideas, consider concepts never before considered and compute information that’s new to your psyche.
The second? Well, that’s a-whole-nother ball of wax. This is a process of embodiment and it takes a deep willingness to DO things differently and not just once or even twice or even three times, but over and over and over again.
And not just when the going is easy and you’ve just rolled off your meditation cushion, but in those moments when the fire is hot. The moments when:
– the marketing doesn’t work
– the prospect doesn’t enroll
– a team member betrays you
– a client is talking smack behind your back
– the printer breaks in the middle of readying the handouts for the presentation you’re giving in 30 minutes across town … Read More about read this twice
July 19, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
“Oh, I’ve had a time with that one”, mumbled one of my Business Miracles Eminence Members during her recent all day VIP Intensive with me.
We were talking about patience.
And she’s not the first Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur (HSE) I’ve encountered who’s struggled with the “P” word (yours truly included).
Which is ironic since, as highly sensitives, we tend to get overwhelmed when things around us are happening too quickly.
But it isn’t really about quickly vs. slowly, is it?
Patience – or lack of it – is about control.
Wanting to control when, how and how much happens — and did I mention when? 🙂
What I’ve come to know is that this “lack of patience” is directly connected to the HSE Shadow of Over-Protection.
If you are busy being frustrated that things in your business aren’t happening when and how you want them to happen, then you actually don’t have to face WHY that’s the case.
You don’t need to look at your part.
Which, of course, is EXACTLY what the Universe is asking you to do.
Look at your part. … Read More about that word again
July 17, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
Welcome to A Course In Business Miracles episode number 60, How to Best Work with Your Highly Sensitive Nervous System as an Entrepreneur. Join me for this eye-opening dive into the Super Ego Voice, as well as the HSE Shadows of Self-judgment and Self-Criticism, and how you can actually have them working FOR you.
We’ve been unconsciously trained since childhood to view our Highly Sensitive traits as something to “cope” with, but what if you were able to recognize the signals when you started to default into coping and in that moment choose to work co-operatively with your special nervous system so that you could shift from coping to creating in your business instead?
It’s simply about learning, I really want to emphasize that; it’s a learning process.” – Heather Dominick
- Why instead of feeling ashamed of it, we should be working with our Highly Sensitive nature
- How a lack of presence can cause us to fall into our coping mechanisms
- Why trauma isn’t always caused by a significant moment in our lives
- The top HSE Shadows that Highly Sensitives experience
- The difference between the HSE Shadows of self-judgment and self-criticism
- How our super-ego feeds on our HSE Shadows and brings us down
Experiencing trauma does not need to be necessarily a significant moment.” – Heather Dominick
If you are really interested in a path of self growth, start a business.” – Heather Dominick
July 12, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | 0 Comment
I’ve been having a lot of conversations with a lot of Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs (HSEs) lately about a particular “P” word – patience.
This “P” word is an absolute necessary skill for us HSEs to develop and yet one we can create a landmine around.
Interestingly, HSEs tend to work best, create more and experience more results in our business when we are able to do what I call, “incrementalize”. Going step-by-step keeps us out of our primary HSE Shadow of Overwhelm, for one thing.
But where we tend to trip up is when we get caught in a big ‘ol swirl of HSE Shadows like Judgement of Self and Judgement of Others (Comparison), Over-Responsibility (taking on everyone else’s stuff), Over-Care Taking (believe our worth is tied up in how much of a knot we can tie ourselves in taking care of everyone and everything else) and then you add in a dose of our HSE Strengths of Visionary gone wrong (seeing what’s possible, but not sure how to get there) and suddenly we’re a snowball careening down a mountain out of control!
Deep Breath In …
Back to the “P” word. … Read More about the scary “P” word
July 10, 2019 | Posted by Heather Dominick | Add A Comment
I’m excited to share with you my latest ACTIVATION VIDEO about The Power in Stillness for Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs! It’s short, but POWERFUL. You can find it—and more—on my YouTube Channel. Just click below to watch the video:
I’ve created these videos because as a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur (HSE) you are literally coded to have service-based business success. Everything the world needs right now. … Read More about The Power in Stillness for Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs